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    Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Partnership

    Paul Sparrow looked at the personal and political partnership between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt that captivated the nation and transformed how the federal government interacted with…

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal

    The grandchildren of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal cabinet members and advisers talked about the actions taken in the 1930s and early 1940s to bring the country back from the Great…

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    Roosevelts and Kennedys - Political Relationships

    The directors of the Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy presidential libraries talked about the political relationships between members of the Roosevelt and Kennedy families -- in…

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    Eleanor Roosevelt's Advice Column

    Mary Jo Binker talked about and read excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice column written for more than 20 years for Ladies' Home Journal and McCall’s Magazine. Ms. Binker is editor of…

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    Herbert Hoover and FDR Transition

    The directors of the Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt presidential libraries talked about the 1932 campaign for the White House in the midst of the Great Depression -- and the tense…

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    FDR, Truman and the Atomic Bomb

    The National World War II Museum hosted an online discussion on the development and use of the atomic bomb by the United States. Participants included President Truman’s grandson Clifton…

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    In the Cauldron

    Lew Paper talked about his book, In the Cauldron: Terror, Tension, and the American Ambassador’s Struggle to Avoid Pearl Harbor, in which he recounted the efforts of former U.S. Ambassador to…

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    The Berlin Mission

    Historian Richard Breitman talked about his book, he Berlin Mission: The American Who Resisted Nazi Germany from Within, in which he recalled the efforts of Raymond Geist, an American…

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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Presidential Adviser Robert Jackson

    William Casto talked about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s relationship with Robert Jackson, who served during his administration as solicitor general, attorney general, and a Supreme…

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    Historians Susan Dunn and Michael Beschloss on President Franklin Roosevelt

    Historians Susan Dunn and Michael Beschloss offered their thoughts on the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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    Winter War

    Eric Rauchway, University of California, Davis, history professor, recounted the strained transition between Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt in 1932.

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    Civic Education and Engagement

    Panelists discussed the importance of civic engagement in America and described research, public programs and online tools aimed at increasing civic learning for children and adults. This…

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    Blanche Wiesen Cook on Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt biographer Blanche Wiesen Cook talked with Paul Sparrow, director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. Ms. Cook has written…

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    Countdown to Pearl Harbor

    Steve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in which he provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl…

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Home Movie Collection

    In a phone interview, Paul Sparrow talked about the release of a silent film collection showing Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt in informal settings with family and close…

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    Advocating Overlord

    Former national security official Philip Padgett reported on Operation Overlord, the amphibious military operation that took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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    A Blueprint for War

    Susan Dunn, humanities professor at Williams College, recounted FDR’s efforts to ready America militarily for World War II.

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    This Day in Presidential History

    White House reporter Paul Brandus offered a history of the presidency through anecdotes for each day of the year.

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    The Last 100 Days

    David Woolner of the Roosevelt Institute reported on the last 100 days of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life and presidency.

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    The Gatekeeper

    Kathyrn Smith talked about her book The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency, in which she looks at the life of Marguerirte “Missy”…

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