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    The Flight of Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed

    This 1969 NASA documentary detailed the first NASA mission to land two men on the moon.

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    History of the Iowa Caucuses

    Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register, talked about the history of the Iowa Caucuses and how Iowa became so important to the U.S. presidential election…

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    History of the Iowa State Fair

    Gary Slater talked about the Iowa State Fair and its 160 years of history. He spoke about the fair’s role as a center for agriculture education in the state, and its close…

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    History of Fort Des Moines

    Jack Lufkin talked about historic Fort Des Moines, home to the U.S. Army’s first officer candidate class for African American men in 1917, and the establishment of the first…

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    Moon Landing Montage

    A NASA video of the July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing was shown.

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    Upcoming Events on Book TV

    A list of upcoming Book TV event coverage as of July 19, 2014 was shown.

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    Book Fairs and Festivals

    A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of July 19, 2014 was shown.

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    New Books Being Published

    A list of new books being released the week of July 21, 2014 was shown.

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    Iowa State Capitol

    Joan Arnett toured the Iowa State Capitol, the only five-domed capitol building in the country. Constructed between 1871-1886, the building has a 275 foot, 23 karat gold-leafed…

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    Henry A. Wallace

    Diane Weiland talked about the Wallace family, who influenced the development of American agriculture and agricultural policy. The farm at the Wallace Centers of Iowa Country Life…

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    Moonwalk One

    A portion of the 1969 documentary Moonwalk One was shown. Moonwalk One details the coverage of the July 1969 launch of Apollo 11 and astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael…

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    Watch Online: Matt Kibbe

    A video clip was shown to promote online viewing of a book discussion program.

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    Salisbury House Library

    Megan Stout Sibbel visited the historic Salisbury House and Gardens, built between 1923-1928 by Carl and Edith Weeks. Carl Weeks was a famous cosmetics manufacturer and avid book…

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    Beaverdale Books

    Alice Meyers talked about Beaverdale Books, an independent bookstore in Des Moines, Iowa, that features a special "local authors "section. She also talked about the importance of…

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    Great Flood of 1993

    Kevin Cooney talked about the Great Flood of 1993, which occurred in the American Midwest, from April to October 1993. The flood was among the most costly and devastating to ever occur in…

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    Politico's "New and Noteworthy" Bookshelf

    A list of books recommended on Politico’s “New & Noteworthy” on-line bookshelf as of July 16, 2014.

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    Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C.

    Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country.  At the outbreak of the Civil War in the spring of 1861, Washington, D.C., was…

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    Barry Goldwater at 1964 Republican National Convention

    Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) delivered a speech on July 16, 1964, to accept the Republican Party’s nomination for presidential candidate.

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    1963 Universal Newsreel on the Opening of the 88th Congress

    This program was a 1963 Universal Newsreel report on the opening of the 88th congress and the swearing in of twelve new Senators by Vice President Lyndon Johnson. The freshman senators…

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    1963 Universal Newsreel on Mona Lisa in Washignton, DC

    President John F. Kennedy made brief remarks at the opening ceremony for a three week loan of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” to the National Gallery of Art in 1963.

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