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Open Phones and The White House Correspondents' Dinner

LIVE

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7:00:02 AM - 7:22:46 AM

Phones were open for discussion on the weekends headlines and Politico’s Patrick Gavin recapped last nights White House Correspondents' Dinner.

0 hours, 22 minutes | 212 Views

Open Phones

LIVE

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7:22:52 AM - 7:48:41 AM
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7:22:52 AM - 7:48:41 AM

Open Phones

Call-In

The phones were open for comment and discussion on the question “one year after Bin Laden’s death: are we safer?”

0 hours, 25 minutes | 140 Views

Cyber Security

LIVE

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7:51:58 AM - 8:38:16 AM
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7:51:58 AM - 8:38:16 AM

Cyber Security

Call-In

Retired Colonel Cedric Leighton talked about cyber security. He discussed global communication infrastructure, the frequency of cyber attacks, the increase of cyber theft, digital infrastructure security, and the implications of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2012, also known as the DATA Act. He responded to phone calls and electronic communications.

0 hours, 46 minutes | 280 Views

The United Nations

LIVE

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8:40:46 AM - 9:31:22 AM
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8:40:46 AM - 9:31:22 AM

The United Nations

Call-In

Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation and Richard Gowan of New York University talked about the role, effectiveness and future of the United Nations in the wake of the the U.N. brokered ceasefire in Syria. They talked about the o the Arab Spring, the breakdown of the international effectiveness in halting the violence in Syria and South Sudan, and the financial commitments of the United States in supporting the United Nations. They responded to phone calls and electronic communications.

0 hours, 50 minutes | 413 Views

The Twelfth Amendment and the Electoral College

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9:34:46 AM - 10:00:40 AM
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9:34:46 AM - 10:00:40 AM

The Twelfth Amendment and the Electoral College

Call-In

Thomas Neale of the Congressional Research Service talked about the Twelfth Amendment and the creation of the electoral college. He discussed the history of how the United States elected a president, how historical forces required additional changes, and how the modern day electoral college functions. He responded to phone calls and electronic communications.

0 hours, 25 minutes | 938 Views

Newsmakers with Patrick Donahoe

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10:02:16 AM - 10:33:24 AM
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10:02:16 AM - 10:33:24 AM

Newsmakers with Patrick Donahoe

Interview

Patrick Donahoe talked about options for restructuring the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), which was losing $20 million per day. The Senate passed a bill to postpone for a year the USPS plan to save money by closing 3,700 post offices and consolidating hundreds of processing centers. The bipartisan Senate bill aims to save money through early retirements of some 100,000 employees, and would restructure the USPS health care benefit system. The House had not yet acted.

0 hours, 31 minutes | 6,583 Views

White House Correspondents' Dinner

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10:36:03 AM - 11:20:23 AM
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10:36:03 AM - 11:20:23 AM

White House Correspondents' Dinner

White House Event

Journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association Annual Dinner. President Obama poked fun at himself and his Republican rivals and included jokes about a passage from his autobiography where he had eaten dog as a boy living in Indonesia. The president also said Mitt Romney would probably consider the dinner’s location, the Washington Hilton, a “fixer upper.” Following the president’s remarks, comedian Jimmy Kimmel took to the stage, joking about the president’s ears, the first lady’s fitness campaign, and dinner attendees.

0 hours, 44 minutes | 9,902 Views

Interview with Former Vice President Dick Cheney

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11:22:33 AM - 12:20:38 PM
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11:22:33 AM - 12:20:38 PM

Interview with Former Vice President Dick Cheney

Public Affairs Event

Former Vice President Dick Cheney gave his first interview since undergoing heart transplant surgery. He also took questions from student interns at the Washington Center. In his comments he said he feels very fortunate and is doing well. Other topics included his political legacy, his experiences in the White House, and life after a heart transplant.

0 hours, 58 minutes | 4,411 Views

Rupert Murdoch testified on allegations of illegal phone hacking by News Corporation employees. Topics included former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, his ownership bid for News Corporation, and his relationship with unions.
Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson on July 13, 2011, to investigate the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper News of the World. The hearings were divided into four modules, or phases: 1) the relationship between the press and the public, and phone-hacking and other potentially illegal acts 2) relationships between the press and police 3) the relationship between press and politicians 4) recommendations for improved policy and regulation.

1 hours, 2 minutes | 992 Views

Rupert Murdoch testified on allegations of illegal phone hacking by News Corporation employees. Topics included his leadership style and relationship with Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, and conversations with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson on July 13, 2011, to investigate the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper News of the World. The hearings were divided into four modules, or phases: 1) the relationship between the press and the public, and phone-hacking and other potentially illegal acts 2) relationships between the press and police 3) the relationship between press and politicians 4) recommendations for improved policy and regulation.

0 hours, 57 minutes | 892 Views

Statement by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt

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2:24:29 PM - 3:20:10 PM
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2:24:29 PM - 3:20:10 PM

Statement by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt

International Telecasts

British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt made a statement to the House of Commons about the resignation of his special adviser Adam Smith over the role in News Corporations' attempt to take over satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). Mr Hunt maintained that he had done nothing wrong.

