America's Unwritten Constitution

Event date: 
October 16th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Akhil Reed Amar
Linda Greenhouse (moderator)
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Preeminent constitutional scholars Akhil Reed Amar and Linda Greenhouse explore the relationship and intersections between America’s written and unwritten Constitutions.

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The Great Degeneration

Event date: 
June 19th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Niall Ferguson
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Bestselling author Niall Ferguson tackles the question of what exactly is amiss with the once dominant Western civilization and its degenerating institutions.

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The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe

Event date: 
May 21st, 2013
Duration: 
58 minutes, 48 seconds
Speaker: 
Rick Atkinson
Steve Coll (moderator)
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Two authors discuss the riveting and monumental series of events during the final campaign of the European war.

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The Roberts Court

Event date: 
May 14th, 2013
Duration: 
59 minutes 50 seconds
Speaker: 
Marcia Coyle
Linda Greenhouse (moderator)
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Two of the most prestigious Supreme Court experts discuss the direction of the nation’s highest court under Chief Justice Roberts, tracing the paths of recent landmark decisions on race, guns, immigration, campaign finance, and health care.

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The Civil War in 50 Objects

Event date: 
May 13th, 2013
Duration: 
59 minutes 34 seconds
Speaker: 
Harold Holzer
Eric Foner (moderator)
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Harold Holzer and Eric Foner provide a unique and intimate look at the Civil War through the New-York Historical Society’s collection.

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Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight over World War II

Event date: 
March 28th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Lynne Olson
Tom Brokaw (moderator)
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Lynne Olson and Tom Brokaw discuss President Franklin D. Roosevelt and aviator Charles Lindbergh, the figures at the core of the bitter debate that divided the nation over American intervention in World War II.

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The Patriarch, Part II: Joe and Jack Kennedy

Event date: 
March 12th, 2013
Duration: 
59 minutes 38 seconds
Speaker: 
David Nasaw
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Celebrated historian David Nasaw returns to continue his discussion of Joseph P. Kennedy, the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty, focusing on Kennedy’s relationship with his son John F. Kennedy.

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The White House Series: First Families

Event date: 
February 28th, 2013
Duration: 
59 minutes 45 seconds
Speaker: 
Kati Marton
David Nasaw
Gil Troy
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
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Continuing the conversation from the popular White House Series, four experts trade tales of various First Families and discuss how our presidents’ loved ones have influenced them through the years.

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Technology: Innovations and Expanding Frontiers

Event date: 
February 12th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
David E. Sanger
Walter Isaacson (moderator)
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Experts explore our digital future, what new innovations will change the way we live, and how the rapid development of technology poses new threats to security. Part of the Harold and Ruth Newman World Beyond Tomorrow Series.

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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Event date: 
December 18th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour and 8 minutes
Speaker: 
Jon Meacham
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham draws on his biography of Thomas Jefferson, painting an intimate portrait of the elusive man behind the politician.

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