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  • emThe Undoing Projectem
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    The Undoing Project

    Michael Lewis talked about his book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds. He spoke at the 17th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    2,580 views
  • emThe Future of the Mindem
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    The Future of the Mind

    Michio Kaku talked about his book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, in which he discusses the latest advances in brain science. He…

    1,835 views
  • emSally Rideem
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    Sally Ride

    Lynn Sherr talked about her book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, in which she recalls the life of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. She spoke in the Science…

    568 views
  • Panel on Writing About Disasters
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    Panel on Writing About Disasters

    Authors talked about their books about reporting on disasters. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Barry Siegel moderated “Nonfiction: Narrating Disaster” was a panel,…

    151 views
  • Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Joint Investigation Hearings
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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Joint Investigation Hearings

    Joel Achenbach talked about his coverage of the series of hearings on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

    100 views
  • Founding Fathers  the American Revolution Pt 3
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    Founding Fathers & the American Revolution, Pt 3

    In conjunction with the opening of the William G. McGowan Theater a group of historians and authors discussed the American founding fathers and their struggle for independence from England. The panel is called…

    264 views
  • 18th Century River Travel Panel
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    18th Century River Travel Panel

    A panel on books on early river transportation met in the City Council Chambers in Charlottesville, Va., and talked about the history of American expansion in the Early Republic through the mid 19th…

    114 views
  • Founding Fathers  the American Revolution Pt 2
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    Founding Fathers & the American Revolution, Pt 2

    In conjunction with the opening of the William G. McGowan Theater, a group of historians and authors discussed the American founding fathers and their struggle for independence from England. The panel was…

    340 views
  • emThe Grand Idea  George Washingtons Potomacem
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    The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac

    Mr. Achenbach was interviewed about his book The Grand Idea: George Washington’s Potomac and the Race to the West, published by Simon and Schuster.

    43 views
  • emThe Grand Idea  George Washingtons Potomacem
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    The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac

    Mr. Achenbach talked about his book The Grand Idea: George Washington’s Potomac and the Race to the West, published by Simon and Schuster. In the book Mr. Achenbach examined George Washington’s…

    159 views
  • emIt Looks Like a President Only Smallerem
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    It Looks Like a President, Only Smaller

    Joel Achenbach talked about his book It Looks Like a President, Only Smaller: Trailing Campaign 2000, published by Simon & Schuster. The book is a humorous look at the candidates in the…

    33 views
  • American Lunacies
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    American Lunacies

    Several authors discussed American beliefs on unexplained phenomena, the validity of these ideas, and what they say about contemporary social and political culture. Mr. Heard wrote…

    110 views
  • News Review
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    News Review

    Mr. Achenbach talked about current events and newspaper headlines. He also responded to audience calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

    27 views
  • Primaries and the Press
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    Primaries and the Press

    Panelists discussed the relationship between the Republican primary and the media. They examined how the media influenced the campaign and whether it has a positive impact on the electoral…

    24 views