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    William Cohen Interview, Part 3

    Former Representative William Cohen (R-ME) spoke about the House Judiciary Committee’s consideration of articles of impeachment agains President Nixon in July 1974.

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    William Cohen Interview, Part 2

    Former Representative William Cohen (R-ME) spoke about the House Judiciary Committee’s consideration of articles of impeachment agains President Nixon in July 1974.

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    William Cohen Interview, Part 1

    Former Representative William Cohen (R-ME) spoke about the House Judiciary Committee’s consideration of articles of impeachment agains President Nixon in July 1974.

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    Wartime Press

    Panelists talked about the evolution of the American wartime press from the Civil War to the present. They spoke about the relationship between the press and the executive branch, and…

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    The Flight of Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed

    This 1969 NASA documentary detailed the first NASA mission to land two men on the moon.

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    History of the Iowa Caucuses

    Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register, talked about the history of the Iowa Caucuses and how Iowa became so important to the U.S. presidential election…

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    Governor Terry Branstad on Iowa History and Politics

    Governor Terry Brandstad (R-IA) talked about the history and politics of his state. He was interviewed in his formal office in the Capitol. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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    History of the Iowa State Fair

    Gary Slater talked about the Iowa State Fair and its 160 years of history. He spoke about the fair’s role as a center for agriculture education in the state, and its close…

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    History of Fort Des Moines

    Jack Lufkin talked about historic Fort Des Moines, home to the U.S. Army’s first officer candidate class for African American men in 1917, and the establishment of the first…

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    American History TV in Des Moines, Iowa

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Des Moines, Iowa, from June 22-26 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    Legacy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

    Panelists talked about the life and legacy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. They described their encounters with the former First Lady after she left the White House, and talked about…

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    World War II Combat Chaplains

    Lyle Dorsett talked about military chaplains during World War II, including the difficulties the chaplains faced and stories from many of their autobiographies. Aprroximately 12,000…

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    Women's Liberation Movement

    Professor Stacy Cordery talked about the ideals and goals that drove feminists and the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The class discussed several…

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    Iowa State Capitol

    Joan Arnett toured the Iowa State Capitol, the only five-domed capitol building in the country. Constructed between 1871-1886, the building has a 275 foot, 23 karat gold-leafed…

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    Book Discussion on A Spy for the Union

    Corey Recko talked about his book A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster. Timothy Webster was a policeman and then a Pinkerton detective before becoming a spy for…

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    Justice Holmes and the Civil War

    Panelists at the Supreme Court Historical Society talked about the impact of the Civil War on the life of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.  The 2014 Leon Silverman…

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    Life of Francis Scott Key

    Marc Leepson talked about his book, What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life and described the legacy of the man who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner. A lawyer who argued…

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    Henry A. Wallace

    Diane Weiland talked about the Wallace family, who influenced the development of American agriculture and agricultural policy. The farm at the Wallace Centers of Iowa Country Life…

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    Great Flood of 1993

    Kevin Cooney talked about the Great Flood of 1993, which occurred in the American Midwest, from April to October 1993. The flood was among the most costly and devastating to ever occur in…

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    World War I and American Music

    Michael Lasser talked about how World War I changed American music and the precedents these changes set for future wartime generations. He spoke about how songs reflected the wartime…

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