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  • emIn the Midst of Winterem
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    In the Midst of Winter

    Isabel Allende talked about her career and her novel, In the Midst of Winter.

  • Edgar Allen Poe Museum
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    Edgar Allen Poe Museum

    Chris Semtner talked about the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. Established in 1909, the Poe Memorial Association was formed by a group of literary enthusiasts to create a monument to the writer in his hometown of…

  • Orchard House and Louisa May Alcott
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    Orchard House and Louisa May Alcott

    Executive Director Jan Turnquist gave a tour of Orchard House, providing a glimpse into the Alcott family’s life in Concord, Massachusetts. Purchased by Amos Bronson Alcott in 1857, Orchard House became the home…

  • Study of Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Study of Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Curator David Wood described the original items located in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study and Emerson’s life and career in Concord, Massachusetts. Writer and Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson died in 1882…

  • Thoreaus Walden Pond
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    Thoreau's Walden Pond

    Concord Museum curator David Wood visited Walden Pond to recount Henry David Thoreau’s time there and the lasting impact of his book. For two years, beginning in 1845, writer and transcendentalist Henry…

  • Old Manse and Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Old Manse and Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Christie Jackson talked about Ralph Waldo Emerson’s time in the home as well as other writers, such as Henry David Thoreau, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller, who spent time there. Ralph Waldo Emerson…

  • Former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove
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    Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove

    Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove talked about her career as a writer and why she believes the arts are important. Ms. Dove served as poet laureate from 1993 to 1995. She is also recipient of numerous…

  • Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents emTwelfth Nightem Mock Trial
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    Twelfth Night Mock Trial

    The Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington, D.C., presented a mock trial based on William Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night. A panel of federal judges heard oral arguments by attorneys…

  • Jeffrey Stewart and MaryLouise Patterson Discuss Harlem Renaissance Writers
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    Great Minds of the Harlem Renaissance

    Jeffrey Stewart and MaryLouise Patterson talked about Harlem Renaissance writers Alain Locke and Langston Hughes.

  • Poet Laureates Robert Haas and Charles Simic Discuss Writing
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    Poet Laureates Robert Haas and Charles Simic

    Poet Laureates Robert Haas and Charles Simic discussed their writing lives.

  • Les Standiford Discusses Charles Dickens emA Christmas Carolem
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    The Man Who Invented Christmas

    Les Standiford talked about his book The Man Who Invented Christmas, in which he recalls Charles Dickens' writing of A Christmas Carol. He spoke at the 2017 Miami Book Fair.

  • In Depth with Michael Lewis
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    In Depth with Michael Lewis

    Author Michael Lewis talked about his life and work and responded to viewer questions. Mr. Lewis is the author of many books, including Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, and The Big Short. His most recent…

  • Thomas Hart Benton Home
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    Thomas Hart Benton Home

    Steve Sitton provided a tour of Thomas Hart Benton’s home, including his art studio, where he died in 1975. Thomas Hart Benton was an influential artist and Missouri native. C-SPAN’s Local Content…

  • US Capitol Art and Architecture
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    U.S. Capitol Art and Architecture

    Professor Matthew Restall talked about how visitors to the U.S. Capitol experience the art and architecture, including the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol dome. He also discussed how…

  • The WadsworthLongfellow House
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    The Wadsworth-Longfellow House

    Kathleen Neumann shares the story of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s life inside the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and the influence Portland had on the poet. Built in 1785 by his grandfather, the…

  • Maine Women Writers Collection
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    Maine Women Writers Collection

    Maine Women Writers Collection director Jennifer Tuttle explained the importance of the collection and highlighted some of its material. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

  • Book TV Robert Edsel
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    Open Phones with Robert Edsel

    Robert Edsel, author of The Monuments Men, responded to viewer comments and questions. In The Monuments Men, Mr. Edsel tells the story of the Allied forces who were tasked with recovering…

  • Hearing Focuses on Theft in Antiquities Trade to Fund Terrorism
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    Art Trade Theft and Fraud

    Federal customs and financial crimes officials were among the witnesses at a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on efforts to combat the illicit art and antiquities trade. They…

  • emAugust Wilsonem
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    August Wilson

    Laurence Glasco, co-author of August Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays, talked about the role of Pittsburgh’s Hill District in the life and work of playwright August Wilson. The neighborhood was home to…

  • AfricanAmerican Poet Phillis Wheatley
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    African-American Poet Phillis Wheatley

    English professor Barbara Lewis talked about the time in which poet Phillis Wheatley lived. She spoke about Boston’s treatment of slaves and Phillis Wheatley’s standing in her master’s household.…

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