Music historian Richard Crawford talks about what makes American music distinctive.
Historian Stephen Ambrose talks about Dwight D. Eisenhower and the mark he made as president.
Historian Drew Gilpin Faust and Chairman Sheldon Hackney discuss how the Civil War changed Southern women.
Novelist William Styron and his biographer James West talk with Endowment Chairman Sheldon Hackney about the writing life.
Jefferson Lecturer Stephen Toulmin discusses his own philosophy of science with Endowment Chairman Sheldon Hackney.
The author of The Opening of the American Mind, Lawrence W. Levine, talks with NEH Chairman Sheldon Hackney about openness in higher education.
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