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    Writings of Ernie Pyle

    Guests talked about the life and writings of Ernie Pyle and his view of the 1930s and 1940s, focusing on his reporting from the front lines in World War II. They read several from Here…

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    Ernie Pyle and War Reporting

    Mr. Cronkite spoke about news reporting in World War II, the journalism of Ernie Pyle, and his experiences as a correspondent.

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    Ayn Rand and Hollywood

    Mr. Britting’s talk was titled, "Ayn Rand and Hollywood: Soviet Film School to The Fountainhead".

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    Ayn Rand and Communism

    From the Harmony Gold Theater the panelists discussed the topic, “Ayn Rand, Communism and the Hollywood Blacklist.”

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    Writings of Ayn Rand

    From Sunset Boulevard and the Harmony Gold Theater, the guests talked about the political history of America and the world from the mid-1930s to post-World War II through the life and…

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    The Relevance of The Fountainhead in Today's World

    Panelists discussed the impact of Ayn Rand’s objectivist philosophy and the prospects for its continued influence. They focused on her novel The Fountainhead. This panel,…

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    Interview with Ayn Rand

    Author Ayn Rand spoke about her philosophical theories and the influence of capitalism on Western society. Her theories came to be known as Objectivism.

    5,373 views
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    Shelby Foote on Faulkner

    Mr. Foote talked about the writings of William Faulkner and his view of the South.

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    Writings of William Faulkner

    From Rowan Oak, William Faulkner’s home, the guests talked about his life and his writings, focusing on the Yoknapatawpha County novels. A C-SPAN crew toured grounds and a few…

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    Steinbeck and the Great Depression

    Professor Dickstein talked about John Steinbeck’s view of labor issues, the Great Depression, and how his characters represented various characteristics of oppressed…

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    The Grapes of Wrath and Migrant Workers

    At a forum titled “The Grapes of Wrath and Today’s Migrant Farm Workers,” participants explored John Steinbeck’s influence and reflected on the past and current…

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    Writings of John Steinbeck

    From the National Steinbeck Center the guests talked about John Steinbeck’s life, his writings, and the times in which he lived. They also responded to audience telephone calls…

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    Steinbeck's Monterey Novels

    Scholars talked about the themes and interpretations of certain Steinbeck novels. At the end of the program they answered questions from audience members.  The event was part of…

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    Steinbeck's Cannery Row

    Mr. Hemp talked about Cannery Row in Monterey, John Steinbeck’s novels, and Steinbeck’s treatment of labor issues during the Great Depression.

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