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Programming where the "divinity of doubt" and the necessary logic of reason is the measure toward finding truth.

Lectures, music and readings of classical literature designed to escape the bread and circus of spectator sport extravaganzas tjhat dominate American popular media.

C-Span's weekend BookTV is an excellent source for news non-fiction book information. Here is their podcast page.

Before Dr. Michael Austin appeared on C-Span's outstanding Book TV he came on Radio Free Kansas.  We'll listen in today to what he had to say then.

Professor Michael Austin, author of "That's Not What They Meant!: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America's Right Wing," analyzes dozens of speeches, books and articles by conservative commentators to expose what he calls the "deep historical flaws in their use of America's founding history." He also examines the Founding Fathers' quotes in context to present what he believes is a more accurate picture of their meaning. He discusses his findings with George Washington University Associate Professor of Law, David Fontana.

Then, also from Book TV movie master Oliver Stone in an early discussion before his popular "Untold History of the United States" appeared on Showtime.

Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick argue that U.S. leaders must chart a course for the future by first honestly facing what they call the country's troubling history of drifting farther away from its democratic traditions. They talk with Michael Kazin, Georgetown University history professor and co-editor of Dissent magazine. 

Harpsichord music proved by Joyce Lindorff.

To be followed with Libris Vox readings of Churchill's "The River Wars."