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.

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.

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.

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.

The Importance of Being Lucky: Robert Morgenthau and WWII

Event date: 
December 11th, 2012
Duration: 
56 minutes, 36 seconds
Speaker: 
Robert M. Morgenthau
Tom Brokaw (moderator)
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In conversation with Tom Brokaw, Robert M. Morgenthau shares his own remarkable experiences of World War II.

Joseph P. Kennedy and World War II

Event date: 
November 28th, 2012
Duration: 
57 minutes, 47 seconds
Speaker: 
David Nasaw
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Focusing on his experiences during World War II, celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life Joseph P. Kennedy’s story from unrestricted and exclusive access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers.

Home with Toni Morrison

Event date: 
April 11th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Toni Morrison
Bob Herbert (moderator)
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Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison discusses her latest novel, Home, which tells the story of a Korean War veteran who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars.

SYMPOSIUM: The Coming of World War II

Event date: 
November 3rd, 2012
Duration: 
2 hours 23 minutes
Speaker: 
John Maurer
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This two-lecture program feature John Maurer’s gripping account of the decisions and strategies that led to World War II, with a focus on FDR and Churchill. In the second lecture, Dominic Tierney explores the Spanish Civil War, a precursor to WWII, and America’s attitude towards that conflict.

Americans in Paris

Event date: 
October 25th, 2012
Duration: 
59 minutes 32 seconds
Speaker: 
Kati Marton
Adam Gopnik (moderator)
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Kati Marton and Adam Gopnik discuss the magic of Paris and their personal experience there, through the lens of Ms. Marton’s memoir Paris: A Love Story.

Three Days at Gettysburg

Event date: 
December 4th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Renowned Civil War historians James M. McPherson, Craig L. Symonds, and Harold Holzer walk us step by step through the first half of the Battle of Gettysburg, the battle that changed the course of American history forever.

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