Writings of Ayn Rand

From Sunset Boulevard and the Harmony Gold Theater, the guests talked about the political history of America and the world from the… read more

From Sunset Boulevard and the Harmony Gold Theater, the guests talked about the political history of America and the world from the mid-1930s to post-World War II through the life and writings of novelist, screenwriter, and philosopher Ayn Rand. With a specific look at Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, they examined why her writings gained currency in the time period and what influence they have had since. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail. Mr. Britting produced the film, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life. Hollywood in the 30s and 40s played a vital role in the life of Ayn Rand and the dissemination of her ideas, both through her writings in The Fountainhead, which came out in 1943, and the movie which hit the screen in 1949. Her two novels, The Fountainhead (1943), and Atlas Shrugged, laid out her ideals of the supremacy of individual reason and rights over collective thought, which later became known as her philosophy of Objectivism. close

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Program ID:
169959-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Hollywood, California, United States
First Aired:
May 12, 2002
Last Aired:
Oct 9, 2004

Airing Details

  • May 12, 2002 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 13, 2002 | 4:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 2002 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 2002 | 11:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 2002 | 2:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 26, 2002 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 27, 2002 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 07, 2004 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 09, 2004 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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