The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Event date: 
February 17th, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Douglas L. Wilson
Rodney O. Davis
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Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis take a look at the legendary Lincoln-Douglas Debates and discuss their recent book, the most complete record ever assembled of the debates.

Robert E. Lee: New Yorker

Event date: 
March 3rd, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 8 minutes
Speaker: 
David W. Blight
Elizabeth Brown Pryor
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Prior to the Civil War, Robert E. Lee spent more of his adult life in New York than in any other state. He left us wonderful descriptions of West Point tattoos and cadet antics; of sleigh riding down Broadway; and of the tall ships...

Mrs. Lincoln

Event date: 
April 22nd, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Catherine Clinton
Eric Foner
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Catherine Clinton, interviewed by Eric Foner, crafts a richly detailed portrait of one of our most complicated, controversial, and often misunderstood first ladies: Mary Todd Lincoln.

Lincoln's Constitution

Event date: 
February 5th, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Benno Schmidt
Akhil Reed Amar
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Benno Schmidt and Akhil Reed Amar examine Abraham Lincoln’s profound influence on the Constitution and the way we view America’s vital document today.

Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861

Event date: 
November 25th, 2008
Duration: 
56 min 25 sec
Speaker: 
Harold Holzer
Jonathan Atler
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In discussion with Jonathan Alter, Lincoln historian Harold Holzer looks at a pivotal time for our sixteenth president -- the period between his election and inauguration -- while drawing comparisons to other presidents-elect.

Lincoln, 1860 & Secession

Event date: 
December 2nd, 2010
Duration: 
59 min 34 sec
Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
Eric Foner
Harold Holzer (Moderator)
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Three renowned scholars revisit one of the most significant, pivotal years in American history: 1860. Throughout 1860, tensions over slavery threatened to boil over into civil war and the supercharged Presidential campaign would very literally decide the immediate fate and future of the Union. Abraham Lincoln was elected in November; by the end of the year, South Carolina had seceded and the course of American history was irrevocably changed.

 

With Wings Like Eagles: A History Of The Battle Of Britain

Event date: 
February 19th, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 27 seconds
Speaker: 
Michael Korda
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It was the most intense and concentrated moment of the war, when handful of young men fought and won the most important battle of World War II, the loss of which would have meant the invasion of Britain, and Europe dominated and controlled by a victorious Nazi Germany that we can hardly even imagine. In this program, Michael Korda tells the story of the Battle of Britain, from the political background of the 1930s to the new military technology of the day to the battle itself.

The Global Financial Crisis: America Making a Comeback

Event date: 
April 6th, 2010
Duration: 
59 min 19 sec
Speaker: 
Andrew Ross Sorkin
David M. Walker
Paul Volcker
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The Global Financial Crisis has changed the political and economic landscape forever. But is it over? And are we on the road to recovery?

The Global Financial Crisis, A Great Depression?

Event date: 
April 14th, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 26 seconds
Speaker: 
James D. Wolfensohn
Niall Ferguson
Richard Sylla
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An in-depth discussion about the current global financial crisis and its parallels to past financial crises. Does it threaten another Great Depression? Three economic experts will shed light on the impact of the turmoil here and abroad.

The Future of the USA

Event date: 
November 16th, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 30 minutes
Speaker: 
Roger Hertog
Dr. Richard Haas
Dr. Robert Kagan
R. Glenn Hubbard
Mortimer Zuckerman
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It isn't just pessimists who harbor serious questions about the steps our country is taking in terms of military obligations, dependence on foreigners to fund our budget deficits, the value of the dollar, and dealings with new global.

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