LIVE 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book LIVE coverage of the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, featuring panels on nuclear war and the media.

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    11:09 AM EDT

    Panel Discussion on the English Language

    Allan Metcalf, author of From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generation, and Robert Alden Rubin, author of Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms talked about the English language. “Word Salad or Word Solid? Malapropisms and New Coinages” was a panel at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book.

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    12:00 PM EDT

    Panel Discussion on Nuclear War

    Susan Southard, author of Nagaski: Life After Nuclear War, Caren Stelson, author of Sachiko: A Nagaski Bomb Survivor’s Story, and Dan Zak, author of Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age, talked about nuclear war. “Nuclear War: Survivors, Resistors, and Current Peril” was a panel at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book.

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    2:00 PM EDT

    Panel Discussion on Civil Protests

    Howard Means, author of 67 Shots: Kent Stated and the End of American Innocence and Robert Pratt, author of Selema’s Bloody Sunday: Protest, Voting Rights, and the Sturggle for Racial Equality, talked about American civil protests that ended in violence. “Civil Protests, Bloody Responses: Kent State and Selma” was a panel at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book. This program contains language some viewers may find offensive.

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    4:00 PM EDT

    Panel Discussion on the Media

    Marc Fisher and Michael Kranish, co-authors of Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power; Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters; Frank Sesno, author of Ask More: The Power of Questions - To Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change; and and April Ryan, author of The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America, talked about the media. “Questions, Expertise, and the President: Not Just for News…