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  • Michael Beschloss Discusses emPresidents of Warem
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    Open Phones with Michael Beschloss

    Presidential historian Michael Beschloss examined the complex decisions a Commander in Chief must make while the country is at war. He discussed his book and took national viewer phone…

    818 views
  • Harry Trumans Political Relationships
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    Harry Truman's Political Relationships

    Historians discussed President Harry Truman’s leadership and how he interacted with three prominent Texas politicians, John Nance Garner, Sam Rayburn, and Lyndon B. Johnson. To celebrate…

    689 views
  • Harry Truman and Public Service
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    Harry Truman and Public Service

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke with historian Michael Beschloss about Harry Truman’s commitment to public service as both vice president and president. To celebrate the…

    414 views
  • Franklin D Roosevelt Presidential Library 75th Anniversary
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library 75th Anniversary

    To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in 2016, members of the Roosevelt Institute and the presidential library system spoke about…

    378 views
  • First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
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    First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy

    Michael Beschloss and Barbara Perry talked about the life and influence of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the growing use…

    11,992 views
  • emJacqueline Kennedyem
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    Jacqueline Kennedy

    In March 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy sat with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., to record seven interviews totaling over eight hours of the first lady’s remembrances of her husband’s personal…

    2,723 views
  • Michael Beschloss at President Lincolns Cottage
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    Michael Beschloss at President Lincoln's Cottage

    Michael Beschloss gave a tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home in Washington. He also talked about visiting historic sites and the book he was writing on…

    494 views
  • In Depth with Michael Beschloss
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    In Depth with Michael Beschloss

    Michael Beschloss talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. A video was shown of Mr. Beschloss giving a tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the…

    3,946 views
  • James MacGregor Burns with Michael Beschloss
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    James MacGregor Burns with Michael Beschloss

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Roosevelt scholar James MacGregor Burns talked with his former student at Williams College, presidential historian and NBC News commentator Michael Beschloss. Topics included Mr.…

    1,273 views
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    The Conquerors

    Mr. Beschloss talked about his book The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1941-1945, published by Simon and Schuster. The book details the private…

    630 views
  • Why Presidential Sites Matter
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    Why Presidential Sites Matter

    Michael Beschloss gave a keynote address at a conference on presidential sites and libraries. He talked about the importance of presidential sites and what can be learned from them. He said his career as a presidential…

    252 views
  • Lincoln The President and the Man
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    Lincoln: The President and the Man

    Presidential historian Michael Beschloss discussed President Abraham Lincoln with Professor Richard Norton Smith. Topics included President Lincoln’s character as well as his place in…

    192 views
  • Legacy of President Lyndon Johnson
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    Legacy of President Lyndon Johnson

    Former White House colleagues spoke about the legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson at a forum celebrating the 100th birthday of President Johnson. They talked about their experiences in…

    400 views
  • After Words with Michael Beschloss
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    After Words with Michael Beschloss

    Michael Beschloss was interviewed about his book Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989, published by Simon and Schuster. He examined the tough decisions that defined nine of the men who…

    429 views
  • 1968 and the Johnson Presidency
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    1968 and the Johnson Presidency

    Panel members discussed the Johnson presidency, and its legacy. They focused on how negative journalism affected his presidency, and whether his decision not to run for a second term was a…

    92 views
  • emThe Crisis Years Kennedy and Khrushchevem
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    The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev

    Mr. Beschloss provided a history of the relations between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and its impact on the Cold War. Beschloss, a Chicago native, did his…

    1,679 views
  • Power and the Presidency
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    Power and the Presidency

    Mr. Beschloss moderated a panel who spoke about how presidents wielded their power. They recounted personal experiences with various presidents, related the different personal styles of…

    131 views
  • Carter Administration and Environmental Policy
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    Carter Administration and Environmental Policy

    Michael Beschloss made the opening remarks for the second day of the conference, talking about the uniqueness of the Carter campaign and victory and about some of the accomplishments of the Carter administration. Moderated by Jay Hakes,…

    223 views
  • Carter Administration and Diplomatic Initiatives
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    Carter Administration and Diplomatic Initiatives

    Moderated by Michael Beschloss, former members of the Carter administration talked about foreign policy and diplomatic initiatives beyond the Middle East. Topics included the Panama Canal, human rights, nuclear weapons…

    133 views
  • Carter Legacy and PostPresidency
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    Carter Legacy and Post-Presidency

    Moderated by Jon Meacham, the panelists summed up the conference and discussed the Carter legacy and President Carter’s post-presidential activities. Topics included Carter administration accomplishments and…

    152 views
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