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Remembering ‘Beneficent Genius’ Bill Wittliff

When I hear the great musical theme of Lonesome Dove, I am immediately grateful to Bill Wittliff because I know we wouldn’t have the deeply treasured miniseries if not for him. We would have Larry McMurtry’s novel for sure, but we would not have Wittliff’s equally brilliant adaptation of that masterwork if not for his…

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McMurtry And Twain

Larry McMurtry is, by many standards, Texas’ best writer. He wrote “Horseman, Pass By” to wide acclaim when he was just 25, which became the movie “HUD,” starring Paul Newman. When he was thirty, he published “The Last Picture Show,” which won him even greater critical praise and the movie that followed launched Cybil Shepard’s…

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Dr. Aldon D. Morris (Ep. 04, 2016)

Host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Aldon D. Morris, professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University, and author of “The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Dubois and the Birth of Modern Sociology.”

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A Tribute to the Late John Hope Franklin (Ep. 02, 2016)

In Black America presents a 2004 conversation with the late John Hope Franklin, distinguished scholar historian, professor, Presidential Medal of Honor recipient, and author of “From Slavery to Freedom.”

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The Top 12 Quotes From ‘Lonesome Dove’

Spoiler alert! In case you’ve been under a rock in Ogallala for the last three decades, this story contains spoilers for “Lonesome Dove.” Since I am, like many Texans, an amateur expert on “Lonesome Dove,” people often ask me what I figure are the most loved quotes from the miniseries. If I were wise, I…

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Journalist and Novelist Reshonda Tate Billingsley (Ep. 43, 2015)

Award-winning journalist and author and University of Texas graduate Reshonda Tate Billingsley talks about her writing career and her boutique publishing company, Brown Girls Publishing.

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Slavery and American Capitalism with Dr. Edward E. Baptist (Ep. 42, 2015)

A discussion of the history and the economic and cultural legacy of slavery in America with Dr. Edward E. Baptist, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University and author of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and The Making of American Capitalism.

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