0 hours, 55 minutes | 148 Views

Arizona v. United States Oral Argument

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3:22:40 PM - 4:43:41 PM
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3:22:40 PM - 4:43:41 PM

Arizona v. United States Oral Argument

Public Affairs Event

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. U.S.. The case involves the issue of whether the federal government or states have the right to enforce immigration law. Arizona’s law includes provisions requiring police to check the immigration status of anyone detained or suspected of being in the country illegally. Immigrants must carry their papers at all times. Illegal immigrants are banned from soliciting for work in public places and police can arrest immigrants without a warrant if an officer believes they have committed a crime that would make them deportable.
Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from the Supreme Court oral argument as she was President Obama’s solicitor general when the federal government filed the lawsuit against Arizona.

1 hours, 21 minutes | 3,484 Views

Arizona Immigration Case

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4:43:41 PM - 5:06:57 PM
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4:43:41 PM - 5:06:57 PM

Arizona Immigration Case

News Conference

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and lead attorney Paul Clement spoke with reporters following Supreme Court oral arguments on the Arizona immigration law.

0 hours, 23 minutes | 417 Views

Cyber Security

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5:10:27 PM - 5:56:27 PM
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5:10:27 PM - 5:56:27 PM

Cyber Security

Call-In

Retired Colonel Cedric Leighton talked about cyber security. He discussed global communication infrastructure, the frequency of cyber attacks, the increase of cyber theft, digital infrastructure security, and the implications of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2012, also known as the DATA Act. He responded to phone calls and electronic communications.

0 hours, 46 minutes | 280 Views

Newsmakers with Patrick Donahoe

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5:59:58 PM - 6:31:11 PM
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5:59:58 PM - 6:31:11 PM

Newsmakers with Patrick Donahoe

Interview

Patrick Donahoe talked about options for restructuring the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), which was losing $20 million per day. The Senate passed a bill to postpone for a year the USPS plan to save money by closing 3,700 post offices and consolidating hundreds of processing centers. The bipartisan Senate bill aims to save money through early retirements of some 100,000 employees, and would restructure the USPS health care benefit system. The House had not yet acted.

0 hours, 31 minutes | 6,583 Views

White House Correspondents' Dinner

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6:33:17 PM - 7:15:11 PM
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6:33:17 PM - 7:15:11 PM

White House Correspondents' Dinner

White House Event

Journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association Annual Dinner. President Obama poked fun at himself and his Republican rivals and included jokes about a passage from his autobiography where he had eaten dog as a boy living in Indonesia. The president also said Mitt Romney would probably consider the dinner’s location, the Washington Hilton, a “fixer upper.” Following the president’s remarks, comedian Jimmy Kimmel took to the stage, joking about the president’s ears, the first lady’s fitness campaign, and dinner attendees.

0 hours, 41 minutes | 9,902 Views

White House Correspondents' Dinner

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7:15:11 PM - 7:59:31 PM
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7:15:11 PM - 7:59:31 PM

White House Correspondents' Dinner

White House Event

Journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association Annual Dinner. President Obama poked fun at himself and his Republican rivals and included jokes about a passage from his autobiography where he had eaten dog as a boy living in Indonesia. The president also said Mitt Romney would probably consider the dinner’s location, the Washington Hilton, a “fixer upper.” Following the president’s remarks, comedian Jimmy Kimmel took to the stage, joking about the president’s ears, the first lady’s fitness campaign, and dinner attendees.

0 hours, 44 minutes | 9,902 Views

Q&A with Blaine Harden

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8:00:10 PM - 8:59:10 PM
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8:00:10 PM - 8:59:10 PM

Q&A with Blaine Harden

Q&A

Blaine Harden discussed his historical narrative Escape From Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. The book tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, who was born in captivity at North Korea prison camp 14 and escaped in 2005. Mr. Harden said he was the only individual actually born in a labor camp to escape. Shin escaped through an electrified fence by climbing over a dead companion’s body. Mr. Harden explained that Camp 14 holds approximately 15,000 prisoners and is the toughest of North Korea’s six camps due to the brutal working conditions and vigilance of the guards. He related Shin’s witnessing the execution of his mother and brother. Harden detailed Shin’s adjustment to society and civilization, and their meeting for a newspaper story. 
Blaine Harden currently reports for PBS Frontline and contributes to The Economist. He was a Washington Post and New York Times correspondent, and a writer for Time Magazine.

0 hours, 59 minutes | 4,559 Views

Question Time

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9:01:04 PM - 9:33:34 PM
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9:01:04 PM - 9:33:34 PM

Question Time

International Telecasts

Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his party and the opposition.

0 hours, 32 minutes | 507 Views

Ann Romney Remarks

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9:35:56 PM - 9:55:21 PM
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9:35:56 PM - 9:55:21 PM

Ann Romney Remarks

Public Affairs Event

Ann Romney spoke at the Prescott Bush awards dinner.

0 hours, 19 minutes | 9,639 Views

First Lady Michelle Obama in Windsor Heights, Iowa

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9:55:40 PM - 10:13:08 PM
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9:55:40 PM - 10:13:08 PM

First Lady Michelle Obama in Windsor Heights, Iowa

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First Lady Michelle Obama spoke in Windsor Heights, Iowa.

0 hours, 17 minutes | 824 Views

The United Nations

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10:13:44 PM - 10:58:37 PM
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10:13:44 PM - 10:58:37 PM

The United Nations

Call-In

Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation and Richard Gowan of New York University talked about the role, effectiveness and future of the United Nations in the wake of the the U.N. brokered ceasefire in Syria. They talked about the o the Arab Spring, the breakdown of the international effectiveness in halting the violence in Syria and South Sudan, and the financial commitments of the United States in supporting the United Nations. They responded to phone calls and electronic communications.

