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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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    Communicators with Astra Taylor

    Astra Taylor talked by video link from New York City about her book, The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, in which she examines the cultural…

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    Ben Lomond and Paramount Pictures

    Charles Trentelman talked about the Utah’s Ben Lomond mountain and its relationship to the Paramount Pictures logo.  br/ C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop…

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    History of the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

    White House Correspondents Association President Steve Thomma talked about the history of the association, which was celebrating its 100th year, and its annual dinner.

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    Joel McHale on the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

    Joel McHale, who would be the entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association’s Centennial dinner on Saturday, May 3, 2014, talked about his conversations with previous…

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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. br/ br/ (Included in “Washington Today,” program 86042-1.)…

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    History of Obituaries

    Panelists talked about the history of obituaries, including how obituaries are constructed, who gets an obituary, and what obituaries tell us about our society and our history. br/ This…

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    Book Discussion on What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted

    Tevi Troy talked about his book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House, in which he examines the popular culture that American…

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    David Brooks at the Washington Ideas Forum

    New York Times columnist David Brooks spoke at the Washington Ideas Forum about the character challenges of living in a “culture of achievement.” br/ The Washington Ideas Forum…

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    Book Discussion on American Mirror

    Deborah Solomon talked about her book, American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, in which she recounts the life of artist Norman Rockwell, best known for his portraits of…

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    Book Discussion on Shooting Straight

    CNN host Piers Morgan talked about his book, Shooting Straight, in which he discusses his career in journalism and provides his views on topics such as gun control, gay marriage, and…

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    Q&A with Jack Doyle

    Jack Doyle, founder of the Web site PopHistoryDig.com, talked about some of the stories he has written about popular culture and history. He describes the site as a collection of…

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    Book Discussion on Culture Wars?

    Morris Fiorina, co-author of the book Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America, argued that Americans are far less polarized than the public is led to believe by the media and…

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    Living with the Atomic Bomb

    Michael Scheibach, a specialist in the Atomic age, talked about how Americans from 1940-1960 dealt with the threat of nuclear annihilation, including the impact of civil defense drills,…

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    Book Discussion on That Used to Be Us

    Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum talked about their book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. They responded to telephone…

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    Book Discussion on The 'Good War' in American Memory

    John Bodnar talked about his book, The “Good War” in American Memory. He responded to questions from members of the audience. The ninth annual Roosevelt Reading Festival was held…

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    Book Discussion on Kill the Messenger

    Maria Armoudian, author of Kill the Messenger, talked about the positive and negative role that the media plays in global events. Examples she gave of how crises were fomented by the…

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    Book Discussion on The New Leviathan

    David Horowitz argues that the Left has used their finances to promote a progressive agenda that has transformed the political landscape. The author contends that tax-exempt…

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    Book Discussion on The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

    Clay Johnson, whose company managed President Obama’s 2008 online campaign, outlines ways for people to “consume information in a healthy way.” He used PowerPoint during…

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