Steve Jobs

Event date: 
March 6th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour, 4 minutes
Speaker: 
Walter Isaacson
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Walter Isaacson tells the story of the roller-coaster life and searing personality of Steve Jobs, a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six technological industries.

Civil War at Sea

Event date: 
December 13th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer
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Three prize-winning historians discuss the often-neglected naval history of the American Civil War.

Civilization: The West and the Rest

Event date: 
December 8th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour and 4 minutes
Speaker: 
Niall Ferguson
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Niall Ferguson discusses his book, Civilization: The West and the Rest. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed?

The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

Event date: 
November 29th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour and 58 seconds
Speaker: 
Gordon S. Wood
Richard Brookhiser
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Gordon S. Wood, in conversation with Richard Brookhiser, reflects on the birth of American nationhood and explains why the Revolution remains so essential.

A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia

Event date: 
November 28th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour and 12 minutes
Speaker: 
Aaron L. Friedberg
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Aaron L. Friedberg discusses how the 21st century will be shaped by the relationship between China and the United States, the strategies each is employing to achieve its goals, and the escalating Sino-American struggle for geopolitical predominance.

Muller v. Oregon: Over a Century Later

Event date: 
January 27th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour and 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg delivers an insightful lecture on the origins and legacy of Muller v. Oregon, focusing on the changing views of women’s rights and needs in the eyes of the Court, legislatures and the public.

American and Haitian Revolutions and the Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Event date: 
November 17th, 2011
Duration: 
45 min 5 sec
Speaker: 
David Brion Davis
Peter P. Hinks
Richard J. M. Blackett
David W. Blight
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In conjunction with the exhibition, Revolution!, historians examine the tumultuous 30-year period which saw the American and Haitian Revolutions and the end of the transatlantic slave trade to the U.S. and the British colonies.

Dangerous Ambition: Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson

Event date: 
November 16th, 2011
Duration: 
51 minutes 10 seconds
Speaker: 
Susan Hertog
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Author Susan Hertog discusses her new biography of two smart, self-made women who lived strikingly parallel lives that placed them at the center of the social and historical upheavals of the 20th century: Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West.

Yankee Stadium Forever: The Legends, Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle

Event date: 
May 4th, 2010
Duration: 
48 min 41 sec
Speaker: 
Ed Randall
Bert Sugar
Tony Morante
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The Yankee Stadium Forever series returns with an evening of tall tales, iconic stories, and enduring memories of the greatest players ever to roam the House that Ruth Built, and those who are commemorated in Monument Park.

Tales of the Grateful Dead and New York

Event date: 
May 27th, 2010
Duration: 
53 min 42 sec
Speaker: 
Gary Lambert
Pete Fornatale
Carol Brightman
Lenny Kaye
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From the free concerts in Tompkins Square and Central Park to Filmore East and Madison Square Garden, the Grateful Dead considered New York a second home for much of the band's 30-year touring career...

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