0 hours, 44 minutes | 413 Views

Q&A with Blaine Harden

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11:00:02 PM - 11:59:10 PM
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11:00:02 PM - 11:59:10 PM

Q&A with Blaine Harden

Q&A

Blaine Harden discussed his historical narrative Escape From Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. The book tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, who was born in captivity at North Korea prison camp 14 and escaped in 2005. Mr. Harden said he was the only individual actually born in a labor camp to escape. Shin escaped through an electrified fence by climbing over a dead companion’s body. Mr. Harden explained that Camp 14 holds approximately 15,000 prisoners and is the toughest of North Korea’s six camps due to the brutal working conditions and vigilance of the guards. He related Shin’s witnessing the execution of his mother and brother. Harden detailed Shin’s adjustment to society and civilization, and their meeting for a newspaper story. 
Blaine Harden currently reports for PBS Frontline and contributes to The Economist. He was a Washington Post and New York Times correspondent, and a writer for Time Magazine.

0 hours, 59 minutes | 4,559 Views

Question Time

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12:01:34 AM - 12:33:37 AM
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12:01:34 AM - 12:33:37 AM

Question Time

International Telecasts

Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his party and the opposition.

0 hours, 32 minutes | 507 Views

MF Global Bankruptcy Investigation

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12:36:22 AM - 2:25:28 AM
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12:36:22 AM - 2:25:28 AM

MF Global Bankruptcy Investigation

Senate Committee

Witnesses testified on the implications of and lessons learned from the collapse of MF Global. Topics included the latest on the continuing investigation, recovery efforts of missing funds, and how to better protect customer segregated accounts in the future.

1 hours, 49 minutes | 1,968 Views

Homeland Security Oversight

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2:27:12 AM - 4:54:31 AM
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2:27:12 AM - 4:54:31 AM

Homeland Security Oversight

Senate Committee

Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security. In her remarks and answers to questions she addressed a number of issues, including immigration, the issue of people who overstay their visas in the U.S. Secret Service conduct, and homegrown terrorism.

2 hours, 27 minutes | 3,202 Views

Uganda's Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Party

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4:57:12 AM - 5:55:34 AM
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4:57:12 AM - 5:55:34 AM

Uganda's Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Party

Senate Committee

Two Ugandans who were abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) testified before a Senate subcommittee on African affairs. One of them Jacob Acaye, was made famous by the Kony video released by an NGO (non-governmental agency) earlier in 2012. Senators also heard from State and Defense Department officials who explained U.S. efforts in the central African region affected by the LRA. The LRA was known for kidnapping women and children for use as sex slaves and child soldiers.

0 hours, 58 minutes | 418 Views

Q&A with Blaine Harden

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5:58:33 AM - 6:57:41 AM
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5:58:33 AM - 6:57:41 AM

Q&A with Blaine Harden

Q&A

Blaine Harden discussed his historical narrative Escape From Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. The book tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, who was born in captivity at North Korea prison camp 14 and escaped in 2005. Mr. Harden said he was the only individual actually born in a labor camp to escape. Shin escaped through an electrified fence by climbing over a dead companion’s body. Mr. Harden explained that Camp 14 holds approximately 15,000 prisoners and is the toughest of North Korea’s six camps due to the brutal working conditions and vigilance of the guards. He related Shin’s witnessing the execution of his mother and brother. Harden detailed Shin’s adjustment to society and civilization, and their meeting for a newspaper story. 
Blaine Harden currently reports for PBS Frontline and contributes to The Economist. He was a Washington Post and New York Times correspondent, and a writer for Time Magazine.

0 hours, 59 minutes | 4,559 Views

Book Discussion on The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

In Progress

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6:30:23 AM - 7:33:55 AM

Linda Greenhouse, former U.S. Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times, examines the inner workings of the court. Ms. Greenhouse explores the day-to-day operations of the Supreme Court, from how a case makes it to the court to the duties of law clerks, and the responsibilities of the chief justice. Ms. Greenhouse responded to questions from members of the audience in the Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York City.

1 hours, 3 minutes | 1,693 Views

Book Discussion on John F. Kennedy

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7:34:42 AM - 7:42:36 AM
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7:34:42 AM - 7:42:36 AM

Book Discussion on John F. Kennedy

Interview

David Snead talked about his biography, John F. Kennedy: The New Frontier President. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

0 hours, 7 minutes | 293 Views

New Books Being Published

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7:42:36 AM - 7:44:23 AM
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7:42:36 AM - 7:44:23 AM

New Books Being Published

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0 hours, 1 minutes | 60 Views

Book Discussion on America the Beautiful

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7:44:53 AM - 8:57:16 AM
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Book Discussion on America the Beautiful

Public Affairs Event

Ben Carson presented his thoughts on America’s current social and political landscape. He examined the similarities between empires that declined and the United States and posited what should be done to deter America from following the same path. Dr. Carson talked about his personal formula for success and the philosophy that helped him overcome his obstacles. The title of his talk was “Think Big,” which he used as a mnemonic device for his formula for a successful life based on those letters. He also responded to questions from members of the audience.
This Frank A. Nix Lecture on Ethical Leadership was the keynote speech for the 18th Annual Blackburn Institute Winter Symposium, held at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel.

1 hours, 12 minutes | 5,266 Views

BookTV Fairs and Festivals

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8:58:22 AM - 8:59:35 AM
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8:58:22 AM - 8:59:35 AM

BookTV Fairs and Festivals

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0 hours, 1 minutes | 44 Views

Clay Johnson, whose company managed President Obama’s 2008 online campaign, outlines ways for people to “consume information in a healthy way.” He used PowerPoint during his presentation, then responded to questions from members of the audience at Burson-Marsteller in New York City.

