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    Q&A with James Billington

    James Billington talked about his experiences during his 20 years as the head of the Library of Congress. Other topics included the library’s future, the explosion of digital material, and the role of…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments to the question, “Is America exceptional?” James Billington talked by telephone about the recent revelation that Thomas Jefferson referred to the American population as…

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    The Arts and Cultural Heritage Preservation

    The Creative Coalition hosted a salute to cultural preservation and presented the Creative Coalition Spotlight Award to James H. Billington, the 13th librarian of Congress, in recognition of his efforts to…

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    Vintage Years

    Dr. John Hope Franklin read the opening chapters of his forthcoming autobiography titled The Vintage Years to be published by Amistad Press, a unit of HarperCollins. Each chapter begins…

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    1997 National Film Registry Selections

    Librarian of Congress James Billington announced the 25 films which he and the National Film Preservation Board selected as worthy of preservation by the film industry for their cultural, historical or aesthetic…

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    Race, Ethnicity and Culture

    Panelists of varied backgrounds, including Charles Murray, co-author of “The Bell Curve” sought ways to explain bigotry and racism in the U.S. and to replace them with a sense of community…

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