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    Book Discussion on The Map Thief

    Author Michael Blanding talked about his book, The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps, in which he examines the life of…

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    Kennedy Assassination Records

    Martha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, talked about the collection of artifacts related to the…

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    President Nixon and the National Security Council

    Former members of President Nixon’s National Security Council (NSC) talked about his efforts to form a comprehensive, efficient national security policy that drew on the…

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    Violence Against Women Act 20th Anniversary Commemoration

    Vice Presiden Biden delivered remarks at the National Archives to mark the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act. As a senator, he was the chief sponsor of the original…

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    Women's Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

    Panelists commemorated the 94th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment by examining how women’s suffrage has impacted the role of women in American politics and…

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    Soldier in Panama

    This is portion of Solider in Panama from the U.S. Army’s “The Big Picture” television series and highlighted the mission of U.S. soldiers in Panama and the Panama Canal.…

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    Revolutionary War Military Kidnappings

    Christian McBurney talked about his book, Kidnapping the Enemy: The Special Operations to Capture Generals Charles Lee and Richard Prescott, in which he chronicles the capture of two…

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    Building the Statue of Liberty

    Author Elizabeth Mitchell talked about her book, Liberty’s Torch: The Greatest Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty, in which she looks at the challenges faced by French sculptor…

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    1953 Documentary Your National Archives

    This 1953 documentary explained the activities of the National Archives and Records Administration, including how documents are cleaned, how records are organized, and what kinds of records…

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    1940 Documentary Washington Parade: The Archives

    Washington Parade: The Archives was a Columbia Pictures short subject documentary detailing the activities of the National Archives a few years after the building on Pennsylvania Avenue was…

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    1962 Telstar Newsreel

    A Day in History. Telstar Brings World Closer was a 1962 Universal newsreel about the development and launch of the Telstar communications satellite.

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    Life of Francis Scott Key

    Marc Leepson talked about his book, What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life and described the legacy of the man who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner. A lawyer who argued…

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    Moonwalk One

    A portion of the 1969 documentary Moonwalk One was shown. Moonwalk One details the coverage of the July 1969 launch of Apollo 11 and astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael…

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    Washington's Civil War Forts and Parks

    Panelists talked about the development of Washington, D.C.'s, Civil War forts, their role in the war, and their ensuing transformation into the public parks and cultural resources known as…

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    1943 Army-Navy Screen Magazine Iron War Horse

    This was a short portion of a biweekly newsreel originally intended for servicemen only. This report focused on the training of railroad workers for war zone activities.

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    Book Discussion on How Could This Happen

    Dan McMillan talked about his book, How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust, in which he presents his thoughts on the causes for the Holocaust, including the prevalence of…

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    Book Discussion on I Heard My Country Calling

    Former Senator James Webb (D-VA) talked about his book, I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir, in which he recounts his early life as the son of a career military officer, and how it shaped…

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    Role of Congress in International Crises

    Panelists talked about constitutional separation of powers in international affairs. Topics included how the division of powers and responsibilities has been interpreted in the past,…

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    1944 Documentary D-Day to Germany

    The 1944 documentary D-Day to Germany was shot, edited, and narrated by Jack Lieb, a “News of the Day” correspondent who was assigned to cover the invasion of France. He…

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    Jewish Immigrants in America

    Panelists talked about the lessons they learned from studying the lives of their Jewish ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century. They described their…

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