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    Building of Washington, D.C.

    Alison Fortier talked about the building of the various historical sites throughout Washington, D.C., and the people who helped shape the nation’s capital. In her book, A History…

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    Burning of Washington River Tour

    Steve Vogel, author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation, told the story of the August 24, 1814, burning of Washington, D.C., during a river tour with his…

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    200th Anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the Burning of Washington, DC

    Panelists commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812. On August 24, 1814, British soldiers defeated American…

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    Burning of Washington

    Anthony S. Pitch, author of The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, talked about the attack during the War of 1812 that led to the only foreign occupation of the U.S.…

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    De-Criminalization of Marijuana in Washington, D.C.

    Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) responded to a Republican amendment to a bill for funding for the District of Columbia that would block the city from enforcing its law…

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    Capitol Hill Preservation

    Stephen Ayers talked about his role in the maintenance and preservation of some of Washington, D.C.'s most significant buildings, including the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and…

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    Marijuana Policy

    Witnesses testified about the decriminalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia. The hearing focused on possible effects of doing so on local and federal…

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    Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony

    A statue of abolitionist, author, and statesman Frederick Douglass was unveiled and dedicated in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The ceremony included…

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    Q&A with Cathy Lanier

    Cathy Lanier, the chief of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, talked about the department’s growth in the twenty-three years she has been a police…

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    Q&A with Colbert King

    Colbert King talked about his 22-year Washington Post career and the current political situation within the city’s government. He described the crimes of council members Kwame…

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    Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Primary Night Coverage Part 1

    C-SPAN’s coverage of the Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. primaries included local coverage of election returns, viewer calls, and victory and concession speeches.

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    Politico Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Primary Night Coverage

    Politico’s coverage of the Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. primaries included local coverage of election returns and analysis of the results. C-SPAN simulcast…

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    Lincoln Assassination Tour

    On April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln as the president sat in the State Box in Ford’s Theatre during a performance of a play titled Our American…

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    District of Columbia and Congress

    Vincent Gray talked about the District of Columbia’s unique role and relationship with Congress, including his recent protest of restrictions placed on Washington, D.C., as part of…

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    Book Discussion on An Example for All the Land

    Kate Masur presents a history of Washington, D.C., during Reconstruction. Ms. Masur recounts the city’s many organizations and public works that represented racial equality…

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    District of Columbia Delegate Race

    The issues of the day were discussed. Doug Sloan, a Democratic candidate for the seat in the House of Representatives held by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, talked by telephone about his…

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    National Archives Building

    A panel discussion was held on architect John Russell Pope’s masterwork, the National Archives building in Washington, D.C. Patty Reinert Mason is the author of The National Archives…

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    Book Discussion on Black Men Built the Capitol

    Jesse Holland, Associated Press reporter who covers Congress, presents a history of the slave labor that was used to complete the construction of the United States Capitol and the White…

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    Q&A with Kike Arnal

    Photographer Kike Arnal talked about his book In the Shadow of Power. Mr. Arnal originally came to Washington, D.C., to do a photo project on Washington’s decaying library…

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    Federal Oversight of Washington, D.C. Government

    A hearing was held on legislation intended to eliminate congressional review of newly-passed District of Columbia laws, and transfer provisions of the Home Rule Act pertaining to the…

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