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    U.S. Capitol Dome Scaffolding Tour

    Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers led a tour of the scaffolding on the Capitol Dome and spoke to reporters about the process of restoring the building.

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    Book Discussion on Dorothea Lange

    Linda Gordon talked about her biography, Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits, in which she explores the life and career of the American photographer. This interview, conducted in New…

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    Future of the Kennedy Center

    Deborah Rutter talked about her plan for the future of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She emphasized the importance or arts education and cultural…

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    U.S. Poet Laureate Inaugural Reading

    Charles Wright, the 20th Poet Laureate of the United States, read selections from his work. This event was held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. br/ Tennessee native…

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    Interview with Poet Laureate Carol Connolly

    Carol Connolly, St. Paul, Minnesota’s first appointed Poet Laureate, talked about her life and career, including her role in the community, and how poetry can illuminate the…

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    F. Scott Fitzgerald in St. Paul, Minnesota

    Dave Page gave a tour of many locations in St. Paul, Minnesota, associated with F. Scott Fitzgerald. The author of novels and short stories such as The Great Gatsby is regarded as…

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    Book Discussion on Collecting Shakespeare

    Stephen Grant talked about his book, Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger, in which he looks at Henry and Emily Folger, the collection of Shakespeare books and…

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    Berg Collection of English and American Literature

    Curator Isaac Gewirtz gave a tour of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at the New York Public Library.

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    Book Discussion on The Zhivago Affair

    Peter Finn talked about his book, The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book, in which he looks at the publishing history of Boris Pasternak’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Mockingbird Next Door

    Marja Mills talked about her book, The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee, in which she discusses the life, career, and opinions of Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird.…

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    National Medal of Arts and Humanities

    President Obama awarded the 2013 National Medal of Arts and the 2013 National Humanities Medal.

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    Book Discussion on Give "War and Peace" a Chance

    Andrew Kaufman talked about his book, Give “War and Peace” a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times, in which he argues that we can learn a lot about living through…

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    1963 Universal Newsreel on Mona Lisa in Washignton, D.C.

    President John F. Kennedy made brief remarks at the opening ceremony for a three-week loan of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” to the National Gallery of Art in 1963.

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    The Life of Eudora Welty

    Mary Alice Welty White and Bridget Edwards talked about the life and writing process of Eudora Welty, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Optimist’s Daughter. A Mississippi…

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    Book Discussion on The Prince of Los Cocuyos

    Richard Blanco talked about his memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood. br/ The interview took place at the 2014 BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade…

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    Ken Sanders Rare Books

    Ken Sanders talked about some of his book collections at Ken Sanders Rare Books, including books from authors Wallace Stegner, B. Traven, and Everett Rues. Ken Sanders, who appraises…

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    Book Discussion on The Bohemians

    Ben Tarnoff talked about his book, The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature, in which he recounts Mark Twain’s residence in San…

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    Book Discussion on But Enough About You: Essays

    Christopher Buckley appeared at the 2014 South Carolina Book Festival to talk about his book, But Enough About You: Essays, a collection of essays written over the past 20…

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    Book Discussion on Southern Bound

    John Sledge talked about his book, Southern Bound: A Gulf Coast Journalist on Books, Writers, and Literary Pilgrimages of the Heart, which represents a running conversation on books,…

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    Conversation with Winston Groom

    Winston Groom talked about his life and career. Mr. Groom is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into an Academy…

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