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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

    Brenden 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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    Paintings of the 19th Century White House

    The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of the White House as it appeared throughout the 19th century. The thoroughly researched…

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    Book Discussion on Defining America: The Presidency and National Identity

    Mary Stuckey talked about her book, Defining Americans: The Presidency and National Identity. She responded to questions from members of the audience. The ninth annual Roosevelt Reading…

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    Book Discussion on Where They Stand

    Robert Merry examines how U.S. presidents are ranked in the eyes of historians and the populace. The author places the president’s in groupings to better understand their places…

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    In Depth with David Pietrusza

    Author and historian David Pietrusza talked about his life and career and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. An award-winning expert on U.S. presidents and the…

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    Book Discussion on The Presidents Club

    Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs discussed the relationships among the last 13 former presidents, especially each president’s relationships during his term in office with his…

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    The Presidency and Civil Rights - Then and Now

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a day-long conference on the presidency and civil rights. During the concluding panel, the achievements of the last 60 years were…

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    Presidential Campaign Posters

    Ralph Eubanks talked about the Library of Congress' upcoming book publication, Presidential Campaign Posters From the Library of Congress. Throughout the program campaign posters were…

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    Understanding Richard Nixon's Domestic Policy

    A panel discussion on President Richard Nixon’s domestic policies focused on his economic and environmental policies. Other topics included the administration’s civil…

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    Book Discussion on The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents

    Presidential historian Steven Hayward presents his rankings of America’s presidents based on their efforts to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United…

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    Conversation with White House Chefs

    Three former White House chefs discussed their experiences working in the White House and what it was like to cook for the presidents and their families. They responded to questions…

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