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3:00 am AKT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Robb Harleston Telephone lines were open for viewers to rate the performance their state’s governor. Telephone lines were open for viewers to rate the performance their state’s governor. 2:39 am AKT Approx. 30 min. Opposition Research and Negative Political Advertising Alan Huffman; Andres Martinez; Michael Rejebian Speakers talked about negative political advertising and the campaign opposition research ... Speakers talked about negative political advertising and the campaign opposition research process. This panel was part of a forum on negative political advertising hosted by the New America Foundation. 2:29 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Abraham Lincoln and the Freedom of the Press Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln and freedom of the press during the Civil War. He ... Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln and freedom of the press during the Civil War. He examined the reasoning behind the imprisonment of newspaper editors during the Civil War, and the suspension of habeas corpus. After his presentation he was joined in discussion by Judges Kaye and Walker. Then Judge Wesley talked about the cases Merryman and Milligan. Henry Miller closed the program by reading an 1862 letter from Judge Samuel A. Foot to President Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address.
“Lincoln, the Civil War and Freedom of the Press: New York Divided” was the 2011 Stephen R. Kaye Lecture of the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York. The event at the New York City Bar Association was co-hosted by the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.
3:51 am AKT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Super Political Action Committees Robb Harleston; Dave Levinthal Dave Levinthal talked about the emergence of super political action committees (super PACs). He ... Dave Levinthal talked about the emergence of super political action committees (super PACs). He explained what a super PAC is and how they were created and the role that they are playing in the 2012 campaign. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 3:10 am AKT Approx. 48 min. Business versus Political Advertising Mike Hughes; Andres Martinez; Jayme Maultasch Speakers talked about the similarities and differences between commercial and political ... Speakers talked about the similarities and differences between commercial and political advertising. This panel was part of a forum on negative political advertising hosted by the New America Foundation. 4:01 am AKT Approx. 53 min. Guenter Wendt 1999 Oral History Interview Catherine Harwood; Guenter Wendt Guenter Wendt worked as the manager of the launch pads for the Mercury, Gemini, and parts of the ... Guenter Wendt worked as the manager of the launch pads for the Mercury, Gemini, and parts of the Apollo missions and was often the last person astronauts saw before going into space. He talked about how he came to work for NASA, his relationship with the astronauts, and what it meant to be in charge of launch pad operations.
This is a portion of the interview.
This interview was part of an oral history program at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He was interviewed by Catherine Harwood on February 25, 1999, in Titusville, Florida.
4:34 am AKT Approx. 38 min. LIVE Consumer Bureau Reviews Overdraft Fees Pam Banks; Pedro Echevarria Pamela Banks talked about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement that it ... Pamela Banks talked about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement that it will begin researching and investigating overdraft fees. She discussed the cost and rules associated with overdraft fees. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 4:01 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Book Discussion on Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime Joseph Sassoon; Samer Shehata Joseph Sassoon presented his history of Saddam Hussein’s regime using internal documents and ... Joseph Sassoon presented his history of Saddam Hussein’s regime using internal documents and recordings captured by coalition forces after the 2003 invasion. He used some slides during his presentation. After a discussion with Professor Shehata, he responded to questions by members of the audience at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. 4:57 am AKT Approx. 2 min. Unveiling the Magna Carta Preview Portions of the press conference at the Natoinal Archives where Archivist David Ferreiro and owner ... Portions of the press conference at the Natoinal Archives where Archivist David Ferreiro and owner David Rubenstein unveiled the newly restored copy of the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.
5:16 am AKT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Third Party Presidential Nomination Charles Roemer; Pedro Echevarria Buddy Roemer talked about his decision to run as a third party candidate in the 2012 presidential ... Buddy Roemer talked about his decision to run as a third party candidate in the 2012 presidential election. He discussed his reasons for leaving the Republican Party as well as the issues he hopes to address. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 5:13 am AKT Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on The Morality of Capitalism Megan Roberts; Peter Slen Megan Roberts talked about the book of essays, The Morality of Capitalism: What Your Professors ... Megan Roberts talked about the book of essays, The Morality of Capitalism: What Your Professors Won’t Tell You. It is the second annual “What Your Professors Won’t Tell You” compilation published by Students for Liberty.
