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    George W. Bush Presidency and Homeland Security

    Panelists talked about how the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon affected the creation of a domestic security apparatus and strategic staffing…

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    George W. Bush Presidency and Afghanistan and Iraq Wars

    Former George W. Bush administration officials and journalists gave their perspectives on the incentives for waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of September…

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    1975 NBC News Special Report on Communist Saigon

    This May 26, 1975, NBC News Special Report documents the April 30, 1975, capture of Saigon, Vietnam, by communist forces, as well as events in South Vietnam’s capital city in the…

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    Grand Review Parade

    Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the Republic down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White…

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    Memorial Day Weekend Scenes, Vietnam Memorial

    Scenes of visitors at the Vietnam Memorial during the Memorial Day weekend were shown.

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    George W. Bush Presidency and Counterterrorism

    Former officials who served under President George W. Bush talked about the administration’s approach to combating terrorism and the “Bush Doctrine” of unilaterally…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, a volunteer unit that conducted the first air raid on Japan during…

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    Memorial Day Weekend Scenes, WWII Memorial

    Scenes of visitors at the World War II Memorial during the Memorial Day weekend were shown.

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    Legacy of the Vietnam War

    Marvin and Deborah Kalb, co-authors of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, talked about the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War and the conflict’s…

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    Shipwreck of the SS Eastland

    Michael McCarthy talked about the July 1915 capsizing of the SS Eastland in the Chicago River. 844 people died in the tragedy, including 22 entire families. Mr. McCarthy,…

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    Appomattox and the End of the Civil War

    Linda Lipscomb, site director at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox, presented items connected to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant, and toured…

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    The True Glory

    This 1945 documentary chronicles events in Europe from the June 1944 D-Day invasion through the surrender of Nazi Germany in May of 1945. A co-production of the U.S. Office of War…

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    Ronald Reagan Symposium, Panel 2

    President Ronald Reagan’s “Washington Abbey” speech, in which Reagan addressed the British Parliament about the Soviet threat, was shown. Then, panelists talked about…

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    Book Discussion on Vietnam Rough Riders

    Professor Frank McAdams talked about his book Vietnam Rough Riders: A Convoy Commander’s Memoir, a memoir of the Vietnam War. This interview, recorded at the University of…

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    Summer Reading with Representative Thomas Massie

    Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” He was interviewed on Capitol Hill.

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    Asian Immigration and Angel Island

    University of Minnesota professor Erika Lee talks about Asian immigration to the West coast from 1830 to 1930, including the role of San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island in the 20th…

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    Book Discussion on A Higher Form of Killing

    Diana Preston talked about her book A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I that Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare, in which she examines Germany’s violation of rules…

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    American Citizens in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Professor Naoko Wake, co-author of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Beyond the Ocean, talked about Japanese-American citizens living in Japan during World War II when atomic bombs were dropped on the…

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    Book Discussion on The Great Divide

    Historian Thomas Fleming talked about his book The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson That Defined A Nation, in which he examines the differences of political…

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    Reconstruction in Tennessee

    Historians talked about the Reconstruction era and the various ways historians have viewed the period over time. They also spoke about Reconstruction in Tennessee, and how some…

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