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What was in Lincoln's pockets?
 
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When Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865, he was carrying two pairs of spectacles and a lens polisher, a pocketknife, a watch fob, a linen handkerchief, a brown leather wallet containing a five-dollar Confederate note, and nine newspaper clippings, including several favorable to the president and his policies. Given to his son Robert Todd upon Lincoln's death, these everyday items, which through association with tragedy had become like relics, were kept in the Lincoln family for more than seventy years. Because it is quite unusual for the Library to keep personal artifacts among its holdings, they were not put on display until 1976 when then Librarian of Congress Daniel Boorstin thought their exposure would humanize a man who had become "mythologically engulfed."
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The enchanted drawing
 
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SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist is seen at work rapidly sketching the portrait of an elderly gentleman of most comical feature and expression. After completing the likeness the artist rapidly draws on the paper a clever sketch of a bottle of wine and a goblet, and then, to the surprise of all, actually removes them from the paper on which they were drawn and pours actual wine out of the bottle into a real glass. Surprising effects quickly follow after this; and the numerous changes of expression which flit over the face in the sketch cause a vast amount of amusement and at the same time give a splendid illustration of the caricaturist's art. 100 feet. 15.00. Although this is not an animated film, the origins of animated film can be glimpsed here. J. Stuart Blackton, then a cartoonist for the New York Evening World, is photographed in Thomas Edisons New Jersey ""Black Maria"" studio performing a vaudeville routine known as the ""lightning sketch,"" supplemented by stop-camera tricks that bring the drawn objects to life. Copyrighted in 1900, it was probably filmed three or four years earlier. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21656. Performer: J. Stuart Blackton. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Filmed ca. September to early November 1900, on Vitagraph's rooftop studio in New York, New York. Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Magic drawings--Drama. Cartoonists--Drama. Caricatures and cartoons--Drama. Caricature--Drama. Magic tricks--Drama. Alcoholic beverages--Drama. Hallucinations and illusions--Drama. Older men--Drama. Facial expression--Drama. Vaudeville--Drama. Trick--Short. Comedy--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 1592 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/animp.1592
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The Library of Congress Is Your Library
 
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An overview of the history of the Library of Congress. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6631
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Congress.gov: Overview of the Legislative Process
 
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Congress.gov Legislative Process videos were produced by the Library of Congress (LOC). In service to Congress, analysts in the LOC Congressional Research Service (CRS) authored (Valerie Heitshusen) and narrated (Walter J. Oleszek) the videos for Congress.gov. Video also available at http://beta.congress.gov/legislative-process/.
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The Art of Audiobook Narration
 
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Celeste Lawson explains techniques for becoming a skilled audiobook narrator, demonstrating the subtleties of performance, enunciation and diction. Speaker Biography: Celeste Lawson is recording studio director for the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the Library of Congress. For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7157
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As In a Looking Glass
 
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SUMMARY Opens on a split stage set of two rooms with a door and wall between them. In the living or dining room on the left of the frame, an elderly, bearded man sits at a table, reading the newspaper. In the bedroom on the right, a boy in a suit with short pants attaches a long string to the end of a dresser drawer, with the other end hanging from a hole in the wall to the other room. As the boy works and watches, a woman dressed in a long-sleeved white blouse, striped skirt to the knee, and dark stockings enters the main room with a pitcher, which she sets on the table in front of the gentleman and then exits. The boy finishes with the drawer, replacing it in the bureau, and then quietly enters the other room unnoticed. He feeds more of the string through the hole in the wall, attaches the loop at the end of it to a leg of his grandfather's chair, and retreats to the door to watch. The woman enters the bedroom and powders her face and fixes her hair in the mirror above the dresser. She tries to open the top drawer--the one the boy has rigged--but it appears stuck. After struggling with it, she succeeds in yanking it open, falling backwards in the process. As the drawer opens, the attached string pulls over the man and the chair. When the man sees the boy jumping with delight at the door, he chases his grandson out of the room. From Biograph bulletin no. 8: How Tommy Got a Pull on His Grandpa. 65 feet. This is a companion picture to "Tommy's Ringing Good Joke." Tommy ties a cord to his Grandfather's chair and fastens it to a bureau in the next room. The maid attempts to open the drawer and upsets the old gentleman, with disastrous results. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 29May1903; H32297. AFI catalog considers "As in a looking glass" and "How Tommy got a pull on his grandpa" as two separate films with similar plots, noting that the former is catalog no. 907 and the latter no. 2369. However, no information on a film no. 907 could be found in the Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902 [MI] or Biograph photo catalogs [MI], and the frames pictured in Biograph photo catalog v. 5 from "How Tommy got a pull on his grandpa" are identical to frames in the film deposited for copyright under the title "As in a looking glass." Camera, F.S. Armitage. Filmed May 21, 1903, in the Biograph New York City studio. SUBJECTS Practical jokes--Drama. Boys--United States--Conduct of life--Drama. Falls (Accidents)--United States--Drama. Grandfathers--United States--Drama. Silent films. Comedies. Vaudeville. Shorts. RELATED NAMES Armitage, F. S., camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID (m) varsmp http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/varstg:@field([email protected](varsmp+0589))
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Train taking up mail bag, U.S. Post Office
 
