Life Portrait of Thomas Jefferson

In the third in a series on American presidents, Thomas Jefferson’s life and career are discussed. 
Mr. Burstein and… read more

In the third in a series on American presidents, Thomas Jefferson’s life and career are discussed. 

Mr. Burstein and Mr. Jordan talked about Monticello and Jefferson’s love of nature, his career, and his letter writing. They took calls from viewers. Mr. Nieman described what Monticello was like in Jefferson’s day. Ms. Stanton and Ms. Swann-Wright discussed the project they are doing on the African-American families who lived as slaves at Monticello. Ms. Gordon-Reed talked about her book, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy and responded to telephone calls from viewers. Mr. Gillespie described the Jefferson descendents group, the Jefferson family cemetery, and how to determine whether or not a person is a descendent of Thomas Jefferson. Ms. Meachum talked about Thomas Jefferson High School and her knowledge of President Jefferson. Mr. Burstein is the author of, The Inner Jefferson: Portrait of a Grieving Optimist close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Life Portrait of Thomas Jefferson

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Program ID:
121787-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 2, 1999
Last Aired:
Feb 16, 2002

Airing Details

  • Apr 02, 1999 | 9:21am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 02, 1999 | 4:15pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 02, 1999 | 8:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 05, 1999 | 6:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 11, 1999 | 7:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 11, 1999 | 11:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 12, 1999 | 6:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 20, 1999 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 31, 2000 | 8:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 01, 2000 | 4:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 15, 2001 | 12:34am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 26, 2001 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2001 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 29, 2001 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 29, 2001 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 30, 2001 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 31, 2001 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2002 | 10:04am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2002 | 2:19pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2002 | 6:34pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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