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  • 1970s Conservative Movement and Foreign Policy
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    1970s Conservative Movement and Foreign Policy

    Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer taught a class on the growth of conservative influence over U.S. foreign policy in the 1970s. Following the Vietnam War, American presidents from Richard…

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  • Washington Journal Julian Zelizer Discusses Barack Obamas Presidency
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    Julian Zelizer on Barack Obama's Presidency

    Professor Julian Zelizer talked about his new book, The Presidency of Barack Obama: A First Historical Assessment.

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  • Kerner Report at 50
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    Kerner Report at 50

    After a series of urban riots in 1967, President Lyndon Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, headed by Illinois Governor Otto Kerner. Historians marked…

    780 views
  • The LBJ Tapes Medicare and Medicaid
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    The LBJ Tapes: Medicare and Medicaid

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    President Lyndon Johnson discussed with advisors on Medicare and Medicaid legislation. Professor Julian Zelizer talked about President Johnson’s legislative agenda. Note: Some language may…

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  • Partisan Politics and the Legacy of Newt Gingrich
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    Partisan Politics and the Legacy of Newt Gingrich

    Speakers talked about the historical and political legacy of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA). Speakers focused on two papers by political scientists looking at what one participant called…

    532 views
  • 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.…

    729 views
  • Washington Journal Julian Zelizer on emBush v Goreem
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    Julian Zelizer on Bush v. Gore

    In reaction to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments suggesting the 2016 election could be “rigged,” Professor Julian Zelizer examined the Supreme Court’s Bush v. Gore decision…

    671 views
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
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    Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Professors Julian Zelizer and Orville Vernon Burton talked about the factors that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and challenges to voter’s rights after the Supreme…

    570 views
  • LBJ Tapes 50th Anniversary of Medicare  Medicaid
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    LBJ Tapes: 50th Anniversary of Medicare & Medicaid

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    On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed into law the legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid. And Saturday July 25, C-SPAN Radio airs President Johnson’s 1964 and '65 calls as he fights to…

    200 views
  • emThe Fierce Urgency of Nowem
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    The Fierce Urgency of Now

    Julian Zelizer talked about his book, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for The Great Society, about the importance of Congress to President Johnson’s initiatives…

    598 views
  • Historians as Public Figures
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    Historians as Public Figures

    Panelists talked about the various ways historians are seen as public figures. They recounted their own experiences and discussed the changes in how history is consumed by the public.…

    827 views
  • Washington Journal Julian Zelizer on Executive Actions
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    Use of Executive Action

    Julian Zelizer talked by remote video from New York City about President Obama’s use of executive action since the 2014 election. He talked about the possible effect on his presidential legacy and how those…

    375 views
  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for Republican viewer comments on whether former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) should run again for president in 2016. Julian Zelizer talked by telephone about Mitt…

    492 views
  • President Johnson and the Great Society
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    President Johnson and the Great Society

    Julian Zelizer talked about President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society. This interview was from the Organization of American Historians 2014 annual meeting in Atlanta.

    346 views
  • Rethinking the Election of 1964
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    Rethinking the Election of 1964

    Panelists talked about the 1964 presidential election. Topics included the roles of the electorate, nominees, and political parties in the election’s outcome. President Lyndon B. Johnson won a second…

    489 views
  • Political History and Congressional Papers
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    Political History and Congressional Papers

    Panelists talked about how political history is documented in congressional papers. Former U.S. Representatives Chet Edwards, Jim Kolbe, and Vic Snyder reflected on their careers and…

    99 views
  • Julian Zelizer on the Vice Presidential Debate
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    Julian Zelizer on the Vice Presidential Debate

    Julian Zelizer talked about the historical significance of vice presidential debates, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He discussed the 2012 vice presidential…

    276 views
  • emJimmy Carterem
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    Jimmy Carter

    Julian Zelizer recalls the presidency of Jimmy Carter. Professor Zelizer examines former President Carter’s difficulty in maintaining support from Congress due to what the author contends were…

    315 views
  • Roundtable Discussion of George W Bushs emDecision Pointsem
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    Roundtable Discussion of George W. Bush's Decision Points

    A roundtable discussion was held on the recently published memoir by former President George W. Bush, Decision Points. Professor Zelizer participated by video from Princeton, New Jersey.…

    481 views
  • emThe Presidency of George W Bushem
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    The Presidency of George W. Bush

    Julian Zelizer, history and public affairs professor at Princeton University, presents a historical assessment of the two-term presidency of George W. Bush. Mr. Zelizer, the editor of The…

    295 views
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