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    Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965

    Marian Smith talked about the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 that President Lyndon Johnson’s signed into law at the foot of the Statue of Liberty on October 3, 1965. She…

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    Public Broadcasting Act

    Patricia de Stacy Harrison talked about the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and, eventually, the Public Broadcasting Service…

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    Obama Administration Foreign and Domestic Policy Challenges

    Dan Berman talked about President Obama’s domestic and foreign policy challenges. Topics included his handling of many Middle East issues, as well as the administration’s…

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    Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

    Ulrich Boser and Darleen Opfer talked about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Among other topics they discussed how the act changed the landscape of education, its major…

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    Senator Mike Lee on Reagan Tax Cut Anniversary

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke on the 33rd anniversary of President Reagan’s signing of the 1981 Economic Recovery Tax Act. Senator Lee talked about the legacy of the bill and the…

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    LBJ's Great Society and the Voting Rights Act

    Nicole Austin-Hillery and Hans con Spakovsky talked about the Voting Rights Act, which President Johnson signed the act into law on August 6, 1965. Other topics included state voter…

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    LBJ's Great Society and War on Poverty

    Robert Woodson and Michael Lind talked about President Lyndon Johnson’s goal of promoting equality and ending poverty with the Civil Rights Act and the Economic Opportunity…

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    Book Discussion on The Forgotten Man

    Amity Shlaes talked about her book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, in which she examines the financial history of the Great Depression and critiques the New Deal.…

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    After Words with Daniel Halper

    Daniel Halper talked about his book, Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, in which he looks at what he calls the country’s most powerful political couple…

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    Presidents and the Press

    Professor Martha Joynt Kumar talked about presidents and their relationships with the press, focusing on the ways the White House press corps and coverage of presidents have evolved from…

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    Book Discussion on The Man He Became

    James Tobin talked about his book, The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency, in which he examines Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life with polio, which Roosevelt…

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    Book Discussion on America 1933

    Michael Golay talked about his book, America 1933: The Great Depression, Lorena Hickok, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Shaping of the New Deal, in which he tells the story of Ms. Hickok,…

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    Book Discussion on No End Save Victory

    David Kaiser talked about his book, No End Save Victory: How FDR Led the Nation into War, in which he chronicles President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s preparations for World War II and…

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    Book Discussion on Chasing History

    David Cross talked about his book, Chasing History: One Man’s Road Trip Through the Presidential Libraries, in which he tells the story of his journey through the U.S. to visit the…

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    Obama Administration Foreign Policy

    Robert Zarate and Brian Katulis critiqued the Obama administration’s approach to foreign policy. Mr. Zarate described the “Obama Doctrine” as…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s criticism of President Obama’s foreign policy approach to Iraq, Syria, Iran, and…

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    President Nixon's Resignation Address

    President Nixon addressed the nation saying that he would resign effective at noon on August 9, 1974. The speech was delivered on television from the Oval Office on August 8, 1974. This…

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    Ford Address to Joint Session of Congress

    President Ford delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress three days after becoming president upon the resignation of President Nixon. President Ford said that his…

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    Gerald Ford Sworn in as President of the United States

    Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn-in as 38th President of the United States at noon on August 9, 1974, shortly after President Richard Nixon, who announced his resignation the night…

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    Q&A with Edmund Morris

    Edmund Morris talked about his book, This Living Hand: And Other Essays, his forthcoming book on Thomas Edison and his career as a biographer of presidents and other notable historical…

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