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    1944 Film Thanksgiving in Italy

    1944 silent film of the U.S. Fifth Army being served a turkey diner during World War II.

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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    New Books Being Published

    A list of new books being released the week of December 2, 2014.

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    Best Selling Books

    A list of nonfiction best-selling books as of December 1, 2014.

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    1966 Film Thanksgiving in Vietnam

    1966 Silent film of the U.S. Army 5th Special forces being served a turkey dinner in the field.

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    1963 Documentary Henry Ford's Mirror of America

    This documentary was compiled by the National Archives and the Ford Motor Company in 1963, and shows scenes of U.S. History, culture, industry and daily life between about 1915 and 1930. In…

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    1944 Film Meet McGonegal

    This 1944 film is a short profile of Charles McGonegal, who lost both hands in World War I. The film shows him using hooks to shave, tie his shoestrings, eat breakfast and drive to work and…

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    History of House Pages

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott talked told the story of House pages from the early 1800s until the program was ended in 2011. Their presentations included artifacts from their…

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    1962 Documentary Design for Disaster

    This 1962 documentary tells the story of a fire that started on November 5th, 1961 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, and over the course of three days destroyed 484 homes, damaged 190 others, and…

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    Miami Herald Nonfiction Best-Sellers List

    The Miami Herald list of best-selling nonfiction books as of November 22, 2014.

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    U.S. Capitol Dome Scaffolding Tour

    Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers led a tour of the scaffolding on the Capitol Dome and spoke to reporters about the process of restoring the building.

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    Freshman Class Photo

    Newly elected members of the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress took a group photo on the steps leading up to the Capitol.

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    Fort McHenry After the Star-Spangled Banner

    Vince Vaise talked about Fort McHenry’s little-known but important role in the Civil War, World War I, and beyond. br/ Fort McHenry is the birthplace of the Star-Spangled…

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    Spiro Agnew on Television News Bias

    Vice President Spiro Agnew addressed a midwest regional Republican party conference in Des Moines, Iowa, and argued that television network commentators were an unelected elite who were…

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    Native American Effigy Mounds

    Amy Rosebrough visited Madison, Wisconsin’s, Native American Effigy Mounds and talked about what they reveal about the early cultures that lived in the area thousands of years…

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    History of Madison, Wisconsin

    David Mollenhoff talked about his book, Madison: A History of the Formative Years, in which he discusses what makes the city unique and explains how its location and early public policy…

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    Wisconsin State Capitol

    Jim Schaff gave a tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol and talked about why Madison was selected as the capital. He spoke about the architecture, which was designed by George Post in…

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    Political Career of Senator William Proxmire

    Michael Edmonds talked about Senator William Proxmire and shared personal stories told by Proxmire’s family and former co-workers. Mr. Edmonds also showed some of the papers…

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    Vietnam War Protest Artifacts

    Leslie Bellais talked about some of the artifacts related to the August 24, 1970 bombing at Sterling Hall on the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus. The bombers targeted the…

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    Vietnam War Protests

    Patrick Quinn, David Maraniss, and Mayor Paul Soglin talked about the Vietnam War Protests in Madison, Wisconsin, during the 1960s. Patrick Quinn was part of a group who organized the…

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