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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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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Dennis Hastert

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the opening day speeches of former House speakers. He introduced a program about the first day in office of House Speaker Dennis Hastert…

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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Newt Gingrich

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the opening day speeches of former House speakers. He introduced the January 4, 1995, House session in which Representative Newt Gingrich…

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    Ray Smock on House Speaker's Lobby

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the the House Speaker’s Lobby.

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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Tip O'Neill

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the role of speaker of the House of Representatives and how the role evolved through history. Video was shown in the background as he…

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    Films on Cuba and Fidel Castro

    This program included clips from two films about Cuba and Fidel Castro. This first was part of a 1959 Universal Newsreel titled Havana Rally, and the second was a portion of a 1963…

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