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SUMMARY The subject of this Postal Department documentary is "snatching" the mail bag from the suspended post by the railroad mail clerk. As the film begins, a man climbs the steps leading to the device that suspends the mail bag in the air. A train can be seen in the distance approcaching the mail bag. At the end of the film, the mail bag is just being snatched from the suspension device. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 01Oct03; H36399. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Filmed September 21, 1903 in St. Georges, MD. SUBJECTS Railway mail service. Actuality--Shorts. RELATED NAMES Weed, A. E., camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID awal 0571 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/awal.0571
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Music and the Brain: The World in Six Songs: How the Musical
 
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Director of McGill University's Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise and best-selling author of "This is Your Brain on Music," Daniel Levitin blends cutting-edge scientific findings with his own experiences as a former record producer and still-active musician. The Music and the Brain Lecture Series is a cycle of lectures and special presentations that highlight an explosion of new research in the rapidly expanding field of "neuromusic." Programming is sponsored by the Library's Music Division and its Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation. Daniel Levitin is a cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, record producer, musician, and writer. He is currently James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal. He has published scientific articles on absolute pitch, music cognition and neuroscience and is more widely known as the author of two best-selling books, "This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession" and "The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature." He worked as a producer and sound designer on albums by Blue Oyster Cult, Chris Isaak, and Joe Satriani; as a consultant to Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder; and as a recording engineer for Santana and The Grateful Dead.
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Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the circus
 
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SUMMARY An animated cartoon about the adventures of Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the circus, where they demonstrate their courage to each other by attempting to scare a woman. Surprisingly, the animal hero became widely popular in American animation only in the 1920s, especially with "Felix the Cat," The earlier Krazy Kat series (1916-29), based loosely on the comic strip by George Herriman, features lovelorn Krazy and the brick-tossing object of his strange obsession, Ignatz Mouse. As with the next four films, these brief films were initially part of William Randolph Hearsts International Film Service newsreels. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [International Film Service, 1916]. NOTES Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 17Mar16; MP574. Story, George Herriman. Based on George Herriman's comic strip Krazy Kat. Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Cats--Drama. Mice--Drama. Circus--Drama. Courage--Drama. Women and animals--Drama. Fear--Drama. Comedy--Animation--Short. Animal--Animation--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 4072 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/animp.4072
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House Science & National Labs Caucus: Neil deGrasse Tyson
 
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicked off the House Science & National Labs Caucus with a lecture at the Library of Congress. Speaker Biography: Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. He has appeared on or hosted several television programs promoting science and space exploration. For captions, transcript, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5790.
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Men's styles
 
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SUMMARY Based on the newspaper comic strip by "Pop" Mormand, featuring a husband oppressed by his wife's obsession with high society and consumer fashion. These two samples are from a series begun in September 1915 based on the Keeping Up with the Joneses newspaper comic by "Pop" Momand. The films begin with "out of the inkwell" drawings of the sort seen in Winsor McCay films and later elaborated by Max Fleischer. Like other comic strips and animated films of the era, notably Bringing Up Father (published from 1912; filmed 1916-18), Keeping Up with the Joneses features a husband oppressed by a wifes obsession with high society and consumer fashion. The series ended abruptly in February 1916 after its animator, Harry S. Palmer, lost a patent infringement suit brought by John Randolph Bray over the use of transparent celluloid sheets. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Mutual Film Corp., [1915]. NOTES Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Fashion--United States--Drama. Men's clothing--United States--Drama. Hats--Drama. Husbands--United States--Drama. Wives--United States--Drama. Comedy--Animation--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 4066 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/animp.4066
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Fun in a bakery shop
 
