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    After Words with Allan Ryskind

    Allan Ryskind, son of Marx Brothers screenwriter Morris Ryskind, talked about his book, Hollywood Traitors: Blacklisted Screenwriters - Agents of Stalin, Allies of Hitler, about the…

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    Professor David Rice on Black Identity

    In remarks to Wellesley College students Morehouse College psychology professor and author David Rice talked about racism, stereotypes, and the portrayal of black women in the media. He…

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    Press and Japanese Internment in World War II

    Professor Richard Reeves talked about the internment experiences of the Japanese on the U.S. West coast and how the press fueled hysteria over sabotage. He spoke about how the…

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    April 1965 Universal Newsreel

    This April 8, 1965, Universal Newsreel is a report on the 37th Academy Awards and scenes of the Best Actor and Best Actress receiving their statuettes.

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    Open Phones on The Birth of a Nation

    Dick Lehr and Hari Jones spoke about the 1915 silent film The Birth of a Nation, and responded to viewer questions and comments. Mr. Lehr is the author of The Birth of A Nation:…

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    The Birth of a Nation, Intermission

    During an intermission of a showing of the motion picture The Birth of a Nation an interview about the film with Mike Mashon, head of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress,…

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    Public Trust in the Media

    Frank Newport discussed by telephone the Gallup polls about the public’s trust in the mass media. He discussed NBC news anchor Brian Williams being suspended February 10, 2015,…

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    Communicators with Ajit Pai

    Commissioner Ajit Pai talked about some of the key issues before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including the debate over net neutrality and whether to reclassify broadband as…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Does the film American Sniper glorify war?” There were also calls from viewers who identified themselves as…

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    Media Coverage of North Korea

    Foreign policy experts and journalists talked about how the media covers North Korea. Topics included the North Korean economy, nuclear program, and generational divide when it comes…

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    Q&A with Dick Lehr

    Dick Lehr talked about his book, The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War, about the 1915 movie of the same title. The…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “What does freedom of expression mean today?” Susan Ferrechio also spoke by phone about a vote on the Keystone XL…

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    Interpretation of U.S. Presidents

    Political cartoonist Patrick Oliphant and historian David McCullough talked about interpretations of U.S. presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama.

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln and the Power of the Press

    Harold Holzer talked about his book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, about the 16th president’s relationship with the media. In his book, the…

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    Communicators with Amy Mitchell

    Amy Mitchell talked about political polarization and its relationship with media-viewing habits. She discussed a recent study from the Pew Research Center that showed committed…

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    Clarence Page on Culture Worrier

    Clarence Page talked about his book, Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change, a collection of columns that he had written between 1984 and 2014 on a range of…

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    Martha Bayles on Through a Screen Darkly

    Martha Bayles talked by remote video from Boston about her book, Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad, in which she argues that the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on whether they planned to see the Sony Pictures film The Interview. Sony had cancelled the December 25, 2014, release of the film following a…

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    C-SPAN Video Library

    Robert Browning gave a tour of the C-SPAN Video Archives, which has digitally archived more than 200,000 hours of public affairs programming. He spoke about the importance of making…

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    Conservative Critique of Political Messages in Pop Culture

    Adam Guillette talked about the Moving Picture Institute and the films it produces, which focus on conservative issues, liberty, government waste, and corruption. Mr. Guillette…

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