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    John Coski on the Confederate Flag

    John Coski talked by telephone about the use and meaning of the Confederate flag. He talked about the recent events, and especially the discussions since the June 17, 2015, shooting at…

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    South Carolina State Senate Debate on the Confederate Flag

    The South Carolina State Senate convened for a special session to debate a procedural measure that would allow them to consider at a future date a bill that would remove the Confederate…

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    Senate Minority Leader Reid on the Confederate Flag

    During Senate leader remarks, Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the South Carolina State Capitol. He praised Governor Nikki Haley…

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    South Carolina State Legislature Session, Opening

    The South Carolina State Senate convened for a special session to debate a procedural measure that would allow them to consider a bill that would remove the Confederate flag from the State…

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    South Carolina Governor on the Confederate Battle Flag

    Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) held a news conference in the South Carolina State Capitol, attended by many legislators, in which she called for the Confederate battle flag to no longer be…

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    Book Discussion on The Hollywood Sign

    Leo Braudy talked about the history and iconic status of the Hollywood sign. He was interviewed at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles for Book TV’s College Series.

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    State of the Smithsonian Institution

    Smithsonian Acting Secretary Albert Horvath testified on the museum’s priorities. Topics included current and upcoming exhibits, efforts to digitize objects in the museum’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Birth of the Pill

    Jonathan Eig talked about his book, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution. He spoke with Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich. “Jonathan…

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    Book Discussion on Believer and Culture Worrier

    David Axelrod, author of Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, and Clarence Page, author of Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984-2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change,…

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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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