Film, VideoRetreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy, Johnson and the Elusive Quest for Peace Webcast Melvyn P. Leffler, Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, presented a lecture titled "Retreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev,...
- Contributor: Leffler, Melvyn
- Date: 2005-11-10
Film, VideoThe Impact of the Cold War on US-Cuban Economic Relations, 1946-1952 Webcast Historiography on U.S.-Cuban relations has tended to cast an aura of inevitability on Fidel Castro-s Revolution--as well as on Cuba's clash with the United States after 1959. Indeed, much of the historiography...
- Contributor: Pettina, Vanni
- Date: 2012-05-17
Film, VideoCreating a Dynamic, Knowledge-based Democracy (afternoon session) Webcast Afternoon session of a conference celebrating the enduring legacies of three key events that shaped America's knowledge-based democracy: passage of the Morrill Act, the founding of the National Academy of Sciences, and...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2012-06-25
Film, VideoOn Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World Webcast James Srodes discussed and signed his book, "On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World."
- Contributor: Srodes, James
- Date: 2013-03-27
Film, VideoA Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Webcast U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who was a young civil-rights leader in 1963, opened the photo exhibition "A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington" at the...
- Contributor: Lewis, John
- Date: 2013-08-28
Film, VideoHow to Find Stuff at the Largest Library in the World Webcast Finding just what you want at a large library can be daunting. Imagine how overwhelming that might be at the largest library in the world. It doesn't have to be. This tutorial...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2013-06-13
Film, VideoLinda Ronstadt: 2013 National Book Festival Webcast Linda Ronstadt appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Ronstadt, Linda
- Date: 2013-09-21
Film, VideoRosa Parks: Beyond the Bus Webcast Three associates of Rosa Parks give first-hand accounts of Mrs. Parks' life and legacy after her historical arrest.
- Contributor: Steele, Elaine - McCall Haygan, Ella - Peek, Anita
- Date: 2015-01-15
Film, VideoRosa Parks Collection: Telling Her Story at the Library of Congress Webcast Highlights of the collection of Rosa Parks, a seminal figure of the Civil Rights Movement, on loan to the Library from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation for 10 years. The collection is...
- Contributor: Narrator
- Date: 2016-02-04
Film, VideoCarla Hayden, Librarian of Congress Webcast Carla Hayden describes her journey from nomination, confirmation and inauguration as 14th Librarian of Congress.
- Contributor: Hayden, Carla
- Date: 2016-09-14
Film, VideoStephen King: 2016 National Book Festival Webcast Stephen King discusses his career and new book "End of Watch," and receives recognition for his work in literacy from Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden at the 2016 Library of Congress Book...
- Contributor: King, Stephen
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoMission to Baghdad: Toward Rebuilding a National Library This is an interview with two Library of Congress staff members who traveled to Baghdad in November 2003. Their mission was to assist the staff of the Iraqi Library and assess the...
- Contributor: Kresh, Diane
- Date: 2003-11-01
Film, VideoJackie's Nine: Jackie Robinson's Values to Live By Sharon Robinson, baseball legend Jackie Robinson's daughter and director of educational programming for the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, came to the Library of Congress to discuss her newly...
- Contributor: Robinson, Sharon
- Date: 2001-11-06
Film, VideoSodom Laurel Album Explores North Carolina Mountain Community The visual and oral history of a rural mountain community called Sodom Laurel, and one family steeped in the tradition of the area, are the focus of a new book and accompanying...
- Contributor: Amberg, Rob
- Date: 2003-04-21
Film, VideoPatience and Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places and Book Culture Based on dozens of interviews, "Patience and Fortitude" is filled with personal stories about the relevance of books and book culture for individuals and nations.
- Contributor: Basbanes, Nicholas
- Date: 2001-11-08
Film, VideoHow to Read and Why Harold Bloom discusses his book, "How to Read and Why."
- Contributor: Bloom, Harold
- Date: 2000-06-28
Film, VideoPen of Fire: John Moncure Daniel The author discussed his new book, the first full-length biography of Confederate champion John Moncure Daniel.
- Contributor: Bridges, Peter
- Date: 2002-11-18
Film, VideoMaster of the Senate Robert A. Caro recently won the Pulitzer Prize in biography for the Master of the Senate (Knopf, 2002) the third volume in his biography of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
- Contributor: Caro, Robert A.
- Date: 2003-05-20
Film, VideoThe Warren and Margot Coville Collection of Photographs from the Clarence H. White School of Photography Warren Coville describes his experience collecting works by photographers associated with this influential, but historically under-appreciated school. Joining him is Kathy Erwin, Curator of the Coville Collection.
