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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Open Phones with Patrick Radden Keefe

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    New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe talked about the Sackler family’s wealth that was built on pharmaceuticals, which included Valium and OxyContin, and took viewer phone calls as part…

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    Exercise of Power

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates took a critical look at the use of U.S. power around the world since the end of World War II. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book…

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    Cosmos

    Author and producer Ann Druyan provided a follow-up to her late husband Carl Sagan’s study of space. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted…

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    Discussion on Reinventing the Book Festival for the Virtual World

    panel discussion on Ray Bradbury. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress.

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    Galileo

    Astrophysicist Mario Livio looked at the scientific discoveries of Galileo that challenged conventional thinking during his time. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book…

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    The Yellow House

    Sarah Broom discussed her National Book Award-winning memoir, The Yellow House. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of…

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    How to Lead

    Businessman, philanthropist, and National Book Festival co-chair David Rubenstein offered advice from leaders in the fields of finance, entertainment, government, and more. This program was…

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    The Second Founding

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner looked at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments added to the U.S. Constitution during the Reconstruction Era. This program was part of the 20th…

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    The World

    Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass talked about the state of the world and the foreign policy challenges facing the United States. This program was part of the 20th annual…

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