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  • emA Cry from the Far Middleem
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    A Cry from the Far Middle

    P.J. O’Rourke talked about his collection of essays on American history, economics, and culture. This virtual event was hosted by the Cato Institute.

    314 views
  • CallIn with Jon Meacham
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    Call-In with Jon Meacham

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham discussed the life of the late representative and civil rights activist John Lewis and took viewer phone calls as part of Book TV’s coverage of…

    138 views
  • emHis Truth is Marching Onem
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    His Truth is Marching On

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham discussed the life of the late U.S. representative and civil rights activist John Lewis. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book…

    382 views
  • emEmpire of Resentmentem
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    Empire of Resentment

    UC Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies Chair Lawrence Rosenthal chronicled the history of the Alt Right and its role in politics today. This virtual event was sponsored by Osher Lifelong…

    906 views
  • emUnionem
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    Union

    Jordan Blashek, a veteran and Republican, and Christopher Haugh, a Democrat and former State Department speechwriter, spoke about their road trip across America to find commonality. This virtual…

    311 views
  • emTheyre Not Listeningem
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    They're Not Listening

    Political consultants Harlan Hill and Ryan Girdusky offered their thoughts on the rise of nationalist populist movements in the U.S. and abroad. This virtual event was sponsored by SAFE…

    1,201 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…

    814 views
  • emAmerican Harvestem
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    American Harvest

    Writer Marie Mockett spoke about her journey through the heartland traveling with the wheat harvesters for her family’s farm, and offered her observations on farm life in middle America.…

    464 views
  • emOutliers The Story of Successem
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    Outliers: The Story of Success

    Malcolm Gladwell talked about his book Outliers: The Story of Success (Little, Brown and Company; November 18, 2008). In the book Mr. Gladwell examines the underpinnings of success and…

    4,105 views
  • emDrinking in Americaem
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    Drinking in America

    Susan Cheever talked about her book Drinking in America: Our Secret History, in which she provides a history of alcohol consumption in America. In her book, she describes the Pilgrims who imbibed…

    1,565 views
  • Author Discussion on Appalachia
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    Author Discussion on Appalachia

    Elizabeth Catte, What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, Steven Stoll Ramp Hollow, and Wendy Welch, Fall or Fly, discussed the stereotypes and reality of life in Appalachia. This…

    1,259 views
  • JD Vance Discusses Memoir emHillbilly Elegyem
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    Hillbilly Elegy

    J.D. Vance talked about his book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, in which he recalls his childhood in a Rust Belt town in Ohio. He spoke at the 17th annual…

    7,131 views
  • emFat Pretty and Soon to be Oldem
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    Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old

    Kimberly Dark talked about her book, Fat, Pretty, and Soon to Be Old: A Makeover for Self and Society, containing personal essays on privilege and stigma in modern society.

    504 views
  • History of Polka
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    History of Polka

    Evan Maruszewski, founder of the Milwaukee Polka Riot Festival, discussed the history and evolution to the present of polka in Milwaukee. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

    400 views
  • CSPAN Cities Tour Exploring the American Story
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    C-SPAN Cities Tour Exploring the American Story

    The C-SPAN Cities Tour travels the country exploring the American story as it takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. Highlights from some of the cities along the 2019 tour were…

    91 views
  • Book TV in Rapid City South Dakota
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    Book TV in Rapid City, South Dakota

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2019 LCV Cities Tour” in Rapid City, South Dakota, from September 7-13, 2019, to feature the history and literary life of the…

    128 views
  • emReclaiming the Black Pastem
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    Reclaiming the Black Past

    In his book, Reclaiming the Black Past, author Pero Dagbovie explains how black history is misused in popular culture and what can be done to change it. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a…

    767 views
  • emRepublic of Liesem
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    Republic of Lies

    Journalist Anna Merlan looked at how conspiracy theories take root in society.

    1,204 views
  • emBecome Americaem
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    Become America

    Citizen University Founder and CEO Eric Liu shared his ideas for reviving a more civic-minded America.

    392 views
  • emThe Trial of Lizzie Bordenem
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    The Trial of Lizzie Borden

    Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and…

    816 views
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