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    Newsmakers with Representative Tom Price

    Representative Tom Price (R-GA), incoming chair of the Budget Committee, talked about the budget process, the government funding bill passed by Congress, and how budget negotiations could change once Republicans take control of both chambers. After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone ines were open for viewer calls divided by the categories of the question: “2014: Are You Better Off, Worse Off or the Same?”

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    Aaron David Miller on The End of Greatness

    Aaron David Miller talked about his book, The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President, in which he argues that a preoccupation with greatness causes modern presidents to misjudge their own capacity and that a great president would not be desirable because the opportunity for great leadership would come during a crisis for the country.

    This was part of a week-long series with authors who have published books in the past year.

    C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows at the conclusion of the program.

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    Economic Struggles of the Middle Class

    Jim Tankersley talked about his Washington Post series about the economic stagnation affecting the U.S. middle class and what steps leaders could take to end it. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including telephone lines divided by their income.

    The program included a video clip of Representative Tom Price (R-GA), incoming chair of the Budget Committee, being interviewed December 19, 2014, for “Newsmakers.”

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer calls divided by the categories of the question: “2014: Are You Better Off, Worse Off or the Same?”

    Video clips were shown of Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) delivering the weekly Republican address the previous day and President Obama’s year-end press conference December 19, 2014.

    The program concluded with a video clip from the C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) stop on their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana.

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    Octagon Museum and the Treaty of Ghent

    American History TV visited the Octagon Museum near the White House to mark the 200th anniversary of the December 24, 1814, signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812. A group of officials visited from Belgium, the neutral negotiating nation, to plant symbolic Treaty of Ghent rose bushes. The group also toured the National Historic Landmark that became President Madison’s Executive Mansion after the British burned the original Executive Mansion in August of 1814.

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    After Words with William Deresiewicz

    William Deresiewicz talked about his book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, in which he argues that the most sought after universities in the country fall short of providing the key components of a good education. According to Mr. Deresiewicz, these components include how to think critically and be creative, and to have a goal in life beyond material desires. He spoke with Chester Gillis, dean of Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

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    Operation Just Cause Invasion of Panama Scenes

    This was a short compilation of programming from the C-SPAN Video Library from December 1989 that included White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater announcing Operation Just Cause, President George H.W. Bush speaking from the Oval Office, and Pentagon video from Panama.

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    Congress and the National Museum of the American Indian Act

    Panelists talked about Congress and the 1989 National Museum of the American Indian Act. 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the National Museum of the American Indian Act. The law established the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall as a part of the Smithsonian Institution, and encouraged the Smithsonian to return any Native American human remains and funerary objects to federally recognized Indian tribes.

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    Communicators with Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson

    Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson discussed the effect of video streaming on cable, satellite, and broadcast television. They discussed the development of web-streaming content by CBS and HBO in same manner as was being done by Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Several other companies such as ESPN, Sony, and DirecTV were also experimenting with video streaming.

    Mr. Moffett and Mr. Nathanson participated by remote video from New York City.