In recognition of the month-long exhibition of an original 1623 edition of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, acclaimed actress Cush Jumbo, and award-winning Shakespearean scholar Michael Witmore discuss the influence of Shakespeare and the women in his works on their own lives.
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Author, historian, and political commentator for ABC News and NPR, Cokie Roberts, in conversation with American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, discusses the women of Washington, particularly during the Civil War, and the indispensable role they played in maintaining the capital, keeping the Union unified, and forever changing the place of women in society.
Best-selling author Walter Isaacson discusses how in his pursuit of innovation, Benjamin Franklin shaped American national character and left an enduring Enlightenment-era legacy.
Geoffrey C. Ward and Lesley Stahl present an intimate discussion focusing on Sara Delano Roosevelt, FDR’s commanding mother, whose relationship with the Roosevelt family helped shape the American presidency and the nation.
In celebration of his recent 40th anniversary of taking his seat on the nation’s highest court, Justice Stevens reflects on his decades of experience and shares his unique insight into the U.S. legal system.