Filter by

David Levering Lewis


Sorted by Most Recent Airing
Showing 1 - 13 of 13
  • African Americans in World War I
    Last Aired

    African Americans in World War I

    To mark the 2018 centennial of World War I, a panel of historians met to reflect on African Americans in the Great War. They talked about the discrimination that black soldiers faced…

  • emThe Improbable Wendell Willkieem
    Last Aired

    The Improbable Wendell Willkie

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Levering Lewis recalled the life of Wendell Willkie, a midwestern businessman turned politician, who unsuccessfully ran as the Republican nominee for…

  • QA with David Levering Lewis
    Last Aired

    Q&A with David Levering Lewis

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Levering Lewis talked about, The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World…

  • National Black Writers Conference 2018 Tribute
    Last Aired

    National Black Writers Conference 2018 Tribute

    The 2018 National Black Writers Conference’s awards program features David Levering Lewis, Kwame Dawes, Colson Whitehead, and more.

  • 2017 Biographers International Organization Editorial Excellence Award
    Last Aired

    2017 Biographers International Organization Editorial Excellence Award

    Robert Weil, editor-in-chief and publishing director of Liveright, received the 4th annual editorial excellence award presented by the Biographers International Organization. Following the…

  • The Compromise of 1850
    Last Aired

    The Compromise of 1850

    Fergus Bordewich talked about the Compromise of 1850 and the two generations of senators who dominated the great debate. Mr. Bordewich focused on Henry Clay, Stephen Douglas, and the impact…

  • AfricanAmerican Politics and Culture
    Last Aired

    African-American Politics and Culture

    Panelists talked about the internationalization of African-American politics and culture and the role of African Americans worldwide. “Internationalization of African American Politics and Culture” was…

  • Discussion on Racial Bias and Government
    Last Aired

    Government Surveillance and Race, Part 1

    A day-long conference was held examining historical and current perspectives of surveillance of black communities. Speakers included Pulitzer Prize-winner David Levering-Lewis talking about the history of surveillance of African Americans for signs of subversion from slavery to…

  • Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
    Last Aired

    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

    David Levering Lewis moderated a conversation between Michael Meeropol, the eldest son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and his daughter, Ivy Meeropol, the director and producer of Heir to an…

  • Historical Methods and Practice Panel
    Last Aired

    Historical Methods and Practice Panel

    Eric Foner moderated a panel discussion, "How Can We Know (and Tell) What Happened in the Past?, with authors Jill Lepore, David Levering Lewis, Megan Marshall, and Patricia O’Toole. The discussion…

  • In Depth with David Levering Lewis
    Last Aired

    In Depth with David Levering Lewis

    David Levering Lewis talked about his life, his career, and his body of writing. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Two video clips were shown of Professor Lewis giving a tour…

  • BookTV In Depth Vignettes
    Last Aired

    BookTV In Depth Vignettes

    In Depth focused on the lives and writings of numerous authors. Authors included Shelby Foote, Ray Kurzweil, Taylor Branch, John Hope Franklin, David Lewis, Shelby Steele, Harold Holzer, Nell…

  • emA Small Nation of Peopleem
    Last Aired

    A Small Nation of People

    Mr. Lewis and Ms. Willis talked about their book, A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. Du Bois and African American Portraits of Progress, published by Amistad Press. The book contains 150…