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  • 1893 Columbian Exposition and Library of Congress
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    1893 Columbian Exposition and Library of Congress

    Scholar and writer Lynda Cooper presented a history of the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition. She described the influence the event had on the artists and architects who designed and…

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  • Jacqueline Kennedy and the emMona Lisaem
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    Jacqueline Kennedy and the Mona Lisa

    Margaret Leslie Davis discussed first lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s political and diplomatic coup in bringing the Mona Lisa to the United States despite opposition on both sides of the Atlantic. Leonardo…

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  • National World War I Memorial
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    National World War I Memorial

    Sculptor Sabin Howard discussed the process behind creating a “A Soldier’s Journey,” the sculptural component of the new National World War I Memorial, which is being constructed on…

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  • Life of Hollywood Artist Milicent Patrick
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    Life of Hollywood Artist Milicent Patrick

    Author and filmmaker Mallory O’Meara discussed her book, "The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick, which explores the life of the Disney…

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  • Cold War in American Photography
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    Cold War in American Photography

    Wake Forest University professor John Curley taught a class on how the Cold War both influenced and was influenced by photography. He talked about the perceived documentary nature of photography and…

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  • In Depth with Colson Whitehead
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    In Depth with Colson Whitehead

    Book TV’s In Depth 2018 Fiction Edition continued with Colson Whitehead, author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning novel, The Underground Railroad. His other works of fiction include “The…

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  • In Depth with Walter Mosley
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    In Depth with Walter Mosley

    Book TV’s In Depth 2018 Fiction Edition continued with bestselling novelist Walter Mosley. Mr. Mosley is the author of over 40 books, including Devil in a Blue Dress, Fearless Jones, and…

    4,211 views
  • What Is Southern Today
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    What Is Southern Today?

    Tom Wolfe presented a lecture titled, “What’s Southern Today?” He argued that Southern Americans have a much more common-sense approach to life than other Americans. He recounted his experiences…

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  • Brad Meltzer Discusses emThe House of Secretsem
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    The House of Secrets

    Brad Meltzer talked about the book he wrote with Tod Godberg, The House of Secrets. In this novel, they mixed historical accounts of Benedict Arnold and artifacts associated with the…

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  • 2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards
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    2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards

    Book TV presented coverage of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards from the New School in New York City. This year’s winners included David Brion Davis for The Problem of Slavery in the…

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  • Toni Morrison Nobel Laureate Dies at 88
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    In Depth with Toni Morrison

    Professor Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer Prize and was the first black American woman to win a Nobel Prize in Literature. She is a professor of humanities at Princeton University. She…

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  • In Depth with Brad Thor
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    In Depth with Brad Thor

    Book TV’s In Depth 2018 Fiction Edition continued with bestselling novelist Brad Thor. Mr. Thor is the author of many thrillers, including The Lions of Lucern, Blowback, and his latest, Spy Master,…

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  • In Depth with Jeff Shaara
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    In Depth with Jeff Shaara

    Book TV’s In Depth 2018 Fiction Edition continued with military historical fiction author Jeff Shaara. Mr. Shaara’s 15 novels tell the military history of America from the American…

    4,136 views
  • emBlink  The Power of Thinking Without Thinkingem
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    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell previews his next book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, scheduled to be published in January by Little, Brown. Mr. Gladwell’s…

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  • In Depth with  William F Buckley Jr
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    In Depth with William F. Buckley Jr.

    Mr. Buckley talked about his body of published works, people who have influenced his thinking, and his political philosophies. He also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail. He founded…

    5,709 views
  • Rockwell Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms Exhibit
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    "Rockwell, Roosevelt, and the Four Freedoms" Exhibit

    In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined what became known as the "Four Freedoms": freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom…

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  • Reel America emAmerican Illustratorem
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    American Illustrator

    This 1962 U.S. Information Agency film profiles illlustrator Norman Rockwell. Folk singer and songwriter Tom Glazer, who provided the soundtrack, visited Rockwell at his Stockbridge,…

    317 views
  • Interpreting the American Revolution and Civil War
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    Interpreting the American Revolution and Civil War

    Art historian Judy Scott Feldman analyzed artistic portrayals of the American Revolution and Civil War. She talked about the influence of paintings, sculptures and memorials on how history…

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  • emThe Greater Journeyem
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    The Greater Journey

    David McCullough talked about his book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This was an event in the History and Biography…

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  • National Book Festival
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    National Book Festival

    The first National Book Festival was experienced through a combination of author presentations, call-ins, and interviews from three locations: the Jefferson Building, the Madison Building…

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