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    Reconstructed French Ship Hermione

    Events were shown surrounding the arrival from France of a replica of the 18th century sailing ship that brought General Marquis de Lafayette to the United States in 1780. He brought news…

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    Independence Hall Assembly Room

    National Park Service Park Ranger Matthew Ifill told the story of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention from the room inside Independence Hall where the events…

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    Debt Servitude in the Southwest

    William Kiser talked about forms of involuntary labor in the pre and post-Civil War era southwest. He was interviewed at the Organization of American Historians 2015 annual meeting in…

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    Women in the 1904 St. Louis Olympics

    Kendra Gage talked about the first Olympics held in the United States and the state of female athletics at the turn of the 20th century. She was interviewed at the Organization of American…

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    Senator Lamar Alexander Office Tour

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) recalled his walk across Tennessee as part of his successful 1978 gubernatorial campaign, and shared the stories behind political mementos in his Washington,…

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    Public Execution in the Victorian South

    Bob Hutton, author of Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South, talked about the practice, frequency, and politics of public executions in 19th century Appalachia.…

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    Grand Review Parade

    Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the Republic down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White…

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    American Citizens in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Professor Naoko Wake, co-author of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Beyond the Ocean, talked about Japanese-American citizens living in Japan during World War II when atomic bombs were dropped on the…

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    Traveling Blacksmith Forge

    John Baronich demonstrated his reconstructed blacksmith forge on wheels, built over the course of two years using plans from the 1860s provided by the National Archives. Scenes of a…

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    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Nick Gillette gave a tour the world’s first “penitentiary,” opened in 1829 by the state of Pennsylvania. The prison was a new experiment in reform of criminals and…

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    President Lincoln's Funeral Train Journey

    Guy C. Fraker talked about the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s funeral and the journey from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois, in April of 1865.

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    President Lincoln's Funeral 150th Anniversary

    American History TV presented live coverage from Springfield, Illinois, on the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s funeral. Coverage included a reenactment of the funeral…

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    House Where Lincoln Died

    James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes…

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    Open Phones on Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln as the live re-enactment of events of the evening was shown.

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    Open Phones with David Reynolds

    David Reynolds, editor of Lincoln’s Selected Writings, talked about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and responded to viewer questions. Mr. Reynolds spoke via…

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    Open Phones with James Swanson

    James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, talked about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and responded to viewer questions as the live…

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    Ford's Theatre Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary

    Ford’s Theatre hosted a commemorative ceremony on the 150th anniversary of the day of President Lincoln’s assassination. Ford’s Theatre recreated the overnight vigil…

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    Ceremony at Appomattox Re-enactor Interviews, Part 2

    Civil War re-enactors at the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox talked about the end of the Civil War.

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    Ceremony at Appomattox Re-enactor Interviews, Part 1

    Civil War re-enactors at the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox talked about the end of the Civil War.

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    Lincoln Assassination News Reports

    Carrie Chistofferson talked about the Newseum exhibit of New York Herald special editions published on April 14-15, 1865, which show how the news unfolded after President Lincoln was shot.…

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