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    Justice Breyer on the Magna Carta

    Justice Stephen Breyer spoke with David Rubenstein about the importance of Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. They also talked about the document’s influence on American law.…

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    1965 U.S. Army Documentary Tried by Fire

    This 1965 U.S. Army documentary is narrated by actor Paul Newman and looks at the 1944-45 Battle of the Bulge, and the experiences of the 84th Infantry Division. The program includes…

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    1959 Universal Newsreel Castro Triumphs

    The 1959 Universal Newsreel Castro Triumphs looks at culmination of the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro.

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    Japan During World War I

    Frederick Dickinson, author of World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan, 1919-1930, talked about Japan’s military involvement and rise as a global power during World War I. He…

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    Prelude to World War I

    Sean McMeekin, author of July 1914: Countdown to War, talked about the events that led up to World War I and how things might have turned out differently. He argued against the idea…

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    1914 Battle of the Marne

    Holger Herwig, author of The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World, talked about how the battle prevented a quick German victory. He also spoke…

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    England, German, Russia, and World War I

    Catrine Clay talked about the relationships among royal cousins George V of England, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Nicholas II of Russia on the eve of World War I. br/ The MacArthur…

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    World War I Centennial Symposium, Introduction

    As part of the introduction to a symposium on the World War I centennial, professor Maura Hametz talked about the historical background of World War I. The introduction also included a…

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    Christmastime on the Battlefield

    Stanley Weintraub talked about how soldiers experience Christmas while serving in the military. He spoke about how President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill…

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    Thomas Jefferson in France

    James Thompson talked about Thomas Jefferson’s political philosophy and how his time in Paris in 1784 affected his way of thinking. Mr. Thompson spoke about the five years…

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    Conservationist John Muir

    Harold Wood talked about the naturalist at the California Historical Society in San Francisco. John Muir is often considered the “Father of the National Park System” and…

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    Octagon Museum and the Treaty of Ghent

    Helene Combs-Dreiling and Ray Rhinehart talked about the Octagon Museum near the White House to mark the 200th anniversary of the December 24, 1814, signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which…

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    Presidential Decision-Making After Vietnam

    Marvin Kalb talked about the impact of the Vietnam War on presidential decision-making. He spoke about military conflicts as well as declared wars, including the wars in Iraq and…

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    1974 Film The People and the Police: Oakland

    This 1974 KRON-TV program investigates the history of police brutality in Oakland, California, and documents a variety of efforts to reform the department, including the practice of audio…

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    1950 Film Cuba: The Land and the People

    This 1950 educational film designed for the classroom surveyed the history, culture, economy, and geography of Cuba using maps, and a bus journey from one end of the island to the other.

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    C-SPAN Video Library

    Robert Browning gave a tour of the C-SPAN Video Archives, which has digitally archived more than 200,000 hours of public affairs programming. He spoke about the importance of making…

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    Battle of Tippecanoe

    Rick Conwell talked about the Battle of Tippecanoe and how it impacted westward expansion. William Henry Harrison led forces against a growing group of Native Americans living in…

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    Railroad Relocation in Lafayette, Indiana

    Elizabeth Solberg talked about the Lafayette, Indiana, railroad relocation project. She explained what it took to get the project started, what makes the project remarkable and the…

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    Growth of Lafayette, Indiana

    Joe Krause talked about the importance of geography, the railroad, and the Wabash and Erie Canal to the growth of Lafayette, Indiana. In the 1840s the canal stimulated trade in…

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    Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan Exhibit

    Tracy Grimm gave a tour of the Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan exhibit, “Steps to the Moon,” on display in the Stewart Center at Purdue University. She talked about the…

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