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SUMMARY The set is of the interior of a bakery. A man in a baker's hat and costume enters and begins kneading some dough on a table by the oven. He notices a make-believe rat crawling up the side of a nearby barrel and throws the dough at the rat, covering it completely. He then goes over to the dough and begins to pummel it with his hands. His back is to the camera, which obscures the actual manipulation of the dough, but when he steps away there is now a sculptured mask to admire. He sculpts another mask, and two other men, also dressed as bakers, come in, see what he is doing, pick him up bodily, and stick him head first into the flour barrel. Another proto-animation film, incorporating what might be called a ""lightning sketch"" version of claymation. Presented as a one-shot film, it too uses a stop-camera trick. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1902. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Apr1902; H15916. Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Bakeries--Drama. Bakery employees--Drama. Dough--Drama. Sculpture--Drama. Masks (Sculpture)--Drama. Sculptors--Drama. Comedy films. Trick films. Clay animation films. Silent films. Short films. Fiction films. DIGITAL ID animp 1620 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/animp.1620
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How a President Learned To Write
 
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Abraham Lincoln considered his formal education to be "defective" from an early age, and he compensated by devoting intense effort to self-education through reading. In his twenties, while serving as New Salem Postmaster and a member of the Illinois State Assembly, Lincoln studied the law and taught himself surveying. After mastering Kirkham's Grammar, he gave his copy of the book to Ann Rutledge, in whom some believe Lincoln had a romantic interest, inscribing it: "Ann M. Rutledge is now learning grammar." Ann died tragically a short time later from typhoid fever.
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Colonel Roosevelt is invited to fly in Arch Hoxsey's plane at St. Louis, Mo., 1910
 
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Summary While participating in the Missouri State Republican Party's campaign on October 11, 1910, TR is invited to fly in a biplane with Arch Hoxsey as pilot. Accompanied by Herbert S. Hadley, Governor of Missouri (1909-1913) and two men who appear to be Henry W. Kiel, Mayor of St. Louis, and Sheriff Louis Nolte, TR arrives in motorcade at Kinloch aviation field; man, who appears to be Hoxsey, inspects plane; medium shot of TR as he enters passenger seat of biplane; long shot of plane flying; TR alights from plane, joins waiting crowd, enters automobile and drives away in motorcade. Created/Published [United States : s.n.], 1910. Subjects Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919. Presidents--United States. Airplanes--Missouri--Lambert Field (Kinloch, Mo.) Air pilots. Aeronautics--Exhibitions. Nonfiction films. Short films. Actualities (Motion pictures) Related Names Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Hadley, Herbert S. (Herbert Spencer), 1872-1927. Missouri. Governor. Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) Digital ID trmp 4087 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/trmp.4087
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The Book That Changed the World
 
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By introducing printing with moveable metal type to Western Europe, Johann Gutenberg revolutionized books, and, in fact, the very nature of communication. Text, once scarce and complicated to produce, was now easily created in multiples that were readily distributed. Out of the explosion of text enabled by moveable type came the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution. The Bible, too, became a transformed document.
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Why Digital Preservation is Important for Everyone
 
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Traditional information sources such as books, photos and sculptures can easily survive for years, decades or even centuries but digital items are fragile and require special care to keep them useable. Rapid technological changes also affect digital preservation. As new technologies appear, older ones become obsolete, making it difficult to access older content This video explores the complex nature of the problem, how digital content unlike content on traditional media -- depends on technology to make it available and requires active management to ensure its ongoing accessibility.
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Girls Taking Time Checks, Westinghouse Works
 
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SUMMARY Almost 200 women file by a device on the wall from which they take their time checks. A man runs half-way across the screen at the end of the film. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 6May1904; H45400. Original main title lacking. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Filmed April 26, 1904, probably at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Received: 5/6/04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. SUBJECTS Women electric industry workers--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Time clocks--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. Factories--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Manufactures--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Silent films. Actuality--Short. Industrial--Short. RELATED NAMES Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID westhpp 2033 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/westhpp.2033
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David McCullough on John Adams
 
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Librarian of Congress James H. Billington engages noted author and historian David MCullough in a discussion on John Adams. Speaker Biography: James H. Billington is the 13th Librarian of the United States Congress. Speaker Biography: David McCullough is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6245
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Tom Angleberger: 2011 National Book Festival
 
