Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin and the Era of New Hope

Event date: 
November 2nd, 2010
Duration: 
53 min 11 sec
Speaker: 
Arthur Ainsberg
Phil Southerland
Jonathan Engel
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Drawing from the history of insulin’s discovery and its transformative effects in treating Type 1 diabetes, experts examine how people across the country are leading the fight to control both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes today.

Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Delivers Lecture on the Dred Scott Case

Event date: 
April 21st, 2010
Duration: 
58 min 15 sec
Speaker: 
Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
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One of the most infamous Supreme Court decisions in American history, the 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford verdict pushed the nation closer to the brink of civil war. Click here to view the written transcript

Boss Tweed

Event date: 
April 20th, 2006
Duration: 
1 Hour and 4 minutes
Speaker: 
Kenneth Ackerman
Pete Hamill
Edward I. Koch
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Listen to a conversation with Kenneth Ackerman, Pete Hamill, and the Honorable Edward I. Koch on William M. Tweed, a symbol of the quintessential big city political Boss.
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On the Shoulders of Giants

Event date: 
January 29th, 2007
Duration: 
54 minutes
Speaker: 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Howard Dodson
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Journey with indomitable basketball star, author and historian Kareem Abdul-Jabbar-in conversation with Howard Dodson-back to his birthplace, and discover the tremendous impact the Harlem Renaissance had on both American culture and his own life.
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Einstein

Event date: 
June 6th, 2007
Duration: 
55 minutes
Speaker: 
Walter Isaacson
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Renowned biographer Walter Isaacson discusses his latest work, the first full biography of Einstein since all of the Einstein's papers have become available.
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The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality

Event date: 
June 13th, 2006
Duration: 
63 minutes and 20 seconds
Speaker: 
Michael J. Klarman
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Author Michael J. Klarman delves into the troubled battle over race rights in the history of the United States Supreme Court.
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Jackie Robinson, Ebbets Field and the Civil Rights Movement

Event date: 
April 17th, 2007
Duration: 
56 minutes and 16 seconds
Speaker: 
Jonathan Eig
Tony Morante
Della Britton Baeza
Ira Glasser
Christopher Paul Moore
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Author Jonathan Eig joins three experts to discuss the life and accomplishments of Jackie Robinson. Begins with a special announcement by Tony Morante of the New York Yankees.
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Reflections on September 11: Lives Lost and Lives Changed

Event date: 
September 26th, 2007
Duration: 
62 minutes and 40 seconds
Speaker: 
Don DeLillo
Salvator Cassano
Anne Nelson
Cal Snyder
Kenneth T. Jackson (Moderator)
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Don DeLillo reads from his novel Falling Man and historian Kenneth T. Jackson moderates the following discussion in this moving program remembering the tragedy of September 11, 2001.
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The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

Event date: 
October 25th, 2007
Duration: 
56 minutes and 6 seconds
Speaker: 
Jeffrey Toobin
Margot Adler
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Legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Margot Adler discuss the recent changes and current direction of the Supreme Court.
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American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies in the Founding of the Republic

Event date: 
November 29th, 2007
Duration: 
53 minutes and 30 seconds
Speaker: 
Joseph J. Ellis
Richard Brookhiser
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Joseph J. Ellis and Richard Brookhiser shine a light on the achievements and failures of the Founding generation.
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