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    The Contenders, Historians Preview

    Richard Norton Smith, Carl Cannon, and Jean Baker participated in a roundtable discussion as a preview to C-SPAN’s upcoming series, “The Contenders: They Lost the Election But…

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    First Lady Martha Washington

    Guests talked about the life and influence of first lady Martha Washington. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among the topics addressed were her…

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    The Contenders, Historians Retrospective

    Richard Norton Smith, Carl Cannon, and Jean Baker participated in a roundtable discussion reflecting on the C-SPAN series, “The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed…

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    First Lady Abigail Adams

    Edith Gelles and Jim Taylor talked about the life and influence of first lady Abigail Adams and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Others spoke in videos from…

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    Henry Clay, Presidential Contender

    Historians discussed the role of Henry Clay (1777-1852) in changing politics. Known as the “Great Compromiser” but also as “The Dictator,” Henry Clay was…

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    The Supreme Court: Home to America's Highest Court, 2009 Edition

    The Supreme Court: Home to America’s Highest Court takes an unprecedented look into the Supreme Court, its role, traditions and history of the Court featuring interviews with all the…

    10,182 views
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    First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy

    Michael Beschloss and Barbara Perry talked about the life and influence of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included…

    9,761 views
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    Life Portrait of George Washington

    In the first of a series of life portraits of American presidents, Mr. Smith and Mr. Rees discussed the life and career of George Washington. They further talked about the…

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    The Supreme Court: Home to America's Highest Court, 2010 Edition

    The Supreme Court: Home to America’s Highest Court takes an unprecedented look into the Supreme Court, its role, traditions and history of the Court featuring interviews with all the…

    8,295 views
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    First Lady Dolley Madison

    Guests talked about the life and influence of First Lady Dolley Madison, focusing on her role in Washington society, her years as first lady (1809-1817), and activities in Washington after…

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    First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

    Allida Black and Douglas Brinkley talked about the life and influence of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included…

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    Eugene V. Debs, Presidential Contender

    Historians Ernest Freeberg and Lisa Phillips talked about the political career of Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926), who founded several labor unions and represented the Socialist Party of America…

    7,700 views
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    The White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home

    The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home provides a documentary-style look behind the scenes at White House operations and examines the history of the president’s…

    7,671 views
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    First Ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams

    Richard Norton Smith, Daniel Preston, and Amanda Mathews talked about the life and influence of first ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams and responded to telephone calls and…

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    First Ladies Rachel Jackson, Emily Donelson, and Angelica Singleton Van Buren

    Patricia Brady and Michael Henderson talked about the life and influence of first ladies Rachel Jackson, Emily Donelson, and Angelica Singleton Van Buren. They responded to telephone…

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    Writings of Emerson and Thoreau

    Guests discussed the history of the Early Republic, the transcendental movement, and American intellectual history through the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David…

    6,971 views
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    The White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home, 2011 Edition

    The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home provides a documentary-style look behind the scenes at White House operations and examines the history of the president’s…

    6,678 views
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    Tour of the White House Calligraphy Office

    Chief White House Calligrapher Pat Blair spoke about the calligraphy office’s operations as they prepared invitations for a state dinner for Queen Elizabeth II. She also talked…

    6,540 views
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    First Lady Bess Truman

    William Seale and Nicole Anslover talked about the life and influence of first lady Bess Truman and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Bess Truman earned a…

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    Barry Goldwater, Presidential Contender

    Rick Perlstein, Bill McCune, and Darcy Olsen talked about the life and career of 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry M. Goldwater (1909-1998). They responded to telephone calls and…

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