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    National Monuments Legislation

    Thomas Burr was interviewed by phone about a bill that would make changes to the 1906 Antiquities Act. The legislation would place restrictions on a president’s ability to…

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    Book Discussion on Homestead

    Jane Kirkpatrick talked about her book, Homestead: Modern Pioneers Pursuing the Edge of Possibility, in which she recounts the journey she and her husband undertook to become modern…

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    Open Phones with Robert Edsel

    Robert Edsel, author of The Monuments Men, responded to viewer comments and questions.

    In The Monuments Men, Mr. Edsel tells the story of the Allied forces who were tasked with…

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    Free Market Economics and Happiness

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso participated in a conference on how free enterprise, ethical leadership, human happiness, and a greater understanding of the mind can help make for…

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    Panel Discussion of Robert Edsel's The Monuments Men

    Panelists discussed Robert Edsel’s book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, in which Edsel recounts the story of the Allied…

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    Book Discussion on Love & War

    Political strategists Mary Matalin and James Carville talked about their book, Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home, in which they discuss their…

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    History of Obituaries

    Panelists talked about the history of obituaries, including how obituaries are constructed, who gets an obituary, and what obituaries tell us about our society and our history.

    This panel…

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    Book Discussion on Going Southern

    Deborah Levine talked about her book Going Southern: The No-Mess Guide to Success in the South, in which she tells the story of Southern geography and the history of its people, providing…

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    White House Christmas Traditions

    Author Jennifer Pickens talked about the role first ladies have played in creating White House Christmas traditions. Ms. Pickens is the author of Christmas at the White House --…

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    New York City During the Gilded Age

    Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about New York City during the Gilded Age. Mr. Lewis argued that there were two eras of the Gilded Age, the first beginning after the…

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    President Obama Remarks at National Christmas Tree Lighting

    President Obama made remarks at the ceremony to light the National Christmas Tree. He included a few words about former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died the previous…

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    White House Christmas Decorations

    First lady Michelle Obama welcomed military veterans and their families to the White House for a preview of the Christmas decorations. She described the various ways the decorations…

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Members of Congress gathered for the annual Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The 2013 tree, an 88-foot Engelmann Spruce, came from Colville National Forest in Washington state.

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    National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon

    At an annual White House event, President Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey. 

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    Book Discussion on Heretics and Heroes

    Thomas Cahill talked about his book, Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World, in which he discusses the developments in Western thought…

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    David Brooks at the Washington Ideas Forum

    New York Times columnist David Brooks spoke at the Washington Ideas Forum about the character challenges of living in a “culture of achievement.”

    The Washington Ideas Forum was…

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    Q&A with Gregg Easterbrook

    Gregg Easterbrook talked about his book, The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America, in which he assesses the role of football in America from a statistical point of…

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    Book Discussion on A Colossal Wreck

    Alexander Cockburn’s family and colleagues talked about the late journalist’s life and posthumously published book. A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal,…

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    Idea of America

    Author and historian William White talked about the ideals that shaped the leaders of the American Revolution, and how these principles have influenced American culture…

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    Q&A with Tevi Troy

    Tevi Troy talked about his new book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in The White House, which he calls a tale of how presidents have been…

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