John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court

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November 15th, 2018
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Richard Brookhiser
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
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Journalist and historian Richard Brookhiser, in conversation with legal expert Akhil Reed Amar, discusses the life and career of Founding Father and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Marshall

Duration: 01:00:48

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Churchill and America

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November 13th, 2018
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Andrew Roberts
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Historian Andrew Roberts discusses Winston Churchill’s deep political and personal connection to the United States, and what tested the limits of that connection.

Duration: 55:24

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Wilson and the Armistice: Ending World War I

Event date: 
November 10th, 2018
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John H. Maurer
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On the centennial of the signing of the First World War Armistice, historian John H. Maurer explores President Woodrow Wilson’s role in negotiating the Treaty of Versailles.

Duration: 01:33:11

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The Constitution, the Courts, and Donald Trump

Event date: 
October 24th, 2018
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Akhil Reed Amar
Jeffrey Rosen
Marcia Coyle (moderator)
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Leading experts uncover the consequences of major legal issues triggered by the Trump administration’s policies, including controversies over Dreamers, the U.S. Census, and the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

Duration: 01:02:00

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The Founders and Us

Event date: 
October 22nd, 2018
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Joseph J. Ellis
Stacy Schiff (moderator)
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Historians present the Founding Fathers’ views respectively on racism, economic inequality, American imperialism, and the doctrine of original intent. Discover how the nation’s founding ideals remain relevant today.

Duration: 58:41

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Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding

Event date: 
October 16th, 2018
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Speaker: 
Sean Wilentz
Brent Staples (moderator)
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Historian Sean Wilentz, in conversation with journalist Brent Staples, illuminates the political and constitutional struggle over slavery that began during the Revolution and concluded with the Confederacy’s defeat.

Duration: 57:22

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The Presidency and Impeachment

Event date: 
October 11th, 2018
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Akhil Reed Amar
Philip C. Bobbitt
Benno Schmidt (moderator)
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Leading constitutional scholars debate what constitutes an impeachable offense and how the relevant text of the Constitution been interpreted and enforced throughout American history.

Duration: 57:29

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An Evening with Michael Beschloss: Presidents of War

Event date: 
October 9th, 2018
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Michael Beschloss
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
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Historian Michael Beschloss talks with journalist Lesley Stahl about how American presidents have waged war from Lincoln’s controversial military leadership, to Lyndon B. Johnson’s quagmire in Vietnam.

Duration: 56:42

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The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Event date: 
October 3rd, 2018
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Speaker: 
Timothy Snyder
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Historian Timothy Snyder explores the historical context of the contemporary shifts in the balances of power between the United States, Europe, Russia, and China.

Duration: 59:22

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Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity

Event date: 
October 2nd, 2018
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Nick Bunker
Carol Berkin (moderator)
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Author Nick Bunker, in conversation with historian Carol Berkin, explores Benjamin Franklin’s early life as a complex, driven young man who would go on to become the archetype of American ingenuity.

Duration: 55:44

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