REPLAY - Smithsonian Associates on C-SPAN Literature Courses Civil War
Clarence Darrow: Courtroom Drama
Complex and controversial, the towering figure of Clarence Darrow helped shape the legal landscape of early-20th-century America. Lawyer and author Jack Marshall examines his career and his legacy, and actor Paul Morella brings Darrow’s spell-binding courtroom oratory to life.
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 9:00 AM
America’s First Ladies: Shaping a Role, Shaping History
It is Washington’s most visible and powerful unelected position—and possibly the most difficult. Andrew Och, a producer of C-Span’s 44-part series First Ladies: Influence and Image, reveals how some notable women navigated the prestige and the pitfalls that come with the role of presidential wife.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Roald Dahl: The Curmudgeon Who Built Charlie’s Chocolate Factory
On the anniversary of Dahl’s birth, explore the life and art of this storyteller with author Daniel Stashower. Actor Scott Sedar offers a dramatic reading of some of Dahl’s most memorable writings as we raise a toast in celebration and enjoy a special cake.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Alessandro de’ Medici, the Black Prince of Florence
Drawing on her new book, The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de’ Medici, historian Catherine Fletcher presents the story of a man and a family that is a never-ending source of fascination.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 6:45 PM