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  • Washington Journal Erich Bergen  Henry Donahue Discuss Federal Funding of Arts Programs
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    Erich Bergen and Henry Donahue on Federal Funding of Arts Programs

    Actor Erich Bergen and VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s Henry Donahue talked about federal funding of arts programs.

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  • Author Discussion on Writing Historical Fiction
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    Author Discussion on Writing Historical Fiction

    Authors Christina Baker Kline (A Piece of the World), Therese Anne Fowler (A Well-Behaved Woman), and Martin Seay (The Mirror Thief) talked about writing historical fiction.…

    282 views
  • In Depth with David Baldacci
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    In Depth with David Baldacci

    Our 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth continued with bestselling novelist, David Baldacci. Mr. Baldacci is the author of 40 novels, including Absolute Power, Wish You Well, and most…

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  • Abigail Disney Speaks on Filmmaking at Columbia University
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    Columbia University Women's Conference, Abigail Disney Remarks

    Abigail Disney, a philanthropist, activist, documentary producer, and the great niece of Walt Disney, was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Columbia University women’s conference dubbed “She…

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  • Carl Sandburg Home
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    Carl Sandburg Home

    In 1965, author and poet Carl Sandburg moved to a farm in Flat Rock, North Carolina, to get away from his busy life in Chicago. Sarah Perschall, with the National Park Service, talked about Sandburg’s life…

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  • Thomas Wolfe Memorial
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    Thomas Wolfe Memorial

    Born in Asheville, author Thomas Wolfe immortalized his childhood in his first novel, Look Homeward Angel. Site Manager Tom Muir gave a tour of the home and recounted some of the memories that shaped Thomas…

    264 views
  • Literature and the Bible
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    Literature and the Bible

    BookTV visited the Museum of the Bible and explored the Bible’s influence on literature and its impact on issues from government and legal systems to education, human rights, and more.

    869 views
  • Justice Kennedy Presides Over Mock Trial of emHamletem
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    Hamlet Mock Trial

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy presided over a mock trial of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Defense attorney Abbe Lowell represented the Prince of Denmark in his insanity plea and U.S. Attorney for…

    1,511 views
  • First Lady and Brigitte Macron Visit National Gallery of Art
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    First Lady Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron Visit to National Gallery of Art

    First lady Melania Trump and the wife of the French president, Brigitte Macron, took a tour of the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

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  • F Scott Fitzgerald and the Grove Park Inn
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Grove Park Inn

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, visited the Grove Park Inn during the summers of 1935 and 1936. He came to Asheville to overcome an addiction to gin and find inspiration for his stagnant writing…

    280 views
  • Influence of Race and Politics on Literature
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    Influence of Race and Politics on Literature

    From the 2018 National Black Writers Conference, authors discussed the influence of race and politics on literature.

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  • Author Discussion on Literature
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    Author Discussion on Literature

    From the 2018 National Black Writers Conference, authors discussed how literature can provide guidance and calm during challenging cultural and political times.

    163 views
  • In Depth with Walter Mosley
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    In Depth with Walter Mosley

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

    1,623 views
  • Maya Angelou Collection
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    Maya Angelou Collection

    Housed in the Wake Forest Library is the Maya Angelou Film and Theater Collection. Librarian Megan Mulder featured items that chronicle Angelou’s career on stage and behind the camera. C-SPAN’s Local…

    171 views
  • Lewis Carroll Collection
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    Lewis Carroll Collection

    Charlie Lovett has been collecting Lewis Carroll memorabilia since he was a child. Here he showcased some of the rarest items in his collection, including a first edition copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland…

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  • New York City and Broadway in the 1960s
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    New York City and Broadway in the 1960s

    Baruch College Professors Vincent DiGirolamo and Elizabeth Wollman taught a class about New York City and Broadway in the 1960s. They described the political culture of the time, the…

    310 views
  • In Depth with Colson Whitehead
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    In Depth with Colson Whitehead

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

    2,228 views
  • In Depth with Jeff Shaara
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    In Depth with Jeff Shaara

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

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  • Authors Dave Barry and Scott Turow
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    Authors Dave Barry and Scott Turow

    A conversation between authors Dave Barry and Scott Turow from the 2018 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

    360 views
  • QA with Tom Cronin
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    Q&A with Tom Cronin

    Professor Tom Cronin talked about his book, Imagining a Great Republic, a survey of American novels that have helped tell the story of the American political experiment.

    1,215 views
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