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    1953 Documentary Your National Archives

    This 1953 documentary explained the activities of the National Archives and Records Administration, including how documents are cleaned, how records are organized, and what kinds of records…

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    1940 Documentary Washington Parade: The Archives

    Washington Parade: The Archives was a Columbia Pictures short subject documentary detailing the activities of the National Archives a few years after the building on Pennsylvania Avenue was…

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    1962 Telstar Newsreel

    A Day in History. Telstar Brings World Closer was a 1962 Universal newsreel about the development and launch of the Telstar communications satellite.

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    Star-Spangled Banner

    Jennifer Jones and Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss talked about the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s centerpiece exhibit of the Star-Spangled Banner. 2014 marked the…

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    New Books Being Published

    A list of new books being released the week of July 26, 2014 was shown.

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    Barnes and Noble Nonfiction Best-Sellers List

    The Barnes and Noble list of best-selling nonfiction books for the week beginning July 22, 2014 was shown.

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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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    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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    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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