0 hours, 45 minutes | 776 Views

John Stossel contends that the government and politicians, regardless of political affiliation, are incapable of addressing the political and social issues facing the United States. The author, host of Fox Business Network’s Stossel, argues that Americans need to think as individuals and stop looking to the government for assistance. Mr. Stossel presented his thoughts on a range of subjects, from free trade and health insurance to education. He also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Harvard Club in New York City.

0 hours, 52 minutes | 988 Views

Book Discussion on Money Well Spent?

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10:45:21 AM - 12:00:16 PM
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10:45:21 AM - 12:00:16 PM

Book Discussion on Money Well Spent?

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Michael Grabell, author of Money Well Spent?: The Truth Behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, the Biggest Economic Recovery Plan in History, talked about the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.” He was joined by Michael Cooper and Jared Bernstein in discussing the effects of the stimulus spending and how well the program was managed. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience at the Tenement Museum in New York City. 
“Eyes on the Stimulus: Money Well Spent?” was part of the monthly series co-sponsored by ProPublica and the Tenement Museum, “Investigate This: Conversations with ProPublica.”

1 hours, 14 minutes | 530 Views

After Words with Dale Carpenter

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12:00:45 PM - 1:00:51 PM
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12:00:45 PM - 1:00:51 PM

After Words with Dale Carpenter

Interview

Dale Carpenter, who submitted an amicus brief in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, tells the story of the landmark case from the arrest of John Lawrence and Tyron Garner and the players involved in their prosecution, to Justice Kennedy reading the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision and the reaction of gay rights advocates nationwide. He discussed the case that laid the foundation for same-sex marriage laws with Los Angeles Times Supreme Court reporter David Savage.

1 hours, 0 minutes | 901 Views

Ken Klukowski talked about the book he wrote with Ken Blackwell, Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

0 hours, 16 minutes | 193 Views

New Books Being Published

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1:17:42 PM - 1:19:29 PM
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1:17:42 PM - 1:19:29 PM

New Books Being Published

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0 hours, 1 minutes | 60 Views

Book Discussion on John F. Kennedy

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1:19:32 PM - 1:27:39 PM
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1:19:32 PM - 1:27:39 PM

Book Discussion on John F. Kennedy

Interview

David Snead talked about his biography, John F. Kennedy: The New Frontier President. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

0 hours, 8 minutes | 293 Views

Book Discussion on Unraveling the Origins Controversy

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1:30:10 PM - 1:46:57 PM

David DeWitt talked about his book, Unraveling the Origins Controversy. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

0 hours, 16 minutes | 839 Views

Book Discussion on There and Back

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2:00:29 PM - 3:04:34 PM
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2:00:29 PM - 3:04:34 PM

Book Discussion on There and Back

Public Affairs Event

Former ABC News foreign correspondent Barrie Dunsmore talked about the stories he covered over his 30-year career at the network, focusing on the “golden age” of network television news from the 1950s through the 1980s and the changes since then. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. This talk was part of the 2012 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, held annually at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.

1 hours, 4 minutes | 388 Views

Book Discussion on Cain at Gettysburg

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3:14:40 PM - 4:30:15 PM
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3:14:40 PM - 4:30:15 PM

Book Discussion on Cain at Gettysburg

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Ralph Peters talked about his novel, Cain at Gettysburg, and the value of historical fiction. He focused on the historical background of the book and on the myths of the Battle of Gettysburg. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. This talk was part of the 2012 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, held annually at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.

1 hours, 15 minutes | 1,560 Views

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4:30:28 PM - 5:24:15 PM

Book Discussion on Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

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James Hornfischer discussed his book, Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal. He used maps during his presentation, and responded to questions from members of the audience. This talk was part of the 2012 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, held annually at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.

0 hours, 53 minutes | 1,464 Views

Book Discussion on Fit to Serve

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5:30:15 PM - 6:01:25 PM
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Book Discussion on Fit to Serve

Public Affairs Event

Former Ambassador James Hormel talked about his memoir about growing up as an heir to the Hormel Foods fortune and his struggle to become the first openly gay U.S. ambassador. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Book Soup in West Hollywood, California.

0 hours, 31 minutes | 277 Views

Book Discussion on Our Vietnam: The War, 1954-1975

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6:01:40 PM - 6:48:50 PM
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6:01:40 PM - 6:48:50 PM

Book Discussion on Our Vietnam: The War, 1954-1975

Interview

Professor Langguth spoke about his book Our Vietnam: The War, 1954-1975, published by Simon and Schuster. Professor Langguth’s book examines three main areas over this 20 year period: 1) American presidential decision-making in Vietnam, 2) the different Vietnamese leaders who rose and fell during this time, and 3) the role of the press in covering the Vietnam War.

0 hours, 47 minutes | 219 Views

New Books Being Published

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6:49:09 PM - 6:50:56 PM
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6:49:09 PM - 6:50:56 PM

New Books Being Published

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0 hours, 1 minutes | 60 Views

Book Discussion on The United States of Fear

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7:00:29 PM - 8:41:21 PM
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Book Discussion on The United States of Fear

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Tom Engelhardt argues that the U.S. government successfully used the threat of terrorism to scare the public into supporting increased spending on war, the military, and homeland security, leading the country down the same path the Soviet Union took just prior to its collapse. After his presentation, Mr. Engelhardt talked with journalist and author Jeremy Scahill. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. This event at the New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute was co-sponsored by The Nation Institute and Haymarket Books.

