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    Paintings of 19th Century Washington, D.C.

    Artist Peter Waddell showed his paintings of historical moments in 19th century Washington, D.C. Depictions included the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon…

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    Meyer May House

    Don Dekker gave a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Meyer May House in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and explained how the house, finished in 1909, exemplifies Wright’s prairie style design. C-SPAN’s…

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    La Grande Vitesse

    Nancy Tweddale spoke about La Grande Vitesse, the first piece of publicly funded artwork in the country. The piece was designed by Alexander Calder and placed in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1967. She…

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    Elizabeth Nunez on Black Writers and Literature

    Elizabeth Nunez, English professor at Hunter College (CUNY), discusses black writers and the state of literature from the 18th annual Harlem Book Fair in New York City.

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    U.S. Capitol Rotunda Opening

    Stephen Ayers welcomed the first tour groups to the Capitol Rotunda following a year of repairs and a six-week closure to remove scaffolding. The work was part of the $60 million Capitol…

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    1984 Mock Trial

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the mock trial of Winston vs. Oceania, a case based on George Orwell’s book, 1984. Justice Ginsburg is joined by a panel of judges including Justice…

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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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    Stories I Tell Myself

    Juan Thompson talked about his book Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson, in which he remembers his childhood and formative years with his father. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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    Vivian G. Harsh Collection

    Beverly Cook and Beth Loch gave a tour of the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, the largest African-American history and literature collection in the Midwest. The collection is housed at the…

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    History and Hamilton the Musical

    Scholars examined the history covered by the musical Hamilton and talked about its significance in modern popular culture as well as its place in the larger context of theater and film productions…

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    After Words with Andrea Mays

    Andrea Mays recounts Henry Folger’s pursuit of Shakespeare’s First Folio, a collection of thirty-six plays first published in 1623 and devised as a memorial for the playwright by his…

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Special Collections

    Elizabeth Burgess showed selections from the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s special collections, including letters and books relating to Ms. Stowe’s anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. C-SPAN’s…

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    Stories I Tell Myself

    Juan Thompson talked about his book Stories I tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson, in which he remembers his childhood and formative years with his father. He spoke with…

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    Panel Discussion on Politics and Literature

    Panelists talked about politics and literature. Panelists included Edwidge Danticat, author of Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work; author Charles Johnson; and Victoria Chevalier,…

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    Q&A with Scott Christianson

    Scott Christianson talked about his book, 100 Documents that Changed the World: From the Magna Carta to Wikileaks.

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    William Jennings Bryan House

    Wayne Hester gave a tour of the William Jennings Bryan House, also known as Fairview. William Jennings Bryan, a Nebraska politician, public speaker, and writer, lived at the house from 1902-1914.…

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    Chasing the Last Laugh

    Richard Zacks talked about his book Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour, in which he remembers Mark Twain’s efforts to repay a sizable…

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    400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare's Death

    The Folger Shakespeare Library marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on April 23, 1616. The program featured actors, community leaders, artists, and scholars sharing their connections to Shakespeare through…

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    Tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library

    Michael Witmore gave a tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection.

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    Hamilton

    Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, talked about the musical created by his co-author, Lin-Manuel Miranda. He spoke at Jones College Preparatory High School at the 2016…

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