Poetry critic Helen Vendler, this year's Jefferson Lecturer, speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the power of words.
The Pulitzer prize-winning poet speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the links between poetry and painting.
Chef Mario Batali speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about Italian cuisine and what food tells us about culture.
The president of Carnegie Corporation speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the delights of learning.
Meryle Secrest speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the art world and her work as a biographer.
The 2003 Jefferson Lecturer speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the role of the humanities in democracy.
Medalist Brian Lamb talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the early years of C-SPAN.
Historian John Lukacs talks with Chairman Bruce Cole about world figures who shaped the last century.
Chairman Bruce Cole talks with historian Gary Moulton about the expedition's journals and the character of its leaders.
Chairman Bruce Cole talks with antiques dealer Leigh Keno about treasure hunting for pieces of America's past.
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