Historian Adele Logan Alexander talks with NEH Chairman William R. Ferris about the rise of a resolute African American family and its service to the nation.
J.P. Morgan biographer Jean Strouse talks with NEH Chairman William Ferris about the man who collected corporations and Old Masters with equal vigor.
Historian David Hackett Fischer talks about the importance of regional identity.
Blues legend B.B. King talks about his life, career, the meaning of the blues, and of course, his guitar Lucille.
1999 Jefferson Lecturer Caroline Walker Bynum talks about the legacy of the Middle Ages to the present day.
Scholar John A. Garraty talks about the creation of the new American National Biography.
Historian Melvyn Leffler talks about perceptions and misperceptions of the Cold War.
Producer Judy Crichton talks about a decade of filmmaking for The American Experience.
Writer Ernest Gaines talks about storytelling, race, and his Louisiana roots.
Historian H. W. Brands discusses turn-of-the-century anxieties and our own expectations for the future with Endowment chairman William R. Ferris.
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