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  • Woodrow Wilsons Legacy
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    Woodrow Wilson's Legacy

    Historians talked about President Woodrow Wilson’s legacy, diplomatic skills, views on imperialism, and the tension between Wilson’s progressive ideas and his opposition to civil rights.…

    719 views
  • Worst Presidents in American History
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    Worst Presidents in American History

    Panelists talked about some of the least popular, least successful, and most forgotten presidents in American history. They began by discussing what makes for a bad president, and then offered nominees for the title of…

    2,778 views
  • emRepublic of Spinem
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    Republic of Spin

    David Greenberg talked about his book Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency, in which he provides a history of how the White House has tried to control its message, from…

    668 views
  • Presidents in World Affairs
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    Presidents in World Affairs

    Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, as well as President Dwight Eisenhower’s ideology, and how it guided his decision-making during the Cold…

    470 views
  • The State of the Presidential Studies Field
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    The State of the Presidential Studies Field

    Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly history, including the narrative approach of authors David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin,…

    553 views
  • Presidents and Political Structure
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    Presidents and Political Structure

    Panelists talked about the public and political expectations of presidents dealing with disaster relief after hurricanes, floods, and terrorist attacks, as well as the president’s…

    225 views
  • Herbert Klein Oral History Interview Part 3
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    Herbert Klein Oral History Interview, Part 3

    Herbert Klein worked on every one of Richard Nixon’s campaigns from 1946 to 1968 and was later appointed communications director of the executive branch from 1969 to 1973. He reflected on…

    115 views
  • Herbert Klein Oral History Interview Part 2
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    Herbert Klein Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Herbert Klein worked on every one of Richard Nixon’s election campaigns from 1946 to 1968 and was later appointed communications director of the executive branch from 1969 to 1973. He talked about the…

    87 views
  • Herbert Klein Oral History Interview Part 1
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    Herbert Klein Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Herbert Klein worked on every one of Richard Nixon’s election campaigns from 1946 to 1968 and was later appointed communications director of the executive branch from 1969 to 1973. He talked about how he met…

    281 views
  • Liberty and Security Part 2
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    Liberty and Security, Part 2

    Panelists talked about the tension between national security and civil liberties during the Truman administration, focusing on McCarthyism and the president’s relationship with the press. Richard Fried presented his paper,"Truman,…

    217 views
  • Presidents at Midterm
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    Presidents at Midterm

    David Greenberg talked about recent presidencies at the midterm point. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

    80 views
  • Presidential Biography Panel
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    Presidential Biography Panel

    A panel of presidential biographers discussed the presidencies of Thomas Jefferson, Gerald Ford, and Calvin Coolidge. They discussed how these presidents are understood in contemporary…

    164 views
  • Presidential Biography Panel
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    Presidential Biography Panel

    Presidential biographers talked about the challenges faced by three very different presidencies. Topics included Jackson’s search for a broader democracy in the 1830s, Garfield’s post Civil War service, and…

    324 views
  • President James A Garfield Programming
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    President James A. Garfield Programming

    Programs about President James A. Garfield include: President Garfield Profile 68975-1 12/11/1995 Garfield Papers 151259-1 7/29/1999 Life Portrait of James Garfield 151093-1 7/26/1999 The…

    623 views
  • emNixons Shadowem
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    Nixon's Shadow

    Mr. Greenberg discussed his book, Nixon’s Shadow, published by W.W. Norton. He examined Richard Nixon as a twentieth-century cultural icon, asserting that Nixon was the “first post-modern president” because he was…

    138 views
  • Legacy of Watergate  The Press  the 1st Amendment
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    Legacy of Watergate: The Press & the 1st Amendment

    Mr. Hart moderated a panel discussion on the legacy of Watergate and the impact of the Nixon administration on American politics. They also talked about media coverage of the political…

    258 views