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    Open Phones with Mugambi Jouet

    Mugambi Jouet, author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on partisanship. He was…

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    The Death of Expertise

    Professor Tom Nichols talked about his book The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, in which he argues that due to the spread of the internet…

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    National Review Institute Ideas Summit, Hollywood and Pop Culture Panel

    Panelists talked about how conservative viewpoints are represented and expressed in film, television, and popular culture. They spoke at the National Review Institute’s annual Ideas Summit.…

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    2017 White House Easter Egg Roll

    After formal remarks, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump moved to the South Lawn to oversee and participate in several activities at the 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll,…

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    President Trump Remarks at 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll

    President Trump welcomed guests and made brief remarks at the administration’s first White House Easter Egg Roll. He was joined by First Lady Melania Trump and 11-year-old son Barron.

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    White House Easter Egg Roll Compilation

    White House Easter Egg Roll clips were shown with Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Clinton, and George H.W. Bush. Egg rolls used to take place on Capitol Hill until Congress, worried about…

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    The Road to Jonestown

    Jeff Guinn talked about his book, The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple. He spoke at the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival.

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    Mail-Order Marriages in California

    Professor Marcia Zug talked about her book Buying A Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches, in which she discusses how 19th century California gold rush pioneers encouraged single women to move…

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    Cosmetics of Early America

    Katie Cannon talked about the female beauty standards of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. She explores many of the ingredients women used to make their own cosmetics, such as…

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    Overview of Civil War Monuments

    Thomas Brown talked about the history of monuments to the common soldier. He is the author of The Public Art of Civil War Commemoration: A Brief History with Documents and Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in…

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    Panel Discussion on the English Language

    Allan Metcalf, author of From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generation, and Robert Alden Rubin, author of Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms talked…

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    National Identity and American Civil Religion

    Walter A. McDougall talked about how past U.S. presidents have used speeches to formulate a national identity based on what he calls “civil religion.” He explained that national symbols and ideas, such…

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    Politics and Prohibition

    Panelists talked about the history and politics of prohibition. The panel spoke about the reasons for the movement against alcohol abuse beginning in the 19th century and the problems with enforcing and then…

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    Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll

    Robert Cottrell talked about his book Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Rise of America’s 1960s Counterculture, in which he explores some of the people and movements that influenced the decade.…

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    Age of Anger

    Pankaj Mishra talked about his book Age of Anger: A History of the Present, in which he examines the catalysts in society, past and present, that give rise to nationalist groups and hate…

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    Culture as a Weapon

    Nato Thompson talked about his book Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life, in which examines how business and government use art to influence. He spoke with art critic…

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    Life of Levi Strauss

    Lynn Downey talked about her book, Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World. Levi Strauss created his blue jeans business in San Francisco in 1873. Ms. Downey served as the…

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    After Words with Emrys Westacott

    Professor Emrys Westacott talked about his book The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less Is More - More or Less, in which he explores the philosophy behind frugal living. He is interviewed by…

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    The Word Detective

    John Simpson talked about his book The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary, in which he remembers his close to forty years at the Oxford…

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    Counterculture and San Francisco in 1967

    Historians talked about the movements and groups that were part of the counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on San Francisco in 1967. They debated the meaning of the terms…

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