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    1850s Political Crisis

    The decade before the Civil War was a time of upheaval, comprise and sectional differences. A panel of historians looked at the political crisis of the 1850s and discussed the politicians…

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    Eisenhower's Legacy and D-Day

    The 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord was in 2019. On June 6, 1944, Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. In this program, a panel of World War II historians and Dwight D.…

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    Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg

    Gettysburg College professor Michael Birkner looked at Dwight Eisenhower’s interest in the Civil War, particularly Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg. Dwight…

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    President James Buchanan and Southern Secession

    History professors John Quist and Michael Birkner talked about President James Buchanan’s time in office and his inability to stop southern states from seceding from the Union. This talk…

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    Abraham Lincoln Discussion

    Professor Boritt talked about the life legacy and writings of President Lincoln. Following his remarks he answered questions from students.

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    James Buchanan's Career

    Professor Birkner and Mr. Binder talked about the political career of President Buchanan. They covered his early career as a diplomat in Europe and his life as a “Jacksonian” federalist in…

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    New Hampshire Primary History

    The New Hampshire Historical Society hosted a forum on the history of the New Hampshire primary. Michael Birkner, a Gettysburg College history professor, offered the keynote speech. He talked about the…

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    News Review

    The guests discussed current events in the news ahead of the 1992 New Hampshire Primary. They also responded to viewer calls and answered their questions.

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    Media Coverage of New Hampshire Primary

    Jonathan Kellogg of the Associated Press and Michael Birkner of The Concord Monitor talked about media coverage of the 1988 New Hampshire primary. They also responded to viewer calls.

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