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    The Future and Its Enemies

    Ms. Postrel talked about her book, The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress, published by Free Press. She postulated that world-views…

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    Q&A with Virginia Postrel

    Virginia Postrel, author of The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion, talked about the qualities that make a person or thing “glamorous.” She believes that glamour can often affect the way…

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    Organ Donations

    Guests talked about organ donations and Dr. Satel’s kidney transplant from her friend Virginia Postrel. They wrote about their experiences in the October 25, 2006, issue of USA Today. They…

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    Organ Donation and Sale

    Two panels talked about organ donation and transplantation, focusing on ethical issues, means to promote donation, medical and administrative procedures, public education, and the…

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    Media Ownership, Media Bias

    A panel, featuring three of the nation’s top editors, was held on “Media Ownership, Media Bias: A Crisis in the Newsroom.” They discussed the concern about media concentration and the…

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    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Interviews

    Authors were interviewed about the concept of a culture of fear and responded to telephone calls from viewers. Ms. Postrel talked about her book The Substance of Style: How the Rise of…

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    Substance of Style

    Ms. Postrel talked about her book, The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness, published by HarperCollins. The book examines…

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    News Review

    Ms. Postrell talked about headline news stories and responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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    America's Changing Political Culture

    Authors spoke about the changing nature of American political culture and particularly about how social issues, from abortion to human rights concerns, affect political allegiances among…

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    The Open Future: Progress Without a Plan

    Ms. Postrel talked about different ways of viewing the future and about different conceptions of progress. She said that progress would not be made in a linear fashion but would be formed…

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    Issues of Future Planning

    Ms. Postrel is in Washington to speak at one of the Smithsonian’s Millennium on the Mall forums. Her magazine is located on the West Coast. She talked about the magazine and about her book,…

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    The Internet and the First Amendment

    Participants talked about the growth and commercialization of the Internet and how freedom of speech affects the content of Internet communication. Among the topics addressed were the…

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    The Future and Its Enemies: Debate

    Virginia Postrel spoke about her book, The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress, published by The Free Press. She talked about the conflict…

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    Washington Journal: Thursday

    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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    Washington Friday Journal

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

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    Events in the News

    Brian Lamb hosted this Viewer Call in show where guests assessed President Bill Clinton’s first 100 days in office and the important issues that faced his administration including the…

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    Events in the News

    The guests discussed current news events, including the release of hostages in Iraq and Kuwait, Saddam Hussein, and President George H.W. Bush’s handling of the Persian Gulf.

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