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One on One with Lisa Gardner

“Queen of Suspense” Lisa Gardner reveals some writing secrets, including how she develops plot twists, creates characters’ names and quirks, and how country walks inspire her.

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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year: One on One with David Von Drehle

What was America’s most perilous year?  Find out why bestselling author David Von Drehle says it was 1862, and how President Abraham Lincoln successfully lead the nation out of danger and into the history books..

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History in the First Person-Lessons from the Holocaust – Morning Program

Hear directly from Holocaust survivors. Learn how the lived before the war, what happened to them and their families, and what it was like to face the danger.

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One on One with Jon Meacham

Who was the most influential founding father? Author Jon Meacham gives insight into the intriguing, complicated, life of Thomas Jefferson.

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Jackie and Me: Issues and Themes

Dan Gutman’s novel Jackie and Me continues to be read and loved by thousands each year. In this program students had the opportunity to participate in a national videoconference book club discussion of issues and themes.

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The Finish: Killing of Osama bin Laden: One on One with Mark Bowden

Many remember with extreme clarity the day the World Trade Center was attacked and the day Osama bin Laden was killed. But, the events that connect those two days are less clear for most Americans. Mark Bowden, the award winning author of Black Hawk Down, walks us through the development of new strategies and technology developed to track down this extreme terrorist in his latest book, The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden. In this candid one on one conversation, Bowden reveals the research that went into his latest release, the risky aspects of the Abottabad mission and the secret behind his literary success.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: An Author’s Workshop with Ridley Pearson

Be part of an interactive writer’s workshop with Ridley Pearson, award winning author of the Kingdom Keepers series, Peter and the Starcatchers, and many other books for young readers. 1pm This program was partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: An Author’s Workshop with Ridley Pearson 10am

Be part of an interactive writer’s workshop with Ridley Pearson, award winning author of the Kingdom Keepers series, Peter and the Starcatchers, and many other books for young readers. 10 am This program was partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council.

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One Amazing Thing: One on One with Chitra Divakaruni

After penning her 17th book, award-winning author Chitra Divakaruni talks with HEC-TV about what inspired her most recently released novel One Amazing Thing.  The book’s characters will intrigue the reader with well-developed, thoughtful stories that are revealed as they struggle to survive following a deadly earthquake.  Divakaruni explores cultural differences and human behavior in an uncontrollable situation.  One Amazing Thing is an enjoyable, fast read as her characters’ stories have a broad range of emotions that will have readers crying on one page and laughing on another.  In this conversation, she reveals some secrets of the book as well as her One Amazing Thing.  

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The Warrior’s Heart: One on One with Eric Greitens

Author, photographer, and humanitarian Eric Greitens grew up in a quiet suburb of St. Louis, but he’s seen his share of the world’s suffering. After graduating from Parkway North, Greitens headed off to Duke University and a life of public service. He taught English in China, and worked with refugees in places like Rwanda, Croatia and Bosnia, where he came to the realization that victims of war need both compassion and protection. After receiving graduate degrees from Oxford University, he became a Navy SEAL and fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2007, he returned to St. Louis and founded The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit that helps post-9/11 veterans continue to serve their communities. In this One on One Conversation, Greitens talks about his St. Louis childhood and the experiences that led him to write three books, including his new release for young adult readers, The Warrior’s Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage. Based on Greiten’s best-selling memoir, The Heart and the Fist, The Warriors Heart is an inspiring “call to action” for young people who want to make a difference in the world.

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History in the First Person: Veterans Day 2012 – Afternoon Program

As we approach Veteran’s Day 2012, hear first hand from those who have served our country. Learn what it’s like to be in the military, fight in combat, return from war, and to have served your nation in its armed forces.

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One on One with Bill Donius

Author and St. Louis native Bill Donius tells us about a method that can help you get those occasional "Aha moments" to happen much more frequently…a method that's as easy as switching your pen from one hand to the other.  He says it's all about learning how to use your whole brain, including your right brain – the side of your brain that's often ignored as left brain logic takes over answering most of our daily questions.  Donius says using your whole brain can change your perspectives, actions, habits and moods in revolutionary ways.  It was successful for hundreds of volunteers who tried it out before he wrote his book, Thought Revolution: How to Unlock Your Inner Genius; volunteers that included executives from Express Scripts, Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Clear Channel Broadcasting.  Business leaders are now taking his findings into the workplace to try to unlock innovative ideas from the right hemisphere of employees' minds.