She was interviewed while at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held February 9-11, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
5:01 am AKT Approx. 28 min. The Atlantic's Civil War Commemorative Issue James Bennet; Bill Scanlan; Scott Stossel The editors of The Atlantic's Special Commemorative Issue, “The Civil War,” ... The editors of The Atlantic's Special Commemorative Issue, “The Civil War,” were interviewed. They talked about the history of the magazine and how the special issue, released December 6, 2011, was compiled for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
The magazine was founded in 1857 as an abolitionist platform. This volume collects pieces that were contemporary to the events and retrospective over the years by writers such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It includes an introduction by President Barack Obama and other reflections from current writers. In a special partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, images from the museum and other Civil War collections were paired with original Atlantic features by such writers as Mark Twain, Charles Francis Adams, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
5:59 am AKT Approx. 28 min. LIVE National Governors Association Opening News Conference David Heineman; Jack Markell Governors spoke to reporters and answered questions about their annual conference. Governors spoke to reporters and answered questions about their annual conference. 5:16 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Book Discussion on Our Time: Breaking the Silence of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Josh Seefried, Air Force officer and co-founder of OutServe, was joined by three contributors to ... Josh Seefried, Air Force officer and co-founder of OutServe, was joined by three contributors to the book he edited to talk about serving in the military under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Sewell Chan moderated.
This event was held by the New York Public Library LGBT Initiative in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
5:30 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. LIVE Person of the Year 1862, Part 1 Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events ... Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would Time have selected as the Person of the Year? The Museum of the Confederacy and the Library of Virginia invited five historians to consider that question and nominate someone for the title.
Two of the historians campaigned for their candidates in this first half of a two-part program. After each presentation the historian responded to questions from members of the audience. Then he was interviewed remotely from the C-SPAN studios and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Krick nominated General Stonewall Jackson. Professor Blight nominated Frederick Douglass.
The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2012 Symposium was held at the Library of Virginia.
6:28 am AKT Approx. 32 min. Economic Issues for States John Harris; Robert McDonnell; Martin O'Malley Governors Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Martin O’Malley (D-MD) talked about the economic issues ... Governors Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Martin O’Malley (D-MD) talked about the economic issues facing their states. Topics included job creation, revenue shortfalls and approaches to budget cuts, tax policy, and the 2012 election. They also discussed social issues, such as same-sex marriage and reproductive health. They took questions from the audience at the end of the program.
The governors were interviewed by John Harris at Politico’s second annual State Solutions Conference.
6:28 am AKT Approx. 3 min. Publisher Interview: Intercollegiate Studies Institute Richard Brake; Peter Slen Richard Brake talked about recent books published by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
He ...
Richard Brake talked about recent books published by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
He was interviewed while at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held February 9-11, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
7:25 am AKT Approx. 5 min. Liljenquist Civil War Photographs Preview Portions of a program of Tom and Brandon Liljenquist and Helena Zinkham, chief of the Prints and ... Portions of a program of Tom and Brandon Liljenquist and Helena Zinkham, chief of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, talking about the exhibition of 379 of the Civil War photographs that the Liljenquist family donated to the Library of Congress.
7:01 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. LIVE State Economies Governors spoke about an economic initiative proposed by Gov Heineman (R-NE). The goal of the ... Governors spoke about an economic initiative proposed by Gov Heineman (R-NE). The goal of the initiative was to provide governors and state policymakers with better policy options to assess the economic environment in their state, and to create strategies designed to foster growth. 
This program was part of the National Governor’s Association conference.
6:31 am AKT Approx. 30 min. Book Discussion on King Larry: The Life and Ruins of a Billionaire Genius James Scurlock James Scurlock recounts the life of Larry Hillblom, co-founder of DHL shipping company, who ... James Scurlock recounts the life of Larry Hillblom, co-founder of DHL shipping company, who disappeared in 1995 off the coast of Anatahan in the Western Pacific. Mr. Hillblom, raised on a peach farm near Fresno, California, co-founded DHL in 1969, just months after graduating from the University of California Berkeley’s School of Law. Twelve years later, Mr. Hillblom moved to the Mariana Islands, a tax haven and U.S. territory in the Western Pacific. There he became a Supreme Court justice who re-drafted the island’s real-estate laws and tax codes. Larry Hillblom’s estate, valued at nearly a billion dollars, has been disputed by numerous parties since his disappearance. James Scurlock responded to questions from members of the audience at BookPeople in Austin, Texas. 7:31 am AKT Approx. 29 min. LIVE Person of the Year 1862, Part 1 Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events ... Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would Time have selected as the Person of the Year? The Museum of the Confederacy and the Library of Virginia invited five historians to consider that question and nominate someone for the title.
