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    Open Phones With David Rubenstein

    Carlyle Group Founder David Rubenstein discussed the keys to being successful in investing as well as his role as Co-Chair of the 22nd Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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    Open Phones With Will Bunch

    Will Bunch shared his views on how higher education broke the American Dream and increased political division. He spoke at the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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    Conversation on the Modern Essay

    Morten Høi Jensen, Shawn McCreesh, and Becca Rothfeld discussed the role of the modern essay in today’s literary environment. They spoke the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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    Interview with Nick Offerman

    Actor and author Nick Offerman talked about his book, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play. He spoke at the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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    Conversation on Climate Change

    Juli Berwald and Edith Widder discussed life in the world’s most delicate environments and the impacts of climate change. They spoke the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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    Open Phones With Jack Davis

    Jack Davis discussed Americans' relationship to the bald eagle and how it became a national symbol. He spoke at the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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    Author Conversation on Conspiracies in America

    Brendan McConville and Elizabeth Williamson spoke about historic and modern-day conspiracy theories in American. They spoke at the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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    Interview with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden took viewer calls about the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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    Author Conversation on Creating Community

    Gal Beckerman and Kathryn Judge discussed the importance of creating community in a changing America. They spoke at the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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    Open Phones With Elizabeth Williamson

    Elizabeth Williamson discussed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and how false conspiracy narratives begin to spread in the aftermath of that tragedy. She spoke at the 2022…

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    Open Phones With Clint Smith

    Clint Smith discussed how slavery shaped American history and how the stories of slaves are found and told in communities across the country. He spoke at the 2022 Library of Congress…

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    Author Conversation on Women Leaders in Civil Rights

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Kate Clifford Larson discussed Constance Baker Motley, Fannie Lou Hamer and other women leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. They spoke at the 2022 Library of…

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    Open Phones With Geraldine Brooks

    Geraldine Brooks discussed her historical fiction novel about race and horseracing in pre-Civil War America. She spoke at the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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    Path Lit by Lightning

    David Maraniss discussed the athletic career of Olympic champion Jim Thorpe and the discrimination he faced as a Native American. He spoke at the 2022 Library of Congress National Book…

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    Festival Kickoff with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden

    BookTV spoke to Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden about the 22nd annual National Book Festival and its return to in-person events after the pandemic.

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    2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival Opening Celebration

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden celebrated the start of the 22nd annual National Book Festival alongside several featured authors. This event took place at the Library of Congress.

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    Sharice's Big Voice

    Democratic Congresswoman Sharice Davids of Kansas reflected on her life and political career. This program was part of the 21st annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the…

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    Open Phones with Joseph Ellis

    Bestselling historian Joseph Ellis talked about the Revolutionary War and took viewer phone calls as part of Book TV’s coverage of the 21st annual National Book Festival.

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    The Cause

    Bestselling historian Joseph Ellis provides a history of the Revolutionary War. This program was part of the 21st annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of…

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    Author Discussion on the Opioid Epidemic

    New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, Empire of Pain and journalist Eric Eyre, Death of Mud Lick, discussed America’s opioid epidemic. This program was part of the 21st annual…

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