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  • In Depth with HW Brands
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    In Depth with H.W. Brands

    Historian H.W. Brands talked about his life, work, and writings. Topics included his presidential biographies, writing eyewitness history, the U.S. constitution, and research. He also…

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    China, Inc.

    Ted Fishman talked about his book China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World, published by Scribner. He was interviewed by video remote from…

  • In Depth with Garry Wills
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    In Depth with Garry Wills

    Garry Wills, an adjunct professor of history at Northwestern University, talked about his life and work and responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from viewers. Professor Wills is the…

  • In Depth with William Least HeatMoon
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    In Depth with William Least Heat-Moon

    William Least Heat-Moon was interviewed about his life and work. He talked about his journeys through America and the different people he encountered. Among his concerns were the…

  • Mississippi Flood of 1927
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    Mississippi Flood of 1927

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Mr. Barry examined one of the biggest natural disasters ever to take place in this country -- the great Mississippi Flood of 1927. In April 1927,…

  • LipstadtIrving Libel Trial
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    Lipstadt/Irving Libel Trial

    Book TV presented a look at the 2000 libel trial between World War II writer David Irving and Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt. Dr. Lipstadt’s latest book, History on Trial,…

  • emCourtroom 302  A Year Behind the Scenesem
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    Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes

    Steve Bogira talked about his book Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse, published by Knopf. Stuart Dybek and Alex Kotlowitz joined him in a discussion…

  • Soldiers Wounded in Iraq
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    Soldiers Wounded in Iraq

    U.S. military personnel wounded in Iraq, and in physical therapy treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, spoke about their experience in Iraq and adjustment to life with their…

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    David McCullough talked about his book, 1776, published by Simon and Schuster. He discussed the American Revolutionary War and how Americans should not forget the sacrifices of those soldiers. He tells the story…

  • News Review
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    News Review

    Ms. Davis and Ms. Zuckman reviewed the politics of the past week at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. They speculated about the political forecast for August as Congress went on vacation.…

  • Medical Ethics
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    Medical Ethics

    Professor Veatch talked about ethical questions, concerns, and ambiguities surrounding the care of the terminally ill. He currently is teaching a class at Georgetown University on…

  • emHis Excellency  George Washingtonem
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    His Excellency: George Washington

    Professor Ellis talked about his book His Excellency: George Washington, published by Knopf. The author explained Washington’s position on several issues, including expansion and slavery.…

  • Printers Row Book Fair
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    Printers Row Book Fair

    Live from the Printers Row Book Fair in Chicago, Illinois included a full day of author programs and call-in shows. The Printers Row Book Fair was founded in 1985 in Chicago’s historic Printers Row…

  • emEssays on the Great Depressionem
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    Essays on the Great Depression

    Robert Margo and Matthew Benjamin discussed Ben Bernanke’s background and his book Essays on the Great Depression, published in paperback by Princeton University Press in 2004. In the book,…

  • emDo You Speak Americanem
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    Do You Speak American?

    Robert MacNeil, former co-anchor of the MacNeil Lehrer Newshour, was interviewed about the book he co-wrote with William Cran, Do You Speak American?, published by Nan A. Talese. In the…

  • Chinas Military Power
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    China's Military Power

    Mr. Lewis and Mr. Tkacik talked about the Defense Department’s 2005 report on China’s military strength and the potential threat to neighboring countries and to the United States. They also…

  • emWhen Religions Becomes Evilem
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    When Religions Becomes Evil

    Participating remotely from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Charles Kimball, professor of comparative religion, spoke about his examination of religion gone awry. He also discussed the…

  • emOn Paradise Drive  How We Live in the Future Tenseem
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    On Paradise Drive: How We Live in the Future Tense

    David Brooks talked about his book On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense, published by Simon and Schuster. The author discusses the phenomenon of…

  • Chinas Military and Weapons
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    China's Military and Weapons

    Deputy Director Mulvenon spoke about the potential threat to neighboring countries and to the United States of the military power of China. Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld spent this week in…

  • emI Am Charlotte Simmons  A Novelem
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    I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel

    Tom Wolfe was interviewed about his book I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. He also talked about his first novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and the…

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