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    Civil War Medical History

    Tim Clarke, deputy director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, presented items from the museums’s Civil War collection. Some viewers may find…

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    Open Phones on 50th Anniversary of Selma March

    Bernard LaFayette and Clayborne Carson talked about the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and responded to viewer comments and questions. They were at the Edmund Pettus…

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    Open Phones on 50th Anniversary of Selma March

    Telephone lines were open for comments from viewers as live scenes were shown of the crowd waiting for the arrival of President Obama at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the…

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    Scenes of 50th Anniversary of Selma March

    Live scenes were shown of the crowd gathered for the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

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    Reagan Assassination Attempt

    Del Quentin Wilber, author of Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, recreated the afternoon of March 30, 1981. On that day, John Hinckley, Jr., fired six bullets at…

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    African-American History

    Museum staff and participants in the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s “Save Our African American Treasures” event spoke about the museum and the…

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    Japanese American National Museum

    Bill Shishima gave a tour of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles Little Tokyo. Mr. Shishima was born in Little Tokyo in 1930 and spent three years at Heart…

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    President Lincoln's Overcoat

    When President Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865, he was wearing a black “Great Coat", or overcoat, inscribed with the words "One Country, One Destiny.” The coat was made…

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    Open Phones on The Birth of a Nation

    Dick Lehr and Hari Jones spoke about the 1915 silent film The Birth of a Nation, and responded to viewer questions and comments. Mr. Lehr is the author of The Birth of A Nation:…

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    The Birth of a Nation, Intermission

    During an intermission of a showing of the motion picture The Birth of a Nation an interview about the film with Mike Mashon, head of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress,…

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    The Birth of a Nation, Introduction

    A showing of the motion picture The Birth of a Nation was introduced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1915 three-hour silent film. The film which traces the history of the…

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    The Widow Lincoln Interview

    Playwright James Still and actor Mary Bacon talked about Ford’s Theatre’s production of The Widow Lincoln, commissioned to mark the 150th anniversary of President…

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    History of the State of the Union Address

    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie explained the history of the State of the Union address from George Washington to the present. The interview included historic video clips, photographs,…

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    Baltimore Garment Industry

    Baltimore Museum of Industry Volunteer Ed Hawkins, who worked as a fabric “spreader” for a women’s clothing manufacturer as a teenager in the 1940s, toured the museum and…

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    Senator Susan Collins on Senator George Mitchell

    Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) talked about former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell.

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    Senator Pat Roberts on Senator Bob Dole

    Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) talked about former Senate Majority Leader Sen. Bob Dole.

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    Senator Lamar Alexander on Senator Howard Baker

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) talked about former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker.

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    Senator Mitch McConnell Interview

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talked about the Senate’s history and meaning in a 2010 interview.

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    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie on Former Senate Majority Leaders

    As the Senate leadership changed with the convening of the 114th Congress, American History TV looked back at former Senate Majority Leaders Robert Byrd, Howard Baker, Bob Dole, and George…

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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the opening day speeches of former House speakers. He introduced the January 4, 2007, House session in which Representative Nancy Pelosi…

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