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  • Presidential Biographers Discuss Presidents Obama Clinton Carter and Reagan
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    Presidential Biographers Panel

    David Remnick, David Maraniss, Jonathan Alter, and Jacob Weisberg talked about their respective biographies of Presidents Obama, Clinton, Carter, and Reagan. The panel was moderated by…

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    2016 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    Book TV presents live coverage of Day 2 of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California. Featured authors included Reza Aslan, Arianna Huffington, and…

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    Price of Fame

    Sylvia Jukes Morris talked about her book, Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce, her second volume on the life of conservative commentator and former Representative Clare Booth Luce…

    377 views
  • 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…

    578 views
  • Biographies and the Limits of Objectivity
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    Biographies and the Limits of Objectivity

    From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, authors Jay Parini, Brenda Wineapple, Edmund White and Phyllis Rose talked about biographies and the limits of…

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  • Panel on the Presidency
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    Panel on the Presidency

    Presidential biographers and historians Robert Caro, Bob Clark, and Ted Sorenson discussed their research and writings on former Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John…

    628 views
  • 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.…

    572 views
  • Art of Biography Panel
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    Art of Biography Panel

    Edmund White Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel), Les Standiford, The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday…

    236 views
  • Memoirs Panel
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    Memoirs Panel

    A panel discussion was held on memoirs. Three authors read from portions of their memoirs and spoke about their writings. Following their individual presentations, the authors collectively…

    173 views
  • 20th Century Science Panel
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    20th Century Science Panel

    Scientific authors participated in a panel discussion on scientists. Among the topics they discussed were measuring the size of the galaxy; the work and life of scientist Kurt Godel; and…

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    Buddha

    Ms. Armstrong discussed some of the themes of her biography Buddha, published as part of the Penguin Lives series by Viking. Ms. Armstrong discussed some of the major aspects of Buddha’s life and teachings.…

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  • Writing Biographies
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    Writing Biographies

    Mr. Atlas talked about his book Bellow: A Biography, published by Random House. The book is a biography of the novelist Saul Bellow. Mr. Cramer talked about his book Joe DiMaggio: The…

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  • The Memoir Explosion
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    The Memoir Explosion

    The panelists discussed the recent popularity of memoirs in American literature and why this trend has occurred. Mr. McCourt’s memoir was recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The panelists…

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  • Washington Friday Journal
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    Washington Friday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail. In the…

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