Miller Center's American Forum
Pulitzer Prize winning author and filmmaker Douglas Blackmon interviews national leaders, newsmakers eminent scholars and top authors, from the nation's preeminent institution for study of the American presidency.
Fear Itself: Lessons From the Grand But Cynical Bargain Behind the New Deal (#2104) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Historian Ira Katznelson says that during the 1930s and 1940s, American democracy was rescued by the New Deal, and that programs like Social Security powerfully reshaped American society and created a great global power. But he says the deal behind the New Deal was distorted by a band of Southern lawmakers who forced FDR to agree to a bargain that would safeguard racial segregation for another three decades. His new book is, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time.
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 -- 1:00pm
Gilbert King - 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner on Thurgood Marshall (#2105) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Gilbert King discusses his most recent book, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. Devil in the Grove draws on never-before-published material about the deadliest case of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's career. King has written about the Supreme Court history and the death penalty for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Smithsonian magazine's history blog "Past Imperfect."
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 -- 1:00pm email reminder
The Greatest Generation? America's Uncertain Entry in WWII (#2106) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
This special American Forum with Eric H. Holder, the 82nd attorney general of the US and the first African-American to hold that position, covers civil rights, mass incarceration, national security and the first six years of an historic Administration.
- KQED World: Sun, May 4, 2014 -- 1:00pm email reminder
Ideas for a New American Century: Reviving the Middle Class (#2107) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
The Miller Center's American Forum launches a new periodic special series, examining new, practical, non-partisan ideas for bringing life back to the beleaguered American Middle Class. Each episode will feature nationally prominent figures from opposing ends of the political spectrum, discussing new findings and proposals. Guests: former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and former Indiana Gov. and US Sen. Evan Bayh.
- KQED World: Sun, May 11, 2014 -- 1:00pm email reminder
Ambassador Ryan Crocker: Iran, the U.S. and the Middle East (#2108) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Ryan C. Crocker, former US ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan and the preeminent US diplomat to the Middle East, discussing new develops in Iran and Syria, and the current state of politics and conflicts in the wider Middle East. Crocker holds the diplomatic rank of career ambassador, the US Foreign Service's highest rank, and previously served as US ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon.
- KQED World: Sun, May 18, 2014 -- 1:00pm email reminder
The Greatest Generation? America's Uncertain Entry in WWII (#2109) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Lynne Olson and Richard Moe discuss the years just before World War II, the rancorous internal squabbles that gripped the US in the period leading up to Pearl Harbor, and FDR's fateful decision to seek a third term. Their books, Olson's Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 and Moe's Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War, remind us that the "greatest generation" was far more divided about WWII than popular mythology suggests - and offers lessons for American perspectives on foreign engagements today.
- KQED World: Sun, May 25, 2014 -- 1:00pm email reminder