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wife. >> at 8:00 p.m., and the university of maryland's professor talking on marketing in the 21st century and things change at this time. of selling the automobile is a need for change occasion, you can sell a car as prestige. 9:00, thefore historian discusses the post-world war ii career of two-time pulitzer prize winning auldin, it wasl m a cartoonist during the war. >> he had avoided ideological outbursts, and he never let partisan politics into his cartoons. back home, he jumped into the political fray with both feet. >> and on sunday -- >> one of my favorite document is a draft version of what
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became the bill of rights. these are referred to as the senate market. they took 17 amendments passed by the house and changed them into 12 amendments, that after a committee, it was 12 of them sent to the states for ratification fit into 10 of them are ratified by the states. they take a tour of the national exhibit, marking the anniversary of the ratification of the bill of rights, 17 91. for a complete schedule, go to on weekend, american history tv is joining our cable partners to showcase the history of scottsdale, arizona. to learn more about the cities on our current tour, visit we continue to look at the history of scottsdale.
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taliesin west is an example of how to live in southwest. wright was working to create a new kind of architecture for america. died inorn in 1867 and 1959. he lived through an era of development and change. when he was born, america was very young. he wanted to design and create an architecture specifically for america, something that was open and free, like democracy. so he comes here and he builds taliesin west, it is an open planned example of how we can create new architecture for america. so he uses it as an example of what american architecture can
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be and how it can relate to the landscape. with a, he came down belt of pneumonia. -- bout of pneumonia. living in wisconsin, the cold winters were hard on him. he was 70 years old and the doctors say, if you can't escape the winter, you can ask the end -- you can probably extend your life by 20 years. he remembers the wonderful climate and he will look for a property here where you can build his winter home, or he refers to it as his winter camp. he purchases the land at the foot of the mountain in scottsdale and commences to construct taliesin west, his winter camp. he reads the building -- roots the building into a landscape. it is an example of how to make architecture blend with this environment. taliesin west is actually a
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cluster or a grouping of different building units home,er to make one large studio and school for frank lloyd wright's and his apprentices. we are on 494 acres here in the desert. and it is a complex of living quarters, working space where he has his drafting studio, the guggenheim museum in new york ony was conceived and worked here and it is a place where wright and his band of apprentices could live, work and play. this room is his garden room, where his living room. this is a space where he and his wife would retreat during the week, have some peace and quiet. intimate,at was very it was his private quarters. came andht first
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started constructing, he wanted to take advantage of the light in the designated so the main withings were constructed these themes -- beams, and foras panels were put into davis faces during the day -- day lit spaces during the day. he did not need generators. and they connected to the environment and the landscape. connecting the buildings and creating wonderful things. wright was inspired by japanese art and architecture. something he borrowed from japanese architecture was the idea of a followed landscape, where he worked to blend the
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inferior of the building with the -- interiror of the building with the area -- exterior. it pulls the garden. he was affected by the depression. he did not do a lot of work on his drafting. said, the time, his wife if we cannot create architecture, why don't we create architects. he had a particular method of training architects. he felt that they should be trained in way of learning by doing, getting out there and learning construction, so you can think that experience into the drafting studio and design properly with property details and having an understanding of construction.
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so they start a fellowship, his learn by doing school of architecture and working training the next generation of architects. --s is a drafting david studio. this is where the offense is is onked -- apprentices worked projects. this is where all the work was completed. during one of his most prolific workds, this is a place of right? spaceght is using this your experience based on the work you are here. so when you get into the space coming cd -- space, you see the drafting tables. the landscape is not really revealed until you actually sit down at your table and the landscape out the
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window comes into the space. he was using low roofs to frame and really give you the experience here at taliesin west . after his passing, the apprentices that were here continued his work and created the associated architects. the work continued through the 1960's, 70's, 80's to do thend continued learn by doing educational model here at taliesin west. when guests come and take a tour of the property, we really hope for them to understand this ofacy of wright,'s tradition thinking outside of the box,
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creating new ways to live that enhance your life. wright camed that here at 70 years old and he started something completely new. one thing we like to say is he persevered in everything that he did and he worked hard to move architecture and society forward. so we hope that when people visit taliesin west, they get an understanding of that and maybe continue that in their life. this weekend, we're featuring the history of scottsdale, arizona, together with cox communication partners. learn more about scottsdale and
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other stops on the cities tour at you are watching american history tv all weekend on c-span3. ♪ >> c-span student documentary contest is in full swing in we're asking students to tell us what the most important issue is for the new president and congress in 2017. join me and see the winners. actually, tell us about your documentary. made a my partner and i documentary where we covered issues of homeless veterans on the streets of orange county, california. we decided that these people who have given their all for our country, the fact they are living on the street, not having family or anybody to care for them, was not ok. we decided that we are going to talk about this issue with our community and we decided to make a documentary about it. i encourage all seniors in high school, junior's in high school,
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even middle schoolers, to use a platform to raise your voice and say that your generation deserves to be heard in the if there is a place to speak about issues, this is it. my advice for those on the fence about making a documentary, to really look into your community and to see what is affecting those around you, because those are the ones that you love, that you see the most, that you are around every day. seef there is an issue you on the street every day, that is probably where you can start. be a part of the documentaries, because you want to be in voice for your community. >> thank you for your advice. if you want information on our documentary contest, go to our website,
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author peter duffy describes the story of an fbi double agent nazi spyd expose a ring in new york city just prior to the u.s. injury into world war ii. he talked about how the mission originated and how it pioneered the use of hidden cameras to gather evidence. this talk was part of a multi-day conference at the world war ii museum in new orleans. isth: our next presenter peter duffy. many of you are probably aware of peter's other world war ii book, the bielski brothers featured in the recent film the defiance, about a group of ants that fought the


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