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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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    Air Quality Act of 1967

    Jeff Holmstead and Robin Juni talked about the Air Quality Act of 1967 and the current state of the law. This program was part of a week-long series on the “Great Society,”…

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    Battle of the Crater

    Kevin Levin, author of Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder, talked about the importance of the U.S. Civil War battle. The Battle of the Crater took place on July 30,…

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    Book Discussion on In the Kingdom of Ice

    Hampton Sides talked about his book, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, in which he recounts the U.S. naval expedition to the North Pole in…

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    Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965

    Marian Smith talked about the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 that President Lyndon Johnson’s signed into law at the foot of the Statue of Liberty on October 3, 1965. She…

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    Battle of Fort Stevens 150th Anniversary

    Officials from the National Park Service and Washington, D.C., commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens, and talked about the battles significance and contributions…

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    South Korea-Japan Issues

    Panelists talked about some of the unresolved historical issues between South Korea and Japan, including Japan’s occupation of Korea from 1910-1945. “South Korea-Japan Tensions…

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    Public Broadcasting Act

    Patricia de Stacy Harrison talked about the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and, eventually, the Public Broadcasting Service…

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    Obama Administration Foreign and Domestic Policy Challenges

    Dan Berman talked about President Obama’s domestic and foreign policy challenges. Topics included his handling of many Middle East issues, as well as the administration’s…

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    Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

    Ulrich Boser and Darleen Opfer talked about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Among other topics they discussed how the act changed the landscape of education, its major…

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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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    Myths Surrounding the Star-Spangled Banner

    Panelists talked about several myths surrounding the “Star-Spangled Banner” and what led to the rise of the national anthem as a part of everyday society. They also spoke…

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    Q&A with Pat Buchanan

    Pat Buchanan talked about his book, The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority, in which he argues that President Nixon overcame political defeats…

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    Panel Discussion on World War I

    A panel of experts on World War I recounted stories of the Great War, and provided insight into the enduring influence of the conflict on culture, on technological advancement, and on…

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    Book Discussion on Gun Control in the Third Reich

    Stephen Halbrook talked about his book, Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State", in which he argues that the Nazi regime used gun control to disarm and…

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    Senator Mike Lee on Reagan Tax Cut Anniversary

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke on the 33rd anniversary of President Reagan’s signing of the 1981 Economic Recovery Tax Act. Senator Lee talked about the legacy of the bill and the…

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    LBJ's Great Society and the Voting Rights Act

    Nicole Austin-Hillery and Hans con Spakovsky talked about the Voting Rights Act, which President Johnson signed the act into law on August 6, 1965. Other topics included state voter…

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    LBJ's Great Society and War on Poverty

    Robert Woodson and Michael Lind talked about President Lyndon Johnson’s goal of promoting equality and ending poverty with the Civil Rights Act and the Economic Opportunity…

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    Book Discussion on The Forgotten Man

    Amity Shlaes talked about her book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, in which she examines the financial history of the Great Depression and critiques the New Deal.…

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    After Words with Daniel Halper

    Daniel Halper talked about his book, Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, in which he looks at what he calls the country’s most powerful political couple…

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