Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, spoke at a campaign event at in Carnegie Mellon University’s Skibo Gymnasium.2,060 views
Vice President Biden Remarks in Pittsburgh
Vice President Joe Biden donned a United Steel Workers cap as he spoke to union members before participating in the Alleghany County Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh. He was seen mingling with the crowd.232 views
Vice President Biden Remarks to United Steelworkers
Vice President Joe Biden gave a Labor Day address to the United Steelworkers in the lobby of their international headquarters building in Pittsburgh.31 views
President Obama Remarks at VFW Convention
President Obama spoke at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Pittsburgh. He talked about the Iran nuclear deal, continued to make the case for the Iran deal, saying that opponents of the deal are the same people who “were so quick to go to war in Iraq” and who said the war would only take a few months. He also vowed to fix the issues affecting veterans, including health care, employment, and lending.14,633 views
Doing History from the Bottom Up
Staughton Lynd talked about his book Doing History from the Bottom Up: On E.P. Thompson, Howard Zinn, and Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below, in which he argues the importance of writing about history from the point of view of those whose voices are normally marginalized. In his book, he profiles historians such as E.P. Thompson, Howard Zinn, and David Montgomery, who approached history this way.471 views
Donora 1948 Air Quality Crisis
Brian Charlton of the Donora Smog Museum talked about the origin of the 1948 Donora air quality crisis and how it led to changing perceptions of air pollution and industrialization. Over a three day period in October of 1948 hundreds of people became sick and 21 died from a mysterious smog that had enveloped the town of Donora, Pennsylvania. The Senator John Heinz History Center hosted this event.432 views
President Obama Remarks at TechShop in Pittsburgh
President Obama made remarks during a tour of the TechShop facility in Pittsburgh. He spoke about boosting the economy through investments in manufacturing and entrepreneurship. At the start of the event, he talked about the capture of one of the individuals responsible for the September 2011 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.23,434 views
Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theories, Oliver Stone
Film director Oliver Stone talked about his documentary series, Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States. Mr. Stone took questions from the audience about the series and accompanying book, as well as on his 1991 film, JFK, which examined the events surrounding President Kennedy’s death. Mr. Stone told the audience he did not think Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, and believed there was a subsequent cover-up.1,562 views
“Untold History” was a presentation at “Passing the Torch: An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.” The October 17-19, 2013, event was the annual conference of the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University.
Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theories, Panel Discussion
Panelists discussed the findings in the U.S. government’s official investigations of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, from the Warren Commission in 1964 to the Assassination Records Review Board in 1998. They also spoke about information beyond what is found in those official reports.1,419 views
“From the WC to the ARRB: What Have We Learned?” was a panel of “Passing the Torch: An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.” The event October 17-19, 2013, was the annual conference of the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University.
Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theories, Robert Tanenbaum and James Lesar
Robert Tanenbaum and James Lesar talked about theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Mr. Tanenbaum reviewed the government’s conduct in the investigation of President Kennedy’s death, and Mr. Lesar gave his assessment of the job done by the Assassination Records Review Board, which issued its final report in 1998. An audio clip of the late federal investigator Gaeton Fonzi was played.1,571 views
“An Analysis of Government Misconduct: The House Select Committee on Assassinations” and “Reviewing the Assassination Records Review Board: An Uncertain Legacy” were presentations at “Passing the Torch: An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.” The event October 17-19, 2013, was the annual conference of the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University.