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    Cecily Strong on the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

    Cecily Strong, the entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 25, 2015, talked about what she would be saying at the event.

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    Steve Cowan on the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

    Steve Cowan, general manager of the Washington Hilton, talked about the White House Correspondents' Association’s annual dinner taking place at the hotel on April 25, 2015. He talked…

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    Confederate Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the pro-Confederate “Lost Cause” view of the Civil War and its legacy in postwar American politics and culture “The Lost Cause” was a panel…

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    2015 Easter Egg Roll

    President and Mrs. Obama delivered remarks at the 2015 Easter Egg Roll event, held on the White House’s South Lawn. The IB4 Girls sang the national anthem. Fifth…

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    Book Discussion on The Monopolists

    Mary Pilon talked about her book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game, about the origins of the board-game…

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    Fashion Piracy in the 1930s

    Professor Sara Marcketti talked about the creation of the Fashion Originators Guild of America in the 1930s, and why why fashion is not given copyright protections. The Fashion…

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    Book Discussion on Supreme City

    Donald Miller talked about his book, Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America. He spoke in Trinity United Methodist Church on Telfair Square as part of the 2015…

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    Book Discussion on Savage Harvest

    Carl Hoffman, contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler, talked about his book, Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for…

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    Book Discussion on Hell on Wheels

    Professor David Blanke talked about his book, Hell on Wheels: The Promise and Peril of America’s Car Culture, 1900-1940, about the importance of the automobile to American culture and…

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    Post-World War I and Modernism

    Professor Charles Holden talked about the modernist art movement, labor unrest, race riots, the “Red Scare,” and other destabilizing events that he argues characterized the…

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    Cowboys After the Civil War

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about how cowboys became a symbol for a newly reunited America during the Reconstruction Era. Using examples of Jesse James and Buffalo Bill,…

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    Social Changes of the 1970s

    Panelists talked about the social changes of the 1970s, including the effects of Watergate and the Vietnam War, as well as the rise in divorce rates and drug incarceration.  They spoke…

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    Book Discussion on The Cosmetic Gaze

    Professor Bernadette Wegenstein talked about her book, The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty. This interview is part of Book TV’s College Series.

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original…

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    Book Discussion on Abandoned America

    Matthew Christopher talked about his book Abandoned America: the Age of Consequnces, in which he documents, through photographs, the ruins of the American civilization (schools, prisons,…

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    LBJ Presidential Library Exhibit, Sixty from the '60s

    Museum Curator Michael MacDonald talked about the “Sixty from the '60s” exhibit in the LBJ Presidential Library. The exhibit featured iconic photographs, historic objects…

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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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    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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    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

    News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the question of whether the American Dream is still attainable. Video clips released the previous evening were…

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