Two of the historians campaigned for their candidates in this first half of a two-part program. After each presentation the historian responded to questions from members of the audience. Then he was interviewed remotely from the C-SPAN studios and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Krick nominated General Stonewall Jackson. Professor Blight nominated Frederick Douglass.
The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2012 Symposium was held at the Library of Virginia.
8:14 am AKT Approx. 58 min. Rick Santorum on Jobs and the Economy Richard Santorum Rick Santorum outlined his agenda for the first 100 days in office if he is elected president. Rick Santorum outlined his agenda for the first 100 days in office if he is elected president. 7:02 am AKT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 8:01 am AKT Approx. 40 min. African American National Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture ... At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture speakers included President Obama, the museum’s director, the secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and former First Lady Laura Bush. The event featured musical performances by Denyce Graves, Thomas Hampson, jazz pianist Jason Moran, Stanley Thurston and the Heritage Signature Chorale, Howard University Jazz ensemble-Afro Blue, Madrigal Singers of St. Albans and the National Cathedral Schools, and U.S. Navy Band.
9:16 am AKT Approx. 39 min. Super Political Action Committees Robb Harleston; Dave Levinthal Dave Levinthal talked about the emergence of super political action committees (super PACs). He ... Dave Levinthal talked about the emergence of super political action committees (super PACs). He explained what a super PAC is and how they were created and the role that they are playing in the 2012 campaign. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:03 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline Morris Berman Morris Berman talked about the third book in his trilogy on the decline of the American ... Morris Berman talked about the third book in his trilogy on the decline of the American empire. In this talk, titled “The Way We Live Today,” he argued that self-interest trumping the common good has led the U.S. astray. He also responded to questions from menbers of the audience at a Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Los Angeles. 8:41 am AKT Approx. 3 hr. 47 min. LIVE Person of the Year 1862, Part 2 Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events ... Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would Time have selected as the Person of the Year? The Museum of the Confederacy and the Library of Virginia invited five historians to consider that question and nominate someone for the title.
The remaining three historians campaigned for their candidates in this second half of a two-part program. After each presentation the historian responded to questions from members of the audience. Then he was interviewed remotely from the C-SPAN studios and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Professor McPherson nominated Admiral David Farragut; General Mountcastle nominated General George McClellan; Professor Thomas nominated General Robert E. Lee, who the audience then voted as Person of the Year 1862.
The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2012 Symposium was held at the Library of Virginia.
9:58 am AKT Approx. 34 min. Consumer Internet Privacy Commerce Secretary John Bryson, White House National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, and ... Commerce Secretary John Bryson, White House National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz talked about the Obama administration’s new Internet privacy initiative. 8:12 am AKT Approx. 3 min. Laura Ingraham Book Signing Laura Ingraham Laura Ingraham was shown signing copies of the book she wrote with Raymond Arroyo, Of Thee I ... Laura Ingraham was shown signing copies of the book she wrote with Raymond Arroyo, Of Thee I Zing: America’s Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots. She was also seen being interviewed. 
She was at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held February 9-11, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
12:29 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. African American National Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture ... At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture speakers included President Obama, the museum’s director, the secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and former First Lady Laura Bush. The event featured musical performances by Denyce Graves, Thomas Hampson, jazz pianist Jason Moran, Stanley Thurston and the Heritage Signature Chorale, Howard University Jazz ensemble-Afro Blue, Madrigal Singers of St. Albans and the National Cathedral Schools, and U.S. Navy Band.
10:33 am AKT Approx. 28 min. National Governors Association Opening News Conference David Heineman; Jack Markell Governors spoke to reporters and answered questions about their annual conference. Governors spoke to reporters and answered questions about their annual conference. 8:16 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 Matt Wasniewski presented a history of African Americans who have served in Congress, using images ... Matt Wasniewski presented a history of African Americans who have served in Congress, using images from the Web site, “Black Americans in Congress.” He also responded to questions. Then former Congressman Ron Dellums (D-CA), a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, talked about his own experiences. This Avoice briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., was sponsored by Representative Frederica Wilson. 2:00 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. 30 min. Person of the Year 1862, Part 1 Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events ... Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would Time have selected as the Person of the Year? The Museum of the Confederacy and the Library of Virginia invited five historians to consider that question and nominate someone for the title.
