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  • QA with Christopher Hitchens
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    Q&A with Christopher Hitchens

    Christopher Hitchens was interviewed in his home about his life and work following a diagnosis of esophageal cancer. He authored over a dozen books including his recent memoir, Hitch-22. Other…

  • The Art of Biography Panel
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    The Art of Biography Panel

    Michael Korda spoke with authors Christopher Hitchens and Francine Prose about biographical writing at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C. All three authors were writing books for the…

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    Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

    Christopher Hitchens talked about his book Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, published by HarperCollins in the Eminent Lives series. The author described both the public and private lives of Thomas…

  • Does Atheism Poison Everything
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    Does Atheism Poison Everything?

    A debate was held on atheism with Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, and David Berlinski, author of The Devil’s Delusion. Mr. Berlinski argued the positive of the resolution…

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    Hitch 22

    Christopher Hitchens reflects on his personal and public life in his memoir, Hitch-22. Mr. Hitchens was interviewed at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo America, held at the…

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    Why Read?

    Professor Edmundson talks about his book Why Read?, published by Bloomsbury USA. The book is on the relationship between a liberal arts education and literature. The author writes that…

  • Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens Debate Religion
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    Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens Debate Religion

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and author Christopher Hitchens debated the resolution: “be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world.” Former Prime Minister Blair,…

  • Summer Reading with Christopher Hitchens
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    Summer Reading with Christopher Hitchens

    Christopher Hitchens answered the question “What are you reading?” He mentioned Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century by Ruth Harris and A Long Long Way by Sebastian…

  • Book and Author Luncheon
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    Book and Author Luncheon

    From Book Expo America at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, a panel of authors discussed their upcoming books. The panel included Christopher Hitchens, author of Hitch-22: A…

  • Freedom to Write Lecture
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    Freedom to Write Lecture

    Author Christopher Hitchens delivered the 2010 PEN World Voices Festival’s Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture. The lecture was titled “Crucibles: Past and Present.” A conversation…

  • After Words with George Packer
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    After Words with George Packer

    George Packer and Christopher Hitchens talked about George Orwell and his work. Mr. Packer selected the pieces that appear in two recently published volumes of George Orwell’s work: Facing…

  • emMy Paper Chaseem Book Party
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    My Paper Chase Book Party

    Sir Harold Evans was shown attending a party at the British ambassador’s residence for the publication of his autobiography, My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times (Little, Brown and…

  • Lost and Stolen Art
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    Lost and Stolen Art

    Christopher Hitchens, Sharon Waxman, and James Cuno participated in a panel discussion on lost and stolen art of ancient civilizations. Topics included where artifacts come from, where they ended…

  • In Depth with Christopher Hitchens
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    In Depth with Christopher Hitchens

    Christopher Hitchens was interviewed about his life, his career, and his body of writing. Topics included his religious and political opinions. He responded to viewer telephone calls and…

  • QA with Christopher Hitchens
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    Q&A with Christopher Hitchens

    Christopher Hitchens talked about his career as a writer and social critic, as well as his views on religion, politics, international affairs, and journalism. He is a contributing editor to…

  • Art of the Biographer
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    Art of the Biographer

    James Atlas moderated a panel of biographers who talked about their books and about writing biographies. After their presentations they answered questions from members of the audience.…

  • Pop Culture Politics
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    Pop Culture Politics

    Panelists talked about the “pop culture phenomenom” of 2008 election. Topics included why satirical Daily Show-type shows and Web sites have become politically influential, using celebrities to pull voters into…

  • BookTV In Depth Vignettes
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    BookTV In Depth Vignettes

    In Depth focused on the lives and writings of numerous authors. Authors included Shelby Foote, Ray Kurzweil, Taylor Branch, John Hope Franklin, David Lewis, Shelby Steele, Harold Holzer, Nell…

  • Is Christianity the Problem
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    Is Christianity the Problem?

    Dinesh D’Souza and Christopher Hitchens debated the question “Is Christianity the Problem?” After speeches and rebuttals, the authors then questioned each other. Then they responded to questions from members of…

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    The Hill Book Fair Interview

    Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay talked about his political memoir, No Retreat, No Surrender: One American’s Fight, published by Sentinel. Christopher Hitchens talked about his book…

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