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    Free Market Economics and Morality

    The Reverend Robert Sirico talked about the free market, conservative values, and morality. He said that government should be the resource of last resort. Discussion on the…

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    Martha Bayles on Through a Screen Darkly

    Martha Bayles talked by remote video from Boston about her book, Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad, in which she argues that the…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the question of whether the American Dream is still attainable. br/ Video clips released the previous evening were…

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    White House Christmas Decorations

    First lady Michelle Obama welcomed military veterans and their families to the White House for a preview of the Christmas decorations. She described the various ways the decorations pay…

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    Book Discussion on Houses of Civil War America

    Hugh Howard talked about his book, Houses of Civil War America, about the homes of notable Civil War-era figures, including Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Clara Barton, and Frederick…

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    Book Discussion on Losing Our Way

    Bob Herbert talked about his book, Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, in which he profiles people he met along his journey across the U.S. following the end of his…

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    Book Discussion on Refrigerator Rights

    Professor Glenn Sparks talked about the book he co-wrote, Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships, about how social and technological changes disrupt personal…

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    Book Discussion on Bourbon Street: A History

    Richard Campanella talked about his book, Bourbon Street: A History, about the cultural history of New Orleans' most famous street from the colonial period through today. br/ He spoke at…

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    Book Discussion on Republic of Imagination

    Azar Nafisi talked about her book Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books. She talked about the importance of reading literature to the character of American democracy. br/ This…

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    In Depth with Arthur Brooks

    American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks talked about his life and career and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.  br/ Mr. Brooks is the…

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    Book Discussion on Forks

    Allan Karl talked about his book Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle. The book, part travelogue, part photo…

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    Dr Pepper Museum

    Executive Director Jack McKinney gave a tour of the Dr Pepper Museum and talked about the soft drink that was invented in Waco, Texas, in 1885. In 1891, the creators of the drink started…

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Members of Congress gathered for the annual Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The 2014 tree is a white spruce from Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota.

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    First Ladies' Fashions

    Panelists talked about the ways first ladies' fashions have shaped their identities and public personas. "Project Runway" co-host Tim Gunn moderated. Joining the panel wass Lisa…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator-Elect Tom Cotton (R-AR) delivered the weekly Republican address. He looked back on the history of Thanksgiving, from the Pilgrims at Plymouth, to the Civil War, to Pearl…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address on Thanksgiving Day. He reflected on the history of the country and its celebration of diversity. He gave thanks for the many…

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    National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon

    At an annual White House event, President Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey. He made remarks about national gratitude. He also made jocular remarks about topics such as…

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    Sexual Freedom in the 1950s

    John Bodnar talks about the idea of “sexual freedom” in the 1950s and the beginning of dissent against Cold War-era moral values. Professor Bodnar talked about how American…

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    White House Halloween Festivities

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed local schoolchildren and children of military families to trick-or-treat at the South Portico of the White House.

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    Modernizing the Home and Workplace

    Sarah Igo talked about the societal shift that occurred during the early 20th century as modernization impacted businesses and households. Professor Igo focused on the literary works…

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