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In this hour long TV program from 1962, Professor Kenneth Clark interviews Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin about the African American community and dealing with racism in the United States.

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Listen to an archival recording of Senator John F. Kennedy reading the Declaration of Independence in its entirety, which was made exclusively for New York radio station WQXR's 1957 July 4th observance.

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The polemic "anti-theist" writer Christopher Hitchens engages in "The Great God Debate" with Conservative Jewish leader Rabbi David J. Wolpe. Does God exist? Is religion a force for good or evil in the world? Can ancient texts be squared with modern science? Can morality be divorced from religion? How important is God to Jewish identity?

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Called the "cradle of liberty," historic Faneuil Hall was the gathering place in the mid-1700s for the Sons of Liberty as they met to protest the arbitrary taxation policies of Great Britain.

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Pioneer of mind body medicine Herbert Benson explores his new book, The Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing.

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Nikki Giovanni reads and discusses excerpts from her latest of 27 books, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning Rick Atkinson presents his latest book, The Day of Battle. He follows the strengthening American and British armies of WWII, as they invade Sicily in July 1943 and then, mile by bloody mile, fight their way north toward Rome.

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Afghan American novelist Khaled Hosseini discusses A Thousand Splendid Suns, the follow-up to his best-seller, The Kite Runner. The new book is another searing epic of Afghanistan in turmoil.

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Technology commentator Nicholas Carr explores the psychological impact of the Internet and his new book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.

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Yale law professor Amy Chua discusses the differences between Eastern and Western parenting techniques and her new memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.

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