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  • A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens
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    A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

    A tribute was held for author Christopher Hitchens, who died on December 15, 2011. Numerous speakers, including family, friends, and colleagues, spoke about their relationships and read…

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  • History  The Old World in the New World
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    History: The Old World in the New World

    Moderated by Mr. Wasserman, panel members discussed the topic, “History: The Old World in the New World.” They talked about the new ways of writing history and about their own books. Joyce…

    198 views
  • Patriotism and Dissent Panel
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    Patriotism and Dissent Panel

    A panel discussion on “Biography: Patriotism and Dissent” was moderated by Steve Wasserman. The panelists talked about how world leaders handled disagreement and dissent from their aides…

    137 views
  • State of the Print Book Review
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    State of the Print Book Review

    Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America Book TV attended a book release party for Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel in Washington, DC. Guests included Brit Hume, Sen.…

    72 views
  • emThe Bradbury Chroniclesem
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    The Bradbury Chronicles

    Ray Bradbury spoke about his life and career experiences, the process of writing, and the value of literature. He also addressed the importance of falling in love. Following his remarks he…

    769 views
  • Human Rights Since 911
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    Human Rights Since 9/11

    On a panel titled "Interrogation or Torture: Human Rights After 9/11", five authors talked about legal and practical definitions of torture, historical precedents for torture and other…

    199 views
  • US and Iraq One Year Later
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    U.S. and Iraq One Year Later

    A panel titled “U.S. and Iraq One Year Later: Right to Get In? Wrong to Get Out?” was held in Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. The panelists each in turn stated differing views about the war in…

    743 views
  • emLos Angeles Timesem Festival of Books Introduction
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    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Introduction

    An overview of the second day of the 9th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was given and a view of the site at the UCLA campus was shown. Mr. Wasserman was interviewed about the…

    46 views
  • emGovernor Reagan  His Rise to Powerem
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    Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power

    Journalist and biographer Lou Cannon discussed his latest book on Ronald Reagan, titled Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power, and published by PublicAffairs. The book recounts the former…

    137 views
  • Newspaper Book Review Sections
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    Newspaper Book Review Sections

    Mr. Kipen was interviewed about book review sections in an introduction to the forum in which he participated on a previous day. The panelists talked about how book review sections serve…

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  • emLos Angeles Timesem Book Festival Interview
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    Los Angeles Times Book Festival Interview

    An overview of the site of the book festival was shown before an interview with Mr. Oren. The previous evening Mr. Oren won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history for his book Six…

    38 views
  • American Power and the War in Iraq Panel
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    American Power and the War in Iraq Panel

    Mr. Wassesrman was interviewed before the panel began about the history of the festival and the members of the panel. Mr. Wasserman moderated the discussion panel on American Power and the…

    602 views
  • American Power and the Crisis Over Iraq
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    American Power and the Crisis Over Iraq

    Mr. Wasserman moderated a debate on the use of American power and policy toward Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were the wisdom of potential military action in Iraq, the role of the…

    735 views
  • emLos Angeles Timesem Festival of Books
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    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    Mr. Wasserman talked about the origins and functioning of the L.A. Times Book Festival. Scenes of the UCLA campus site where the festival takes place could be seen.

    19 views
  • Search for Historical Truth
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    Search for Historical Truth

    Authors and historians discussed differing perceptions of historical truth, and some of the problems and challenges associated with the identification of truth in the study of history. They…

    160 views
  • National Book Critics Circle Book Awards Ceremony
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    National Book Critics Circle Book Awards Ceremony

    Winners for the publishing year 2000, announced during this program, were: Ted Conover, author of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, for General Nonfiction; Cynthia Ozick, author of Quarrel and…

    246 views
  • Writer Perspective
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    Writer Perspective

    Mr. Wasserman interviewed Mr. Vidal who spoke about the current political climate. Among the issues he addressed were the role of politicians, the election process, and the influence of…

    395 views
  • 1998 emLos Angeles Timesem Book Prizes
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    1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

    Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were awarded to numerous authors for outstanding literary works.

    86 views
  • Los Angeles Literary Tour
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    Los Angeles Literary Tour

    Mr. Wasserman focused on authors who comprise the Los Angeles writing community. He also talked about a map of metropolitan literary landmarks and toured some of the sites.

    25 views
  • The Ethics of Book Reviewing
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    The Ethics of Book Reviewing

    Panelists discussed book reviews and the state of critical fairness and ethics in today’s market. They stressed that the intent of critics is to benefit the reader, not the publishing…

    60 views
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