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    1968 U.S. Army Film Suicide: The Unheard Cry

    The 1968 U.S. Army dramatized training film Suicide: The Unheard Cry portrays five different types of suicidal personalities to illustrate warning signs. Following the film, a portion…

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    American History TV in Fort Myers, Florida

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Fort Myers, Florida, from March 16-21 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    George W. Bush at Civil Rights Summit

    Former President George W. Bush gave the closing remarks at a three-day Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked the 50th…

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    75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson’s Lincoln Memorial Concert

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell spoke at an event commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson’s Lincoln Memorial Concert. On Easter Sunday in 1939, singer Marian…

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    American History TV in Bend, Oregon

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Bend, Oregon, from March 3-5, to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    Congress at 225 Years

    Panelists talked about the the First United States Congress, which met from March 4, 1789 to March 4, 1791 to implement the Constitution and create a new government. Charlene Bickford,…

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    Technology in Gilded Age Homes

    Patrick Sheary, curator of furnishings at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum, talked about technology in Gilded Age homes, including electric lighting, telephones, and…

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    National Cryptologic Museum

    Patrick Weadon, curator at the National Cryptologic Museum, spoke about the making and breaking of secret codes and the role of cryptology in U.S. history and U.S. intelligence…

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    John Marszalek on Person of the Year 1864

    Historian John Marszalek talked about Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, who was voted the person of the year for 1864 at an event hosted by The Library of Virginia, the Museum of the…

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    General A.J. Smith's Guerrillas and the Battle of Nashville

    Professor Steven Woodworth talked about Union General A.J. Smith’s guerrillas, a contingent of the Army of the Tennessee, and their involvement in the Battle of Nashville in December…

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    General Joseph E. Johnston and the Atlanta Campaign

    Author and historian Richard McMurry talked about the U.S. Civil War career of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, up to and through his command of the Army of Tennessee and the Atlanta…

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    George Washington's New Room Restoration

    Historians and curators at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate talked about George Washington’s “New Room,” which, after 14 months, six hundred thousand dollars,…

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    1864 Union Raid on Richmond

    Kelly Hancock talked about a thwarted Union raid on the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia in late February and early March of 1864. Among several goals of the operation was the…

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    Bay of Pigs Training

    Garfield Beckstead talked about Useppa Island’s connection to the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion and the secret Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) training that took place on the…

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    Florida's Calusa Indians

    Cindy Bear visited the Calusa Heritage Trail and talked about the Calusa Indians and their 1500 year history in Florida. The Calusa Indians were native to Southwest Florida and for…

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    Ulysses S. Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction

    History professor Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, talked about Ulysses S. Grant and the Reconstruction Era following the U.S. Civil War. This event was…

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    George Washington and the Battle of Trenton

    Historian Phillip Thomas Tucker talked about his book, George Washington’s Surprise Attack: A New Look at the Battle That Decided the Fate of America. in which he provides an in-depth…

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    Florida's Cattle Industry

    Matt Johnson talked about the impact of cattle in Florida and why Fort Myers became such an important trading post in the state. Steve Smith talked about how a modern day cattle ranch…

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    Historic Burroughs Home

    Arlene Roth talked about the history of the Burroughs Home, the first year-round luxury home in Fort Myers, and of the family who lived there. Built in 1901, the mansion was the scene…

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    Baseball Spring Training in Fort Myers

    Glenn Miller talked about the evolution of Major League Baseball’s spring training, and its importance to the history and economy of Fort Myers, Florida.

    C-SPAN’s Local Content…

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