History Makers 2008 Summit confirms Lewis Lapham in conversation with BBC's Nick Fraser

    TORONTO, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - Executive Producer Bill Nemtin announced that
Lewis Lapham of the recently published and much acclaimed Lapham's Quarterly
would participate at the Summit. Lapham's Quarterly is a journal devoted to
the love and learning of history and "finding the present in the past, the
past in the present". He will appear in conversation with Nick Fraser, Editor
of BBC television's award winning documentary series Storyville. Registration
is now open. For more information and to register go to
    Editor of Harper's Magazine for almost thirty years, Mr. Lapham has also
published a number of books and essays including Fortune's Child, Money and
Class in America, Imperial Masquerade, Hotel America, Waiting for the
Barbarians, 30 Satires, and Theater of War. His most recent book, Pretensions
to Empire, was published by The New Press in 2006. Lapham currently writes a
bi-monthly essay for Harper's Magazine called "Notebook." He won a 1995
National Magazine Award for three of those essays, in which the judges
discovered "an exhilarating point of view in an age of conformity." He has
also written for Life, Commentary, National Review, The Yale Literary
Magazine, Elle, Fortune, Forbes, The American Spectator, Vanity Fair, Parade,
Channels, Maclean's, The London Observer, The New York Times, and The Wall
Street Journal.
    Mr. Lapham has lectured at many of the nation's leading universities,
among them Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Stanford. He was the host and
author of the six-part documentary series "America's Century," broadcast on
public television in the United States and in England on Channel Four. Most
recently, he wrote and hosted a documentary feature entitled The American
Ruling Class, which aired on the BBC. He currently hosts "The World In Time" a
weekly program on Bloomberg radio in New York, which seeks to open the doors
of history behind events in the news.
    Nick Fraser has worked as a reporter and television producer and editor.
He has lived in London mainly, but also in New York and Paris. Books published
by him include a biography of Eva Peron, and The Voice of Modern Hatred, a
study of extremism and race hate in contemporary Europe. Short Books published
his book The Importance of Being Eton in 2006. As well as Editor of BBC
Storyville, he's also a contributing editor of Harper's Magazine, in which his
essays about the BBC, Isaiah Berlin and anti-Americanism have been published
    "Lewis Lapham in conversation with Nick Fraser is sure to be a highlight
of History Makers 2008" said Executive Producer Bill Nemtin. "With their
combined experience in the industry, and depth of knowledge in media and
history, they are sure to provide original and provocative insights. The
audience will come away from this session seeing the world differently."
    AETN's The History Channel, plays host to this years' Summit. Leading
Commissioning Editors and programmers are confirmed from key international
broadcasters, including BBC, CBC, National Film Board of Canada, History
Television Canada, The History Channel, National Geographic, RAI, WGBH, and
ZDF. For more information on History Makers 2008 including a full schedule of
sessions, visit www.HistoryMakers2008.com.

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