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Tom Angleberger appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Tom Angleberger's best-selling "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" was hailed as "delightful" by The New York Times and called "the most original novel of the year" by The Boston Globe. Angleberger is also the author of the hilarious novel "Horton Halfpott." For transcript, captions, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5369.
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He resolves not to smoke
 
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SUMMARY Dreamy Dud steals a man's pipe because he is fascinated with smoking and blowing smoke rings. He smokes the pipe and the smoke turns into a ghost and carries him up to the moon and leaves him. Dud falls off the moon and down to earth. He wakes up on the floor of his room and resolves never to smoke. These two variants of Wallace Carlsons "Dreamy Dud," a boy with an overactive fantasy life and a down-to-earth dog, reveal how animation history does not always parallel artistic progress. The 1915 film from the Essanay Studio has a simpler line-drawing method but a sharper wit, and is indebted in style and content to Winsor McCays dreamy hero, "Little Nemo." The later version, from Carlsons 1919-20 Us Fellers series, is more complicated but less comic, relying on the elaborate backgrounds available through the Bray Studios patents. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Essanay Film Manufacturing Co., [1915]. NOTES Copyright: Essanay Film Mfg. Co.; 22Jun15; MP356. Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Boys--United States--Drama. Smoking--United States--Drama. Dreams--United States--Drama. Tobacco pipes--United States--Drama. Moon--Drama. Ghosts--Drama. Comedy--Animation--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 4067 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/animp.4067
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Rosie the Riveter: Real Women Workers in World War II
 
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Sheridan Harvey explores the evolution of "Rosie the Riveter" and discusses the lives of real women workers in World War II. Sheridan Harvey is Women's Studies Specialist in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division and senior editor of "American Women," a resource guide for the study of women's history and culture in the United States.
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Princeton and Yale football game
 
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SUMMARY The camera was moved to many positions throughout the stadium, which contained an estimated 50,000 spectators. The opening scene was a complete pan around the locale, showing the crowd assembled to watch the game. The remaining scenes were photographed from various positions throughout the football field, showing the game in progress. There is line play shown as well as broken-field running. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 19Nov03; H38332. Cameraman, A.C. Abadie. Filmed November 14, 1903 in New Haven, Conn. SUBJECTS Football. College sports. Actualities (Motion pictures) Filmed sports events. Filmed football games. Short films. Nonfiction films. RELATED NAMES Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille), 1878-1950, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID awal 2164 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/awal.2164
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The Book Lincoln and Obama Have In Common
 
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Chief Justice Roger B. Taney administered the oath of office to Abraham Lincoln using the Bible of a court clerk. With the brief words, "I, Abraham Lincoln, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," Lincoln was sworn in as the sixteenth President. The ceremony was witnessed by Clerk of the Supreme Court, William Thomas Carroll, who recorded the occasion in the back of this Bible. On January 20, 2009, President Barack Obama chose this same Bible for his historic inauguration ceremony.
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Open Mic: A Conversation with David Bromberg
 
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David Bromberg's genre-defying performance style and eclectic repertoire make him a great example of an outstanding artist who draws upon both tradition and personal creativity to captivate contemporary audiences. His second and equally successful career as a luthier (violin maker) and musical instrument expert will also be an important part of the conversation. Speaker Biography: David Bromberg is a renowned multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, violin authority and storyteller. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6305
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Rahim AlHaj Trio: Middle Eastern Music from New Mexico
 
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The Rahim AlHaj Trio features traditional middle eastern music on the oud (Arabic lute) and antour (hammered dulcimer). Speaker Biography: Rahim AlHaj was born in Baghdad, Iraq and began playing the oud (Arabic lute) at age nine. He moved to the US in 2000 as a political refugee and has resided in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ever since. Rahim has performed around the globe and is considered one of the finest oud players in the world. His compositions evoke the experience of exile from his homeland and of new beginnings in his adopted country. In 2015 Rahim was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship. Speaker Biography: Sourena Sefati was born in Ramsar, Iran, and started playing santour (hammered dulcimer) at age 11. He won the award for best composer of Iranian music at Art University in 2006 and served as instructor at Art University and Elmi-Karbordi University in Tehran from 2008 to 2014. Sourena moved to the United States in 2014, and teaches Iranian music in Albuquerque. Speaker Biography: Issa Malluf is a Palestinian-American native of New Mexico. Originally self-taught, Issa has become a highly skilled and internationally recognized specialist in Middle Eastern, Arabic, and North African percussion. For more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7685
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Coil Winding Section E, Westinghouse Works
 
