Info

The Thomas Jefferson Hour

The Thomas Jefferson Hour features conversations with Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, as portrayed by the award-winning humanities scholar and author, Clay Jenkinson. The weekly discussion features Mr. Jefferson’s views on events of his time, contemporary issues facing America and answers to questions submitted by his many listeners. To ask President Jefferson a question visit his website at www.jeffersonhour.com
RSS Feed
The Thomas Jefferson Hour
2016
August
July
June


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: Page 1
Aug 27, 2016

This week Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson returns to the "Jefferson 101" biographical series with the final of three shows devoted to Jefferson's time in Paris from 1784 to 1789.

Aug 19, 2016

This week Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson returns to the "Jefferson 101" biographical series with the second of three shows devoted to Jefferson's time in Paris from 1784 to 1789.

 

Aug 12, 2016

This week Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson returns to the "Jefferson 101" biographical series with the first of three shows devoted to Jefferson's time in Paris from 1784 to 1789.

Aug 6, 2016

This week President Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) is presented with excerpts of speeches given at both Republican and Democratic conventions and asked to share his thoughts.

Jul 29, 2016

Clay Jenkinson is joined by his daughter Catherine to discuss their recent trip to Greece, her plans to study the classics and, of course, Thomas Jefferson.

Jul 23, 2016

As Clay says, “This is a tough one”. This week in a special out of character program, Clay Jenkinson discusses the recent episodes of violence occurring in America, and how Thomas Jefferson may have reacted to it.

Jul 15, 2016

This week a very special guest host, one who is quite qualified to speak with President Jefferson (and the gentleman who portrays Jefferson; Clay S. Jenkinson) about his daughters and how he regarded them. 

Jul 8, 2016

This week Clay Jenkinson revisits a lecture he presented about the centennial of America’s National Park Service and it’s connections to Thomas Jefferson.

Jul 1, 2016

This week the annual Thomas Jefferson Hour 4th of July show honoring one of only two holidays Thomas Jefferson celebrated.

Jun 24, 2016

This week Clay Jenkinson talks about an article written by Hugh Sidey which appeared in Time magazine in 1978. Sidey writes about his visit with the acclaimed Jefferson biographer Dumas Malone. Describing Jefferson Malone says, “Jefferson was a humanist in the complete sense of the word. Human beings always came first…His world is gone. His standards and values went with rural life.” Near the end of the show Clay receives a very special present from long time listener and friend of the Jefferson Hour Brad Crisler.

Jun 17, 2016

This week Dr. Bruce Pitts speaks with President Jefferson about Paris and about Andrea Palladio and the influence Palladio’s work had on Jefferson’s own architectural work.

Jun 10, 2016

This week we are so pleased to welcome Dr. Bruce Pitts who joins us to report about his recent trip to the Palladio Museum in Vicenza, Italy where he interviewed Doctor Beltramini, director of the museum, about connections between Thomas Jefferson and Andrea Palladio and how Jefferson was influenced by Palladio in his own architectural work. Palladio is widely considered to be the most influential individual in the history of architecture.

1