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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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    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…

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    Films on Cuba and Fidel Castro

    This program included clips from two films about Cuba and Fidel Castro. This first was part of a 1959 Universal Newsreel titled Havana Rally, and the second was a portion of a 1963…

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    Women in Congress, Part 2

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    Confederate Reenactor Interview, Winter Camp

    Civil War reenactor Troy Fallin talked about a reconstructed winter camp on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier in Virginia.

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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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    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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    Fort McHenry After the Star-Spangled Banner

    Vince Vaise talked about Fort McHenry’s little-known but important role in the Civil War, World War I, and beyond. br/ Fort McHenry is the birthplace of the Star-Spangled…

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    Prelude to World War I

    Sean McMeekin, author of July 1914: Countdown to War, talked about the events leading up to World War I. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. br/ Professor…

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    U.S. Navy in World War I

    Lee Craig, author of Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times, talked about the World War I secretary of the Navy and the U.S. Navy’s wartime role. He responded to telephone calls…

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    Interview on King, Kaiser, Tsar

    Catrine Clay, author of King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War, talked about the family story of British King George V, German Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Russian Tsar…

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    National Museum of the American Indian

    Suzan Shown Harjo talked about the Nation to Nation exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian, which focused on treaties between the United States and Native Americans. In…

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    Social Conservatism and the Reagan Administration

    Will Riddington talked about social conservatism, the “Rights Revolution,” and the Reagan administration.  br/ This interview was part of a series of five interviews…

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    Russell Senate Office Building, Part 2

    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie gave a tour of the Russell Senate Office Building and described historic Senate investigations of the television era, including the 1954 Army-McCarthy…

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    Russell Senate Office Building, Part 1

    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie gave a tour of the Russell Senate Office Building, talked about why the Senate needed the expansion, and described some of the many historic investigations…

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    Senate Caucus Room

    Donald Ritchie described several historic investigations held in the Russell Senate Office Building, including the Truman Committee investigations of Word War II expeditures, and the…

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    National Garden

    Plant curator Bill McLaughlin gave a tour of the National Garden and explained the history and use of some of America’s indigenous plants. George Washington encouraged the…

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    Herbert Hoover, Henry Wallace, and Cold War America

    Kevin Kim talked about Herbert Hoover, and Henry Wallace, and the U.S. policies that led to the Cold War. br/ This interview was part of a series of five interviews American History TV…

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    Richard Norton Smith on Nixon Pardon

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about President Ford’s two hour testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on his pardon of former President Nixon.

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