1 hours, 40 minutes | 2,250 Views

Ron Miller talked about his book, Sellout: Musings from Uncle Tom’s Porch. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

0 hours, 19 minutes | 1,217 Views

After Words with Michael Sandel

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9:01:45 PM - 10:01:14 PM
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9:01:45 PM - 10:01:14 PM

After Words with Michael Sandel

Interview

Mercenaries can be paid to fight a country’s wars; students can be paid to get good grades. Professor Sandel explores whether there is something wrong with a world in which everything seems to be for sale. The author explores how to get market values out of areas of life where he says they do not belong. He discussed this issue with Nicole Gelinas, the author of After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street and Washington.

0 hours, 59 minutes | 2,848 Views

Rodney King talked about his childhood as well as his life in the days and years following the video recording of his beating by the Los Angeles police on March 3, 1991. Mr. King recalled the riots in Los Angeles following the acquittal of four officers in the case and reported on his own legal problems and alcohol addiction. Some slides were shown as Rodney King was interviewed by Mr. Muhammad. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. This event was part of the new “Word Rapport” series at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.

1 hours, 18 minutes | 678 Views

Lori Andrews, talked about her book, I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
She was interviewed while at the 2012 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books being held on the University Park Campus of the University of Southern California. The program closed with scenes of the festival and schedule information.

0 hours, 37 minutes | 590 Views

After Words with Michael Sandel

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11:59:45 PM - 12:59:45 AM
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11:59:45 PM - 12:59:45 AM

After Words with Michael Sandel

Interview

Mercenaries can be paid to fight a country’s wars; students can be paid to get good grades. Professor Sandel explores whether there is something wrong with a world in which everything seems to be for sale. The author explores how to get market values out of areas of life where he says they do not belong. He discussed this issue with Nicole Gelinas, the author of After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street and Washington.

1 hours, 0 minutes | 2,848 Views

Ken Klukowski talked about the book he wrote with Ken Blackwell, Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

0 hours, 15 minutes | 193 Views

New Books Being Published

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1:16:35 AM - 1:18:22 AM
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1:16:35 AM - 1:18:22 AM

New Books Being Published

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0 hours, 1 minutes | 60 Views

Book Discussion on John F. Kennedy

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1:18:36 AM - 1:26:30 AM
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1:18:36 AM - 1:26:30 AM

Book Discussion on John F. Kennedy

Interview

David Snead talked about his biography, John F. Kennedy: The New Frontier President. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

0 hours, 7 minutes | 293 Views

Book Discussion on Unraveling the Origins Controversy

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1:29:18 AM - 1:45:51 AM

David DeWitt talked about his book, Unraveling the Origins Controversy. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

0 hours, 16 minutes | 839 Views

Book Discussion on Only One Mommy

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Book Discussion on Only One Mommy

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Rena Lindevaldsen talked about her book, Only One Mommy: A Woman’s Battle for Her Life, Her Daughter, and Her Freedom. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

0 hours, 14 minutes | 283 Views

Book Discussion on American Sniper

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Book Discussion on American Sniper

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U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle talked about his career and his autobiography, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. While serving in Iraq from 2003 to 2009, Mr. Kyle accumulated more officially confirmed kills than any other sniper in U.S. military history. In his autobiography, Mr. Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice, wrote about his early career as a professional rodeo rider, the challenges he had to overcome to become a SEAL, and his experiences in Iraq. He talked from Dallas, Texas, about his career and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Some language may be offensive to some viewers.

1 hours, 1 minutes | 3,024 Views

BookTV Fairs and Festivals

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3:02:42 AM - 3:03:55 AM
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BookTV Fairs and Festivals

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0 hours, 1 minutes | 44 Views

After Words with Michael Sandel

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After Words with Michael Sandel

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Mercenaries can be paid to fight a country’s wars; students can be paid to get good grades. Professor Sandel explores whether there is something wrong with a world in which everything seems to be for sale. The author explores how to get market values out of areas of life where he says they do not belong. He discussed this issue with Nicole Gelinas, the author of After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street and Washington.

0 hours, 59 minutes | 2,848 Views

Book Discussion on There and Back

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Book Discussion on There and Back

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Former ABC News foreign correspondent Barrie Dunsmore talked about the stories he covered over his 30-year career at the network, focusing on the “golden age” of network television news from the 1950s through the 1980s and the changes since then. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. This talk was part of the 2012 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, held annually at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.

1 hours, 3 minutes | 388 Views

Book Discussion on Cain at Gettysburg

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5:19:10 AM - 6:34:28 AM
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Book Discussion on Cain at Gettysburg

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Ralph Peters talked about his novel, Cain at Gettysburg, and the value of historical fiction. He focused on the historical background of the book and on the myths of the Battle of Gettysburg. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. This talk was part of the 2012 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, held annually at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.

1 hours, 15 minutes | 1,560 Views

Book Discussion on Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

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Book Discussion on Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

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James Hornfischer discussed his book, Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal. He used maps during his presentation, and responded to questions from members of the audience. This talk was part of the 2012 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, held annually at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.

0 hours, 53 minutes | 1,464 Views

Q&A with Richard Baker

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Q&A with Richard Baker

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Richard Baker told stories from the history of the Senate and showed some rare photographs of senators. Mr. Baker retired in August 2009 after 34 years as the first historian of the United States Senate. Mr. Baker began his tenure in 1975 when the office of Senate Historian was established. By Senate Resolution, he was named historian emeritus effective September 1, 2009. He also served as the curator for the exhibition gallery of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center which opened late the previous year.

