Tucson Festival of Books Episodes

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Tucson Festival of Books episodes

Forensic Science Panel

Professors Deborah Blum (University of Wisconsin), Douglas Starr (Boston University) and Holly Tucker (Vanderbilt) discuss forensic science at a 2012 Tucson Festival of Books forum moderated by James Cornell (International Science Writers Association). read more

America at War

"America at War: 21st Century Struggles" is the title of a panel discussion featuring former Al Gore speechwriter Andrei Cherny, University of Southern California law professor Mary Dudziak and former National Security Council official William Inboden. read more

Diana Henriques: The Wizard of Lies

New York Times reporter Diana Henriques discusses her book "The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust" with Jill Jorden Spitz, assistant managing editor of Tucson's Arizona Daily Star. read more

Megan Smolenyak: Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing

Genealogy expert Megan Smolenyak discusses her book "Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing." read more

Emerging from the Shadows: Women in the Lives of Wilson, Jefferson, and Twain

A forum on women in the lives of Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain and Woodrow Wilson, with authors Kristie Miller ("Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies") and Laura Skandera Trombley ("Mark Twain's Other Woman: The Hidden Story of His Final Years"), and University of New Mexico history professor Virginia Scharff. read more

Jeffrey Rosen: The Supreme Court

George Washington University law professor Jeffrey Rosen on his book "The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America." University of Arizona law professor Toni Massaro is the moderator. Taped at the 2012 Tucson Festival of Books. read more

Right On! Far Out! Looking Back at the '60s

The 1960s are discussed with Mark Rudd ("My Life With SDS and the Weathermen"), Martha Tod Dudman ("Expecting to Fly") and Joyce Maynard ("Looking Back"). read more

Epic Stories: Journalists Write the American West

A panel discussion with Jeff Guinn ("Go Down Together"), Michael Hiltzik ("Colossus") and Stephen Fried ("Appetite for America"). read more

Erwin Chermerinsky

Legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky discusses "The Conservative Assault on the Constitution." read more

T.J. Stiles: The First Tycoon

A conversation with historian T.J. Stiles ("The First Tycoon"). Host: Paul Hutton ("Phil Sheridan and His Army"). read more

Politics Panel

A discussion with communication experts Kate Kenski ("The Obama Victory") and Kevin Coe ("The God Strategy"). read more

Becoming America: Immigration Memoirs Across the Decades

A panel discussion with former Arizona governor Raúl H. Castro ("Adversity Is My Angel"), former child soldier Ishmael Beah ("A Long Way Gone") and historian Paula Fass ("Inheriting the Holocaust"). read more

Hot Times: Can Nature Survive Us

Environmental issues are discussed with scientists Melanie Lenart ("Life in the Hothouse") and Laura Lopez-Hoffman ("Conservation of Shared Environments"), and journalist Mitch Tobin ("Endangered"). read more

Women in Leadership

Women and leadership are discussed by former Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt ("No Excuses") and Dr. Connie Mariano ("The White House Doctor"). read more

Astronomy Panel

A discussion with astronomer Stephen E. Strom and science writer Douglas Isbell, coauthors of "Observatories of the Southwest." Host: Peter Smith (Phoenix Mars Mission). read more

Panel on Human Rights and the Border

A discussion with "Crossing With the Virgin" coauthors Kathryn Ferguson, Norma Price and Ted Parks; and reporters Margaret Regan ("The Death of Josseline") and Sam Quinones ("Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream"). read more

Douglas Stanton: Horse Soldiers

U.S. Special Forces soldiers who relied on horses while fighting the Taliban during the initial invasion of Afghanistan are discussed by Doug Stanton ("Horse Soldiers"). read more

Panel on Writing History

The challenges of writing about history for a popular audience, featuring Hampton Sides ("Hellhound on His Trail"), Jeff Guinn ("Go Down Together") and James Donovan ("A Terrible Glory"). Moderator: Paul Hutton ("The Custer Reader"). read more

Gen. Anthony Zinni: Leading the Charge

Gen. Anthony Zinni (USMC Ret.) discusses his book "Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons From the Battlefield to the Boardroom." read more

Lynne Olson: Citizens of London

The World War II alliance forged by the U.S. and Britain is discussed by Lynn Olson ("Citizens of London"). read more

Panel on the U.S. and Mexico Border

Life on the U.S.-Mexico border is discussed with authors Margaret Regan ("The Death of Josseline"), Philip Caputo ("Crossers: A Novel") and David Danelo ("The Border: Exploring the U.S.-Mexican Divide"). Moderator: Tom Miller ("Revenge of the Saguaro"). read more

Dan Balz: The Battle for America 2008

Washington Post reporter Dan Balz ("The Battle for America 2008") on the 2008 presidential race. Moderator: Andrei Cherny (Democracy: A Journal of Ideas). read more

Timothy Egan: The Big Burn

A 1910 forest fire (the largest in U.S. history) in Washington, Idaho and Montana is discussed by Timothy Egan ("The Big Burn"). read more

Tucson Festival of Books Episode: "Dan Balz: The Battle for America 2008"

Episode Synopsis: Washington Post reporter Dan Balz ("The Battle for America 2008") on the 2008 presidential race. Moderator: Andrei Cherny (Democracy: A Journal of Ideas).
Original Air Date: Mar 13, 2010

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Premiered: March 13, 2010, on CSPAN 2
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Premise: Author events from the annual book festival held on University of Arizona campus.

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