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  • Blanche Wiesen Cook on Eleanor Roosevelt
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    Blanche Wiesen Cook on Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt biographer Blanche Wiesen Cook talked with Paul Sparrow, director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. Ms. Cook has written…

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  • Blanche Wiesen Cook Discusses emEleanor Roosevelt Volume 3em
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    Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3

    Professor Blanche Wiesen Cook talked about her book Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962, which completes her three volume series on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. The series…

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  • Authors Discuss Writing Biographies
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    Panel Discussion on Biographies

    Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962; Leigh Fought, author of Women in the World of Frederick Douglass; Lisa Napoli, author of Ray and…

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  • emImagine Living in a Socialist USAem
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    Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA

    Editors and contributors of the book Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA talked about problems with capitalism and what it would be like to live in a socialist America. This event was hosted…

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  • Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights
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    Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights

    Blanche Weisen Cook talked about the legacy of the Eleanor Roosevelt and the former first lady’s commitment to human rights around the world. She spoke at Adelphi University in Garden City,…

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  • Eisenhowers Farewell Address
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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    The panel talked about the background and importance of President Eisenhower’s farewell address when he left office in 1960. They focused on his statements about the development of a…

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  • emEleanor Roosevelt Volume 2em
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    Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2

    Blanche Wiesen Cook talked about her book, Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2 1933-1938, published by Viking Press. She focused on Roosevelt’s first six years as America’s most controversial first…

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  • emEleanor Roosevelt Volume 1em
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    Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1

    Ms. Cook talked about her book Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 1, 1884-1933, published by Viking Press. The book examines the life of Roosevelt during her first six years as first lady. After her…

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  • Biography  Great American Lives
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    Biography: Great American Lives

    Moderated by Robert Weil, the panelists talked about writing biographies, research, and where they got their ideas. Blanche Wiesen Cook wrote, Eleanor Roosevelt, Vols. 1 and 2. Richard Reeves…

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  • emA Race Against Death  Peter Bergsonem
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    A Race Against Death: Peter Bergson

    Authors David Wyman and Rafael Medoff discussed their book A Race Against Death: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust, published by The New Press. Through a 12-hour interview with Peter…

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  • The Importance of Being Archival
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    The Importance of Being Archival

    Moderated by Mr. Fowler, panelists discussed archives, archival research and their own use of archives in writing their books. Richard Pipes shared stories about doing archival research in…

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  • emEleanor Rooseveltem
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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Blanche Wiesen Cook discussed her recent book Eleanor Roosevelt and the research she conducted. She described Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as a politically…

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  • Women Writing Womens Lives
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    Women Writing Women's Lives

    Women authors discussed the importance of writing biographies about women, and recounted some of their experiences pertaining to the researching and writing of women’s biographies. After…

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  • Art of Biography
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    Art of Biography

    Biographers discussed experiences while writing about Lyndon Johnson, Eleanor Roosevelt and John D. Rockefeller. They also focused on memorable locations they visited for research and how…

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  • Writing Biographies
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    Writing Biographies

    Mr. Chernow talked about his ideas on writing biographies. He focused on why people read biographies, and how biographers choose what to include in their books. Mr. Chernow is the author of…

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  • Rally Against Impeachment
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    Rally Against Impeachment

    Scholars, journalists, and celebrities gathered to oppose the impeachment of President Clinton. They argued that the public had been ignored by politicians seeking to further their own…

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  • emEleanor Roosevelt Volume 1em
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    Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 1

    Professor Cook discussed her book Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One, 1884-1933 by telephone. She talked about Roosevelt’s political activism and relationship with Lorena Hickock. She describes…

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  • Access to Presidential Records
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    Access to Presidential Records

    Participants discussed the interplay of the Freedom of Information Act and national security concerns in the level of access to presidential documents. They examined how chronological…

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  • Washington Journal Thursday
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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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  • Women v Women
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    Women v. Women

    The Freedom Forum sponsored a conference entitled, “The Politics of Polarization: Diversity and the Media,” which focused on the role the media play in accentuating differences between groups in…

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