0 hours, 58 minutes | 424 Views

Magna Carta Restoration and Display

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8:00:00 AM - 8:27:03 AM
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Magna Carta Restoration and Display

News Conference

Archivist David Ferreiro held a press conference to announce the return to public display of a copy of the 1297 version of the Magna Carta after a year of conservation treatments. One of only four known 1297 originals, the document is on permanent loan by its owner David Rubenstein. They unveiled the restored document to the press. Mr. Rubenstein responded to questions about how he came to own a copy of the Magna Carta, the history of the Magna Carta, and how his early work on Capitol Hill as chief counsel to the Senate subcommittee on constitutional amendments influenced his interests.
Video was shown as Kitty Nicholson talked about the conservation process and Jay Brandenburg described the process of encasing the Magna Carta.
Then Marvin Pinkert showed reporters the spot in the rotunda where the document would be displayed and its new interactive exhibit.

0 hours, 27 minutes | 1,120 Views

The Old Mill in North Little Rock

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8:27:18 AM - 8:29:40 AM
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The Old Mill in North Little Rock

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North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was the only building in North Little Rock to have made an appearance in the opening credits of the movie, Gone with the Wind.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.

0 hours, 2 minutes | 155 Views

Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush

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8:30:09 AM - 9:31:38 AM
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Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush

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For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for a conversation about their time in the White House as part of a series of conferences on America’s first ladies. In this discussion - moderated by historian and biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin - we hear Barbara Bush on her husband’s 1992 loss to Bill Clinton, and her thoughts on the 2012 presidential campaign. Laura Bush speaks about her work on behalf of women in Afghanistan and about the moment she realized that average Americans really do listen to what the first lady has to say. This hour-long conversation took place at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas as part of the conference, “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision.”

1 hours, 1 minutes | 1,069 Views

Defense Department Leadership and the Vietnam War

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9:31:56 AM - 10:59:26 AM
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Defense Department Leadership and the Vietnam War

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Robert McNamara served as defense secretary from 1961 to 1968 under President Kennedy and President Johnson. His leadership during the Vietnam War is the subject of a new book titled McNamara, Clifford, and the Burdens of Vietnam, 1965-1969. The author, Edward Drea, joined former Defense Secretary Harold Brown and others for a discussion about McNamara and his successor, Clark Clifford.

1 hours, 27 minutes | 518 Views

Northerners' Ideas for Fighting the Merrimac

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11:00:27 AM - 11:57:08 AM
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Northerners' Ideas for Fighting the Merrimac

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The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, when for the first time, ironclads battled during the Civil War. In this battle, the Union ship, the USS Monitor, faced off with the Confederate ship, the CSS Virginia, in 1862.
David Gerleman talked about the discussions in the North and various suggestions made to President Lincoln and Navy Secretary Gideon Welles for fighting the USS Merrimack, renamed the CSS Virginia by the Confederates. He showed some slides during his presentation, following which he responded to questions from members of the audience.
“'Sink the Merrimac!': Northern Plans, Schemes, and Inventions to Destroy the Rebel Ram” was a talk at the Civil War Navy Conference, held at the Mariners' Museum.

0 hours, 56 minutes | 558 Views

James Buchanan Memorial

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11:57:41 AM - 12:00:08 PM
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James Buchanan Memorial

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Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to President James Buchanan, which was unveiled in Meridian Hill Park in 1930. Funds for the memorial were provided by the will of President Buchanan’s niece, Harriet Lane. She was renowned for having served as his White House hostess, and portions of a popular song dedicated to her, “Listen to the Mockingbird,” were played. Topics included President Buchanan’s career and the symbolism of the monument.
Date 2010.

0 hours, 2 minutes | 744 Views

The Ironclad USS Monitor

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12:00:40 PM - 12:47:29 PM
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The Ironclad USS Monitor

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The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, when for the first time, ironclads battled during the Civil War. In this battle, the Union ship, the USS Monitor, faced off with the Confederate ship, the CSS Virginia, in 1862.
David Mindell talked about his book Iron Coffin: War, Technology, and Experience aboard the USS Monitor. Topics included the interface of men and technology and the experience of the crew aboard one of the first ironclads. He showed slides during his presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience.

0 hours, 46 minutes | 483 Views

Japanese Internment Camp

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12:48:17 PM - 12:59:31 PM
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Japanese Internment Camp

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Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 10 Japanese-American internment camps were set up in the United States. The two easternmost of these were located in the Arkansas towns of Rohwer and Jerome. Our trip to the Butler Center takes the viewer into their collection of items that help paint the portrait of life inside one of these camps. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.

0 hours, 11 minutes | 2,086 Views

Generalship of Robert E. Lee

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1:00:06 PM - 1:48:43 PM
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Generalship of Robert E. Lee

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History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Robert E. Lee. It was part of a course at the U.S. Naval Academy called “The American Way of War: The Colonial Period to Afghanistan.”

0 hours, 48 minutes | 1,769 Views

Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant

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1:48:57 PM - 2:38:07 PM
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Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant

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History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. It was part of a course at the U.S. Naval Academy called “The American Way of War: The Colonial Period to Afghanistan.”

