Did you miss one of New-York Historical's recent public programs? Recordings of select programs are available here as streaming audio.

Podcasts of select programs are also available on New-York Historical’s iTunes library. These files can easily be downloaded and played on any Mac, PC or portable device and even burned to a CD.

February 2009
Lincoln's Constitution
February 5th, 2009
1 hour and 3 minutes
Benno Schmidt, Akhil Reed Amar

Benno Schmidt and Akhil Reed Amar examine Abraham Lincoln’s profound influence on the Constitution and the way we view America’s vital document today.

January 2009
The Mark of Robert Moses
January 14th, 2009
Robert A. Caro

Robert A. Caro discusses the life and legacy of New York City’s infamous ‘master builder’ after a brief introduction by New-York Historical Society Board of Trustee’s Chair Emeritus Roger Hertog.

Duration: 53:34

December 2008
Samuel Adams: A Life
December 3rd, 2008
1 hour and 2 minutes
Ira Stoll

When Americans think of the founding fathers, one man is consistently overlooked by historians and the general public: Samuel Adams. Adams, "the patriarch of liberty," as Jefferson called him, was critical to independence. He was responsible for planning and instigating the Boston Tea Party; he successfully demanded the withdrawal of British troops from Boston after the Boston Massacre; he signed the Declaration of Independence; and he was a pivotal swing vote in favor of ratifying the Constitution. In this program, Ira Stoll restores this riveting figure to his rightful place in history.

Ira Stoll is vice president and managing editor of The New York Sun, which he helped to found. He has been a consultant to the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal, managing editor and Washington correspondent for the Forward, and a reporter for The Los Angeles Times.

November 2008
Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861
November 25th, 2008
56 min 25 sec
Harold Holzer, Jonathan Atler

In discussion with Jonathan Alter, Lincoln historian Harold Holzer looks at a pivotal time for our sixteenth president -- the period between his election and inauguration -- while drawing comparisons to other presidents-elect.

November 2008
The Constitution and the Age of Terror
November 18th, 2008
55 min 2 seconds
Benno Schmidt, Philip C. Bobbitt

Benno Schmidt and Philip C. Bobbitt talk about the spectre of terrorism in modern life and how it has affected the way we interpret the U.S. Constitution.



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