REPLAY - Smithsonian Associates on C-SPAN Literature Courses Civil War
Haydn and His Famous Student
In this 6-session course Saul Lilienstein reveals the range of Haydn’s genius and the strong influence he had on his willful student, Ludwig van Beethoven.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Connie Britton: Actress as Advocate
She’s created attention-getting characters on “Friday Night Lights” and “Nashville,” but Connie Britton plays an equally notable role as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. In a conversation with NPR’s Linda Holmes, she discusses her television experiences and her work as an advocate for poverty eradication and women’s empowerment.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:45 PM
Rumi: The Sound of One Soul Speaking
The ecstatic love poems of Rumi, the 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic, are beloved by millions of readers around the world. Biographer Brad Gooch discusses the less-known life of the man behind those works, and why his poetry remains among the most-read today.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 6:45 PM
Henry VIII: The Man Behind the Crown
An egomaniacal monarch? A driven political and religious reformer? A notorious serial queen-maker? If any king suffered from a centuries-old image problem, it’s Henry VIII. Join scholar Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger for an unvarnished and comprehensive look at the man whose bigger-than-life royal legend masks a complex man.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:30 AM
Diane Rehm: In Conversation
Veteran broadcaster Diane Rehm, who has spent 37 years at the helm of her celebrated WAMU show, has been called “the class act of the radio talk world.” Listen in as she joins NPR’s Tom Gjelten  for a sure-to-be-fascinating interview, and learn a bit more about the person behind the voice.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:45 PM
The Double Lives of Jack Barsky: The Spy Next Door
Forged identities, a smokescreen suburban life, and wives and children on two continents were all elements of Jack Barsky’s career as a KGB operative in America. Vince Houghton of the International Spy Museum interviews Barsky about his immersion in espionage, juggling allegiances, and assembling a new life after decades as spy.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:45 PM