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    Book Discussion on Landslide

    Jonathan Darman talked about his book, Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America, in which he examines the presidential election of Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964 and…

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    Book Discussion on John Quincy Adams

    Fred Kaplan talked about his biography, John Quincy Adams: American Visionary, in which he argues that even though John Quincy Adams was not remembered for being a great president, he was…

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    Book Discussion on First Family Detail

    Ronald Kessler talked about his book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents, in which he discusses what Secret Service agents have…

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    Book Discussion on The Fight for the Four Freedoms

    Harvey Kaye talked about his book, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, in which he talks about the “Fight for the Four…

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    Richard Norton Smith on Nixon Pardon

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about President Ford’s two hour testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on his pardon of former President Nixon.

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    Memorial Service for James Brady

    A memorial service was held for James Brady, former press secretary for President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Brady died August 4, 2014, at the age of 73. He was partially paralyzed when…

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    James Madison and the Constitution

    Jack Rakove talked about James Madison’s role in the creation of the Constitution. He also spoke about James Madison’s arguments in the Federalist papers he co-published…

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    Book Discussion on Thirteen Days in September

    Lawrence Wright talked about his book, Thirteen Days in September: Cater, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, in which he recounts the 1978 Camp David Accords, during which President Jimmy…

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    First Ladies and the Politics of Fashion

    Annette Dunlap talked about the evolution of first ladies' fashion, including the impact fashion had on their public image and what their wardrobe choices reveal about the time period.

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    Kennedy Assassination Records

    Martha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, talked about the collection of artifacts related to the…

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    1864 Presidential Election

    Meg Thompson talked about the 1864 election between President Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan. She argued that President Lincoln was so unsure about his chances of…

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    Union Army and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

    Jonathan White talked about the Union Army’s attitudes toward the policies of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party in the 1864 elections. Professor White argued that many…

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    President Nixon and the National Security Council

    Former members of President Nixon’s National Security Council (NSC) talked about his efforts to form a comprehensive, efficient national security policy that drew on the…

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    Book Discussion on Iran-Contra

    Malcolm Byrne talked about his book, Iran-Contra: Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power, in which he looks at the Iran-Contra scandal. Mr. Byrne…

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    Book Discussion on An Obama's Journey

    Mark Obama Ndesandjo, President Barack Obama’s half-brother, talked about his book, An Obama’s Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures, in which he discusses…

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    Warren Commission

    Philip Shenon talked about the Warren Report, which was presented to President Lyndon Johnson on September 24, 1964. The report outlined the findings of the nine-month investigation into…

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    1964 CBS Special on the Warren Commission Report

    The two-hour CBS News Extra, “November 22nd and The Warren Report,” was aired Sunday, September 27, 1964, a few days after the Warren Commission issued its report to the…

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    President Johnson Phone Call on the Warren Commission

    An audio-only recording of President Lyndon Johnson’s September 18, 1964, telephone conversation with Senator Richard Russell (R-GA) about the findings of the Warren Commission…

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on Warren Report Release

    A Universal News report shows the September 24, 1964, delivery of the report of the President’s Commission to Investigate the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, headed by…

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    Ken Burns on The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

    Ken Burns spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about his documentary series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, in which he chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor…

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