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    Panel Discussion on History

    Jeff Guinn, author of The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple; Annie Jacobsen, author of Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory…

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    Panel Discussion on Education

    Panelists talked about the state of education in the U.S. Panelists included Katherine Ellison, author of Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America’s Schools; Barry Glassner,…

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    Panel on Violence

    Authors talked about depicting violence in non-fiction books, and also responded to questions from members of the audience. The panel was moderated by the president of Lewis and Clark College, Barry…

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    2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Saturday

    Book TV’s coverage of the 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, held on the University of Southern California campus, included: Panel on American History 312116-2 Open Phones with Eric…

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    The Culture of Fear

    Barry Glassner talked about the new edition of his book, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things - Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant…

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    After Words with Kathryn Olmsted

    Kathryn Olmsted talked about her book Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11 (Oxford University Press, USA; January 2, 2009). In her book she looks at…

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    Jewish Heritage

    Senator Barbara Boxer spoke about the role of the Jewish religion in her public life. Among the topics she addressed were how her family life had affected her perceptions of public policy,…

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    Manufacturing Fear: American Culture Today

    Panel members talked about fear in U.S. culture, including conspiracy theories, cults, cabals, medicine, and politically manufactured fear. After their presentations, the authors answered…

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    Media Coverage of Aviation Accidents

    Mr. Glassner spoke about airline safety and about how media coverage of airline accidents generated exaggerated fears of flying. Among the topics he addressed were how recent accidents had…

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    The Culture of Fear

    Mr. Glassner talked about his book Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things published by Basic Books. The book examines the people and organizations that manipulate…

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