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    Omnibus Housing Act of 1965

    Kent Watkins talked about the Omnibus Housing Act of 1965 signed by President Lyndon Johnson. The act was part of a series of omnibus housing bills that started in 1954 that aimed to provide affordable housing for Americans. The 1965 Act authorized nearly $8 billion toward building housing and providing rental units for low and middle-income families.

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    Effectiveness of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

    Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Ulrich Boser and RAND Education Director Darleen Opfer discusses the effectiveness of this act and how it has evolved over time.

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    Origin of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

    Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Ulrich Boser and RAND Education Director Darleen Opfer talked about the origin of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

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    President Johnson: 1965 State of the Union Address

    In his second State of the Union address, President Johnson called on Americans to continue on the “road to the great society,” proposing a sweeping national agenda from education reforms to a war on deadly diseases to a campaign against pollution. He declared his support for civil rights, specifically the right to vote.

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    1968: America in Turmoil

    Richard Norton Smith talks about events that occurred in the U.S. in 1968 leading into the presidential conventions.

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    Debrief, Apollo 8

    A portion of the film that documents NASA’s December 21 to December 27, 1968 manned mission to orbit the Moon is shown.

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    Former NASA Astronaut James Lovell

    Former NASA astronaut James Lovell talked about his experience as command module pilot on Apollo 8, the first NASA mission to orbit the moon.

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    Apollo 8 - First Manned Lunar Orbit

    Author Robert Kurson explains the historic significance of this mission for the United States. He discusses the astronauts involved while video of the mission is shown.

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    1968 in Images - Politics

    Portrait Gallery historian James Barber describes the significance of images of political figures in 1968.

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    1968 in Images - Sports

    Portrait Gallery historian James Barber explains images of athletes during this year including Vince Lombardi, Peggy Fleming, Arthur Ashe, Denny McLain and Olympic figures who protested.

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