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    Book Discussion on The Devil's Delusion

    David Berlinski talked about his book The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions. The book argues that science has never been able to prove the nonexistence of a God…

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    Book Discussion on The Irregulars

    Jennet Conant talked about the life of children’s author Roald Dahl, who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. Mr. Dahl worked to end the…

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    Republican National Convention, Day 4

    On the final day of the republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden, party leaders talked about the Republican agenda, national defense issues, and President Bush’s record…

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    Book Discussion on Slavery By Another Name

    Douglas Blackmon talked about his book Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, published by Doubleday. He talked about the…

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    1996 Republican Convention Evening Session

    Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole and his running mate Jack Kemp accepted their party’s nomination in hour-long speeches. Other speeches preceded theirs, as well as a…

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    Life and Career of Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) spoke about her life and political career. She discussed her role among House Republican leadership, her reasons for going into politics,…

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    Life and Career of Godfrey Sperling

    Mr. Sperling, the originator of “Sperling breakfasts” between public figures and journalists, spoke about some of his favorite memories from these breakfasts over the years.

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    Life and Career of Russell Long

    Senator Russell Long talked about his upcoming retirement and his life in politics. He discussed how the Senate has changed. Long is the son of late Governor and Senator Huey P.…

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    Life and Career of Millicent Fenwick

    Rep. Fenwick sat down with C-SPAN and discussed her life and career. She had just lost the election for senator. She reflected on her career and was uncertain on what she…

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    Life and Career of Condoleezza Rice

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reflected on her tenure as the 66th U.S. secretary of state and the election of Senator Barack Obama as president. Among the topics she addressed…

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    1988 George H.W. Bush Speech

    At the 1988 Republican National Convention, Vice President Bush delivered his acceptance speech as the Republican presidential candidate.




    Richard Norton Smith recorded an introduction…

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    Life and Career of Joe Manchin

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke about his life and political career. Topics included his childhood in Farmington, West Virginia, his family’s political history, and his own…

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    Tribute to Philip Roth

    Philip Roth, author of over twenty novels, including Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy’s Complaint, American Pastoral and The Human Stain and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book…

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    Life and Career of Neil Postman

    The author of Amusing Ourselves to Death discussed his experiences in teaching and research and his thesis that television has fundamentally altered the terms of discourse in our…

    1,092 views
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    Life and Career of I. King Jordan

    Mr. Jordan is the president of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The 124 year old university is the only liberal arts institution in the nation for deaf…

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    Life and Career of Kwame Ture

    Mr. Ture, formerly known as Stokely Carmichael, talked about his life as a civil rights and Pan-African activist. He also talked about the effect of the Vietnam war on the civil…

    1,004 views
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    Republican National Convention Day 3

    On the third day of the convention themed “prosperity with a purpose,” participants talked about maintaining a strong economy. Among the issues they discussed were tax…

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    Life and Career of Bill Clinton

    Governor Clinton discussed his life and career. He also commented on his speech to the Democratic convention nominating Michael Dukakis. Television viewers and delegates to the…

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    Bush Acceptance Speech

    President Bush accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for President. He discussed a litany of domestic programs, ranging from job training to health care. He also spoke…

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    Life and Career of Dick Cheney

    Secretary Cheney spoke about his tenure as the single representative for the state of Wyoming. He also spoke about the decision-making process in which he presently finds himself…

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