634Dec 10, 2012
Book Discussion on Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse
Calvin Trillin. staff writer for The New Yorker and The Nation's “deadline poet,” talked about his book, Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse, in ...
844Oct 12, 2011
Book Discussion on Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff
Calvin Trillin, staff writer for the New Yorker and the Nation’s “deadline poet,” presented a collection of his essays from the past forty years that range from the economy to ...
209Feb 19, 2009
Book Discussion on Deciding the Next Decider
Calvin Trillin read from many of his previously published stories, but focused on his latest release, Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme (Random House; November ...
196Sep 11, 2007
Memorial Tribute to Molly Ivins
A memorial tribute to syndicated columnist Molly Ivins was held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Ms. Ivins died of cancer at the age of 62 on January 31, 2007. The event began ...
188Dec 5, 2006
R.W. Apple, Jr. Memorial Service
A memorial service was held for R.W. “Johnny” Apple, Jr. Mr. Apple, a correspondent and editor at The New York Times for more than forty years, died October 4, 2006, in ...
91Oct 2, 2001
Book Discussion on A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage
Roy Blount and Calvin Trillin talked about Mark Twain and his newly discovered book, A Murder, A Mystery, and a Marriage published by W.W. Norton & Company. Mr. Blount wrote the ...
26Jan 16, 2000
Book Discussion on Messages from My Father
Mr. Trillin talked about his book Messages From My Father. He related experiences from his childhood and memories of his father.
39Jan 16, 2000
Autobiography and Fiction
In a session titled, “Favorite Stories: Making Meaning from Life,” authors talked about the difference between fiction and memoir in writing. Jane O’Reilly is the author of ...
33Jan 15, 2000
Roots and Ancestry
The panelists talked about their ancestors and their effect on their writing. Some had immigrant grandparents. They also talked about how they were raised and the stories they heard from ...
16Jun 10, 1999
The World Today
Ms. Clinton interviewed Mr. Trillin about writing humor and about his career as a humorist. He commented on the upcoming campaign and various other political issues. After his ...
24Dec 1, 1998
Charles Kuralt Legacy
The panelists talked about Charles Kuralt’s legacy. They discussed Mr. Kuralt’s influence on television news coverage. The Museum will not allow sales of this tape.
13Jun 10, 1998
Book Discussion on Family Man
Mr. Trillin talked about his new book, and current headlines. He also took audience calls, faxes, and electronic mail.
66Dec 8, 1997
Government and Public Behavior
Former Senator Bradley talked about the government’s role in influencing public behavior and the role of money in influencing politicians and lawmakers. He also outlined the differences ...
71Nov 6, 1996
1996 National Book Foundation Medal
Ms. Morrison, who has won both 1993 Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, in 1993 and 1988 respectively, received the foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American ...
16Nov 6, 1996
1996 National Book Awards
Mr. Trillin hosted a ceremony at which awards were presented in fiction, non-fiction, children’s and poetry categories. Victor Martinez won in children’s literature; Hayden ...
96Sep 19, 1996
Several authors read from their works to honor the 50th anniversary of Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. Mr. Merkin read from Tom Wolfe’s profile of Roger Straus because Mr. Wolfe was ...
12May 23, 1996
Book Discussion on Messages from My Father
At Brattle Theatre, Mr. Trillin talked about his 19th book, Messages from My Father, which focuses on the importance of his father in his life. He read several passages from the ...
29Jun 8, 1995
Washington Thursday Journal
Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and ...
31Nov 1, 1994
Kuralt Fourth Estate Award
The participants paid tribute to Charles Kuralt, the winner of the Fourth Estate Award. Mr. Kuralt is a retired CBS correspondent.
24Nov 1, 1994
A Humorist's Perspective
Mr. Trillin discussed humorously some of his writings and some political issues. ====
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