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  • Biography Media and Political History
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    Biography, Media and Political History

    Biographers talked about their subjects and political history. Their subjects included Sammy Davis Jr., Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, and Muhammad Ali. This talk was part of a two-day Purdue University…

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  • Randy Roberts Discusses Relationship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X
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    Blood Brothers

    Professor Randy Roberts talked about his book Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, in which he examines the public and private relationship between…

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  • World War II and Pop Culture
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    World War II and Pop Culture

    Professor Randy Roberts talked about the connections between popular culture and World War II in films such as Casablanca and The Fighting Seabees and in songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company…

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  • Why Obama Is Not Like Roosevelt
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    Why Obama Is Not Like Roosevelt

    History and political science professors discussed the economic and political events of the upcoming 2010 mid-term elections compared to those of the 1934 mid-term elections. After each of the three panelists had made a…

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  • Writings of Ernie Pyle
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    Writings of Ernie Pyle

    Guests talked about the life and writings of Ernie Pyle and his view of the 1930s and 1940s, focusing on his reporting from the front lines in World War II. They read several from Here Is Your War, a…

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