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    President Nixon and the National Security Council

    Panelists talked about how President Nixon expanded the role of the National Security Council, as well as the council’s role under director Henry Kissinger.

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    Book Discussion on Iran-Contra

    Malcolm Byrne talked about his book, Iran-Contra: Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power, in which he looks at the Iran-Contra scandal. Mr. Byrne…

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    Book Discussion on An Obama's Journey

    Mark Obama Ndesandjo, President Barack Obama’s half-brother, talked about his book, An Obama’s Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures, in which he discusses…

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    Warren Commission

    Philip Shenon talked about the Warren Report, which was presented to President Lyndon Johnson on September 24, 1964. The report outlined the findings of the nine-month investigation into…

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    1964 CBS Special on the Warren Commission Report

    This brief segment of a CBS news special includes portions of interviews with Mary Moorman, a witness to the Kennedy assassination, and Texas Governor John Connally, who was wounded during…

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    Minnesota History Center Toys Exhibit

    Adam Scher talked about toys from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and explained how they reflect changes in society. He also spoke about what toys reveal about gender roles and…

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    Book Discussion on City Girls

    Valerie Matsumoto talked about about her book, City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950, in which she chronicles the experiences of American-born, second generation…

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    Mayflower Descendants

    Sue Allan talks about Scrooby Manor, the English home of Pilgrim leader William Brewster who traveled to the New World on the Mayflower. Ms. Allan described the research she…

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    Congressional History

    Panelists talked questions regarding the history of the United States Congress, such as when Senate floor leadership first emerged and the impact of party politics. This panel took place…

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    Alexander Ramsey House

    Jayne Becker talked about Minnesota’s first territorial governor, Alexander Ramsey, and gave a tour of his home and the collection it houses. Alexander Ramsey served as the first…

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    Fall of Atlanta

    Steven Davis discusses the Civil War’s 1864 Atlanta Campaign and the roles of the four commanders who had the greatest impact on the Atlanta campaign: Confederates John Bell Hood and…

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on Warren Report Release

    A Universal News report on the September 24, 1964 completion of the work of the President’s Commission to Investigate the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, headed by Supreme…

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    Common Good Books

    Assistant Manager David Enyeart talked about Common Good Books, an independent bookstore in St. Paul, Minnesota, founded and owned by Garrison Keillor.  C-SPAN’s Local…

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    Historic Fort Snelling

    Matt Cassady talked about how the establishment of Fort Snelling led end of the Dakota Indians in Minnesota and strengthened America’s growth into the Western U.S. The fort was built…

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    Book Discussion on The Nazi and the Psychiatrist

    Jack El-Hai talked about his book, The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII, in which he tells the story…

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    Gangster History in St. Paul, Minnesota

    Paul Maccabee, author of John Dillinger Slept Here: A Crooks Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920-1936, talked about how St. Paul, Minnesota, became a safe haven for the…

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    Cultural History of St. Paul, Minnesota

    Patrick Coleman, acquisitions librarian for the Minnesota Historical Society, talked about the cultural and literary history of St. Paul, Minnesota. He spoke about the early…

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    Debate on War and the Constitution

    John Yoo, author of Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare, and Bruce Fein, author of Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers, Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald Sloat. Specialist Sloat received the…

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    Ken Burns on The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

    Ken Burns spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about his documentary series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, in which he chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor…

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