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SUMMARY Rows of women are shown at tables with winding machines. They wind using material from spools behind them, apparently putting the finished products on the table in front of them. Various supervisory staff, male and female, walk through the aisles, checking the work of the women. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 6May1904; H45402. Original main title lacking. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Filmed April 26, 1904, probably at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Received: 5/6/04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. SUBJECTS Electric coils--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. Factories--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Women electric industry workers--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Manufactures--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Manufacturing processes--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Silent films. Actuality--Short. Industrial--Short. RELATED NAMES Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID westhpp 1985 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/westhpp.1985
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Doris Kearns Goodwin on Roosevelt & Taft
 
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Library of Congress historian Michelle Krowl talks to noted author Doris Kearns Goodwin about her book, "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism." Speaker Biography: Doris Kearns Goodwin, a former Harvard professor and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, is the author of several New York Times best-sellers, including "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt," which was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in History, and her latest book, "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" (Simon & Schuster, 2005). She is the recipient of the Charles Frankel Prize and the Sara Josepha Hale Medal. She was the first woman journalist to enter the Red Sox locker room and has been a consultant and on air-person for PBS documentaries on Lyndon Johnson, the Kennedy family, Franklin Roosevelt, Abraham and Mary Lincoln, and Ken Burns' "The History of Baseball." Speaker Biography: Michelle Krowl is a historian in the Library's Manuscript Division. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6321
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Scenes of Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, 1912
 
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Summary First film footage taken of TR at Sagamore Hill, summer of 1912. TR on his horse Sidar shakes hands with William P. Helm, Associated Press correspondent for New York City and Washington (1910-1918) and detailed by AP to Wilson and TR during the 1912 campaign. TR rides his horse away from Sagamore, returns to Sagamore, dismounts and feeds the horse from his hand, plays with his three dogs, and then reviews his mail assisted by his son Archie. Final scene of TR, with axe in hand, walking down the driveway. Other Titles Scenes of Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, 1912 Created/Published [S.l.] : Pathé Frères, 1912. Notes Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Archie Roosevelt, William P. Helm. Subjects Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) Short films. Silent films. Nonfiction films. Documentary films. Newsreels. Related Names Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979. Helm, William P. (William Pickett), b. 1883. Associated Press. Pathé frères (France) Roosevelt Memorial Association. Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) Digital ID trmp 4097 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/trmp.4097
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NDIIIPP Special Event: Ian MacKaye
 
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Groundbreaking singer, songwriter and guitarist Ian MacKaye spoke at the Library of Congress on personal digital archiving and the need to educate creators and users in ways to steward our digital cultural heritage. Speaker Biography: As both performer and producer, MacKaye has documented music coming out of the Washington, D.C. underground for the past 30 years. MacKaye founded Dischord Records as a teenager in 1980 with partner Jeff Nelson. Their original intent was simply to release a single to document their recently defunct band, The Teen Idles. The label has since gone on to release music from more than 60 bands, with more than 160 albums during the past 25 years. In the process, the label performed a citizen-archivist role, documenting Washington-area music in many forms and catalyzing cultural activity and community-building in the nation's capital and around the world. For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5905.
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The Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs
 
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Discover the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, more than 1,000 portraits that capture the wartime lives of everyday soldiers and their loved ones. These captivating images are powerful teaching tools, and provide a unique window into the lives of ordinary men and women caught up in an extraordinary war. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7109
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"Daisy" Ad (1964): Preserved from 35mm in the Tony Schwartz Collection
 
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Formally titled "Peace, Little Girl," but more commonly known as the "Daisy" ad, this famous political commercial was produced primarily by Tony Schwartz for President Lyndon B. Johnson's 1964 campaign against Barry Goldwater. Preserved from a 35mm print in the Tony Schwartz Collection by the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. For more information, http://blogs.loc.gov/now-see-hear/2016/09/daisy-the-most-effective-political-commercial-ever/.
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Watch Clips of the 2018 National Film Registry Selections
 
