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    Douglas Brinkley on the Significance of Memorial Day

    Douglas Brinkley talked about the significance of Memorial Day and the historic contributions by fallen soldiers. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of…

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    Doug Brinkley on Neil Armstrong Recordings

    Doug Brinkley, who interviewed Neil Armstrong in 2001 for the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project, shared some audio recordings from his interview, and discussed a 2001…

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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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    John F. Kennedy Remembered

    Dan Rather, James Swanson, and Douglas Brinkley talked about the news coverage and repercussions of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This event was hosted by The Henry…

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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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    Presiden Obama's Relationship with Congress

    Douglas Brinkley talked about President Obama’s relationships with Congress. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included…

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    Rosa Parks' 100th Birthday Commemoration

    Panelists, including Darlene Clark Hine, Douglas Brinkley, Danielle McGuire, and Jeanne Theoharis, spoke at an event commemorating Rosa Parks' 100th birthday. The “National Day…

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    President Obama's Second Term

    Douglas Brinkley talked about the history of second terms for presidents, and what to expect from President Obama in his second term. Topics included how two-term presidents rank in…

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    Assassination of President Kennedy

    Historians talked about the numerous theories that have persisted since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Among the topics they addressed were the events…

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    Book Discussion on Cronkite

    Rice university professor Douglas Brinkley discussed his book Cronkite, in which he talks about the American broadcast journalist and former CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite. He…

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    Book Discussion on Exit Interview

    David Westin, the former president of ABC News, discussed his book Exit Interview, in which he examined how America’s news was researched and reported. The book related…

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    Book Discussion on Cronkite

    History Professor Douglas Brinkley talked about his biography of long-time CBS “Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite, who was often referred to as “the most trusted man in…

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    Nobel Peace Laureates on Investing in Peace

    Panelists spoke about issues like poverty, climate change, human rights violations, and war as some of the challenges facing global societies. They also responded to questions from the…

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    Q&A with Douglas Brinkley

    Rice University History Professor Douglas Brinkley talked about his new biography of long-time CBS “Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite, who was often referred to as “the…

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    A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

    A tribute was held for author Christopher Hitchens, who died on December 15, 2011. Numerous speakers, including family, friends, and colleagues, spoke about their relationships and read…

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    Ross Perot, Presidential Contender

    Douglas Brinkley and Carolyn Barta talked about independent presidential candidate H. Ross Perot (b. 1930). Professor Barta participated from her home in Dallas as they talked about his…

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    Ronald Reagan's Biography and Legacy

    After Tom Brokaw delivered a keynote address, he moderated a panel discussion on the life and legacy of President Ronald Reagan. “Biography and the Construction of Presidential…

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    Jobs and Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Witnesses testified on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a way to create jobs and increase domestic energy production. During the hearing Representative Young (R-AK) and…

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    Book Discussion on The Quiet World

    Douglas Brinkley talked about his book The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960. He was interviewed while at the Texas Book Festival. The program included…

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    History and Legacy of World War II

    Washington Journal aired from the World War II Memorial. Historian Douglas Brinkley talked about the history and legacy of the War and the history of the Memorial, and he responded to…

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