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    Censorship and Political Correctness Panel

    The members of the panel discussed controversies about books in which they had been involved and other incidents about political correctness issues.

    William Styron is the author of The…

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    Book Discussion on The Sound of Freedom

    Raymond Arsenault talked about his book The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America (Bloomsbury Press; March 31, 2009). He talked on…

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    After Words with Sheldon Hackney

    Sheldon Hackney discussed his book Magnolias Without Moonlight: The American South from Regional Confederacy to National Integration, published by Transaction Publishers. He discussed…

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    Race, Ethnicity and Culture

    Panelists from varied backgrounds sought ways to explain bigotry and racism in the U.S. and to replace them with a sense of community and common values.

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    Book Discussion on The Politics of Presidential Appointment

    Mr. Hackney discussed his experience after being nominated by President Clinton to head the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Hackney reads, and comments on,…

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    University of Alabama Commencement Address

    Mr. Hackman talked about the importance of self-improvement and how it is an essential part of American identity.

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    Senate Confirmation Process

    Former government officials and others talked about the confirmation process for presidential nominees. Among the topics they addressed were past battles over controversial…

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    The State of American Education

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    Government Funding for the Humanities

    Mr. Hackney talked about government funding and the survival of the humanities in the United States. He commented on the recent debate in the House of Representatives concerning…

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    National Endowment for the Arts

    Chairman Hackney took viewer calls concerning the National Endowment for the Arts and the role it plays in preserving American art and literature.

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    U.S. Humanities Education

    Chairman Hackney spoke about the need for continued emphasis on humanities education in the U.S. and throughout the world. Following his opening remarks, he took questions concerning…

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    Education Issues

    Mr. Hackney discussed his tenure as president of the University of Pennsylvania and the effect administration policy has on higher education goals.

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