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Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the annual selection of 25 of America’s most influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage. These films range from Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and Paul Newman’s unforgettable “Hud” to the opulent musical “My Fair Lady” and the rocking sounds of “Monterey Pop.” Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time. Read more at https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-18-144/. Here is the list of 25 films added to the 2018 National Film Registry. 1. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) 2. Broadcast News (1987) 3. Brokeback Mountain (2005) 4. Cinderella (1950) 5. Days of Wine and Roses (1962) 6. Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency (1908) 7. Eve’s Bayou (1997) 8. The Girl Without a Soul (1917) 9. Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People (1984) 10. Hearts and Minds (1974) 11. Hud (1963) 12. The Informer (1935) 13. Jurassic Park (1993) 14. The Lady From Shanghai (1947) 15. Leave Her to Heaven (1945) 16. Monterey Pop (1968) 17. My Fair Lady (1964) 18. The Navigator (1924) 19. On the Town (1949) 20. One-Eyed Jacks (1961) 21. Pickup on South Street (1953) 22. Rebecca (1940) 23. The Shining (1980) 24. Smoke Signals (1998) 25. Something Good – Negro Kiss (1898)
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Carriers at work, U.S. Post Office
 
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SUMMARY The subject is the handling and sorting of the U.S. mail. The sorting bags and the alphabetizing pigeonhole equipment are visible in a scene photographed from an altitude of approximately twenty-five feet. The placement of the equipment and its use by the post office personnel can be seen. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34978. Cameraman, A. E. Weed. Filmed August 10, 1903 in Washington, D.C. SUBJECTS Mail sorting. Actuality--Shorts. RELATED NAMES Weed, A. E., camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
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Stephen King: 2016 National Book Festival
 
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Stephen King discusses his career and new book "End of Watch," and receives recognition for his work in literacy from Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Stephen King is the international best-selling author of more than 50 books and almost 200 short stories. Many of his works have been adapted for film or other media and his books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. His recent books include "Mr. Mercedes," "Finders Keepers" and the latest in the Bill Hodges trilogy, "End of Watch". King has received many honors, including the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the American Letters, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and multiple Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards and British Fantasy Society Awards. As a philanthropist, he is co-chair of The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation and provides scholarships for local high school students, donations to various organizations which underwrite the arts and more than $2.8 million in grants each year to community-based initiatives in Maine. King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7480
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An Introduction to BARD Express
 
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Karen Keninger introduces BARD Express, a Windows-based application. Speaker Biography: Karen A. Keninger is the director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7377
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Teaching with Primary Sources
 
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This film defines primary and secondary sources and explores the value of using primary sources in instruction. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6632
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Jeannette Walls - 2009 National Book Festival
 
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New York Times best-selling author Jeannette Walls appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Jeannette Walls has been a reporter for New York magazine, Esquire, USA Today and MSNBC.com, where she currently works. Her memoir, "The Glass Castle" (2006), was a New York Times best-seller and is being turned into a movie by Paramount. It reveals Walls' painful, deprived childhood and a life she once viewed as a shameful secret. Walls is also the author of "Dish: The Inside Story of the World of Gossip." Her newest work is "Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel," the story of her grandmother, will be published this October. Walls lives in Virginia.
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Assembling a Generator, Westinghouse Works
 
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SUMMARY A group of men work on various parts of a large generator, assembling the pieces. A crane carries a large piece of the generator over to the rest of the machine, and the men guide it down to assemble it. The crane brings two other pieces to the machine and lays them down where they belong. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 10May1904; H45598. Original main title lacking. Filmed May 2, 1904, probably at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. Received: 5/19/04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. SUBJECTS Electric generators--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. Factories--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Electric industry workers--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Manufactures--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Manufacturing processes--Pennsylvania--East Pittsburgh. Silent films. Actuality--Short. Industrial--Short. RELATED NAMES Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID westhpp 1947 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/westhpp.1947
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U.S. cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade
 