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One on One with Buzz Bissinger

He's known for giving an insider's in-depth look at sports; Cardinals baseball strategy with Three Nights in August (when he told the story of the 2003 three game series between the Cardinals and Cubs from Tony LaRussa's perspective) and the intensity of high school football in Friday Night Lights. But, recently Buzz Bissinger turned the pen on himself and wrote Father's Day – a raw look at raising premature twins, one of which has brain damage. In this conversation, Bissinger not only talks about a poignant moment at Six Flags St. Louis featured in that new book, he discusses Cardinal nation (made up of what he calls the "Best fans in baseball"), recent changes in the Cardinals clubhouse (and where he thinks Albert Pujols should've went) and the unusual evolution of the care of premature babies. It's an intriguing talk that has multiple connections to Missouri, especially St. Louis.

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One on One with Frank Deford

When you cover sports for more than fifty years, you see a lot of changes. It's that experience that's given Emmy award and Peabody award winning Frank Deford a perspective on sports that can be duplicated by none other. This one-one-one conversation with the Sports Illustrated writer, NPR commentator and HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumble contributor is informational, entertaining and intriguing with stories about sports greats Arthur Ashe and Wilt Chamberlain as well as insight into the future of journalism and interestingly enough, the recent tattoo craze.

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We Can All Do Better: One on One with Senator Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley former US Senator and NBA Hall-of- Famer discusses his book and his athletic and political life.

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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith author of popular book series "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

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Going Green: Back to Nature

Importance of watersheds and what we can do to protect them, a lab activity to test stream water for macro invertebrates and water quality at the Little Creek Nature Area, Florissant, MO.

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Lisa See

New York Times Bestselling author, Lisa See talks about her historical novels.

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A Visit with Author Lisa See

Lisa See author of “Shanghai Girls” and “Dreams of Joy” discusses her latest novels and answers questions.

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Sister Madonna Buder

Saint Louis native Sister Madonna Buder still runs triathlons in her 80s

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Luis Urrea

In this conversation with author Luis Alberto Urrea about his two novels "The Hummingbird's Daughter" and "Queen of America" based on life of Teresita Urrea.

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Andrew Young

Andrew Young noted noted civil rights leader and former ambassador.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Battledrum, Drummer Boys and Civil War

Metro Theater Company and historians from the Missouri Historical Society produce play, “Battledrum.”

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A Visit with Author Luis Urrea

Author Luis Alberto Urrea humorously draws audience members into his personal journey to connect with his own history in "The Hummingbird's Daughter" and "Queen of America."

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Howard Markel

interview with New York Times Bestselling author Howard Markel discusses history of and problems with cocaine use

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Jean Kwok

New York Times Best-seller author Jean Kwok shares her personal story with host Brenda Madden

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An Evening with Mario Vargas Llosa

Nobel prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa will receive the Saint Louis University Literary Award. LLosa, a prolific author, was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is considered one of the most influential Latin American novelists of his time he is also an acclaimed essayist and journalist.

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A Visit with Author Jean Kwok

New York Times Best-seller author Jean Kwok shares her personal story with students at Maryville University.

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Stacy Schiff

Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff discusses her bestselling biography “Cleopatra: A Life.”

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Constitution Day 2011: Powers of the President

Join our panel of Presidential scholars and advisors for a vibrant and insightful discussion on the history and execution of Presidential powers exploring how and why Presidents make decisions, the application of and implications on the Constitution from those decisions, and the far ranging impacts of those decisions. This event will be aired live from the Ulysses S. National Historic Site, where the 18th President lived and met his wife, Julia.

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Constitution Day 2011: Powers of the President

Join our panel of Presidential scholars and advisors for a vibrant and insightful discussion on the history and execution of Presidential powers exploring how and why Presidents make decisions, the application of and implications on the Constitution from those decisions, and the far ranging impacts of those decisions. This event will be aired live from the Ulysses S. National Historic Site, where the 18th President lived and met his wife, Julia.

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A Visit with Author Stacy Schiff

In this addition of Maryville Talks Books, Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff discusses bestselling biography "Cleopatra: A Life."

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What is HEC-TV Live!

Ever wonder what HEC-TV Live! is? Want to know more? This will give you all of the information you need!

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Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson; discusses his New York Times Best Selling book Robopocalypse

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A Visit with Author Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson’s brilliantly conceived futuristic novel, Robopocalypse tells a captivating tale of man versus machine that is sure to grip your imagination

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Justin Cronin

Justin Cronin discusses his blockbuster hit and New York Times bestseller, “The Passage.”

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The Passage: A Visit with Author Justin Cronin

Justin Cronin's hit novel The Passage is a breathtaking tale of catastrophe and survival that he discusses in this edition of Maryville Talks Books.

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Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: A Visit with Author Helen Simonson

Helen Simonson author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand visits Maryville Talks Books

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Helen Simonson

Helen Simonson provided lively, humorous commentary about how her novel, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.

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