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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, DC

    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. 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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    Book Discussion on Authorisms

    Paul Dickson talked about his book, Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers, in which he looks at the creation of words by authors, including Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain,…

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    Book Discussion on The Adventures of Henry Thoreau

    Michael Sims talked about his book, The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond, in which he recounts Henry David Thoreau’s formative education…

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    Writing for Cable Television

    Writers and creators of cable television shows talked about their creative process and the differences compared to writing for broadcast networks and the challenges of writing programs that…

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    Book Discussion on Upton Sinclair

    Lauren Coodley talked about her book, Upton Sinclair: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual, in which she looks at the many political causes taken up by Upton Sinclair, including his…

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    Art and Architecture of Government Buildings

    Curators from the Architect of the Capitol, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Supreme Court talked about the importance of the artists and architects who built and decorated…

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    Library of Congress Recorded Sound Section Curator Matthew Barton

    Library of Congress Recorded Sound Section Curator Matthew Barton talked about the National Recording Registry.

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    Behind the Scenes of the Southwest Florida Reading Festival

    Festival coordinator Margie Byers talked about the Southwest Florida Reading Festival and how the festival is put together. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in…

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    Atelier 6000 Printmaking and Book Arts Studio

    Interim Executive Director Julie Winter talked about Atelier 6000, Bend, Oregon’s local printmaking and book arts studio, where local authors and artists come together to combine text…

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    White House: President Obama Remarks at White House Student Film Festival

    President Obama delivered remarks at the White House Student Film Festival.

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    Q&A with Virginia Postrel

    Virginia Postrel, author of The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion, talked about the qualities that make a person or thing “glamorous.” She believes that…

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