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SUMMARY One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog no. 94, under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral Dewey's arrival in New York Harbor, Wednesday, September 27th, 1899, and secured the following excellent moving pictures of the Admiral and his great ship, together with the stirring events of Dewey Day, September 29th, the day of the Naval Parade, and Dewey Day, September 30th, the day of the Land Parade. Ours was the only photographic apparatus on board the U.S. Cruiser Olympia on this memorable occasion. The Admiral posed especially for our camera. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Nov1899; 72835. Original main title lacking. Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Uncandid. MAVIS 48465; U.S. cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade. Filmed Sept. 29, 1899, during the Dewey naval parade on the Hudson River in New York City. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 7 [MI]. SUBJECTS Olympia (Cruiser) Dewey, George,--1837-1917. Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes--New York (State)--New York. Parades--Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.) Warships--New York (State)--New York. Spanish-American War, 1898--Naval operations, American. United States.--Navy--History--Spanish-American War, 1898. Sailors--United States. Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.) Rivers--New York (State) New York (N.Y.)--History, Naval--19th century. Actuality--Short. War (Nonfiction)--Short. RELATED NAMES Dewey, George, 1837-1917. White, James H. (James Henry), production. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FEC 2892 (ref print) FPE 9306 (dupe neg) LC 1915a (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 1915 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.1915
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A Conversation with Randy Newman
 
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Mark Horowitz talks with award-winning composer and performer Randy Newman about the creative process. Speaker Biography: The composer of a long list of notable film scores -- "The Natural," "Awakenings," "Ragtime," all three "Toy Story" pictures, "Seabiscuit," "James and the Giant Peach," "A Bug's Life" and many others -- Newman's many accolades include two Oscars, three Emmys, and six Grammys. His unforgettable songs include "I Think It's Going to Rain Today," "Louisiana 1927," "Short People," "Sail Away," and "You've Got a Friend in Me." Speaker Biography: Mark Eden Horowitz is a specialist in the Library's Music Division. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6375
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Krazy Kat goes a-wooing
 
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SUMMARY Krazy Kat's serenade outside the window of Ignatz Mouse meets with a barrage of bricks. Surprisingly, the animal hero became widely popular in American animation only in the 1920s, especially with "Felix the Cat." The earlier Krazy Kat series (1916-29), based loosely on the comic strip by George Herriman, features lovelorn Krazy and the brick-tossing object of his strange obsession, Ignatz Mouse. As with the next four films, these brief films were initially part of William Randolph Hearsts International Film Service newsreels. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [International Film Service, 1916]. NOTES Copyright: International Film Service, Inc.; 29Feb16; MP557. Story, George Herriman. Based on George Herriman's comic strip Krazy Kat. Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Cats--Drama. Mice--Drama. Courtship--Drama. Singing--Drama. Bricks--Drama. Comedy--Animation--Short. Animal--Animation--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 4070 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/animp.4070
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Linda Ronstadt: 2013 National Book Festival
 
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Linda Ronstadt appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Singer and songwriter Linda Ronstadt has won 12 Grammy awards during her long and celebrated career. She has been successful in genres as diverse as pop, rock, country, ranchera, classical, jazz and American Songbook and was the top-selling female artist of the 1970s. Ronstadt is one of the most successful recording artists in U.S. history with more than 100 million records sold worldwide. She began her professional career in the mid-1960s, and with her fifth solo album, her 1974 masterpiece, "Heart Like a Wheel," she burst into superstardom. Ronstadt also starred in the Broadway and film versions of "The Pirates of Penzance" during the 1980s. She remains active in the music industry and has just released "Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir." For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6042
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Legal Research Tutorial: Finding Case Law Using Google Scholar
 
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Robert Brammer and Barbara Bavis demonstrate how to use Google Scholar to locate caselaw. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6195
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Web Archiving
 
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Web content changes all the time. If we don't save that content before it disappears, a major part of our cultural history will be lost. The Library of Congress is working to provide permanent access to web content of historical importance. It selects websites for collection, requests permissions from the website owners, addresses the technology of collecting websites and preserves the websites and makes them available. This video examines those four challenges. Transcript at: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov:8081/videos/docs/webarchiving_video_transcript.pdf
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Dud leaves home
 
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SUMMARY Dud wants to buy his girlfriend Maime an ice cream cone so he breaks open his mother's bank, and splits their last dime in half in the process. His mother punishes him so he runs away. Dud is scared by imaginary ghosts in the dark, so he runs back home where he gets a spanking from his mother. These two variants of Wallace Carlsons "Dreamy Dud," a boy with an overactive fantasy life and a down-to-earth dog, reveal how animation history does not always parallel artistic progress. The 1915 film from the Essanay Studio has a simpler line-drawing method but a sharper wit, and is indebted in style and content to Winsor McCays dreamy hero, "Little Nemo." The later version, from Carlsons 1919-20 Us Fellers series, is more complicated but less comic, relying on the elaborate backgrounds available through the Bray Studios patents. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [Bray Pictures Corp., 1919]. NOTES Copyright: Bray Studios, Inc.; 9Oct19; MP1443. Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Boys--United States--Drama. Runaway teenagers--United States--Drama. Mothers and sons--United States--Drama. Theft--United States--Drama. Discipline of children--United States--Drama. Punishment--Drama. Ghosts--Drama. Comedy--Animation--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 4068 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/animp.4068
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The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress
 
