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Did you miss one of New-York Historical's recent public programs? Recordings of select programs are available here as streaming audio.

Podcasts of select programs are also available on New-York Historical’s iTunes library. These files can easily be downloaded and played on any Mac, PC or portable device and even burned to a CD.

February 2018
Hamilton’s Best Friend at the Constitutional Convention
February 20th, 2018
Richard Brookhiser, Dale Gregory (moderator)

Historian Richard Brookhiser, in conversation with New-York Historical Society’s Vice President for Public Programs, Dale Gregory, follows Gouverneur Morris to the Constitutional Convention.

Duration: 58:27

February 2018
Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian
February 13th, 2018
Richard Aldous, Eliot A. Cohen (moderator)

Historians discuss the late Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. who served as Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy and redefined presidential biography.

Duration: 55:27

February 2018
The Kid Who Helped Leak the Pentagon Papers: Robert Ellsberg in Conversation with Steve Sheinkin
February 3rd, 2018
Robert Ellsberg, Steve Sheinkin

Acclaimed children’s author Steve Sheinkin (Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War) talks with Robert Ellsberg who, at 13, helped his father Daniel Ellsberg photocopy the Pentagon Papers so they could be distributed to the press. Using footage from the documentary The Most Dangerous Man in America, Sheinkin and Ellsberg help families understand one of the biggest scandals of the 20th century, the "leak" that sparked them all.

Duration: 01:28:04

February 2018
Audio & Video
History with David M. Rubenstein: A Conversation with Walter Isaacson
February 2nd, 2018
Walter Isaacson, David M. Rubenstein (moderator)

Best-selling author, scholar, and journalist Walter Isaacson and American philanthropist David M. Rubsenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, discuss Isaacson’s life and career exploring the biographies of history’s geniuses from Leonardo da Vinci to Steve Jobs. Presented as part of New-York Historical's annual Weekend with History: Palm Beach.

January 2018
Reconstruction and the Gilded Age
January 22nd, 2018
Richard White, Louis P. Masur (moderator)

Historians discuss the dynamic period of the later 19th century, a time when American society was divided on ethnic, racial, religious, economic, and political lines.

Duration: 56:52



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