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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Martin Gilbert

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Martin Gilbert is ranked as one of the most prolific historian in his field: he penned some 90 books! He died at 78, and you can still hear some of his interviews with Leonard here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Can't Obama Be More Like...

Friday, September 12, 2014

...LBJ? FDR? Teddy Roosevelt? Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin says such comparisons are unfair in today's political climate — but there are lessons to learn from the Progressive Era.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Now Even Taller

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Judith Dupré, architectural historian and the author of the updated Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2014), and Richard Cook, founding partner of COOKFOX Architects whose projects include the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park and the Stephen Sondheim theater, talk about the latest in building extremely tall buildings.

EVENT: Judith Dupré and Rick Cook are joined by architect Adrian Smith to discuss "Supertall, Supergreen" tonight at 6pm at NYPL 

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

William L. Shirer on Nazi Germany After 'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich'

Monday, December 24, 2012

WNYC

Though it is already two decades after the start of World War II, the shadow of Nazi Germany still looms large over this 1960 talk given by journalist and historian William L. Shirer at a Books and Authors Luncheon. 

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Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Defends His Account of JFK's Administration

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WNYC

In this speech at a Books and Authors Luncheon in 1965, the former special assistant to the president answers his critics and defends his insider's view of the Kennedy administration.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

One Hundred Years of Middle East History

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bernard Lewis, historian professor emeritus at Princeton University, talks about the historical roots of the Middle Eastern conflicts and his memoir, entitled Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian. He's joined by Fouad Ajami, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and author of The Syrian Rebellion, to discuss recent political developments in the Middle East.

→ EVENT: Tel Aviv University will host a dinner honoring Bernard Lewis, including a tribute from Fouad Ajami, at The Pierre on Wednesday, September 12th

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Yoga in America

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stefanie Syman tells the story of yoga’s transformation from a centuries-old spiritual discipline to a multibillion-dollar American industry. Her book The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America looks at yoga’s history in America and finds it to be longer and richer than even its most devoted practitioners realize.

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WNYC News

Michael Miscione: Investigating Manhattan's History

Monday, August 16, 2010

WNYC

All this summer, we've been catching up with the five keepers of the city’s past, the historians in charge of studying and preserving the stories of New York’s neighborhoods, all for no pay. This week, in our final installment, WNYC's Kathleen Horan catches up with Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione on the Upper East Side.

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WQXR News

A Passion For All Things Queens

Monday, July 19, 2010

They give lectures and tours and help New Yorkers learn about their neighborhoods. Their positions are mandated by state law...but they don't make a penny for the job. They're the five city historians, one for each borough. This summer, we'll be meeting them and finding out some of the secret knowledge about their respective 'hoods.

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WNYC News

A Passion For All Things Queens

Monday, July 19, 2010

They give lectures and tours and help New Yorkers learn about their neighborhoods. Their positions are mandated by state law...but they don't make a penny for the job. They're the five city historians, one for each borough. This summer, we'll be meeting them and finding out some of the secret knowledge about their respective 'hoods.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Simon Schama

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Kurt Andersen and historian Simon Schama talk about the explosive year of 1848 and the birth of modern culture.

Simon Schama is University Professor at Columbia University. He is a writer/presenter of documentaries for BBC Television and his books include Landscape and Memory, The Citizens, and the History of Britain.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Rebecca Solnit

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Kurt Andersen and the historian Rebecca Solnit get seduced by the cultural landscape of the American West.

Rebecca Solnit has dedicated her career to the American landscape. She helped re-photograph the sites made famous by Ansel Adams, to see how the Western vistas have changed. As a writer, art critic, ...

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Studio 360

Historian Simon Schama on Maps

Saturday, September 28, 2002

Kurt Andersen and historian Simon Schama navigate the two-dimensional universe of maps. Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. He is a writer and presenter of documentaries for BBC Television and his books include Landscape and MemoryCitizens, and most recently, A History of Britain, Volume II: The ...

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Studio 360

Historian Simon Schama on Maps

Saturday, December 01, 2001

Kurt Andersen and historian Simon Schama navigate the two-dimensional universe of maps.

Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. He is a writer and presenter of documentaries for BBC Television and his books include Landscape and Memory, Citizens, and most recently, A History of Britain, Volume ...

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