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  • Charles Frazier | Varina

    • Recorded Apr 4, 2018

    Cold Mountain , Charles Frazier’s “rare and extraordinary” ( San Francisco Chronicle ) Whitman-esque Civil War odyssey of love, separation, and desertion, won the National Book Award, was adapted by Anthony Minghella into an Oscar-winning film,… more

  • In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu made waves in 2017 with a “stunningly eloquent” speech about race in America (CNN) in which he explained his decision to remove four… more

  • With an artist’s eye and a ground-level view of people in extremis across the world, writer  Anna Badkhen offers “rich and lucid prose [that] illustrates her journey as vividly as might a series of photographs” ( Christian Science Monitor ). Her… more

  • The Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mary Frances Berry is one of America’s most respected legal historians and human-rights advocates. Her many books include Power in Words, Five… more

  • Ian Buruma | A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir

    • Recorded Mar 15, 2018

    “One of those rare historian-humanists who bridge East and West” ( Wall Street Journal ), Ian Buruma is the author of  The Missionary and the Libertine; Murder in Amsterdam ;  Year Zero: A History of 1945 ; Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the… more

  • A staff writer for The New Yorker , Steve Coll is the author of  The Bin Ladens , a history of the eponymous clan and its most infamous member; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars ; and Private Empire , an examination of the notoriously secret… more

  • In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak. The anchorman for Noticiero Univision for more than 30 years, eight-time Emmy-winning broadcaster and columnist Jorge Ramos is one of America’s most popular and influential… more

  • Cultural historian Robert Darnton is the author The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History . His many other books include The Business of Enlightenment , Berlin Journal , The Case for Books , and The Devil in the Holy… more

  • Dave Eggers is the author of What Is the What, The Circle , the National Book Award-nominated A Hologram for the King , and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius , a Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir of death and adoption. He is also founder of… more

  • Watch the video here . Referred to as one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, military historian and foreign-policy analyst Max Boot is the author of The Savage Wars of… more

  • Watch the video here . Lawrence O’Donnell is the host of MSNBC’s The Last Word , one of cable television’s most watched news and political commentary programs. In addition to writing for a variety of periodicals, including The New York Times ,… more

  • Watch the video here . Russell Shorto is the author of the bestselling The Island at the Center of World , “a masterpiece of storytelling and first-rate intellectual history” ( Wall Street Journal ) of the forgotten and mythologized Dutch colony… more

  • Watch the video here . Acclaimed for synthesizing historical insight with wit and exuberance, Gordon S. Wood won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award for The Radicalism of the American Revolution , a rollicking and… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak One of the most decorated and popular journalists of all time, Dan Rather was anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years. Renowned for his laconic… more

  • Watch the video here . The host of MSNBC’s popular news and commentary program Hardball , Chris Matthews is one of America’s most familiar media faces. A former longtime syndicated print media columnist, staffer for several Democratic members of… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Ta-Nehisi Coates won the 2015 National Book Award for Between the World and Me , a “searing meditation on what it means to be black in America… more

  • The Legacy of Race and Policing

    • Recorded Oct 25, 2017

    Watch the video here . Seeking to encourage and host conversations about differences and complex social issues, and in response to the National Endowment for the Humanities’ call for public programming on the legacy of race in the United States,… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Carlin Romano , Critic-at-Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education , former literary critic The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of America the Philosophical   Lauded historian Simon Schama is the… more

  • Watch the video here . *National Book Award nominee and Yale Law School professor James Forman Jr. has spent decades teaching, writing, and working on the ground in criminal procedure and policy, juvenile justice, and education law and policy. A… more

  • Watch the video here . A CNN political contributor and host of a popular recurring primetime special bearing his name, Van Jones was a green-jobs advisor to the Obama administration, overseeing billions in environmental recovery spending. His two… more