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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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    She Came to Slay

    Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar chronicled the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library…

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    Haben

    Disability rights attorney Haben Girma, a Harvard Law School graduate who has been deafblind since birth, talked about navigating in a sighted, hearing world. This program was part of the…

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    How the South Won the Civil War

    Boston College History Professor Heather Cox Richardson discussed how Southern social, political, and economic ideologies prevailed in the American West following the Civil War. This…

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    The Nickel Boys

    Award-winning author Colson Whitehead discussed his book, The Nickel Boys. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of…

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    Hell and Other Destinations

    Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright reflected on her life and political career. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the…

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    Author Discussion on Nations in Crisis

    UCLA Geography Professor Jared Diamond, Upheaval, and University of Chicago Professor James Robinson, The Narrow Corridor, discussed how different nations deal with crisis. This program was part of…

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    Call-In with Diamond and Silk

    Lynette and Rochelle Hardaway, known as Diamond and Silk, are supporters of President Trump and discussed their book, Uprising, and took viewer phone calls.

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    Author Discussion on Populism

    Authors and journalists Thomas Frank, The People, No, and Christopher Caldwell, The Age of Entitlement, discussed their books on populism. This program was part of the 20th annual National…

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    Quichotte

    Author Salman Rushdie discussed his book, Quichotte. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress.

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    Call-In with Rick Perlstein

    Historian Rick Perlstein discussed conservatism in modern American politics and took viewer phone calls as part of Book TV’s coverage of the 20th annual National Book Festival.

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    Author Discussion on Race and Sexuality

    Boston University Professor Ibram Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist, and author Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives discussed race and sexuality. This program was part of the 20th annual…

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    Call-In with Jon Meacham

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham discussed the life of the late representative and civil rights activist John Lewis and took viewer phone calls as part of Book TV’s coverage of…

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