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Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution , established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. Originally organized as the "United States National Museum," that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
The Smithsonian Institution has 235 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 1985, A Free Press: Endangered or Dangerous. The year with the most videos was 2000 with 11 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2004 with an average of 2,023 views per program. Most appearances with Lawrence M. Small (11), Thomas Lovejoy (5), Marc Pachter (4). Most common tags: U.S. History, Culture, Journalism.

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    The Birth of a Nation at 100

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted the “BackStory with the American History Guys” radio program as they examined D.W.…

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    Influential Women of the West

    Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez talked about how…

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