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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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    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. br/ Video clips released the previous evening were…

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    White House Christmas Decorations

    First lady Michelle Obama welcomed military veterans and their families to the White House for a preview of the Christmas decorations. She described the various ways the decorations pay…

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    Book Discussion on Houses of Civil War America

    Hugh Howard talked about his book, Houses of Civil War America, about the homes of notable Civil War-era figures, including Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Clara Barton, and Frederick…

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    Book Discussion on Losing Our Way

    Bob Herbert talked about his book, Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, in which he profiles people he met along his journey across the U.S. following the end of his…

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    Book Discussion on Refrigerator Rights

    Professor Glenn Sparks talked about the book he co-wrote, Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships, about how social and technological changes disrupt personal…

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    Book Discussion on Bourbon Street: A History

    Richard Campanella talked about his book, Bourbon Street: A History, about the cultural history of New Orleans' most famous street from the colonial period through today. br/ He spoke at…

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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. br/ This…

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    In Depth with Arthur Brooks

    American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks talked about his life and career and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.  br/ Mr. Brooks is the…

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    Book Discussion on Forks

    Allan Karl talked about his book Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle. The book, part travelogue, part photo…

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    Dr Pepper Museum

    Executive Director Jack McKinney gave a tour of the Dr Pepper Museum and talked about the soft drink that was invented in Waco, Texas, in 1885. In 1891, the creators of the drink started…

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Members of Congress gathered for the annual Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The 2014 tree is a white spruce from Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota.

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    First Ladies' Fashions

    Panelists talked about the ways first ladies' fashions have shaped their identities and public personas. "Project Runway" co-host Tim Gunn moderated. Joining the panel wass Lisa…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator-Elect Tom Cotton (R-AR) delivered the weekly Republican address. He looked back on the history of Thanksgiving, from the Pilgrims at Plymouth, to the Civil War, to Pearl…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address on Thanksgiving Day. He reflected on the history of the country and its celebration of diversity. He gave thanks for the many…

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