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  • emWeve Got Issuesem
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    We've Got Issues

    The New York Times columnist explores health insurance coverage for behavioral disorders in children, such as ADHD, Asperger’s, OCD, bi-polar disorder and dyslexia. She discusses how…

  • emThe Castle in the Forestem
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    The Castle in the Forest

    Norman Mailer was interviewed by David Ulin about his book, The Castle in the Forest: A Novel, published by Random House. This work of historical fiction focuses on Adolph Hitler’s…

  • Supreme Court Nomination and Confirmation
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    Supreme Court Nomination and Confirmation

    Senator Boxer had a conversation with John Dean on current political issues and her book A Time to Run: A Novel, published by Chronicle Books. Among the topics they discussed were Roe v.…

  • emFanatics and Foolsem
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    Fanatics and Fools

    Director and actor Rob Reiner conversed with Ms. Huffington at the Skirball Cultural Center about her book, Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America. Ms. Huffington described her hope to…

  • emWhere I Was Fromem
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    Where I Was From

    Joan Didion discussed her California heritage, the history of her home state, and its politics in her memoir, Where I Was From, published by Knopf. She was interviewed by Mr. Rutton, and…

  • emThe Spooky Art  Some Thoughts on Writingem
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    The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing

    Mr. Mailer talked about his book The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing, published by Random House. He talked with author and critic Carol Muske-Dukes about writing, writers, and his own…

  • BookTV Preview
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    BookTV Preview

    A video clip was shown previewing Mr. Mailer’s talk about his book, The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing.

  • Culture News and Television Journalism
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    Culture, News, and Television Journalism

    The journalists talked about PBS’s The NewsHour, the state of television journalism, and their careers as authors. They also responded to questions from the audience.

  • emWhere We Standem
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    Where We Stand

    Mr. Rosenblatt talked about his latest book, Where We Stand: 30 Reasons for Loving Our Country, published by Harcourt. In the book, Mr. Rosenblatt cites the reasons he believes that…

  • 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…

  • Facts and Fictions of Espionage Novels
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    Facts and Fictions of Espionage Novels

    Mr. LeCarre spoke about how his life experiences were reflected in his writing. He said that he first began to be interested in intelligence matters while working in refugee camps in…

  • History and Legacy of the Wagner Family
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    History and Legacy of the Wagner Family

    Mr. Wagner talked about his book, Twilight of the Wagners: The Unveiling of a Family’s Legacy, published by St. Martin’s Press. Wagner, the great-grandson of composer Richard Wagner, described…

  • emIts the Stupidity Stupidem
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    It's the Stupidity, Stupid

    Mr. Shearer talked about his book It’s the Stupidity, Stupid: Why People Hate Clinton and Why the Rest of Us Have to Watch, published by Random House, which was a sardonic analysis of the…

  • emPlaying for Keepsem
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    Playing for Keeps

    Mr. Halberstam discussed his book Michael Jordan: Playing for Keeps, published by Random House. The book explores the life of Michael Jordan from his boyhood to the pinnacle of his career.…