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    Fort McHenry After the Star-Spangled Banner

    Vince Vaise talked about Fort McHenry’s little-known but important role in the Civil War, World War I, and beyond. br/ Fort McHenry is the birthplace of the Star-Spangled…

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    Prelude to World War I

    Sean McMeekin, author of July 1914: Countdown to War, talked about the events leading up to World War I. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. br/ Professor…

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    U.S. Navy in World War I

    Lee Craig, author of Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times, talked about the World War I secretary of the Navy and the U.S. Navy’s wartime role. He responded to telephone calls…

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    Interview on King, Kaiser, Tsar

    Catrine Clay, author of King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War, talked about the family story of British King George V, German Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Russian Tsar…

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    National Museum of the American Indian

    Suzan Shown Harjo talked about the Nation to Nation exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian, which focused on treaties between the United States and Native Americans. In…

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    Social Conservatism and the Reagan Administration

    Will Riddington talked about social conservatism, the “Rights Revolution,” and the Reagan administration.  br/ This interview was part of a series of five interviews…

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    Russell Senate Office Building, Part 2

    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie gave a tour of the Russell Senate Office Building and described historic Senate investigations of the television era, including the 1954 Army-McCarthy…

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    Russell Senate Office Building, Part 1

    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie gave a tour of the Russell Senate Office Building, talked about why the Senate needed the expansion, and described some of the many historic investigations…

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    Senate Caucus Room

    Donald Ritchie described several historic investigations held in the Russell Senate Office Building, including the Truman Committee investigations of Word War II expeditures, and the…

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    National Garden

    Plant curator Bill McLaughlin gave a tour of the National Garden and explained the history and use of some of America’s indigenous plants. George Washington encouraged the…

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    Herbert Hoover, Henry Wallace, and Cold War America

    Kevin Kim talked about Herbert Hoover, and Henry Wallace, and the U.S. policies that led to the Cold War. br/ This interview was part of a series of five interviews American History TV…

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    Richard Norton Smith on Nixon Pardon

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about President Ford’s two hour testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on his pardon of former President Nixon.

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    World War I Images

    Robert Enholm and Stephanie Dagherty toured the President Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C., and highlighted its exhibit featuring a Brown University collection of World War I…

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    Panama Canal

    In honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the Panama Canal opening, Library of Congress curators presented items from their collections for a special exhibit. Work on the canal…

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    Native Americans in 19th Century Washington, D.C.

    Joseph Genetin-Pilawa talked about the role of Native American visitors and residents in 19th century Washington, D.C. br/ This interview was part of a series of five interviews American…

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    Discovering Life in the Universe

    Steven J. Dick talked about the social impact of discovering life in the universe and what history teaches us about this possibility.  br/ This interview was part of a series of five…

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    Warren Commission

    Philip Shenon talked about the Warren Report, which was presented to President Lyndon Johnson on September 24, 1964. The report outlined the findings of the nine-month investigation into…

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    Birth of the Star-Spangled Banner

    Vince Vaise gave a tour of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, and talked about the birth of the Star-Spangled Banner. 2014 marked the 200th…

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    Battle of Plattsburgh

    Retired Army Colonel David Fitz-Enz, author of The Final Invasion: Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle, talked about the battle and visited various historic locations in…

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    Burning of Washington River Tour

    Steve Vogel, author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation, told the story of the August 24, 1814, burning of Washington, D.C., during a river tour with his…

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