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    2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards

    Book TV presented coverage of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards from the New School in New York City. This year’s winners included David Brion Davis for The Problem of…

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    Panel Discussion on Charles Bowden's Southwest

    Jim Harrison, Luis Urrea, and Clara Jeffery talked about author Charles Bowden’s love of the Southwest and his interest in life along the U.S. Mexican Border.  “Charles…

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    Panel Discussion on Narrative Non-Fiction

    Daniel James Brown, S.C. Gwynne, and Hampton Sides talked about how they use character, plot, and pacing to write nonfiction narratives and biographies. “History with a…

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    George Washington Portraits

    Hugh Howard talked about presidential portraits of George Washington and what audiences can learn about America’s first president from these depictions. He talked about the work…

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    National Portrait Gallery History and Mission

    National Portrait Gallery senior historian David Ward and director Kim Sajet talked about the plans for the museum as it approached its 50th anniversary. They also discussed the…

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    World War I Veterans and Art Therapy

    Tara Tappert talked about how art therapy was used to help World War I veterans deal with the trauma of war. She used letters and works of art from former soldiers to illustrate the…

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    National Endowment for the Humanities

    William Adams, the newly appointed chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. He announced the NEH’s “Common Good:…

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    Book Discussion on Mark Twain's America

    Harry Katz talked about his book Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration in Words and Images, a collection of photographs, illustrations, and newspaper clippings that depicts the world…

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    O. Henry Museum

    Michael Hoinski talked about the Austin, Texas, home of writer William Sydney Porter, also known as O. Henry, and the role of Austin in Mr. Porter’s writing. Best known for…

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    White House Kennedy Center Honors Reception

    President Obama spoke about the arts in America at a Kennedy Center Honors reception. The 2014 honorees were actor Tom Hanks, musician Sting, singer Al Green, comedian Lily Tomlin, and…

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    Interview with Jonathan Yardley

    Jonathan Yardley spoke about his life and career. A former book critic for the Washington Post, Mr. Yardley retired after a 33-year tenure and having written approximately 3,000…

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    Free Market Economics and Morality

    The Reverend Robert Sirico talked about the free market, conservative values, and morality. He said that government should be the resource of last resort. Discussion on the…

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    Book Discussion on So We Read On

    Maureen Corrigan talked about her book So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures. This interview was held at the 347th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and…

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    Book Discussion on Republic of Imagination

    Azar Nafisi talked about her book Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books. She talked about the importance of reading literature to the character of American democracy. This…

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    Baylor University Armstrong Browning Library

    Library Director Rita Patteson talked about the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The library’s collection includes the letters, books, and ephemera…

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    U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration News Conference

    Officials briefed reporters and responded to questions about the two-year, $60 million restoration project for the U.S. Capitol Dome. They talked about the completion of 52 miles of…

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    Book Discussion on The Republic of Imagination and Plato at the Googleplex

    Azar Nafisi, author of The Republic of Imagination, talked about her book. She spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade College on November 22-23.…

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    Book Discussion on By the Book

    Pamela Paul, Nicholson Baker, Walter Mosley, Ann Patchett, and Francine Prose talked about Ms. Paul’s anthology, By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The…

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    Book Discussion on The Sense of Style

    Steven Pinker talked about his book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, in which he questions why so much of our writing today is…

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    Book Discussion on Even This I Get to Experience

    Norman Lear talked about his book, Even This I get to Experience. He spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade College on November 22-23.

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