5,995Nov 26, 2013
President Obama on Jobs and the Economy
President Obama spoke at DreamWorks Studios in Glendale, California, about the state of the economy. In his remarks he criticized Republicans in Congress for obstructionism and praised the film ...
3,414Feb 15, 2013
Chris Dodd on the Motion Picture Industry
Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), talked about the state of the motion picture industry and the challenges presented by new and changing ...
2,905Nov 6, 2011
In Depth with Ben Mezrich
Ben Mezrich talked about his life and career and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included choosing the topics of his books, his research and writing style, ...
1,652Jan 1, 2003
Book Discussion on When Hollywood Had a King
Ms. Bruck talked about her book, When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence, published by Random House. The book traces ...
1,583Jan 22, 1992
JFK and its Depiction of History
The panel debated Oliver Stone’s controversial film, JFK and its depiction of events surrounding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas.
1,550Sep 25, 2010
Book Discussion on Charlie Chan
Yunte Huang talked about the life and times of Hawaii detective Chang Apana (1871-1933) and cultural impact that the fictional character based on him produced. He spoke at D.G. Wills Books in ...
1,436Jan 15, 1992
Making the Movie J.F.K.
Mr. Stone described the development and filming of the movie, J.F.K. The movie subscribes to the conspiracy theory of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, describing a ...
1,345Apr 22, 2010
Witnesses testified on a proposal to establish a futures exchange through which investors could speculate on Hollywood film profits and losses, much as traditional commodities markets offer hedging ...
1,268Mar 1, 1993
Malcolm X, The Movie: Cinema as History
Media figures spoke in a forum on the 1992 Warner Brothers movie Malcolm X, focusing on the role of films based on historical figures and their effect on current political thinking and ...
1,090May 28, 2008
1968 Impact on Movies
Willie Waffle talked about, among other topics, how the movie ratings system came about, how movies get their ratings, the impact on American culture and the disparities in the rating ...
815Sep 12, 1994
The History of Baseball
Mr. Burns talked about his nine-part PBS documentary, “Baseball,” and described some of the history of the sport. Topics included Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth, the Negro League and ...
801Jan 31, 1996
Nixon: The Movie
Panelists discussed how Oliver Stone’s movie, Nixon, portrays President Nixon’s political career and presidential term. They debated how accurate the movie was and whether it ...
779Mar 27, 2013
Early Motion Pictures
Mike Mashon, head of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress, toured the Library of Congress Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, and talked about the “Paper Print ...
728Jul 20, 2010
Q&A with Greg Barker
Documentary filmmaker Greg Barker talked about his life and work, including his first job working for C-SPAN. A former freelance journalist and war correspondent, he has worked in over 50 ...
612Apr 24, 2008
Book Discussion on Causes Won, Lost, and Forgiven
Civil War historian Gary Gallagher talked about his book Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War, published by The University of ...
586Oct 22, 2005
Was Communism A Threat to Hollywood?
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Authors and journalists participated in a panel to debate the impact of communism on the film industry at the 2005 ...
534Nov 2, 2011
Book Discussion on Hollywood Left and Right
Film historian Steven Ross presents a history of politics and the film industry. Mr. Ross examines the impact that Hollywood has played on the American political landscape and profiles ...
499Jan 4, 1997
Nixon Film As History
Panelists discussed the historical accuracy and social commentary contained in the 1995 film, Nixon, directed by Oliver Stone. Professor Schlesinger sharply criticized the film for ...
425May 30, 2007
Book Discussion on Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl
Steven Bach was interviewed on stage before an audience. He talked about his book Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl, published by Knopf. German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl ...
406Apr 9, 2012
African-American Communities in 1920s Oklahoma
Historian Currie Ballard talked about his discovery of rare film taken of Oklahoma’s black communities in the 1920s by Solomon Sir Jones. Oklahoma was unique in that former black Indian ...
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