Book Discussion on Red, White and Blue Letter Days

Mr. Dennis talked about his book Red, White, and Blue Letter Days: An American Calendar, published by Cornell University… read more

Mr. Dennis talked about his book Red, White, and Blue Letter Days: An American Calendar, published by Cornell University Press. The book examines the roots of major American holidays including Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Presidents' Day, and Martin Luther King Day. The author looks at what made these national holidays and talks about the ways that modern commercialism has obscured the original intents of these holidays. After his presentation the author answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Red, White and Blue Letter Days

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Program ID:
162476-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Eugene, Oregon, United States
First Aired:
Mar 8, 2003
Last Aired:
Nov 28, 2011

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  • Mar 08, 2003 | 8:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 14, 2003 | 3:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2003 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 22, 2003 | 5:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 15, 2004 | 3:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 26, 2011 | 12:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 27, 2011 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 28, 2011 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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