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    White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Speech Highlights

    A compilation of clips from appearances by President Obama at White House Correspondents' Association dinners was shown as part of a preview of the dinner scheduled for April 30, 2016.…

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    Curse of Tippecanoe

    Marc Newman analyzes the “Curse of Tippecanoe.” According to the legend, the “Prophet,” brother of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, placed a curse on President William Henry…

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    Presidents at White House Correspondents' Association Dinners

    A compilation of the final appearances by presidents from Ronald Reagan through George W. Bush at the White House Correspondents' Association dinners was shown as part of a preview of the…

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    Presidential Legacies

    Professor David O’Connell talked about presidential legacies and the factors that contribute to making a presidential term successful. He spoke about several rankings of…

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    Book Discussion on Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency

    Ronald Feinman talked about his book Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama, in which he provides a history of assassinations, threats,…

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    Presidential Biographies

    A report on Justin Moyer’s February 4, 2016, Washington Post article on people who were attempting to read a biography of each president. Several of their Web sites were…

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    2016 Presidential Race and U.S. History

    Peggy Noonan, Gail Collins, and Isabel Wilkerson talked about politics, the Founding Fathers, and the 2016 presidential race. They spoke with New York Times correspondent Sam Roberts.…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Who is your favorite president and why?”

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    Zivotofsky v. Kerry Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Zivotofsky v. Kerry. The case involves whether Congress has the power to pass a law requiring the State Department to record the birthplace of an…

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    Forgotten Presidents

    Michael Gerhardt talks about his book The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy, in which he discussed thirteen presidents who are least remembered by Americans, which he…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the U.S. presidency and family dynasties: “Is it time for some new faces?” The question was drawn from comments former First…

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    James K. Polk and the War with Mexico

    Author and Oxford University history professor emeritus Daniel Walker Howe talked about the 11th President James K. Polk and the Mexican-American War. In 1845, the United States…

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    Washington Classroom with Alfred Zacher

    Alfred Zacher, author of Presidential Power in Troubled Second Terms, discussed the topic of presidential second terms with students at Purdue University, George Mason University, and the…

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    Washington Classroom with Tom DeFrank

    Tom DeFrank, political journalist and author of Write it When I’m Gone, discussed the topic “The Press and the Presidency” with students at Purdue University, George Mason…

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    The Roles of the President's Spouse

    Carl Anthony talked about the activities and personalities of all the first ladies, their impact on the political careers of their husbands, and how they were perceived by the press of…

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    Life in the White House

    Ken Walsh talked about his book, Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of America’s Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Washington Classroom with Stephen Farnsworth

    Stephen Farnsworth talked about the press and the presidency, and the changing media environment. This course was a joint educational partnership between C-SPAN, the Washington Center,…

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    Presidential Campaigns and Fundraising

    Brendan Doherty talked about the increase in the amount presidents spend on re-election campaigns since former President Ronald Reagan, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    In Depth with Michael Beschloss

    Michael Beschloss talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. A video was shown of Mr. Beschloss giving a tour of President…

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    Paintings of the 19th Century White House, Extra

    Peter Waddell talked about his painting of Mrs. Hayes' bedroom in the White House. Topics included the people who lived in the house, and the changes over the years in interior…

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