The Partly Cloudy Patriot

Sarah Vowell read excerpts from her collection of essays, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, published by Simon and Schuster. In the book, Ms.… read more

Sarah Vowell read excerpts from her collection of essays, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, published by Simon and Schuster. In the book, Ms. Vowell focused her gift for humorous social commentary on American history. Distinguishing herself from the fair weather patriots disparaged by Thomas Paine, she analyzed past and current events for insights into American life. The essays contemplate a number of themes, including her happiness when touring the sites of the battles at Gettysburg or why people inappropriately compare themselves to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. Ms. Vowell answered questions from the audience after her presentation. close

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Program ID:
171550-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
First Aired:
Dec 08, 2002 | 8:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 19, 2003 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Dec 08, 2002 | 8:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 08, 2002 | 12:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 15, 2002 | 6:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 05, 2003 | 9:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 19, 2003 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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