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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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    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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    Open Phones with David Blight

    David Blight, author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, talked about his book and responded to viewer questions. This program took place at the 150th anniversary…

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    Open Phones with Elizabeth Varon

    Elizabeth Varon, author of Appomattox: Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, talked about her book and responded to viewer questions. This program took place at the 150th…

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    Open Phones with Generals Grant and Lee Portrayers

    Portrayers of Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee responded to viewer questions. This program took place at the 150th anniversary commemoration of Confederate General…

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    Veterans History Project

    Project director Robert Patrick and reference specialist Megan Harris talked about the Veterans History Project. Created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Library of Congress American…

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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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