Book Discussion on Atlantic Fever

Joe Jackson recounts the fourteen aviators who partook in the $25,000 contest to be the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic in 1927.… read more

Joe Jackson recounts the fourteen aviators who partook in the $25,000 contest to be the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic in 1927. The event, sponsored by hotelier Raymond Orteig, culminated in the death of six pilots and was won by Charles Lindbergh, who guided the Spirit of St. Louis across the ocean on May 21, 1927. Joe Jackson used PowerPoint slides as he spoke about celebrity and the pursuit of fame as well as technological innovation. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Westbury Memorial Public Library in Westbury, New York. close

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

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Book Discussion on Atlantic Fever

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306764-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Westbury, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 30, 2012
Last Aired:
Sep 6, 2012

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  • Jun 30, 2012 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 07, 2012 | 8:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 16, 2012 | 6:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 05, 2012 | 1:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 06, 2012 | 7:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 06, 2012 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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