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    Book Discussion on The Fierce Urgency of Now

    Julian Zelizer talked about his book, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for The Great Society, about the importance of Congress to President…

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    Clinton Administration Domestic Policy

    Former members of President Clinton’s administration joined Bowdoin College government professor Andrew Rudalevige to look back at the domestic policies of the Clinton White…

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    Book Discussion on The Professor and the President

    Stephen Hess talked about his book, The Professor and the President: Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House, about the relationship between President Nixon and his one-time…

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    Loathing Lincoln

    John McKee Barr talked about his book, Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present. In his book, Mr. Barr argues that in order to better understand why…

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    President Truman on Equality

    In this 1947 Universal News segment, President Harry Truman spoke to a crowd of 10,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial to call for equality for all citizens.

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    Smallpox Inoculation in 18th Century New England

    Professor Andrew Wehrman talked about smallpox in Revolutionary era America and the campaign to inoculate colonists, which was promoted by political leaders like John Adams. Adams, his…

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    Post War Relationship Between Mosby and Grant

    David Goetz talked about the post-Civil War lives of Confederate General John Singleton Mosby and Union commander Ulysses S. Grant after the Civil War and the connection they shared for the…

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    Adams Family Correspondence

    Panelists talked about the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams and their son John Quincy Adams and his wife, Louisa. This panel took place at an event marking John and Abigail…

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    Marriage of John and Abigail Adams

    Edith Gelles talked about the 54-year marriage between John and Abigail Adams. She said the couple’s letters are evidence of their strong and successful partnership. This program…

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    Selma, Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson

    Clarence Lusane, author of The Black History of the White House, talked about the relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson in light of the feature…

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    Book Discussion on The Sphinx

    Nicholas Wapshott talked about his book The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II, in which he recounts the role that President Franklin D. Roosevelt…

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    Lincoln, Race, and Emancipation

    Professor Brian Dirck talked about Abraham Lincoln’s life as a method of understanding white American’s views on race and slavery both before and during the Civil…

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    Election of 1796

    Jeffrey Pasley talked about the creation of American political parties, the issues they disagreed on, and the media wars they waged in 18th century newspapers. The election of 1796 was…

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    The Obama Administration and Separation of Powers

    Law professors talked about the Obama administration and separation of powers focusing on President Obama’s use of executive orders. They discussed whether the president…

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    The Obama Presidency and Federalism

    Law professors talked about whether President Obama’s use of executive actions defies the principle of federalism by either intruding upon policy areas belonging to states or…

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    Book Discussion on The Greatest Comeback

    Pat Buchanan talked about his book The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority. This interview was held at the 347th Annual National Press Club Book…

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    LBJ Presidential Library Tour of the Presidential Suite

    Library director Mark Updegrove showed the Presidential Suite exhibit at the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. It is a reconstruction of the living space where President and…

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    Book Discussion on Why Lincoln Matters

    Mario Cuomo, the former governor of New York (1983-95), discussed his book Why Lincoln Matters: Today More Than Ever, published by Harcourt. His book discussed how the modern…

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    Interpretation of U.S. Presidents

    Political cartoonist Patrick Oliphant and historian David McCullough talked about interpretations of U.S. presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama.

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln and the Power of the Press

    Harold Holzer talked about his book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, about the 16th president’s relationship with the media. In his book, the…

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