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Monday, June 25, 2007

The Metropolitan Museum of Art attracts 4 million visitors each year. On today's show, meet some of the people who make the Met one of the world's greatest museums. Also: why Abraham Lincoln is still controversial in America more than 140 years after his death. We'll also hear some interviews with Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons. Plus, Simon Schama explains why he says that "great art has dreadful manners."

Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art attracts four million visitors each year. We'll hear about the people who work behind the scenes at the Met to make it one of the world's greatest museums. Danny Danziger is the author of Museum: Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. J. ...

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Land of Lincoln

More than 140 years after his death, Abraham Lincoln in still a controversial figure in the U.S. Andrew Ferguson looks into how Americans remember (or don't remember) Honest Abe. Ferguson's new book is Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America.

Land of Lincolna is available for purchase at ...


Hot House: Interviews With Palestinian Inmates

Shimon Dotan's film Hot House features intense interviews with Palestinian men and women inmates from Fatah and Hamas in prisons in Israel. It airs as part the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival on Mon. June 25 at 6:30, and Tues. June 26 at 1:30 and 9:00 at ...

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Power of Art

"Great art has dreadful manners," according to Simon Schama. He says that his PBS Series, Power of Art, "is not a series about...decor or prettiness. It is a series about the force, the need, the passion of art...the power of art."

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