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could you talk about that? >> i did talk about that just now. >> sorry. >> the fact the secret service fact the secret service listened to a psychic and it is one of the amazing stories in the book. i'm glad you pointed that out. any other questions? all right, thank you so much for coming and i appreciate your questions. [applause] >> booktv is on facebook. like us to get publishing news, scheduled updates, behind the scenes pictures and videos, author information and to talk directly with authors doing unlike programs. facebook.com/booktv. >> did anyone see the movie contagion? this is a virus that comes out of nowhere and we didn't know until 2002 that actually bats,
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fruit bats have a whole spectrum of viruses but we learned that when sars can look. at before that we knew the rabies like virus returned by vampire bats in south america, for example. some cases elsewhere, very related virus being contracted in the middle of the bat bite. before to do that so many. insource comes along and gives an enormous shock because this is a -- we think it's influence the. it's not influence the. they worked it out in about three months. it turned out in the end what it was was a virus that came out of bats, when into himalayan cats that were in southern china out of the forest areas and it infected humans in those live animal markets and then chinese
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media and spread very quickly. it spread to hong kong. it's producing for them to spread to toronto. and they were the main areas infected in east asia, the only area affected out of asia was stronger. they killed about 800 people. normally in the united states 25 to 40,000 people every year died influence of the this killed eight people in total. because as a new infection and was not identified initially and because people were dying horribly, particularly people in hospitals were dying by the medical personnel were dying. there was a great deal of fear. in the end it costs about $50 billion in economic loss to the people not traveling, people not using hotels and people not buying stuff. and so it was a major economic problem and that's really what alerted the world to the fact that respiratory infections, or reminded the world of the fact that respiratory infections can be extremely dangerous and that
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really convinced there is governments that we have to take them very social. it also convinced the people in real power that not just the poor to get infected, even they could be infected so they're willing to spend money. that was one of the reasons why we took the bird flu is especially. in contagion of course have same situation we have a virus that comes out. it infects the pig. pig is butchered by a chef. the ship shakes hands with gwyneth paltrow who then can't even though she is not feeling too well, takes it back to the u.s. she stops off a bit in chicago where she has something of a liaison, and then she goes back to the family in minneapolis. and this virus is worse than any virus we have ever seen. anyone who even opens a car door gets infected, dies and infects
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lots of other people. it's those hideous a virus in the world but it's a very good film about infectious disease, because it's well-made, made by steven soderbergh, and actual control of the science was given to a very good virus disease medic at columbia university to so it's generally pretty realistic. there's a few things that are unrealistic like the fact that they're killing hundreds, thousands of people are dying and dying horribly in very quickly, and there's about three people working on the program. but it shows the cdc or traditions are important the cd seat is and that's important my book the what is important we maintain the stature of our public health services because their extraordinary important. so i think in these times when things we could all do as citizens, particularly indios where local democracy is so strong is to make sure the
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public health services are fully maintained because they're the sorts of things that can be knocked off by cost cutters and people don't even notice until something goes wrong and then there's a real problem. problem. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> here's some of the latest news about the publishing industry. "washington post" reports the cia took issue with the contents of former director leon panetta's memoir, and that mr. bennet allowed his publisher to start editing the book before receiving final approval from the agency. book publisher simon & schuster has agreed on a multiyear deal with amazon over the pricing and profit margins of its books. "the new york times" reports that simon & schuster with some limited exceptions will control pricing. and former "washington post" executive editor ben bradlee died on tuesday at the age of 93. he oversaw the newspaper's
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watergate coverage and was the author of the memoir, a good life, published in 1995. stay up-to-date on news about the publishing world i like us on facebook at facebook.com/booktv. or follow us on twitter at booktv. you can visit our website, tv.org and click on news about books. >> in one sense the book is a sports ministry. i love sports. my first two jobs out of school i was the pr guy for the vanderbilt basketball team and the tampa bay baseball the -- teen. i didn't intend this book to be something that deals sports fans. he doesn't define itself as an athlete and this book is much more than a sports book in my mind and that's what it's a great to be paired with linda and elevate this to a civil rights discussion.
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i start the book with a quote from martin luther king, "letter from birmingham jail." it's a signal to the reader that the thought to get something as much of civil rights at sports. if you think, when you read the book and on about his legacy and his with several key moments and figures in the civil rights movement. he was a kindergartner, start a school night before, the year of brown v. board. he was profoundly influenced by the murder of emmett till, he was 12 here's old, leaving his house in north nashville and sneaking downtown to watch sit-ins at the lunch counter a few blocks where he entered high school a week after martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. he was in high school when the civil rights act and the voter rights act was passed and he said for him and for most of his generation the world seem to be opening up at just the right time. and his parents and his teachers had prepared him to walk through
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doors that have never been opened before. meanwhile, at vanderbilt things are finally starting to change. professor bell is here and he could probably talk about this than i can, but back in 1960, at the sit-ins leading them was reverend james lofton who was a student at the end of the of the time. the reaction from the administration at randall when they learned of his role in the sit-ins was to expel them from university, which is probably the low point in the history of vanderbilt. in reaction to that, they brought on a much more progressive chancellor who understood that race was a central question for the country and he understood that the outsider role that athletes play in american society, that if a record an african-american athlete it would signal things are changing but he told the basketball coach roy skinner not only could you recruit a black player, at the time there were
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none in the sec, that he wanted him to do it. be president of the university of kentucky had issued the same request to adolf roth -- adolphe raab, and he cannot do. but because vanderbilt wanted to, it was an outstanding student, if a ligament of his class and a phenomenal basketball player, didn't mean wallace want to go to vanderbilt. his whole life he had wanted to get out of the south, to get out of segregation. ..

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