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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

David Plouffe explains how the Obama campaign developed its unique strategies for the 2008 presidential race. Then, Frederick Wiseman discusses his latest documentary, about the Paris Opera Ballet. Also, photographer Joel Meyerowitz talks about taking pictures of the hidden pockets of wilderness in New York City. Plus, historian Niall Ferguson describes the evolution of our financial system.

Come see Andre Agassi on the Leonard Lopate Show live in the Greene Space on November 11! Get tickets here!

The Audacity to Win

David Plouffe, the architect of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, discusses the campaign’s strategies and how they changed the face of politics. His book The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory tells the inside story of the campaign and reveals how digital technology ...

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La Danse

Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman talks about, "La Danse: the Paris Opera Ballet," a portrait of the legendary dance troupe. The film is playing at Film Forum November 4-17.


Wilderness in New York City

Photographer Joel Meyerowitz tells us where hidden pockets of wilderness exist within New York City. Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City’s Parks, written by Phillip Lopate, shows a collection of Meyerowitz'a photographs of the city’s parks, shorelines, and forests. The book accompanies the exhibition

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The Ascent of Money

Renowned historian Niall Ferguson looks into the history of money and how it makes the world turn. In The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, he tells the human story behind the evolution of the world’s financial system, from its origins in Mesopotamia to the latest ...

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