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Finding Family Through a Dark Legacy of Slavery

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tess Taylor and Gayle Jessup White were living separate lives on separate sides of the country, when the two women discovered they were related, through not just anyone, but through the Thomas Jefferson family line.

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Radiolab

Thomas Jefferson Needs A Dead Moose Right Now To Defend America

Thursday, January 16, 2014

There are no moose in America, said the French count to Thomas Jefferson. They don't exist there. Americans see a reindeer and just call it a new name, saying it's bigger. But the only thing that's big here is your American imagination. Jefferson was incensed. You are an ignoramus, he said tactfully. Then he promised to deliver an American moose to Paris. Here's what happened next.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jon Meacham on the Persistent Jefferson/Hamilton Divide

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House and author of  Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013), talks about the latest goings-on in Washington and whether the founding Jefferson/Hamilton divide still operates.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham discusses the complex Thomas Jefferson, who he calls the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history. In Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Meacham shows that Jefferson’s understanding of power and human nature enabled him to move men, learn from his mistakes, and prevail.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Filibuster Has Pirated Democracy

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The founding fathers designed the filibuster as a last resort to be used rarely to block legislation seen as likely to pass but deemed dangerous by one member of the Senate.

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Studio 360

Jefferson's Dome

Saturday, July 03, 2004

We all know Thomas Jefferson as the author of the Declaration of Independence. But he was also the architect of some of our country’s best political buildings. Architecture critic Karrie Jacobs explores how Jefferson’s love of the dome changed how Americans think of political space. With production assistance from Sean ...

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Studio 360

Jefferson's Dome

Saturday, November 08, 2003

We all know Thomas Jefferson as the author of the Declaration of Independence. But he was also the architect of some of our country’s best political buildings. Architecture critic Karrie Jacobs explores how Jefferson’s love of the dome changed how Americans think of political space. With production assistance from Sean ...

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