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    Book Discussion on The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

    Joseph Califano talked about his book The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years, in which he presents a first-hand account of the Johnson administration’s Great…

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    Private Lives and Public Images of the First Ladies

    Susan Swain led a panel discussion on how the first ladies of the United States have tried to balance their families' private lives with public expectations of the first family. Topics…

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    Bill Clinton on Public Service

    Bill Clinton talked about how a sense of purpose influenced his life in public service. This was the third of a series of lectures on the people and events that shaped his career. He…

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    Open Phones with Ben Shapiro

    Ben Shapiro, author of The People Vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration, talked about his book and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the…

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    Eisenhower and Public Relations

    Pam Parry, author of Eisenhower: The Public Relations President, talked about how President Dwight Eisenhower transformed the relationship between the president and public…

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    Ford's Theatre and the Lincoln Assassination

    Eric Martin talked about the history of Ford’s Theatre and the assassination of President Lincoln. He spoke about the immediate aftermath of the assassination on April 14, 1865,…

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    Lincoln's Last Ride

    A horse procession commemorating “Lincoln’s Last Ride” began on 15th Street near the White House and concluded at Lincoln’s Cottage. A riderless horse…

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    Responses to the Lincoln Assassination

    David McKenzie and Sarah Jencks talked about an online project which sought to collect first person accounts of ordinary Americans' responses to the assassination of President Lincoln.

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    Ford's Theatre "Silent Witnesses" Exhibit

    The “Silent Witnesses” exhibit at Ford’s Theatre was profiled. The exhibit brought together many of the artifacts present at the theatre on the night of President…

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    House Where Lincoln Died

    James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes…

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    Ford's Theatre Lincoln Death 150th Anniversary

    Ford’s Theatre hosted a wreath laying ceremony on the steps of the Petersen House commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s death on April 15, 1865. The exact…

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    Open Phones on Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln as the live re-enactment of events of the evening was shown.

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    Open Phones with David Reynolds

    David Reynolds, editor of Lincoln’s Selected Writings, talked about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and responded to viewer questions. Mr. Reynolds spoke via…

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    Open Phones with James Swanson

    James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, talked about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and responded to viewer questions as the live…

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    Ford's Theatre Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary

    Ford’s Theatre hosted a commemorative ceremony on the 150th anniversary of the day of President Lincoln’s assassination. Ford’s Theatre recreated the overnight vigil…

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    Book Discussion on Roosevelt and Stalin

    Susan Butler talked about her book, Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership, about the relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Soviet Union’s Joseph…

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    Truman's Presidency and World War II

    David McCullough talked about Harry S. Truman’s presidency and World War II. He said that President Truman’s humility and quiet courage, stemming from his working class…

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    Lincoln Assassination News Reports

    Carrie Chistofferson talked about the Newseum exhibit of New York Herald special editions published on April 14-15, 1865, which show how the news unfolded after President Lincoln was shot.…

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    1945 Documentary FDR: 1882-1945

    This program was a short biographical documentary on the life of President Roosevelt shown in theaters after his death on April 12, 1945. It included clips of President Roosevelt’s…

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    1945 Funeral of President Roosevelt

    This program included official U.S. government newsreel coverage of the funeral of President Franklin Roosevelt, who died on April 12, 1945, followed by biographical information about…

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