Two of the historians campaigned for their candidates in this first half of a two-part program. After each presentation the historian responded to questions from members of the audience. Then he was interviewed remotely from the C-SPAN studios and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Krick nominated General Stonewall Jackson. Professor Blight nominated Frederick Douglass.
The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2012 Symposium was held at the Library of Virginia.
11:02 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. LIVE Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture Panelists talked about strategies to foster a business environment that increases jobs and ... Panelists talked about strategies to foster a business environment that increases jobs and economic growth.
This program was part of the National Governor’s Association conference.
10:21 am AKT Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House John Cole; Julie Miller; Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation ... Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President Madison. The author used correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before to report on Mr. Jennings' life as a slave in the White House and his relationship with James and Dolley Madison. Upon gaining his freedom in 1847, Mr. Jennings was involved in the Pearl Affair, the largest, single slave escape ever attempted, and he authored the first White House memoir. Ms. Taylor responded to questions from members of the audience at this “Books and Beyond” presentation in the Mumford Room of the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress. 4:31 pm AKT Approx. 42 min. African American National Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture ... At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture speakers included President Obama, the museum’s director, the secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and former First Lady Laura Bush. The event featured musical performances by Denyce Graves, Thomas Hampson, jazz pianist Jason Moran, Stanley Thurston and the Heritage Signature Chorale, Howard University Jazz ensemble-Afro Blue, Madrigal Singers of St. Albans and the National Cathedral Schools, and U.S. Navy Band.
12:30 pm AKT Approx. 26 min. Rick Santorum Campaign Rally Richard Santorum Senator Rick Santorum spoke to supporters about his campaign and policies if he were elected ... Senator Rick Santorum spoke to supporters about his campaign and policies if he were elected president. 11:15 am AKT Approx. 1 min. BookTV Fairs and Festivals 5:14 pm AKT Approx. 3 hr. 46 min. Person of the Year 1862, Part 2 Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events ... Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would Time have selected as the Person of the Year? The Museum of the Confederacy and the Library of Virginia invited five historians to consider that question and nominate someone for the title.
The remaining three historians campaigned for their candidates in this second half of a two-part program. After each presentation the historian responded to questions from members of the audience. Then he was interviewed remotely from the C-SPAN studios and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Professor McPherson nominated Admiral David Farragut; General Mountcastle nominated General George McClellan; Professor Thomas nominated General Robert E. Lee, who the audience then voted as Person of the Year 1862.
The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2012 Symposium was held at the Library of Virginia.
12:56 pm AKT Approx. 30 min. Mitt Romney Campaign Rally Ann Romney; W. Romney Mitt Romney spoke to supporters about his presidential campaign. Mitt Romney spoke to supporters about his presidential campaign. 11:16 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on Guantanamo: An American History Jenny Altshuler; Jonathan Hansen Jonathan Hansen presented a history of America’s presence at Guantanamo Bay. The author ... Jonathan Hansen presented a history of America’s presence at Guantanamo Bay. The author reported on the United States' early interest in the area and the central role it played in U.S. plans to control the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Mr. Hansen examined the creation of the U.S. naval base and prison at Guantanamo and its continued usage despite calls for its closure. Jonathan Hansen responded to questions from members of the audience at Belmont Public Library in Belmont, Massachusetts. The program was part of the Author Series of the Friends of the Belmont Public Library. 9:01 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. 30 min. Person of the Year 1862, Part 1 Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events ... Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would Time have selected as the Person of the Year? The Museum of the Confederacy and the Library of Virginia invited five historians to consider that question and nominate someone for the title.
Two of the historians campaigned for their candidates in this first half of a two-part program. After each presentation the historian responded to questions from members of the audience. Then he was interviewed remotely from the C-SPAN studios and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Krick nominated General Stonewall Jackson. Professor Blight nominated Frederick Douglass.
The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2012 Symposium was held at the Library of Virginia.
1:27 pm AKT Approx. 43 min. Third Party Presidential Nomination Charles Roemer; Pedro Echevarria Buddy Roemer talked about his decision to run as a third party candidate in the 2012 presidential ... Buddy Roemer talked about his decision to run as a third party candidate in the 2012 presidential election. He discussed his reasons for leaving the Republican Party as well as the issues he hopes to address. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 12:26 pm AKT Approx. 5 min. Publisher Interview: Heartland Institute James Lakely; Peter Slen Jim Lakely talked about recent books published by the Heartland Institute.
He was interviewed ...
Jim Lakely talked about recent books published by the Heartland Institute.
