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Brooksley Born accepts 2009 JFK Profile in Courage Award
Brooksley Born, former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, was honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in recognition of the political courage that she demonstrated in sounding early warnings about conditions that contributed to the current global financial crisis.
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Sheila Bair accepts 2009 JFK Profile in Courage Award
Sheila Bair, Chairman of the FDIC, was honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in recognition of the political courage that she demonstrated in sounding early warnings about conditions that contributed to the current global financial crisis.
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2010 Profile in Courage Essay Contest Award Presentation
Al Hunt, Chair of the Profile in Courage Award Committee, honors Profile in Courage Essay Contest winner Michael Reed and nominating teacher Sandra Reagan at the Profile in Courage Award ceremony on May 24, 2010.
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The HP Phenomenon: Innovation & Business Transformation
[Recorded December 7, 2009] Hewlett-Packard HP is now (Dec 2009) the largest high-tech company on the globe, with its roots and headquarters in Silicon Valley. However, HP has not always garnered the same attention from authors, historians and the media as given to other technology companies. So, what is it that drove the success of this large and profitable company? The book, The HP Phenomenon, describes how it came to be that HP never really a computing company got to this leadership posi
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 15
On Day 15 the BFI London Film Festival held its second annual Awards ceremony. The Best British Newcomer Award, in partnership with Swarovski, was presented by Andy Serkis and went to Clio Barnard, for The Arbor. The Sutherland Award for the most original feature debut was presented by Michael Winterbottom and Olivia Williams and also went to Clio Barnard for the Arbor. The Grierson Award for best documentary was presented by Jon Snow and went to Janus Metz for Armadillo. The Best Film Award, in
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Authors@Google: Jeffrey Ma
Jeff Ma is the author of The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big In Business. As part of the notorious MIT Team depicted in Ben Mezrich's now classic Bringing Down the House, Jeff Ma used math and statistics to master the game of blackjack and reap handsome rewards at casinos. Years later, Ma has inspired not only a bestselling novel and hit movie, but has also started three different companies—the latest of which, Citizen Sports, is an innovative marriage of sports, betting, and
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Filmmakers@Google: Vicki Abeles
Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in our achievement obsessed public and private education system and culture. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried students aren't developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what's best fo
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Thomas Mallon: 2010 National Book Festival
Author Thomas Mallon speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Thomas Mallon received the Ingram Merrill Foundation Award in 1994 and won a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1987. His novels include "Henry and Clara," "Two Moons," "Dewey Defeats Truman," "Aurora 7" and several works of nonfiction. He is a former literary editor of GQ and has contributed frequently to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and Harper's. He was appointed a member of the Nati
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Jane Smiley: 2010 National Book Festival (Teens)
National bestselling author Jane Smiley appears at the 2010 National Book Festival, Teens & Children tent. Speaker Biography: Jane Smiley is the author of several critically acclaimed and popular novels, including "The Age of God," "The Greenlanders," "Ordinary Love and Good Will," "A Thousand Acres" (winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award), "Horse Heaven," "Good Faith" and the new young-adult novel "The Georges and the Jewels" (Knopf). She has also written for
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Jeff Smith: 2010 National Book Festival
Graphic novelist Jeff Smith appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: A co-founder of the 1990s self-publishing movement and an early adopter of the graphic novel format, Jeff Smith is best known as the writer and artist of "BONE," an award- winning adventure about three cartoon cousins lost in a world of myth and ancient mysteries. In 2008, Smith was the subject of a documentary called "The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE, and the Changing Face of Comics." Besides "BONE" and
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Katherine Paterson: 2010 National Book Festival
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Katherine Paterson appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Katherine Paterson is the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Her international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the United States and abroad. A two-time winner of the Newbery Medal ("Bridge to Terabithia" and "Jacob Have I Loved") and the National Book Award ("The Great Gilly H
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M.T. Anderson: 2010 National Book Festival
Author M.T. Anderson appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: M.T. Anderson writes for readers of all ages through his picture books for children, stories for adults, adventure novels for young readers and books for teens and adults. His satirical book "Feed" was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume 1: The Pox Party" won the 2006 National Book Award for Young People. Volume 2 of t
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Phillip M. Hoose & Claudette Colvin: 2010 National Book Festival
Authors Phillip M. Hoose and Claudette Colvin appear at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Phillip M. Hoose is the widely acclaimed author of books, essays, stories, songs and articles, including the National Book Award-winning "Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice" (Macmillan). (Colvin will appear with Hoose during his presentation.) Hoose is also the author of the multi-award winning "The Race to Save the Lord God Bird," the National Book Award finalist "We Were There Too!:
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Allegra Goodman: 2010 National Book Festival
Author Allegra Goodman speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Allegra Goodman began writing short stories in high school, and the summer after she graduated in 1985, she submitted her story "Variant Text" to Commentary magazine, which accepted it for publication. Goodman continued to write for the magazine, and on her graduation day in 1989 from Harvard, her first book was published - a collection of stories. At Stanford, she studied William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlo
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Poetry Out Loud: 2010 National Book Festival
This program encourages high school students to memorize and perform great poems. Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry,spoken word and theater into the English class. This exciting program helps students master public speaking skills, build confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
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Jane Smiley: 2010 National Book Festival (Poetry)
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley appears at the 2010 National Book Festival, poetry tent. Speaker Biography: Jane Smiley is the author of several critically acclaimed and popular novels, including "The Age of God," "The Greenlanders," "Ordinary Love and Good Will," "A Thousand Acres" (winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award), "Horse Heaven," "Good Faith" and the new young-adult novel "The Georges and the Jewels" (Knopf). She has also written for The N
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Michele Norris: 2010 National Book Festival
Journalist Michele Norris speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Michele Norris is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience. In 2002 she began hosting NPR's newsmagazine "All Things Considered," public radio's longest-running national program, with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block. Before coming to NPR, Norris was a correspondent for ABC News. She reported extensively on education, inner city issues, the nation's drug problem and poverty. She ha
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Jules Feiffer: 2010 National Book Festival
Author and cartoonist Jules Feiffer appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter and children's book author and illustrator Jules Feiffer has had a remarkable creative career turning contemporary urban anxiety into witty and revealing commentary for more than 50 years. From his Village Voice editorial cartoons to his plays and screenplays including "Little Murders" and "Carnal Knowledge," Feiffer's satirical outlook has influenced countless othe
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Jonathan Safan Foer: 2010 National Book Festival
Author Jonathan Safran Foer appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of novels and nonfiction works. His work has received numerous awards and been translated into 36 languages. His thesis from Princeton became his novel "Everything Is Illuminated," which won the National Jewish Book Award and was made into a motion picture. His second novel, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," used the events of 9/11 to tell the story of a 9-year-old
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