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  • Panel Discussion on War
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    Panel Discussion on War

    Panelists talked about wars throughout history. Panelists included Rita Gabis, author of A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather’s SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for Truth; Dawn MacKeen,…

    3,528 views
  • Panel Discussion on Biographies of World Leaders
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    Panel Discussion on Biographies of World Leaders

    A. Scott Berg, Wilson; Kirstin Downey, Isabella: The Warrior Queen; and Stephen Kotkin, Stalin: Volume I - Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928, talked about their biographies of world leaders. The panel was…

    803 views
  • California Governors Debate
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    California Gubernatorial Debate

    Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) and challenger Neel Kashkari (R) debated various issues, including immigration, education, and infrastructure, in their first and only debate before the November…

    14,689 views
  • emEisenhower The White House Yearsem
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    Eisenhower: The White House Years

    Jim Newton recounts the tenure of President Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961). The author refutes the commonly held criticism that President Eisenhower was complacent by citing his transformation of an $8…

    1,008 views
  • Eisenhower and Civil Rights
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    Eisenhower and Civil Rights

    Panelists talked about President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s views and actions in regarding civil rights, including the desegregation of the armed forces, appointments of pro civil rights Supreme Court…

    769 views
  • Panel on American History
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    Panel on American History

    Authors talked about their books on American history, and also responded to questions from members of the audience. The panel was moderated by Los Angeles Times Editor at Large Jim Newton.…

    362 views
  • 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books  Saturday
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    2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Saturday

    Book TV’s coverage of the 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, held on the University of Southern California campus, included: Panel on American History 312116-2 Open Phones with Eric…

    460 views
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    Justice for All: Earl Warren

    Jim Newton talked about his biography, Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made, published by Riverhead. He recounted the life of Earl Warren, the chief justice of the United States from…

    786 views
  • Panel on American Biographies
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    Panel on American Biographies

    A panel discussion was held with some biographers of public figures. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Biographer A. Scott Berg moderated. “Biography: The American…

    283 views
  • Politics Supreme Court and the Constitution
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    Politics, Supreme Court, and the Constitution

    Legal scholars spoke about the current make up and operations of the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as its future direction. They also talked about the growing influence of conservative legal theory on the federal judiciary and…

    651 views
  • American History Panel
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    American History Panel

    Authors talked about their books about American history and responded to questions from members of the audience. Diane Smith moderated. Jim Newton is the author of Justice for All: Earl Warren and the…

    272 views
  • The Living Constitution Panel
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    The Living Constitution Panel

    A panel discussion was held about the U.S. Constitution and changes in its wording, interpretation, and implementation over the years. Topics included changes in the courts and the implications they…

    998 views
  • 20th Century Panel
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    20th Century Panel

    Authors talked about their biographies. Jim Newton moderated a discussion with the authors on topics including telling history through character development and choosing a biographical subject. The…

    539 views
  • The Corridors of Power Panel
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    The Corridors of Power Panel

    A panel discussion was held with some biographers of public figures. Topics included the methodology of biography, why to write another book on a subject, the sources they used, what kind of power their…

    151 views
  • California Powerbrokers Panel
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    California Powerbrokers Panel

    The panelists talked about the history of politics of California. Marc Cooper moderated. Bill Boyarsky wrote Big Daddy: Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics by University of California…

    108 views
  • Reporters Protection of Confidential Sources
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    Reporters' Protection of Confidential Sources

    In a session titled “The Big Chill: Should the Public Care if Reporters Go to Jail for Protecting Confidential Sources?,” panelists talked about journalism ethics, freedom of the press,…

    61 views
  • Democratic National Convention
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    Democratic National Convention

    Mr. Newton talked about how Los Angeles was selected for as the site for the 2000 Democratic National Convention. He spoke of events and keynote speakers expected at this years convention.…

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