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    Homelessness in the U.S.

    Jerry Jones talked about homelessness in the U.S. and local policies in some cities that prohibit public feeding of the homeless.

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    President Obama's Executive Immigration Action

    Alan Kraut talked about President Obama’s recent executive order on immigration in a historical context.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Is more funding or oversight needed for U.S. Border Patrol?”

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    Washington Journal Program 11/24/2014

    Live daily at 7 a.m. (ET), “Washington Journal” is a forum for leading journalists and public policy makers to discuss key events and legislation.

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    Magna Carta Legacy

    Chief Justice Roberts and Lord Igor Judge talked about the signifiance of the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. They spoke at the Library of Congress, where a 1215 copy of the…

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    1944 Film Meet McGonegal

    This 1944 film is a short profile of Charles McGonegal, who lost both hands in World War I. The film shows him using hooks to shave, tie his shoestrings, eat breakfast and drive to work and…

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    Theodore Roosevelt and Poetry

    Paul Ferlazzo talked about President Theodore Roosevelt’s love of poetry. Professor Ferlazzo said President Roosevelt’s interest in poetry developed during his time as a…

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    Q&A with David Mark

    David Mark talked about the book he co-authored with Chuck McCutcheon, Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political…

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    Goldwater, Reagan, and the Republican Party

    Panelists talked about the influence of Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) and President Ronald Reagan on the Republican Party.  br/ This was part of a conference hosted by the Young…

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    Book Discussion on Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State

    Megan Ming Francis talked about her book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State, in which she examines how the civil rights movement and specifically the NAACP affected…

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    History of House Pages

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott talked told the story of House pages from the early 1800s until the program was ended in 2011. Their presentations included artifacts from their…

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    Book Discussion on Behind the Gates of Gomorrah

    Stephen Seager, a psychiatrist who spent a year working at the Napa State Hospital for the criminally insane, talked about his book, Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally…

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    Book Discussion on The Republic of Imagination and Plato at the Googleplex

    Azar Nafisi, author of The Republic of Imagination, and Rebecca Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, talked about their books. br/ They spoke at…

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    History of Western U.S. Immigration

    Historians from the Smithsonian Institution talked about the history of immigration into the Western United States since 1965, how the Nationality Act of 1965 changed the culture of the…

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    1962 Documentary Design for Disaster

    This 1962 documentary tells the story of a fire that started on November 5th, 1961 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, and over the course of three days destroyed 484 homes, damaged 190 others, and…

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    1920s Women's Magazines and Writers

    Sophie Oliver talked about 1920s women’s magazines and writers. br/ This interview was part of a series of five interviews American History TV conducted with Library of Congress Kluge…

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    Panel Discussion on Books and E-Commerce

    Panelists talked about the impact of e-commerce on the sales and publication of books.  br/ They spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade…

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    Interview with Dana Goldstein

    Dana Goldstein talked about her book, The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession. br/ She spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus…

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    Book Discussion on Fire Shut Up in My Bones and The Prince of Los Cocuyos

    Charles Blow, author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones: A Memoir and Richard Blanco, author of The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, talked about their books. br/ They spoke at the 2014…

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    Interview with Bryan Stevenson

    Bryan Stevenson talked about his book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. br/ He was interviewed at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade…

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