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Conversations

Bruce Cole

Renaissance Scholar at Work

Humanities discusses art and the achievements of the Endowment with outgoing Chairman, Bruce Cole.

Image of Three Mile Island

Historian for Hire

Phil Cantelon of History Associates talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the profession outside the walls of academia.

Thomas Saunders

Unlimited Partnership

Chairman Bruce Cole talks with Thomas Saunders, Wall Street titan-turned-philanthropist, and his irrepressible wife, Jordan.

The Revisionist

Writer Amity Shlaes talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about her take on the Great Depression.

History Unfiltered

Entrepreneur and onetime gubernatorial candidate Lewis Lehrman talks to NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about Abraham Lincoln’s pivotal speech in 1854.

John Updike

The Artist as Showman

Jefferson Lecturer John Updike talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about his writing, the "gorgeous creatures" of modernism, and much else.

Elizabeth Brown Pryor (center)

Letters From Robert E. Lee

Elizabeth Brown Pryor talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about her dual careers as a historian of antebellum America and a highly decorated diplomat working for the State Department.

Andrew Ferguson

Looking for Lincoln

Journalist Andrew Ferguson and NEH Chairman Bruce Cole discuss America's love-hate relationship with our sixteenth president.

The Collector

William H. Gerdts talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about American art, scholarship, and his fixation with pears.

Happy Accidents and Good Luck

Author Michael Barone talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the roots of the American political system.