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    Life Portrait of Jimmy Carter

    In the thirty-eighth in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians discussed the life and career of Jimmy Carter. Among the issues they discussed were his childhood in…

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    Writings of Jack Kerouac

    From the Jack Kerouac Commemorative Park on Bridge Street in Lowell, MA, guests talked about the history of United States from the late 1940s through the early 1960s through the life and…

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    Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans

    Mr. Brinkley focused on the role of Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans. This battle, during the War of 1812, protected the city of New Orleans and U.S. access to the…

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    Q&A with President George W. Bush

    President George W. Bush gave C-SPAN an exclusive interview in the Map Room of the White House. In his remarks he offered some thoughts on his presidency, his second inaugural address,…

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    U.S. and the Spanish-American War

    Mr. Ambrose spoke about how the Spanish-American War shaped U.S. foreign policy in the early twentieth century and the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Congress declared war on…

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    American Presidents

    Historians discussed the results of a survey which asked other historians to rank the presidents in various categories. They also talked about the various qualities that presidents…

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    McCarthyism in America

    On the anniversary of Senator McCarthy’s “Wheeling speech,” in which he accused Truman administration officials of being influenced by communists, participants spoke about…

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    In Depth with Douglas Brinkley

    Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, talked about his career and his writings. He also responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

    His books include, FDR and…

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    McCarthyism in America

    On the anniversary of Senator McCarthy’s “Wheeling speech,” in which he accused Truman administration officials of being influenced by communists, panelists spoke about…

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    Martin Van Buren Discussion

    Speaking to the C-SPAN Board dinner, Mr. Brinkley and Mr. Smith talked about the eighth president’s impact on American politics and the political lexicon, including the…

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    McGovern 1972 Presidential Campaign

    Campaign managers and activists recounted stories and events of the 1972 McGovern presidential campaign. Included on the panel was Hunter Thompson who wrote “Fear and Loathing on…

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    Civil Rights Movement in Shreveport

    Reverend Blake, who was a field secretary in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and two other activists spoke about the civil rights movement in…

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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    The panel talked about the background and importance of President Eisenhower’s farewell address when he left office in 1960. They focused on his statements about the development of a…

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    Vietnam 25 Years Later

    Following opening remarks by President Ford, former officials talked about the long-term impacts of the Vietnam War and the war’s impact on U.S. foreign policy. Among the issues…

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    A Conversation with George Plimpton

    Author and editor George Plimpton discussed highlights of his career and offered opinions on a variety of subjects as he was interviewed by Douglas Brinkley. He also answered questions…

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    William Henry Harrison's Military Career

    Mr. Brinkley talked about General Harrison’s military career, focusing on his experiences on the frontier in Indiana.

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    V-E Day 50th Anniversary

    The participants remembered V-E Day 50 years later.

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    James Baldwin and the Civil Rights Movement

    Mr. Miller talked about the impact of the works of James Baldwin on the
    civil rights movement. He stressed that Baldwin must be studied in
    the context of the movement, not just as…

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    The Sixties Revisited

    Panelists talked about the 1960s and how the decade is remembered and taught. After their presentations the panelists answered questions from members of the audience.

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    Conversations with Veterans of D-Day

    Veterans shared their memories of D-Day and other experiences during the World War II era. Also, historians commented on the war and this veterans' forum.

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