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    Japan During World War I

    Frederick Dickinson, author of World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan, 1919-1930, talked about Japan’s military involvement and rise as a global power during World War I. He…

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    Catastrophe of World War I

    Sean McMeekin, author of July 1914: Countdown to War, talked about the events that led up to World War I and how things might have turned out differently. He argued against the idea…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on a variety of current event topics.

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    1914 Battle of the Marne

    Holger Herwig, author of The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World, talked about how the battle prevented a quick German victory. He also spoke…

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    Yochi Dreazen on The Invisible Front

    Yochi Dreazen talked about his book, The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War, in which he tells the story of two brothers who died while serving with the U.S. Army, one…

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    Royal Countdown to War

    Catrine Clay talked about the relationships among royal cousins George V of England, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Nicholas II of Russia on the eve of World War I. br/ This talk was…

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    World War I Centennial Symposium, Introduction

    As part of the introduction to a symposium on the World War I centennial, professor Maura Hametz spoke about the historical background of World War I and scenes were shown of a color guard…

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    Keystone XL in the 114th Congress

    Elana Schor talks about the future of the Keystone XL pipeline and potential legislation regarding its approval in the 114th Congress.

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer calls on whether the U.S. should more aggressively respond to North Korean involvement in a cyberhack of Sony Pictures.

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    Washington Post

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    Book Discussion on Lessons of Hope

    Joel Klein, former chancellor of the New York City school system, talked about his book, Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools, in which he examines what the city did to improve public…

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    Book Discussion on Houses of Civil War America

    Hugh Howard talked about his book, Houses of Civil War America, about the homes of notable Civil War-era figures, including Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Clara Barton, and Frederick…

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    Book Discussion on Citizens of the Green Room

    Mark Leibovich talked about his book Citizens of the Green Room: Profiles in Courage and Self-Delusion, in which he profiles Washington’s elite and those who are trying to join their…

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    Christmastime on the Battlefield

    Stanley Weintraub talked about how soldiers experience Christmas while serving in the military. He spoke about how President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill…

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    Thomas Jefferson in France

    James Thompson talked about Thomas Jefferson’s political philosophy and how his time in Paris in 1784 affected his way of thinking. Mr. Thompson spoke about the five years…

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    Q&A with Katie Pavlich

    Katie Pavlich talked about her book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women. She spoke about the political divide in the country between the right and left,…

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    Book Discussion on Too Big to Jail

    Brandon Garrett talked about his book, Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations, in which he questions why, when dealing with crimes committed by large corporations,…

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    Conservationist John Muir

    Harold Wood talked about the naturalist at the California Historical Society in San Francisco. John Muir is often considered the “Father of the National Park System” and…

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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…

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    Presidential Decision-Making After Vietnam

    Marvin Kalb talked about the impact of the Vietnam War on presidential decision-making. He spoke about military conflicts as well as declared wars, including the wars in Iraq and…

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