He was interviewed while at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held February 9-11, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
11:32 pm AKT Approx. 42 min. African American National Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture ... At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture speakers included President Obama, the museum’s director, the secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and former First Lady Laura Bush. The event featured musical performances by Denyce Graves, Thomas Hampson, jazz pianist Jason Moran, Stanley Thurston and the Heritage Signature Chorale, Howard University Jazz ensemble-Afro Blue, Madrigal Singers of St. Albans and the National Cathedral Schools, and U.S. Navy Band.
2:25 pm AKT Approx. 2 min. Congressional Agenda and Transportation Bill Keith Laing; Bill Scanlan Keith Laing was interviewed by phone about the congressional agenda and the transportation bill. Keith Laing was interviewed by phone about the congressional agenda and the transportation bill. 12:32 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Book Discussion on It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway Jonathan Cristol; David Satter David Satter talked about the history of the Soviet Union and the millions of victims of ... David Satter talked about the history of the Soviet Union and the millions of victims of communism, who he says have been forgotten. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Russia and the Communist Past,” part of the James Clarke Chace Speaker Series of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program, was co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs magazine.
Program in New YorkCity.
12:15 am AKT Approx. 3 hr. 46 min. Person of the Year 1862, Part 2 Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events ... Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would Time have selected as the Person of the Year? The Museum of the Confederacy and the Library of Virginia invited five historians to consider that question and nominate someone for the title.
The remaining three historians campaigned for their candidates in this second half of a two-part program. After each presentation the historian responded to questions from members of the audience. Then he was interviewed remotely from the C-SPAN studios and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Professor McPherson nominated Admiral David Farragut; General Mountcastle nominated General George McClellan; Professor Thomas nominated General Robert E. Lee, who the audience then voted as Person of the Year 1862.
The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2012 Symposium was held at the Library of Virginia.
2:30 pm AKT Approx. 31 min. Consumer Electronics Show C-SPAN visited booths of some of the companies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ... C-SPAN visited booths of some of the companies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which included demonstrations of some of the newest technology in the fields of solar power, DNA sequencing, health-care robotics and more. 1:49 pm AKT Approx. 11 min. Beyond the Book Collection Peter Slen; John Zenelis University Librarian John Zenelis gave a tour of “Beyond the Book: An Exhibition of the ... University Librarian John Zenelis gave a tour of “Beyond the Book: An Exhibition of the Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection” on display in George Mason University Libraries' Fenwick Library on the Fairfax Campus. "Booknotes" was televised from April 1989 through December 2004. The hour-long show featured one-on-one interviews with nonfiction authors by Brian Lamb. The collection donated to the university included the original books, with marginalia, and associated archival materials, such as reviews, notes, letters, and correspondence with authors. Mr. Zenelis also showed the reading room where the 801 books reviewed in the series were shelved in chronological order in Mason Libraries' Special Collections and Archives.
3:02 pm AKT Approx. 59 min. U.S. v. Alvarez Oral Arguments The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Alvarez. The case involves the ... The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Alvarez. The case involves the constitutionality of a federal law that makes lying about receiving military medals or honors a crime. 2:01 pm AKT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life Herbert Block; Brian Lamb Mr. Block discussed his book Herblock: A Cartoonist’s Life published by ... Mr. Block discussed his book Herblock: A Cartoonist’s Life published by Macmillan Publishing Co. He had been a political cartoonist since the Roosevelt administration and has enjoyed drawing caricatures since grade school. He spoke about his life, some of the people he met and drew during his career, and his coining of the term “McCarthyism.” The autobiography includes over 200 of his drawings, including President Carter viewing his own "fuzzy'' TV image and Oliver North turning shredded evidence into lucrative contracts.
4:04 pm AKT Approx. 26 min. Rick Santorum Campaign Rally Richard Santorum Senator Rick Santorum spoke to supporters about his campaign and policies if he were elected ... Senator Rick Santorum spoke to supporters about his campaign and policies if he were elected president. 3:00 pm AKT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published
4:30 pm AKT Approx. 30 min. Mitt Romney Campaign Rally Ann Romney; W. Romney Mitt Romney spoke to supporters about his presidential campaign. Mitt Romney spoke to supporters about his presidential campaign. 3:02 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 Matt Wasniewski presented a history of African Americans who have served in Congress, using images ... Matt Wasniewski presented a history of African Americans who have served in Congress, using images from the Web site, “Black Americans in Congress.” He also responded to questions. Then former Congressman Ron Dellums (D-CA), a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, talked about his own experiences. This Avoice briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., was sponsored by Representative Frederica Wilson.
