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.

The Future of the Stock Market and the World Economy

Event date: 
October 28th, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 28 minutes
Speaker: 
Byron R. Wien
James Chanos
Leon Cooperman
James Grant
Lewis Sanders
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The potential meltdown of the global financial system is like nothing we've seen for 80 years. Is long-term investing possible any more? How long until the economy starts growing again?

The Future of New York

Event date: 
November 9th, 2009
Duration: 
1 Hour and 19 minutes
Speaker: 
Michael Goodwin
George Pataki
Richard Ravitch
James Tisch
Fred Siegel
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The financial crisis is having a disproportionate impact on New York, not only because we've lost major Wall Street firms and damaged our employment base, but also because of the possible longer-term effect on real-estate values and...

The Constitution and the Age of Terror

Event date: 
November 18th, 2008
Duration: 
55 min 2 seconds
Speaker: 
Benno Schmidt
Philip C. Bobbitt
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Benno Schmidt and Philip C. Bobbitt talk about the spectre of terrorism in modern life and how it has affected the way we interpret the U.S. Constitution.

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