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  • emThe American Auto Factoryem
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    The American Auto Factory

    Known as the “Motor City,” Detroit was the automotive capital of the world. Historian Joseph Cabadas explained how the city got that title and the state of the industry. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

  • Detroit Driving Tour
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    Detroit Driving Tour

    Detroit native Aaron Foley gave a driving tour of his city to discuss some of the issues plaguing Michigan’s largest municipality and what was being done to address those problems. C-SPAN’s Local…

  • Dr W Bruce Fye Book Collection
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    Dr. W. Bruce Fye Book Collection

    Dr. W. Bruce Fye, a retired cardiologist who has collected medical history books for decades, showed some of his rarest finds, which are housed at the Mayo Clinic. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

  • emWomen of Mayoem
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    Women of Mayo

    The Mayo Clinic is a world-renowned medical center based in Rochester, Minnesota. In her book, The Women of Mayo, author Virginia Wright-Peterson recounted the founding of the Mayo practice and the role women…

  • Alaskan Reporter Recounts 1989 Massive Oil Spill
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    The Spill

    On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef and spilled close to 11 million gallons of oil. Stan Jones, former investigative reporter with the Anchorage Daily News, recounted the timeline of…

  • Illinois Political Corruption
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    Illinois Political Corruption

    Four out of Illinois' last 12 governors have gone to prison, as of the time this program was recorded. Political reporter Bernard Schoenburg and author Taylor Pensoneau talked about the charges against these…

  • emWhat It Means to Be Daddyem
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    What It Means to Be Daddy

    In her book, What It Means to Be Daddy, author Jennifer Hamer examined the stereotypical role of the father and the psychological effects it has on black men who don’t meet the preconceived standard.…

  • emTaken Hostageem
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    Taken Hostage

    On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran taking sixty-six American hostages for 444 days. In his book, Taken Hostage, David Farber chronicled their ordeal and examined…

  • Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum
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    Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

    During the 19th century, Memphis was a hub for slave trading due to its location on the Mississippi River. While the river was used to ship slaves into the city, it was also used to help them escape to the…

  • History of Cotton in Memphis
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    History of Cotton in Memphis

    During the mid-19th century, cotton was king. Historian Wayne Dowdy explained how vital this crop was the Memphis economy and its continuing effects on race and culture in the city. C-SPAN’s Local…

  • Historian Walter Isaacson
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    Historian Walter Isaacson

    Historian Walter Isaacson has written numerous biographies from Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs and Henry Kissinger. He explained how he chooses who to write about and the challenges that come along with…

  • emThe Enemy Withinem
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    The Enemy Within

    During the Civil War, there was massive growth of the federal government and the lack of regulations made the rise of government corruption inevitable. Michael Smith recounted some of the scandals and how…

  • The WadsworthLongfellow House
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    The Wadsworth-Longfellow House

    Kathleen Neumann shares the story of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s life inside the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and the influence Portland had on the poet. Built in 1785 by his grandfather, the…

  • Thomas Wolfe Memorial
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    Thomas Wolfe Memorial

    Born in Asheville, author Thomas Wolfe immortalized his childhood in his first novel, Look Homeward Angel. Site Manager Tom Muir gave a tour of the home and recounted some of the memories that shaped Thomas…

  • Tennessee Williams in New Orleans
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    Tennessee Williams in New Orleans

    Author and playwright Tennessee Williams is best known for his plays, The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and A Streetcar Named Desire, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948. Kenneth Holditch,…

  • emSnatchedem
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    The summer of 2002 was deemed the year of child abductions with the disappearance of Elizabeth Smart and other children. In her book Snatched, Spring-Serenity Duvall argues that even though the statistics have remained…

  • emDelinquency Pop Culture and Generation Whyem
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    Delinquency, Pop Culture and Generation Why

    In his book Delinquency, Pop Culture, and Generation Why, Jack Monell examined how society correlates images in pop culture with increases in juvenile delinquency and questioned whether there is any direct…

  • Lewis Carroll Collection
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    Lewis Carroll Collection

    Charlie Lovett has been collecting Lewis Carroll memorabilia since he was a child. Here he showcased some of the rarest items in his collection, including a first edition copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland…

  • emThe Jurisprudence of Policeem
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    The Jurisprudence of Police

    Thomas Svogun talked about his book The Jurisprudence of Police, in which he examines the role law enforcement plays in the judicial process and how that role has evolved over time. C-SPAN’s Local…

  • Study of Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Study of Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Curator David Wood described the original items located in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study and Emerson’s life and career in Concord, Massachusetts. Writer and Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson died in 1882…

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