• Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima

    Timothy Mousseau discusses the impact of radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl disaster on natural populations and the impact of high radiation levels on the Fukushima, Japan, area. One aim of his research is to determine whether or not organisms can adapt to radioactive environments.

    • Contributor: Mousseau, Timothy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-15
  • History & the Movies: An Historian Writes a Screenplay

    The process of compressing history into drama often generates sharp tensions between the historian and the dramatist. As James Reston Jr. will testify, the historian usually feels a sinking disappointment as the dramatist explains what it will take to capture and hold the attention of an audience. When Reston was asked to write a screenplay based on his own 2005 book, "Dogs of God: ...

    • Contributor: Reston Jr., James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-11
  • Pre-concert Conversation with Nico Muhly, Daniel Hope and Jeffrey Kahane

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 45 min. | Whithall Pavillion, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). October 12, 2012, 6:00 PM (Date). 16:9 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Muhly, Nico - Hope, Daniel - Kahane, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-12
  • Yusef Komunyakaa: 2011 National Book Festival

    Poet Yusef Komunyakaa appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Komunyakaa, Yusef
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • The Persian Book of Kings: Vicissitudes of a Foundational Text in Iranian Culture

    Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak discussed "The Persian Book of Kings" as part of the Library's "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibition.

    • Contributor: Karimi Hakkak, Ahmad
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-25
  • Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies

    A century ago, in the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Dubbed "America's Sweetheart," Pickford charmed moviegoers during the first three decades of the 20th century with magnetic talent, as she rose to become cinema's first great star. Christel Schmidt's "Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies," sheds new light on this icon's life ...

    • Contributor: Schmidt, Christel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-04
  • Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

    French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his seminal chamber work Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) while he was a prisoner of the German army during World War II. The first performance, given for an audience of about four hundred of his fellow prisoners of war and their prison guards in Stalag VIII-A, resonates as poignant example of the ...

    • Contributor: Wintle, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-11
  • Bolivar: American Liberator

    Author and journalist Marie Arana discusses the adventurous and volatile life of Simon Bolivar, who famously liberated much of Latin America from Spain.

    • Contributor: Arana, Marie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-06
  • RDA for NACO Catalogers: 4c. Identifying Persons: Recording Attributes, Part 2

    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat presents 25 webcasts as a portion of an online course created and intended for independent AACR2 Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) participants who are making the transition to RDA: Resource Description and Access for authority work. The course consists of filmed lectures, hands-on guided sessions, online exercises, and follow-up Q&A webinars, with a brief review period following ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-08
  • Stuart Eizenstat: 2013 National Book Festival

    Stuart Eizenstat appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Eizenstat, Stuart
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Congress.gov Introduction

    An introduction to the Congress.gov legislative information website.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-15
  • The Life of a Poet: Carl Phillips

    As part of new series, "The Life of a Poet," the Washington Post Fiction Editor Ron Charles conducts an in-depth interview with poet Carl Phillips.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-06
  • Candie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Market, Tennessee, 2011-09-19.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Carawan, Guy - Carawan, Candie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-19

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  • Optical Scanning Applied to Recorded Sound Preservation & Access

    Carl Haber discusses the current status of ongoing collaborative research between the Library of Congress and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.

    • Contributor: Haber, Carl
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-04
  • Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force (Trethewey)

    Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Natasha Trethewey delivers her final lecture, "Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force," closing the spring literary season at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Trethewey, Natasha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-01
  • Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. International Boundary: Panels 4, 5 & 6

    Borderlines/ Borderlands: Culture and the Canada-US International Boundary, a free symposium featuring leading Canadian and US scholars, which will explore the history and culture of regions, communities and their residents along the Canada-U.S. border. Panel 4: Cultural Manifestations of the Border includes Laurie Ricou speaking on "Border Songs of Cascadia: Rain, Rivering, and Raven in the Pacific Northwest" and Nora Foster Stoval on "'American ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-16
  • Jaime Hernandez: 2013 National Book Festival

    Graphic novelist Jaime Hernandez appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hernandez, Jaime
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards: Introduction & David Baldacci

    Best-selling authors and literacy advocates David Baldacci was a featured speaker at the 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards.

    • Contributor: Baldacci, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-04
  • Clarence B. Jones oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Palo Alto, California, 2013-04-15.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Jones, Clarence B.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-15

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  • By Endurance We Conquer: Ernest Shackleton and Lessons of Leadership for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Centenary Expedition 2014

    A team of adventurers who hope to traverse the Antarctic continent along the same route planned by Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1914 discuss the ill-fated early expedition and their plans for 2014.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-20
  • Jack Kemp & the Reagan Revolutionaries in the House I

    The Jack Kemp Foundation and the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress co-hosted this symposium that brought together colleagues of Republican Congressman Jack Kemp, along with journalists who covered his career, to elicit and record their recollections and reflections upon Kemp's successes and failures as a leader in Congress, and his place in the history of the Reagan Revolution, the Republican ...

    • Contributor: Kondracke, Morton
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-06
  • Electronic Resources Online Catalog

    The Library's Electronic Resources Online Catalog has been accessible both on- and off-site since September 30, 2010. Learn more about this valuable research tool that provides expanded access to Library of Congress licensed databases, indexing and abstracting services, and full-text reference resources, including electronic books, serials and staff-recommended free resources.

    • Contributor: Scanlon, Donna
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-08-09
  • John Koster: What Did Harpsichords Sound Like in 1910?

    John Koster discusses the sound of harpsichords in the early part of the 20th Century, in a companion lecture to a concert by Mahan Esfahani.

    • Contributor: Koster, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-29
  • Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books

    Author Karen Leggett Abouraya shares her book. "Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books," with elementary students from the District of Columbia. The story takes place during the Arab Spring of 2011 where young people take the lead in helping to save the famous Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt. Karen's presentation is in English, while her husband, Tharwat Abouraya, reads passages in his ...

    • Contributor: Leggett Abouraya, Karen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-09
  • Gala: 2013 National Book Festival

    The National Book Festival Gala 2013 from the Library of Congress featured presentations by Don DeLillo, Cristina Garcia, Jon Klassen, William P. Jones and Juan Felipe Herrera.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-20