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When most researchers arrive at the Library of Congress, their journey of discovery begins in the Main Reading Room. As the home to the library's reference collections, the computer catalog center, and knowledgeable reference staff, the Main Reading Room's purpose is to make library research easily accessible to anyone with enough curiosity to pursue it. This video includes general information about the library's staff and material resources, the reader ID process, and encourages researchers to experience all that the library has to offer. Speakers include 2012 Library of Congress Junior Fellow Kristen Schumacher and Library staffers Cheryl Adams, Kathy Woodrell, Steven Davenport, Abby Yochelson, Thomas Mann, Kristi Conkle and Judy Robinson. For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5585&loclr=ytb
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The Mediterranean Diet: Delicious Food Prescription for Transforming Disease & Illness
 
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Amy Riolo discussed her recent book, "The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Handbook." Speaker Biography: Amy Riolo is an award-winning author, educator, lecturer and culinary consultant. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6758
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The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
 
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The relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings has been a subject of speculation for centuries and even more so in the past decade, when DNA testing increased evidence of a sexual liaison. Author Annette Gordon-Reed, who received attention in 1997 for a book that carefully evaluated claims and counter-claims about the Jefferson-Hemings relationship, has written a new book about Sally Hemings - a slave in the Founding Father's household - and her family. Gordon-Reed's book chronicles the Hemings family from the mid-1700s, when an English sea captain fathered a child by an enslaved woman living near Williamsburg, Va., to the early 19th-century story of Sally Hemings. Speaker Biography: Annette Gordon-Reed is a professor of law at New York Law School. Her 1997 book was titled "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy." She also co-authored "Vernon Can Read!: a Memoir" (2001) with Vernon Jordan, longtime civil rights leader and presidential confidante. In Gordon-Reed's 2002 book "Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History," she edits 12 original essays that illustrate how race often determined the outcome of trials and how trials that confront issues of racism provide a unique lens on American cultural history. For transcript and more information, visit https://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4383
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Theodore Roosevelt - Shall We Prepare?
 
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Summary Two sequences of TR: Sequence 1: views of TR walking onto the porch of Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, N.Y., facing the camera, and then speaking on military preparedness during WWI; Sequence 2: views of TR sitting at his desk in the Metropolitan Magazine office in New York City and speaking with a man who may be Carl Hovey, editor of the magazine. Other Titles Roosevelt Memorial Association title: TR speaking at Sagamore Roosevelt Memorial Association title: TR in Metropolitan Magazine office, 1916 Theodore Roosevelt speaking at Sagamore Theodore Roosevelt in Metropolitan Magazine office, 1916 Created/Published United States : Paramount Pictures, 1916. Notes Editors, Frederick Palmer, Henry Reuterdahl. Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Carl Hovey. Subjects Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919,--Military leadership. Speeches, addresses, etc., American. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) Silent films. Short films. Nonfiction films. Documentary films. Newsreels. Related Names Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Hovey, Carl, b. 1875. Paramount Pictures. Bray Studios. Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) Related Titles Metropolitan (New York, N.Y. : 1911) Digital ID trmp 4098 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/trmp.4098
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Jazz Conversation with Jim Hall
 
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Jazz guitarist and composer Jim Hall talks about his life in music with Larry Appelbaum, senior music reference specialist in the Library's Music Division. Speaker Biography: Jim [James Stanley] Hall was born in Buffalo, Dec. 4, 1930. After studying composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Hall moved to Los Angeles where he studied classical guitar and began working with Chico Hamilton's Quintet and the Jimmy Giuffre Three. A gifted, thoughtful improviser, Hall is best known for his collaborations with Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans and Ron Carter, as well as highly regarded recordings with Ella Fitzgerald, Art Farmer, Paul Desmond and his own trios. Hall is a serious composer of formal music, the author of several books on jazz guitar and the subject of a 1998 documentary film, "Jim Hall-A Life in Progress." In 2004, he received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.
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