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    Clara Barton National Historic Site

    Kevin Patti gave a tour of the former Red Cross headquarters in Glen Echo, Maryland, and talked about the life and leadership of Clara Barton, who founded the American Red Cross in 1881. In…

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    History of Dupont Circle

    Stephen Hansen talked about the history of Dupont Circile, one of Washington, D.C.'s, most famous neighborhoods. Mr. Hansen spoke about how and why wealthy, fashionable families…

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    Post-World War I and Modernism

    Professor Charles Holden talked about the modernist art movement, labor unrest, race riots, the “Red Scare,” and other destabilizing events that he argues characterized the…

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    Book Discussion on The Train to Crystal City

    Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, about…

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    Cowboys After the Civil War

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about how cowboys became a symbol for a newly reunited America during the Reconstruction Era. Using examples of Jesse James and Buffalo Bill,…

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    Senator Durbin on Auschwitz Liberation Anniversary

    In observance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) paid tribute to the victims of the concentration camp. He also tied the…

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    70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

    Foreign dignitaries and Holocaust survivors gathered to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp run by Nazis during World War…

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    Book Discussion on The Fierce Urgency of Now

    Julian Zelizer talked about his book, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for The Great Society, about the importance of Congress to President…

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    Clinton Administration Domestic Policy

    Former members of President Clinton’s administration joined Bowdoin College government professor Andrew Rudalevige to look back at the domestic policies of the Clinton White…

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    Josephine Roche and 20th Century Progressivism

    Professor Robyn Muncy talked about Josephine Roche, a pro-labor feminist, and her role in progressivism in 20th century America. One of Josephine Roche’s many jobs was as the…

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    Civil War Soldiers' Letters

    John Emond read letters from ordinary Civil War soldiers, placing the letters in the context of the war as well as the soldiers' daily lives, which he says were defined by personal…

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    Social Changes of the 1970s

    Panelists talked about the social changes of the 1970s, including the effects of Watergate and the Vietnam War, as well as the rise in divorce rates and drug incarceration.  They spoke…

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    Book Discussion on The Cosmetic Gaze

    Professor Bernadette Wegenstein talked about her book, The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty. This interview is part of Book TV’s College Series.

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    Representative John Conyers' 50 Years in Congress

    Guests, including Danny Glover, Julian Bond, and others, celebrated Representative John Conyers (D-MI) 50 years in Congress. Born in 1929, John James Conyers, Jr. was first…

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    Book Discussion on Empire of Mud

    J.D. Dickey talked about his book, Empire of Mud: The Secret History of Washington, D.C., about what Washington, D.C., was like during the 19th Century. In his book, he says that…

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    World War II and the Allied Air War

    Professor Eric Rauchway talked about the role played by the British Royal Air Force in the Allied strategy during World War II. He described how proponents of air power had to compete…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original…

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    Book Discussion on Live From New York

    James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales talked about their book Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests. This…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Does the film American Sniper glorify war?” There were also calls from viewers who identified themselves as…

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    Senator Mikulski on the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

    Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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