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    Role of the First Lady

    Robert Watson, author of The Presidents' Wives: Reassessing the Office of First Lady, talked by video link from Boynton Beach, Florida, about how the role of the first lady has changed…

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    Book Discussion on America's First Crisis

    Robert Watson, American studies professor at Lynn University, talked about his book, America’s First Crisis: The War of 1812, in which he presents a history of the War of 1812. In his…

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    Unconventional Andrew Jackson

    American studies professor Robert Watson talked about the lesser-known stories of Andrew Jackson’s presidency, from his unpopular marriage to his passion for dueling and…

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    First Ladies As Influence Makers

    Historians talked about first ladies through history, exploring how the role has evolved. Topics included the move from solely traditional female activities centered on home and family…

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    "Let's Write Together" Campaign

    Lynn University Professor Robert Watson and his son Alex talk about their campaign to get families to read and write together. Professor Watson and his son wrote a book for children…

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    Book Discussion on Affairs of State

    Robert Watson, founding editor of the journal, White House Studies, talked about his book, Affairs of State: The Untold History of Presidential Love, Sex, and Scandal, 1789-1900, in which…

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    Vice Presidential Debate Viewers' Reaction, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer reaction to the vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden (D) and Representative Paul Ryan (R). Interviews in the spin room were shown…

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    Vice Presidential Debating Styles

    Robert Watson and Richard Benedetto analyzed the debating styles with of vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. C-SPAN archival video was shown from vice presidential…

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    Electioneering in the New Republic

    Professor Robert Watson lectured about the 1824 and 1828 elections, focusing on the role these elections played in shaping not only the practice of campaigns and elections but the practice…

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    President Truman and General MacArthur

    Ken Hechler, former White House assistant to President Truman, was interviewed by Robert Watson about President Truman’s relationship with General Douglas MacArthur. General…

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    Truman and Domestic Policy

    The panel talked about the domestic politics of President Truman. They focused on President Truman’s expansion of social programs and the relationship between the presidency and…

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    Florida Republican Primary Preview

    Bill Adair previewed the January 29 Florida Republican primary. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Live shots were shown of preparations for campaign events…

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    Book Discussion on The Presidential Companion

    Professor Watson talked about the book he co-edited, The Presidential Companion: Readings on the First Ladies, published by University of South Carolina Press.

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    Women Presidential Candidates

    Participants talked about the prospects for electing the first woman president. In a keynote speech Ms. Schroder talked about a variety of issues including her experiences and…

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    Book Discussion on First Ladies of the United States

    Mr. Watson talked about his book First Ladies of the United States: A Biographical Dictionary, published by Lynne Rienner Publishers. He described the role of first lady…

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