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The new chairman of NEH almost failed out of college. He joined the Army, was sent to Vietnam, and came back a different person.
His research overlaps with reporting, his leadership with collaboration, his writing with old-fashioned storytelling.
Former chairman Jim Leach interviews the 2013 Jefferson Lecturer about growing up, making films, and capturing that special "something" on the big screen.
NEH Chairman Jim Leach sits down with writer and farmer Wendell Berry, this year's Jefferson Lecturer.
NEH Chairman Jim Leach talks with Drew Gilpin Faust, daughter of the South, president of Harvard, and this year's Jefferson Lecturer.
The renowned Chinese novelist talks with NEH Chairman Jim Leach.
Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.
NEH Chairman Jim Leach takes us from his high-school wrestling days through the stages of his political career to his thoughts on the challenges facing humanity--and the humanities--in the twenty-first century.
How Jill Lepore went from Harvard office temp to Harvard professor.
Critic Morris Dickstein talks about the culture of the thirties and the demise of theory.
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