0 hours, 49 minutes | 2,175 Views

The Constitution and the Camps

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The Constitution and the Camps

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Matthew Shimura’s video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment, was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. He is a ninth grader at Punahou School in Honolulu.
The local cable company was Time Warner.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.

0 hours, 8 minutes | 12,566 Views

Matthew Shimura StudentCam Interview

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Matthew Shimura StudentCam Interview

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Matthew Shimura was interviewed on April 25, 2012, about his video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment. The film was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. He is a ninth grader at Punahou School in Honolulu. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) also talked about Matthew’s video, and his own view of this period in American history.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
Matthew participated by remote access from Hawaii.

0 hours, 11 minutes | 2,541 Views

Laurence Silberman Oral History Interview, Part 1

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3:00:22 PM - 3:56:18 PM
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Laurence Silberman Oral History Interview, Part 1

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Nixon Labor Undersecretary Laurence Silberman discusses administration labor policies including affirmative action and the development of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration-also known as OSHA. This is an oral history recorded for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.

0 hours, 55 minutes | 210 Views

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

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Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

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Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the statue of General Ulysses S. Grant on the U.S. Capitol West Front in Washington, D.C.
Date of interview unknown.

0 hours, 3 minutes | 531 Views

Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century

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4:00:14 PM - 6:02:15 PM
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Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century

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Alan Brinkley talked about his book, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. Then he was joined in a discussion on journalism and history moderated by Professor Kaplan. The panelists discussed the influence of Henry Luce, founder of Time Inc. and publisher of Time, Fortune, and Life magazines. They also looked at the influence of the Internet, and how the publishing industry, newspapers, and magazines have changed since the 1920s. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Historians, Journalists, and the Challenges of Getting It Right, Part 2: Publishing and the American Century” was a program of the 126th annual meeting of the American Historical Association, co-sponsored by the National History Center. It was held in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.

2 hours, 2 minutes | 574 Views

George Washington After Yorktown

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George Washington After Yorktown

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William Fowler talked about his book, American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783. In the book the author details General George Washington’s struggles as he dealt with an ineffective Congress and a Continental Army on the verge of mutiny. He responded to a question from a member of the audience.
This was part of the Author Series Programs at the Social Law Library.

0 hours, 51 minutes | 782 Views

Hindenburg Disaster

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Hindenburg Disaster

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This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, when on May 6th, 1937 the Zeppelin caught fire while docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. 35 people on the airship were killed as well as one member of the ground crew.
The Hindenburg was the first airship to regularly fly passengers between Europe and the United States.
Next is a five minute Universal Newsreel about the accident.

0 hours, 5 minutes | 2,297 Views

Magna Carta Restoration and Display

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6:59:58 PM - 7:27:01 PM
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Magna Carta Restoration and Display

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Archivist David Ferreiro held a press conference to announce the return to public display of a copy of the 1297 version of the Magna Carta after a year of conservation treatments. One of only four known 1297 originals, the document is on permanent loan by its owner David Rubenstein. They unveiled the restored document to the press. Mr. Rubenstein responded to questions about how he came to own a copy of the Magna Carta, the history of the Magna Carta, and how his early work on Capitol Hill as chief counsel to the Senate subcommittee on constitutional amendments influenced his interests.
Video was shown as Kitty Nicholson talked about the conservation process and Jay Brandenburg described the process of encasing the Magna Carta.
Then Marvin Pinkert showed reporters the spot in the rotunda where the document would be displayed and its new interactive exhibit.

0 hours, 27 minutes | 1,120 Views

Logan Circle Memorial

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Logan Circle Memorial

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Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the career of Civil War General John A. Logan and his monument in Logan Circle in Washington, D.C.
Date 2010.

0 hours, 1 minutes | 591 Views

Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush

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7:30:52 PM - 8:31:31 PM
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Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush

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For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for a conversation about their time in the White House as part of a series of conferences on America’s first ladies. In this discussion - moderated by historian and biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin - we hear Barbara Bush on her husband’s 1992 loss to Bill Clinton, and her thoughts on the 2012 presidential campaign. Laura Bush speaks about her work on behalf of women in Afghanistan and about the moment she realized that average Americans really do listen to what the first lady has to say. This hour-long conversation took place at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas as part of the conference, “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision.”

1 hours, 0 minutes | 1,069 Views

Defense Department Leadership and the Vietnam War

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8:32:15 PM - 9:59:18 PM
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Defense Department Leadership and the Vietnam War

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Robert McNamara served as defense secretary from 1961 to 1968 under President Kennedy and President Johnson. His leadership during the Vietnam War is the subject of a new book titled McNamara, Clifford, and the Burdens of Vietnam, 1965-1969. The author, Edward Drea, joined former Defense Secretary Harold Brown and others for a discussion about McNamara and his successor, Clark Clifford.

1 hours, 27 minutes | 518 Views

Magna Carta Restoration and Display

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Magna Carta Restoration and Display

News Conference

Archivist David Ferreiro held a press conference to announce the return to public display of a copy of the 1297 version of the Magna Carta after a year of conservation treatments. One of only four known 1297 originals, the document is on permanent loan by its owner David Rubenstein. They unveiled the restored document to the press. Mr. Rubenstein responded to questions about how he came to own a copy of the Magna Carta, the history of the Magna Carta, and how his early work on Capitol Hill as chief counsel to the Senate subcommittee on constitutional amendments influenced his interests.
Video was shown as Kitty Nicholson talked about the conservation process and Jay Brandenburg described the process of encasing the Magna Carta.
Then Marvin Pinkert showed reporters the spot in the rotunda where the document would be displayed and its new interactive exhibit.