5:03 pm AKT Approx. 39 min. Super Political Action Committees Robb Harleston; Dave Levinthal Dave Levinthal talked about the emergence of super political action committees (super PACs). He ... Dave Levinthal talked about the emergence of super political action committees (super PACs). He explained what a super PAC is and how they were created and the role that they are playing in the 2012 campaign. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 5:07 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline Morris Berman Morris Berman talked about the third book in his trilogy on the decline of the American ... Morris Berman talked about the third book in his trilogy on the decline of the American empire. In this talk, titled “The Way We Live Today,” he argued that self-interest trumping the common good has led the U.S. astray. He also responded to questions from menbers of the audience at a Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Los Angeles.
5:46 pm AKT Approx. 29 min. National Governors Association Opening News Conference David Heineman; Jack Markell Governors spoke to reporters and answered questions about their annual conference. Governors spoke to reporters and answered questions about their annual conference. 6:16 pm AKT Approx. 58 min. After Words with Richard Thompson Ford Richard Ford; Suzanne Nossel Mr. Ford attempts to explain what is both gained and lost when describing a controversy as a ... Mr. Ford attempts to explain what is both gained and lost when describing a controversy as a matter of universal rights. When trying to change the lives of millions by enforcing what western nations believe are universal human rights, are there unforeseen issues that should be accounted for? He debated this question with former Suzanne Nossel, executive director-designate of Amnesty International USA.
6:27 pm AKT Approx. 56 min. Danica Patrick Remarks Danica Patrick; Theresa Werner NASCAR driver Danica Patrick spoke about her career and her preparations for the Daytona 500. She ... NASCAR driver Danica Patrick spoke about her career and her preparations for the Daytona 500. She also talked about her decision to move to London to race and difficulties experienced when she returned to race in the U.S. She talked about changing media of women, saying that she enjoyed being unique and had “always wanted to be the first me...not the next somebody else.” She responded to questions from the audience. 7:15 pm AKT Approx. 45 min. Shooting from the Lip: Book Party A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The ... A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling with the guests. Then Mr. Hardy, Senator Simpson’s former press secretary and chief of staff, talked about writing the book and the total access that he had to Senator Simpson’s papers. Senator Simpson also talked about the book and about his life. He told stories about the author, the late Senator Ted Kennedy, and about some of the guests, including former Vice President and Mrs. Cheney, former Secretary Mineta, Librarian of Congress Billington, and Representative Dingell.
7:25 pm AKT Approx. 26 min. Rick Santorum Campaign Rally Richard Santorum Senator Rick Santorum spoke to supporters about his campaign and policies if he were elected ... Senator Rick Santorum spoke to supporters about his campaign and policies if he were elected president. 8:02 pm AKT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America A history of the Occupy Wall Street movement was written by almost 60 of the participating ... A history of the Occupy Wall Street movement was written by almost 60 of the participating activists, calling themselves “Writers for the 99%.” Some of the contributors to the book read selections from it at a “True Story Nonfiction” event of the KGB Bar in New York City.
Portions of this program contain language that some may find offensive.
7:51 pm AKT Approx. 29 min. Mitt Romney Campaign Rally Ann Romney; W. Romney Mitt Romney spoke to supporters about his presidential campaign. Mitt Romney spoke to supporters about his presidential campaign. 9:01 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 Karlyn Bowman; Charles Murray Charles Murray argued that white America’s classes have diverged in a way different than ... Charles Murray argued that white America’s classes have diverged in a way different than ever seen before. Utilizing census records from 1960 to 2000, Mr. Murray examined the growth of the class divide, the demise of a shared civic culture, and the development of separate cultural understandings for the upper and lower classes. He argued that the growth of this inequality would spell the end of the “American project” and discussed the the probability of that happening. Mr. Murray also responded to questions from members of the audience. 
“Alternative Futures for a Fractured American Culture” was a monthly Bradley Lecture at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
8:22 pm AKT Approx. 39 min. Super Political Action Committees Robb Harleston; Dave Levinthal Dave Levinthal talked about the emergence of super political action committees (super PACs). He ... Dave Levinthal talked about the emergence of super political action committees (super PACs). He explained what a super PAC is and how they were created and the role that they are playing in the 2012 campaign. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:16 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Book Discussion on It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway Jonathan Cristol; David Satter David Satter talked about the history of the Soviet Union and the millions of victims of ... David Satter talked about the history of the Soviet Union and the millions of victims of communism, who he says have been forgotten. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Russia and the Communist Past,” part of the James Clarke Chace Speaker Series of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program, was co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs magazine.
