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    Deciding the Next Decider

    Calvin Trillin read from many of his previously published stories, but focused on his latest release, Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme (Random House; November…

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    Memorial Tribute to Molly Ivins

    A memorial tribute to syndicated columnist Molly Ivins was held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Ms. Ivins died of cancer at the age of 62 on January 31, 2007. The event began with a slide…

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    R.W. Apple, Jr. Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for R.W. “Johnny” Apple, Jr. Mr. Apple, a correspondent and editor at The New York Times for more than forty years, died October 4, 2006, in Washington, D.C. A letter from…

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    A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage

    Roy Blount and Calvin Trillin talked about Mark Twain and his newly discovered book, A Murder, A Mystery, and a Marriage published by W.W. Norton & Company. Mr. Blount wrote the foreword and the…

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    Messages from My Father

    Calvin Trillin talked about his book Messages From My Father. He related experiences from his childhood and memories of his father.

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    Roots and Ancestry

    The Key West Literary Seminar held a panel discussion on roots and ancestry. Five memoir writers talked about the impact their ancestors had on their writing. They shared stories about…

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    Autobiography and Fiction

    In a session titled, “Favorite Stories: Making Meaning from Life,” authors talked about the difference between fiction and memoir in writing. Jane O’Reilly is the author of “The Girl I Left Behind.” James McConkey is the editor of “The Anatomy…

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    The World Today

    Kate Clinton interviewed Calvin Trillin about writing humor and about his career as a humorist. He commented on the upcoming campaign and various other political issues. After his comments,…

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    Charles Kuralt Legacy

    A panel discussion of journalist Charles Kuralt. They discussed Mr. Kuralt’s influence on television news coverage.

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    Family Man

    Mr. Trillin talked about his new book, and current headlines. He also took audience calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Government and Public Behavior

    This forum on LEADERSHIP IN SOCIETY, sponsored by PENN. NAT’L. COMMISSION ON SOCIETY, CULTURE & COMMUNITY featured Bill Bradley(D-NJ) Former US Senator He spoke about government’s role in…

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    1996 National Book Foundation Medal

    Toni Morrison, who has won both 1993 Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, in 1993 and 1988 respectively, received the foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. After…

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    Prose Readings

    Several authors read from their works to honor the 50th anniversary of Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux. Richard Merkin read from Tom Wolfe’s profile of Roger Straus because Mr. Wolfe was ill…

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    1996 National Book Awards

    Calvin Trillin hosted a ceremony at which awards were presented in fiction, non-fiction, children’s and poetry categories at the 1996 National Book Awards. Victor Martinez won in children’s…

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    Messages from My Father

    At Brattle Theatre, Author Calvin Trillin talked about his 19th book, Messages from My Father, which focuses on the importance of his father in his life. He read several passages from the…

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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    A Humorist's Perspective

    Essayist Calvin Trillin humorously spoke of some of his writings and political issues at a National Press Club luncheon.

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    Kuralt Fourth Estate Award

    This 1994 Event from WASHINGTON DC, The NATIONAL PRESS CLUB bestows THE FOURTH ESTATE AWARD in this TRIBUTE TO CHARLES KURALT. Mr. Kuralt was a CBS correspondent. Speaker include: Gil…

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