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    Politics and Popular Culture

    Ken Walsh talked about celebrity culture in relation to the 2016 election and how the phenomenon had shaped presidential politics in recent decades. He is the author of Celebrity in Chief:…

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    Government Mistrust and Civic Participation

    Internet activist and blogger Ethan Zuckerman, who runs the Center for Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, addressed a student audience at Rice University about civic…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer calls on the invitation for Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, to be a guest host on the television program “Saturday Night…

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    Depictions of Historical Women

    Lynette Long talked about the lack of representation of women on stamps, currency, and monuments throughout the United States.

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    Panel Discussion on Cultural and Political Criticism

    Jessica Hopper, author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, Margo Jefferson, author of Negroland, and Geoff Dyer, author of Another Great Day at Sea, talked about the role…

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    Charles M. Schulz Museum

    Corry Kanzenberg and Cesar Gallegos gave a tour of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center and talked about the life and work of the “Peanuts” cartoonist and former Santa Rosa, California, resident.…

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    Broadcast Hysteria

    A. Brad Schwartz talked about his book, Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News, about the reaction to the 1938 Orson Welle’s radio broadcast of War of…

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    Celebrity Culture of Presidential Politics

    Ken Walsh talked about his book Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom, in which he explores the celebrity culture surrounding presidential politics.…

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    Clarence Page on Culture Worrier

    Clarence Page talked about his book, Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change, a collection of columns that he had written between 1984 and 2014 on a range of…

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    Martha Bayles on Through a Screen Darkly

    Martha Bayles talked by remote video from Boston about her book, Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad, in which she argues that the ideas of freedom…

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    Communicators with Astra Taylor

    Astra Taylor talked by video link from New York City about her book, The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, in which she examines the cultural evolution of the…

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    Ben Lomond and Paramount Pictures

    Charles Trentelman talked about the Utah’s Ben Lomond mountain and its relationship to the Paramount Pictures logo. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities…

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    Joel McHale on the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

    Joel McHale, who would be the entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association’s Centennial dinner on Saturday, May 3, 2014, talked about his conversations with previous WHCA…

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    History of the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

    White House Correspondents Association President Steve Thomma talked about the history of the association, which was celebrating its 100th year, and its annual dinner.

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    Library of Congress Recorded Sound Section Curator Matthew Barton

    Library of Congress Recorded Sound Section Curator Matthew Barton talked about the National Recording Registry. (Included in “Washington Today,” program 86042-1.)

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    History of Obituaries

    Panelists talked about the history of obituaries, including how obituaries are constructed, who gets an obituary, and what obituaries tell us about our society and our history. This panel was…

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    What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted

    Tevi Troy talked about his book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House, in which he examines the popular culture that American presidents have…

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    American Mirror

    Deborah Solomon talked about her book, American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, in which she recounts the life of artist Norman Rockwell, best known for his portraits of American…

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    Technopoly

    Neil Postman, author of Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology published by Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, spoke on the theme of his book which noted the dependence of Americans on…

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    David Brooks at the Washington Ideas Forum

    New York Times columnist David Brooks spoke at the Washington Ideas Forum about the character challenges of living in a “culture of achievement.” The Washington Ideas Forum was held at the…

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