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Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 2:00 AM Unresolved: Face-Off With China

Against the backdrop of North Korea's nuclear advances and escalating regional tensions, we ask: How should the U.S. respond to its most urgent national security threats? Staged with our new "Unresolved" debate format, the debaters argue for or against a number of motions including: Is Donald Trump making China great again? Is China destined for regional dominance? And can we strike a deal with Beijing to contain North Koreas nuclear program? The debaters are Ian Bremmer, Elizabeth Economy, Noah Feldman, and David Shambaugh.

Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 8:00 PM Unresolved: Face-Off With China

Against the backdrop of North Korea's nuclear advances and escalating regional tensions, we ask: How should the U.S. respond to its most urgent national security threats? Staged with our new "Unresolved" debate format, the debaters argue for or against a number of motions including: Is Donald Trump making China great again? Is China destined for regional dominance? And can we strike a deal with Beijing to contain North Koreas nuclear program? The debaters are Ian Bremmer, Elizabeth Economy, Noah Feldman, and David Shambaugh.

Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 2:00 AM LBJs War

"LBJ's War" sheds light on a question that has intrigued historians for decades: why was Lyndon Johnson, the most gifted political figure of his time, unable or unwilling to extricate his country from a war that evidence now suggests he knew was unwinnable? Through secretly taped phone calls and archival interviews, most unheard until now, this program tells the story of LBJ's fall from grace in the voices of those who were there when this history was made and who had a hand in its making.A president of immense political shrewdness and skill begins his White House tenure with a string of stunning accomplishments, and appears destined for Rushmore-level greatness. Four years later, his presidency is in tatters, the spectacular early successes eclipsed by a single, equally spectacular failure: a ruinous and misbegotten war that will ultimately cost the lives of 58,000 Americans and upwards of two million Vietnamese. How that happened how Lyndon Johnson lost his way and came to grief in a conflict he didn't start and couldn't end is the subject of "LBJ's War," an audio documentary in oral history form, constructed from the recorded, and largely unheard, recollections of individuals who were there when this history was being made, and had a hand in its making. "LBJ's War" is a sequel to "We Knew JFK," which used the same oral history format to tell the story of Jack Kennedy's journey to the White House through the recollections of his friends, family, and colleagues.

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