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    Vietnam War POW Jeremiah Denton

    Alvin Townley spoke by phone about a May 2, 1966, interview inside a Hanoi prison with Vietnam War prisoner of war and Navy aviator Jeremiah Denton. During the interview,…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

    Jeremy Black talked about the role of President Dwight D. Eisenhower during the Cold War. He argued that the origins of the Cold War date back to World War I and challenged some…

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    Book Discussion on The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe

    Elaine Showalter talked about her book, The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography, about the life of suffragist and abolitionist Julia Ward Howe, whose accomplishments included writing…

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    "Remembering the Revolution" Exhibit, Part 2

    Heidi Campbell-Shoaf, chief curator of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 125th anniversary of the organization. The Daughters of the…

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    In Depth with Wil Haygood

    Wil Haygood talked about his life and career and responded to viewer comments and questions. Mr. Haygood’s most recent book is Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme…

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    1968 Presidential Campaign

    This U.S. Information Agency film chronicled the 1968 presidential campaign. Topics included the first primaries in New Hampshire, the surprise withdrawal of President Lyndon Johnson…

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    Dutch and English Influence on the Constitution

    Mau VanDuren talked about his book Many Heads and Many Hands: James Madison’s Search for a More Perfect Union, in which heargues that American constitutional values, such as freedom…

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    Washington's Descendants at Tudor Place

    Grant Quertermous talks about the history of Tudor Place and George and Martha Washington’s descendants who lived at the mansion from the late 18th century to the end of the 20th…

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    Book Discussion on The Gray Rhino

    Michele Wucker talked about her book, The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignor, about why society and governments fail to recognize and act on obvious…

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    Maryland Soldiers in the Revolutionary War

    Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution, about a group of Maryland troops…

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    Book Discussion on Bettyville and Bobby Wonderful

    George Hodgman, author of Bettyville: A Memoir, and Bob Morris, author of Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents, talked about their respective memoirs. “Burying the…

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    Panel Discussion on Ronald Reagan

    H.W. Brands, author of Reagan: The Life and Thomas Mallon, author of Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years, talked about their books on Ronald Reagan. “Reagan: A Life in Fact and…

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    Panel Discussion on Violent Crime in 19th Century America

    Skip Hollandsworth, author of The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer, and and Kali Nicole Gross, author of Hannah Mary Tabbs and the…

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    Conversation with Henry Kissinger

    Henry Kissinger talked about U.S. policy during the Vietnam War, his role, and the lessons learned from the conflict. He also responded to questions from the audience. Topics…

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    Interviews with the Marine Band

    Director Lieutenant Colonel Jason Fettig and Drum Major Master Sergeant Duane King of the United States Marine Band spoke about performing at the White House Correspondents' Association…

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    Book Discussion on Louisa

    Louisa Thomas talked about her book Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, in which she recalls the life of first lady Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams. born…

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    Reflections on Richard Nixon

    Alexander Butterfield and Bob Woodward offered their reflections on President Nixon and his policies. Topics included President Nixon’s personality, Watergate, foreign policy…

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    Q&A with Ron Chernow

    Ron Chernow talked about his 2004 biography, Alexander Hamilton, which was adapted into the Broadway musical Hamilton.

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    Panel Discussion on World History

    Panelists talked about world history. Panelists included Mary Beard, author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome; Mark Molesky, author of This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or…

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    Worst Presidents in American History

    Panelists talked about some of the least popular, least successful, and most forgotten presidents in American history. They began by discussing what makes for a bad president, and then…

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