His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt

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October 8th, 2016
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Joseph Lelyveld
David Nasaw (moderator)
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld considers Roosevelt’s public and personal strife, redefining the enigmatic President’s legacy.

Duration: 01:31:25

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John Quincy Adams Debate

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October 5th, 2016
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James Traub
Robert Kagan
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Author James Traub and historian Robert Kagan debate the legacy of America’s sixth president, a leader with steadfast moral principles that led paradoxically to both his political collapse and widespread veneration.

Duration: 01:01:16

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Leaders in War: George Marshall

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October 4th, 2016
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Andrew Roberts
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Historian Andrew Roberts examines Marshall’s central role in the transformation of the American Army during the war and in developing U.S. strategy to defeat the Axis.

Duration: 00:57:11

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The Fractured Republic

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September 20th, 2016
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Yuval Levin
William Kristol (moderator)
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Join political analyst Yuval Levin as he uncovers the cause of American disorder and poses solutions for a better functioning model of civil society.

Duration: 01:02:27

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Heroes and Heroines: Women in Shakespeare and Lessons for Today's Leaders

Event date: 
June 26th, 2016
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Cush Jumbo
Michael Witmore (moderator)
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In recognition of the month-long exhibition of an original 1623 edition of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, acclaimed actress Cush Jumbo, and award-winning Shakespearean scholar Michael Witmore discuss the influence of Shakespeare and the women in his works on their own lives.

Duration: 00:55:40

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Benjamin Franklin: American Democracy and Innovation

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May 11th, 2016
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Walter Isaacson
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Best-selling author Walter Isaacson discusses how in his pursuit of innovation, Benjamin Franklin shaped American national character and left an enduring Enlightenment-era legacy.
Duration: 01:07:00

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Grandmother Power: The Roosevelts

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May 7th, 2016
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Geoffrey Ward
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
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Geoffrey C. Ward and Lesley Stahl present an intimate discussion focusing on Sara Delano Roosevelt, FDR’s commanding mother, whose relationship with the Roosevelt family helped shape the American presidency and the nation.
Duration: 01:03:28

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A Conversation with Justice Stevens

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May 5th, 2016
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Associate Justice (Ret.), U.S. Supreme Court, John Paul Stevens
Marcia Coyle (moderator)
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In celebration of his recent 40th anniversary of taking his seat on the nation’s highest court, Justice Stevens reflects on his decades of experience and shares his unique insight into the U.S. legal system.
Duration: 01:00:40

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From John Jay to the Roberts Court

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April 28th, 2016
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Akhil Reed Amar
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Preeminent legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar uncovers the fascinating story of our nation’s highest court.
Duration: 01:03:28

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Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

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April 26th, 2016
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Annette Gordon-Reed
Peter S. Onuf
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Two prominent historians provide a revealing study of the complex, contradictory character, Thomas Jefferson, tracing his development and clarifying Jeffersonian philosophy.
Duration: 59:46

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