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    Book Discussion on The Imperial Season

    Historian William Seale talked about his book, The Imperial Season: America’s Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918, in which he examines America’s entry onto…

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    First Lady Mary Lincoln

    Richard Norton Smith and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn talked about the life and influence of first lady Mary Lincoln and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics…

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    Life in the Lincoln White House

    Author and architectural historian William Seale discussed life in the Lincoln White House and how the Lincoln family’s presence there during wartime reinforced the idea of the White…

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    Presidents Lincoln and Davis at Home

    William Seale, an independent scholar specializing in writing about and in the restoration of historic American buildings, compared the two White Houses in the nation between 1861 and 1865.…

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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…

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    Q&A with William Seale

    William Seale talked about his book The President’s House: A History (The Johns Hopkins University Press; 2nd edition, April 23, 2008/ White House Historical Association; Deluxe…

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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…

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    White House 200th Anniversary

    Mr. Seale talked about the history of the White House and its inhabitants. He responded to audience phone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    White House in 1800: A Residence for the Public

    Following opening remarks, historians talked about the early history of the White House and the presidency. Among the topics they addressed were the election of 1800 and it relevance…

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    Book Discussion on The President's House: A History

    Mr. Seale showed slides and talked about his book The President’s House: A History, published by Harry Adams. The book provides a number of anecdotes about past presidents…

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    Life Portrait of James K. Polk

    In the eleventh in a series on American presidents, the life and career of James Polk was discussed. Mr. Seale talked about President Polk and the events of his presidency,…

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    American Presidents Life Portrait Exhibit

    Mr. Fagan talked about his portraits of all 41 American Presidents and their exhibit in Union Station. Mr. Seale talked about the photographs that are also on exhibit from…

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    American Presidents

    Mr. Seale discussed presidential history and the journal White House History. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    White House Tour

    A tour inside the White House was shown from the main entrance (Grand Foyer) to the Red Room, the Diplomatic Reception Room and the President’s Library. The history of the White…

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    Washington Sunday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalist, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Sunday Journal White House

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Governors' Mansions

    Mr. Seale talked about the history of governors' mansions in the United States. He mentioned that most mansions are public, not family oriented and the differences between the…

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    Emperor Akihito State Dinner

    The President hosted a State Dinner in the White House Rose Garden for the Emperor and Empress of Japan. During a dinner toast, the President stated, “we Americans are honored by…

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    Clinton Inaugural Activities

    Mr. Seale and Mr. Tirana discussed the events taking place on inauguration day, including the upcoming meeting of the president-elect’s family with the president’s…

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