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9:04 pm AKT Approx. 29 min. National Governors Association Opening News Conference David Heineman; Jack Markell Governors spoke to reporters and answered questions about their annual conference. Governors spoke to reporters and answered questions about their annual conference. 11:34 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Book Discussion on Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime Joseph Sassoon; Samer Shehata Joseph Sassoon presented his history of Saddam Hussein’s regime using internal documents and ... Joseph Sassoon presented his history of Saddam Hussein’s regime using internal documents and recordings captured by coalition forces after the 2003 invasion. He used some slides during his presentation. After a discussion with Professor Shehata, he responded to questions by members of the audience at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.
9:45 pm AKT Approx. 56 min. Danica Patrick Remarks Danica Patrick; Theresa Werner NASCAR driver Danica Patrick spoke about her career and her preparations for the Daytona 500. She ... NASCAR driver Danica Patrick spoke about her career and her preparations for the Daytona 500. She also talked about her decision to move to London to race and difficulties experienced when she returned to race in the U.S. She talked about changing media of women, saying that she enjoyed being unique and had “always wanted to be the first me...not the next somebody else.” She responded to questions from the audience. 12:46 am AKT Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House John Cole; Julie Miller; Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation ... Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President Madison. The author used correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before to report on Mr. Jennings' life as a slave in the White House and his relationship with James and Dolley Madison. Upon gaining his freedom in 1847, Mr. Jennings was involved in the Pearl Affair, the largest, single slave escape ever attempted, and he authored the first White House memoir. Ms. Taylor responded to questions from members of the audience at this “Books and Beyond” presentation in the Mumford Room of the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress.
10:43 pm AKT Approx. 59 min. U.S. v. Alvarez Oral Arguments The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Alvarez. The case involves the ... The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Alvarez. The case involves the constitutionality of a federal law that makes lying about receiving military medals or honors a crime. 1:38 am AKT Approx. 7 min. Ann Coulter Book Signing Ann Coulter; Peter Slen Ann Coulter was shown signing copies of her book Demonic and having her picture taken with ... Ann Coulter was shown signing copies of her book Demonic and having her picture taken with fans. She also arranged interviews with French and Danish reporters.
She was at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held February 9-11, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
11:44 pm AKT Approx. 51 min. State Economies Governors spoke about an economic initiative proposed by Gov Heineman (R-NE). The goal of the ... Governors spoke about an economic initiative proposed by Gov Heineman (R-NE). The goal of the initiative was to provide governors and state policymakers with better policy options to assess the economic environment in their state, and to create strategies designed to foster growth. 
This program was part of the National Governor’s Association conference.
1:46 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline Morris Berman Morris Berman talked about the third book in his trilogy on the decline of the American ... Morris Berman talked about the third book in his trilogy on the decline of the American empire. In this talk, titled “The Way We Live Today,” he argued that self-interest trumping the common good has led the U.S. astray. He also responded to questions from menbers of the audience at a Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Los Angeles.
12:37 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture Panelists talked about strategies to foster a business environment that increases jobs and ... Panelists talked about strategies to foster a business environment that increases jobs and economic growth.
This program was part of the National Governor’s Association conference.
2:55 am AKT Approx. 4 min. Book Discussion on Uncompromised Nada Prouty; Peter Slen Nada Prouty talked about her book Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab ... Nada Prouty talked about her book Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA. Labeled by the New York Post as “Jihad Jane,” Nada Prouty was eventually exonerated by the Central Intelligence Agency and a federal judge of charges that she had passed intelligence to Hezbollah.
This interview was held at the 34th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 15, 2011, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
2:01 am AKT Approx. 26 min. Rick Santorum Campaign Rally Richard Santorum Senator Rick Santorum spoke to supporters about his campaign and policies if he were elected ... Senator Rick Santorum spoke to supporters about his campaign and policies if he were elected president.
2:28 am AKT Approx. 30 min. Mitt Romney Campaign Rally Ann Romney; W. Romney Mitt Romney spoke to supporters about his presidential campaign. Mitt Romney spoke to supporters about his presidential campaign.