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    Biographer Lou Cannon on Writing

    Lou Cannon, President Ronald Reagan’s biographer, talked about his relationship with the former president and the challenges of writing books about a sitting president.…

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    Q&A with Carlos Lozada

    Carlos Lozada talked about books written by 2016 presidential candidates.

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    2015 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented the winners of the 36th annual American Book Awards. This program contains language that some may find offensive.

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    Book Discussion on Collision

    Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen talked about his novel, Collision.

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    Asian Economies

    Representatives from the International Monetary Fund presented their book, The Future of Asian Finance, examining the challenges facing Asian financial markets and how they could evolve to…

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    In Depth with David Maraniss

    David Maraniss talked about his life and career and responded to viewer calls and questions. David Maraniss is the author of Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story. Other books include First…

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    Marcus Books

    Blanche Richardson talked about Marcus Books, the oldest independent African-American bookstore in the country. She shared the store’s history and its importance to the community…

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    Book Discussion on Last Act

    Craig Shirley talked about his book, Last Act: the Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan, about President Ronald Reagan’s final years, including his retirement and his…

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    Minority Parties in Congress

    Matthew Green talked about his book, Underdog Politics: the Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives, in which he examines the power wielded by minority parties in…

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    Republican Party in 2016

    Henry Olsen talked about his book, Four Faces of the Republican Party: The Fight for the 2016 Presidential Nomination, about the political, cultural, and ideological composition of the…

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    Civil Liberties and National Security

    John Whitehead talked about his book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People, in which he argues the U.S. is on the verge of becoming what he calls a “police…

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    Prison and Sentencing Reform

    Jeffrey Smith talked about his book, Mr. Smith Goes to Prison, which chronicles his incarceration after pleading guilty to a charge of campaign fraud in 2009.

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    2015 National Book Awards

    Book TV’s coverage of the 66th annual National Book Awards included the presentation of awards for non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Novelist Don…

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    Open Phones with P.J. O'Rourke

    P.J. O’Rourke talked about his book Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader, in which he recalls his writing career. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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    Book Discussion on Thrown Under the Omnibus

    P.J. O’Rourke talked about his book Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader, in which he recalls his writing career. He spoke with Morgan Entrekin.

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    Presidential Campaigns and the News Media

    Jim Heath talked about his book, Front Row Seat at the Circus: One Journalist’s Journey Through Two Presidential Elections, about his experiences covering presidential…

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    Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair

    Jim Kay talked about Sacramento, California’s, Antiquarian Book Fair, where over 60 exhibitors display thousands of rare and collectible books, maps, photos, graphics, postcards, and…

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    Libraries During World War II

    Professor Kathy Peiss talked about the evolution of library and information science during World War II. She argued there was a shift in the 1940s from the neglect of archivists and…

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    Banned Books Week Event with David Levithan and Meg Medina

    David Levithan, author of Boy Meets Boy, Coe Booth, author of Kinda Like Brothers, and Meg Medina, author of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, talked about their experiences and the…

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    Book Discussion on Part of Our Lives

    Wayne Wiegand talked about his book Part of our Lives, in which he provides a a history of America’s public libraries. He spoke with Greg Mikkels, director of the Madison Public…

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