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  • emIf I Understood You Would I Have This Look on My Faceem
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    If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?

    Actor and author Alan Alda discussed his book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating.

  • Writing About War
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    Writing About War

    Frances FitzGerald, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fire in the Lake, and Iraq War veteran Phil Klay, author of Redeployment, discussed writing about war.

  • Deidre Bair on emAl Caponeem
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    Deidre Bair on Al Capone

    Deirdre Bair talked about her book, Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend, in which she recalls the life of organized crime boss Al Capone, who ran a multi-million-dollar bootlegging,…

  • Massachusetts Senate Debate
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    Massachusetts Senate Debate

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) debated challenger Geoff Diehl (R) in the Massachusetts Senate race. Most polls showed Senator Warren up by more than 20 points.

  • Former Vice President Biden Campaigns for Jacky Rosen in Las Vegas
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    Former Vice President Biden at Nevada Democratic Party Rally

    Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a campaign rally in Las Vegas in support of U.S. Senate candidate Representative Jacky Rosen (D-NV).

  • Brave New World of Publishing
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    Brave New World of Publishing

    Former HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman, She Writes Press publisher Brooke Warner, and self-published author Julie Barton talked about the future of book publishing.

  • President Trump Campaigns for Nevada Republican Senator Dean Heller
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    President Trump Campaign Rally in Elko, Nevada

    President Donald Trump held a “Make America Great Again” rally in Elko, Nevada. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) who is up for re-election this year joined the president on stage.

  • emIn the Dark Roomem
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    In the Dark Room

    Susan Faludi discussed her book, In the Darkroom, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

  • Aftermath of the Vietnam War
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    Aftermath of the Vietnam War

    Five Vietnamese-Americans who experienced the Vietnam War, an Army veteran, and a CIA veteran of the war discussed the aftermath of the conflict. Panelists talked about why South Vietnam…

  • Congressional Papers of Jeannette Rankin
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    Congressional Papers of Jeannette Rankin

    Archivist Jodie Foley talked about the Congressional papers of the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin. She was a lifelong pacifist elected in Montana in 1916 and then again in 1940.…

  • Womens History
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    Women's History

    Efforts to build a National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C., have been underway for more than 20 years. It currently exists as an online museum and offers local walking tours focused…

  • emThe King of Contentem
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    The King of Content

    Wall Street Journal reporter Keach Hagey recounted the life and career of Sumner Redstone, whose media empire includes CBS, Viacom, Simon and Schuster, and Showcase Cinemas.

  • emFailureem
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    Book TV interviewed the Independent Institute’s Vicki Alger about her book, Failure: The Federal Miseducation of America’s Children.

  • Nevada Senate Debate
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    Nevada Senate Debate

    Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) faced challenger Representative Jacky Rosen (D-NV) for a debate in Las Vegas. Politico rated this U.S. Senate race as a ‘toss up.’

  • Interview with Richard Norton Smith
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    Interview with Richard Norton Smith

    Richard North Smith talked about his approach to writing as he works on his biography of President Gerald Ford. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities…

  • Biographer Lou Cannon on Writing
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    Biographer Lou Cannon on Writing

    Lou Cannon, President Ronald Reagan’s biographer, talked about his relationship with the former president and the challenges of writing books about a sitting president. CC-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

  • Historian Brooks Simpson
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    Historian Brooks Simpson

    Professor Brooks Simpson talked about the challenges of writing history and biography. Professor Simpson is the author of multiple books on the Civil War and Reconstruction era, including works on General…

  • Texas Senate Debate
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    Texas Senate Debate

    Candidates in Texas' U.S. Senate race, incumbent Senator Ted Cruz (R) and U.S. Representative Representative Beto O’Rourke (D) took part in a debate. The two discussed the confirmation of…

  • Historian Walter Isaacson
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    Historian Walter Isaacson

    Historian Walter Isaacson has written numerous biographies from Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs and Henry Kissinger. He explained how he chooses who to write about and the challenges that come along with…

  • Richard Nixons 1968 Victory
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    Richard Nixon's 1968 Victory

    Fifty years after Richard Nixon’s victorious 1968 presidential election, senior campaign aides gathered at the National Archives and recounted behind-the-scenes stories. The National…

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