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    George W. Bush Presidency and Homeland Security

    Authors, academics, and a former National Security Council staff member talked about the effects of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on the…

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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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    The Eruption of Mount St. Helens

    This 1981 U.S. Forest Service film documents the May 18th, 1980, earthquake at Mount St. Helens, in the Cascade Range of Washington state, which caused a volcanic eruption that killed…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman on the Vietnam War

    Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) gave the keynote address at a New York University symposium on lessons from the Vietnam War. She argued that the Vietnam War was a…

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    Mayer Adler Oral History Interview

    Holocaust survivor Mayer Adler talked about being sent to Auschwitz with his family in 1944, their separation, and his transfer to Kaufering labor camp outside of Dachau, Germany. He…

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    Winston Churchill and American Presidents

    Professor John Maurer talked about Winston Churchill’s relationship with American presidents, including Teddy Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, and Franklin Roosevelt. Professor Maurer…

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    Traveling Blacksmith Forge

    John Baronich demonstrated his reconstructed blacksmith forge on wheels, built over the course of two years using plans from the 1860s provided by the National Archives. Scenes of a…

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    The Baltimore Plan

    This 1953 documentary details community and social worker efforts to clean up poor housing conditions in Baltimore, Maryland.

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    Mystery of Flight 19

    John Bloom talked about the disappearance of five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers during a 1945 training mission and showed items related to the 14 men who lost their lives. The…

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    Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum

    John Bloom gave a tour of the only remaining building that was once part of Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale and spoke about its history. He talked about how the base was used for…

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    History of Port Everglades

    Glenn Wiltshire talked about the history of Port Everglades, one of south Florida’s largest economic drivers and a gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. He spoke…

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    American History TV in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from March 19-22 to feature the history and literary life…

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