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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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    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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    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…

    6,712 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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    First Lady Julia Grant

    William Seale and Pamela Sanfilippo talked about the life and influence of first lady Julia Grant and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.*From a slave-holding…

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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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    Historical Perspectives on First Ladies

    Historians talked about the role of the first lady of the United States and how it had evolved through history. They gave examples of the differences between various first…

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    First Lady Caroline Harrison

    Edith Mayo and William Seale talked about the life and influence of first lady Caroline Harrison and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. An artist interested in…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Q&A with William Seale

    Historian William Seale talked about the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image,” for which he served as an adviser. He discussed the first half of the series…

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    The White House Never Built

    White House historian William Seale talked about the actual plans for a White House that was never built and the circumstances and personalities surrounding the un-built presidential…

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    Historians on Theodore Roosevelt

    Historians spoke about Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency and personal style of leadership, and its impact on the operations of the White House.

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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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    Historians on Lyndon B. Johnson

    Historians spoke about Lyndon Johnson’s White House and related several anecdotes about Presidents Johnson’s activities in the residence.

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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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    Historians on Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Historians spoke about Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency and way in which he used the White House throughout his presidency, including many rooms used during World War II.

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