0 hours, 27 minutes | 1,120 Views

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

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Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

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Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the statue of General Ulysses S. Grant on the U.S. Capitol West Front in Washington, D.C.
Date of interview unknown.

0 hours, 3 minutes | 531 Views

Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush

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10:30:56 PM - 11:31:35 PM
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Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush

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For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for a conversation about their time in the White House as part of a series of conferences on America’s first ladies. In this discussion - moderated by historian and biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin - we hear Barbara Bush on her husband’s 1992 loss to Bill Clinton, and her thoughts on the 2012 presidential campaign. Laura Bush speaks about her work on behalf of women in Afghanistan and about the moment she realized that average Americans really do listen to what the first lady has to say. This hour-long conversation took place at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas as part of the conference, “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision.”

1 hours, 0 minutes | 1,069 Views

Defense Department Leadership and the Vietnam War

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Defense Department Leadership and the Vietnam War

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Robert McNamara served as defense secretary from 1961 to 1968 under President Kennedy and President Johnson. His leadership during the Vietnam War is the subject of a new book titled McNamara, Clifford, and the Burdens of Vietnam, 1965-1969. The author, Edward Drea, joined former Defense Secretary Harold Brown and others for a discussion about McNamara and his successor, Clark Clifford.

1 hours, 27 minutes | 518 Views

Book Discussion on Secret Soldiers

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Book Discussion on Secret Soldiers

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Philip Gerard discussed his latest book, Secret Soldiers: The Story of World War II’s Heroic Army of Deception, published by Dutton. In it, Mr. Gerard writes about a once top-secret elite Army unit that used the tools of deception to save lives during World War II. He maintains that these men were not average soldiers. Their ranks included men such as designer Bill Blass, painter Ellsworth Kelly and a number of artists, engineers and musicians. Mr. Gerard outlines their mission as two-fold: to deceive the German Army into believing that the Allies possessed more troops than they actually did, and to draw enemy fire on their position in order to allow Allied troops to advance. There was a brief question-and-answer session following his presentation.

0 hours, 51 minutes | 477 Views

The Old Mill in North Little Rock

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The Old Mill in North Little Rock

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North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was the only building in North Little Rock to have made an appearance in the opening credits of the movie, Gone with the Wind.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.

0 hours, 2 minutes | 155 Views

Southern Women's Views of the North and Lincoln

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Southern Women's Views of the North and Lincoln

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Victoria Ott talked about the views of young, Southern, upper-class women toward President Abraham Lincoln and the North. Professor Ott is the author of Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age During the Civil War. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Southern Women View the North and Lincoln” was a program at the 16th annual Lincoln Forum Symposium, held November 17, 2011, at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "Lincoln and the Home Front: The Civil War Comes to Washington" was the second year of a five-year focus on the Civil War sesquicentennial.

1 hours, 2 minutes | 720 Views

James Buchanan Memorial

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James Buchanan Memorial

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Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to President James Buchanan, which was unveiled in Meridian Hill Park in 1930. Funds for the memorial were provided by the will of President Buchanan’s niece, Harriet Lane. She was renowned for having served as his White House hostess, and portions of a popular song dedicated to her, “Listen to the Mockingbird,” were played. Topics included President Buchanan’s career and the symbolism of the monument.
Date 2010.

0 hours, 2 minutes | 744 Views

Q&A with Richard Baker

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3:00:11 AM - 3:58:26 AM
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Q&A with Richard Baker

Q&A

Richard Baker told stories from the history of the Senate and showed some rare photographs of senators. Mr. Baker retired in August 2009 after 34 years as the first historian of the United States Senate. Mr. Baker began his tenure in 1975 when the office of Senate Historian was established. By Senate Resolution, he was named historian emeritus effective September 1, 2009. He also served as the curator for the exhibition gallery of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center which opened late the previous year.

0 hours, 58 minutes | 424 Views

Alexander Hamilton Statue

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Alexander Hamilton Statue

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Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue outside the Treasury Department building in Washington, D.C., of its first secretary, Alexander Hamilton. Topics included the sculptor, James Earle Fraser, and the symbolism of the statue. 
Date 2010.

0 hours, 1 minutes | 482 Views

Laurence Silberman Oral History Interview, Part 1

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4:00:25 AM - 4:55:54 AM
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Laurence Silberman Oral History Interview, Part 1

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Nixon Labor Undersecretary Laurence Silberman discusses administration labor policies including affirmative action and the development of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration-also known as OSHA. This is an oral history recorded for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.

0 hours, 55 minutes | 210 Views

The Old Mill in North Little Rock

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The Old Mill in North Little Rock

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North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was the only building in North Little Rock to have made an appearance in the opening credits of the movie, Gone with the Wind.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.

0 hours, 2 minutes | 155 Views

Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century

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5:00:14 AM - 7:02:15 AM

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Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century

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Alan Brinkley talked about his book, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. Then he was joined in a discussion on journalism and history moderated by Professor Kaplan. The panelists discussed the influence of Henry Luce, founder of Time Inc. and publisher of Time, Fortune, and Life magazines. They also looked at the influence of the Internet, and how the publishing industry, newspapers, and magazines have changed since the 1920s. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Historians, Journalists, and the Challenges of Getting It Right, Part 2: Publishing and the American Century” was a program of the 126th annual meeting of the American Historical Association, co-sponsored by the National History Center. It was held in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.

2 hours, 2 minutes | 574 Views