The National Endowment for the Humanities is, for the first time, streaming live the Jefferson Lecture. If any of you are interested in joining from afar the Kennedy Center event, you may go to our newly formatted website (www.neh.gov
); click on the headline for the first story that comes up on the upper left: “2012 Jefferson Lecture with Wendell Berry.” It will take you to a short story about the lecture, with a link to the live stream. Then click “here.” At the moment a blank screen pops up, but if all goes as planned, the link will be activated shortly after 7:10 edt this evening. The event including the Air Force band and color guard presentation will commence about 7:30.