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    Advent of the Skyscraper

    Professor Thomas Leslie talked about the changes in late 19th century architecture design and technology that allowed buildings to be built taller and incorporate more glass to let in…

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    Book Discussion on Culture Worrier

    Clarence Page talked about his book, Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984-2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change, and responded to questions from the audience. He spoke in…

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    In Depth with Jon Ronson

    Jon Ronson talked about his life and career and responded to viewer questions. Mr. Ronson is the author of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test: A Journey…

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    Book Discussion on Hometown Appetites

    Cynthia Harris, co-author of Hometown Appetites, talked about the largely forgotten American food writer Clementine Paddleford, who by the 1950s and 1960s had built a readership of 12…

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    Gilded Age and American Renaissance Palaces

    Richard Guy Wilson talked about the design of extravagant homes built between the Civil War and World War I, focusing on houses located in Newport, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C.

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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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