- Date: 2001-10-11
Film, VideoMexicans and Americans: Cracking the Cultural Code International business executive and cultural analyst Ned Crouch discusses how Mexicans and Americans live and work together, and how this will be the big cultural story in North America in the 21st...
- Contributor: Crouch, Ned
- Date: 2005-02-14
Film, VideoAn Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic Michael Dirda, senior editor of the "Washington Post Book World", discussed his new memoir.
- Contributor: Dirda, Michael
- Date: 2003-10-14
Film, VideoJefferson and His Legacy Historians Joseph Ellis and Annette Gordon-Reed discuss Jefferson and his legacy.
- Date: 2000-07-25
Film, VideoNative American Women Writers Discuss New Book, "Sister Nations" Native American women writers discuss new book, "Sister Nations."
- Date: 2003-03-04
Film, VideoEver is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past The director of the Publishing Office at the Library of Congress discussed his new memoir.
- Contributor: Eubanks, W. Ralph
- Date: 2003-09-17
Film, VideoAffairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic The author discussed both "Affairs of Honor" and "Alexander Hamilton, Writings," which she edited.
- Contributor: Freeman, Joanne
- Date: 2001-12-12
Film, VideoFreedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War Historian and biographer Ernest B. Furgurson discussed his new book, which tells the story of how the Civil War transformed the nation's capital from a provincial city into one of America's most...
- Contributor: Furgurson, Ernest
- Date: 2004-10-26
Film, VideoThe Road to Home: My Life and Times Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, discussed his new autobiography
- Contributor: Gregorian, Vartan
- Date: 2003-05-19
Film, VideoWhy Mysteries? Mystery writer Carolyn Hart, creator of the popular "Death on Demand" mystery series, is the author of 36 novels with more than 2.5 million books in print.
- Contributor: Hart, Carolyn
- Date: 2004-04-28
Film, VideoWhite: The Biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP The author discusses the first biography about Walter White, who served as executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1931 to 1955, and is credited...
- Contributor: Janken, Kenneth
- Date: 2003-02-25
Film, VideoClassics Illustrated: A Cultural History, with Illustrations From 1941 to 1971, the well-loved yet controversial Classics Illustrated series brought abridged, comics-style versions of literary masterpieces such as Homer's Odyssey, Shakespeare's Hamlet, Goethe's Faust and Victor Hugo's Les Misérables to...
- Contributor: Jones Jr., William
- Date: 2002-03-05
Film, VideoWomen's Activism and Social Change: Documenting the Lives of Margaret Sanger and Jane Addams Ester Katz, editor-in-chief of the Margaret Sanger Papers Project at the New York University, and Mary Lynn McCree Bryan, editor-in-chief of the Jane Addams Papers Project at Duke University, were the featured...
- Date: 2003-03-24
Film, VideoIn Search of Lost Time: Intrigue, Invention and the Hunt for a Stolen Pocket Watch The author of "The Grand Complication: A Novel" talks about libraries, books and librarians.
- Contributor: Kurzweil, Allen
- Date: 2001-11-28
Film, VideoA Is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States A Is for American is a fascinating, well-illustrated account of how language was used in the early American Republic to define national character and shape national boundaries.
- Contributor: Lepore, Jill
- Date: 2002-02-26
Film, VideoThe People and the President: America's Conversations with FDR One of the many profound changes instituted by FDR: "a revolution in the pattern of communication between Americans and their Chief Executive."
- Date: 2002-10-15
Film, VideoImages of Early African American Life Photographic images of African American life at the turn of the 20th century were the subject of a talk by historians David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis. Their book, "A Small Nation...
- Date: 2003-10-29
Film, Video100 One-Night Reads: A Book Lover's Guide Books and Beyond 100 One-Night Reads highlights 100 books "that can be read with great enjoyment in the course of a single evening."
- Date: 2002-04-17
Film, VideoThe History and Myths Surrounding the U.S. Flag The history and myths surrounding the flag of the United States and other American cultural icons were the subject of a talk by authors Karal Ann Marling and Vincent Virga on Flag...
- Date: 2004-06-14
Film, VideoThe Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution The award-winning author and journalist discussed her new book.
- Contributor: Monk, Linda R.
- Date: 2003-04-14
Film, VideoBluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86 The fruit of four decades of collaboration between bluegrass music's premier historian and photographer, Bluegrass Odyssey offers a fascinating journey into the heart of a quintessentially American musical form.
- Date: 2002-02-27
Film, VideoMillicent Fenwick: Her Way The first biography about former congresswoman and U.N. ambassador Millicent Fenwick was featured in a presentation.
- Contributor: Shapiro, Amy
- Date: 2003-04-01