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    When

    Bestselling author Daniel Pink explored the science of time.

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    The Speed of Sound

    Thomas Dolby talked about his book, The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology. He spoke at the 15th annual Annapolis Book Festival.

    This program contains language that some viewers may find offensive.

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    Waimea Valley

    Along the north shore of the island of Oahu is Waimea Valley, an area of cultural and religious significance to native Hawaiians. Ka’ulamealani Diamond gave a tour of this area known as the "Valley of the Priests".

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Hawaii from August 14-26, 2018, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Spectrum cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.

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    Hawaii State Capitol and Statehood

    Hawaii State Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English (D-7th District) gave a tour of the State Capitol. Senator English talked about the process of Hawaii’s statehood and its complicated relationship with the U.S. government.

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Hawaii from August 14-26, 2018, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Spectrum cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.

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    National Frontier Trail Museum

    Independence, Missouri, was the origination point for travelers heading west during the period of western expansion in the United States. Leah Palmer, events and education manager at the National Frontier Trails Museum, talked about the five trails that began in Missouri and explained what life was like for the pioneers making those treks.

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Independence, Missouri, from October 24-31, 2018, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.

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    The Pox and the Covenant

    Tony Williams talked about his book The Pox and the Covenant: Mather, Franklin, and the Epidemic That Changed America’s Destiny, in which he recounts an outbreak of smallpox in Boston in 1721 following the arrival of a ship from the West Indies, the HMS Seahorse. A debate ensued between Puritans, led by Reverend Cotton Mather, who believed that fasting and prayer were the only defense against the virus and the medical community who supported the newly introduced practice of inoculation. Tony Williams presented his book at R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut.

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    Ping-Pong Diplomacy

    Nicholas Griffin talked about his book, Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World, in which he examines China’s use of the game of ping-pong to recast their foreign policy initiatives in the early 1970's; namely with their surprise invitation to the U.S. table tennis team in the spring of 1971. The succeeding welcome the American team received by their Chinese hosts laid the groundwork for President Richard Nixon’s trip to China and the eventual thaw in U.S. and Chinese diplomatic relations. Nicholas Griffin spoke at Books and Books bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida.

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    Black Flags, Blue Waters

    Eric Jay Dolin provided a history of piracy in the America’s in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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    Dr. Benjamin Rush

    Historian Harlow Giles Unger recalled the life of Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who espoused equal rights for women, the abolition of slavery, and free health care and public education.

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    Interview with Ibtihaj Muhammad

    BookTV talked with Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first female Muslim-American to medal at the Olympic Games.

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