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  • First Lady Betty Ford
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    First Lady Betty Ford

    Richard Norton Smith talked about the life and influence of first lady Betty Ford and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her professional career as a dancer and…

    5,454 views
  • First Lady Ida McKinley
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    First Lady Ida McKinley

    Carl Sferrazza Anthony and Richard Norton Smith talked about the life and influence of first lady Ida McKinley and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among the topics they addressed were…

    4,196 views
  • First Lady Mary Lincoln
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    First Lady Mary Lincoln

    Richard Norton Smith and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn talked about the life and influence of first lady Mary Lincoln and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her political upbringing…

    6,252 views
  • First Ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams
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    First Ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams

    Richard Norton Smith, Daniel Preston, and Amanda Mathews talked about the life and influence of first ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams and responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    8,044 views
  • First Ladies Series
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    First Lady Martha Washington

    Guests talked about the life and influence of first lady Martha Washington. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among the topics addressed were her early life in…

    21,615 views
  • QA with Richard Norton Smith
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    Q&A with Richard Norton Smith

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about An Uncommon Man, his biography of President Herbert Hoover.

    2,418 views
  • Richard Norton Smith Douglas Brinkley and Edna Greene Medford Discuss emThe Presidentsem
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    The Presidents

    Historians Richard Norton Smith, Douglas Brinkley, and Edna Greene Medford talked C-SPAN’s The Presidents, each of whom contributed to the new book.

    2,443 views
  • Washington Journal Douglas Brinkley Edna Greene Medford and Richard Norton Smith Discuss emThe Presidentsem
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    Douglas Brinkley, Edna Greene Medford, and Richard Norton Smith on The Presidents

    Historians Douglas Brinkley, Edna Greene Medford and Richard Norton Smith discussed C-SPAN’s book, The Presidents.

    854 views
  • Presidential History and Memory
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    Presidential History and Memory

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C., of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

    1,229 views
  • Interview with Richard Norton Smith
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    Interview with Richard Norton Smith

    Richard North Smith talked about his approach to writing as he works on his biography of President Gerald Ford. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities…

    710 views
  • Washington Journal Richard Norton Smith Discusses the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Conventions
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    Richard Norton Smith on the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Conventions

    Richard Norton Smith talked about the significance and major accomplishments of the 1968 Democratic and Republican conventions.

    661 views
  • George Washington and the Early Presidency
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    George Washington and the Early Presidency

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith discussed how George Washington’s vision for the American Republic shaped the role of president. Mr. Smith then talked about Founding Fathers…

    861 views
  • Little Rock Central High School Tour
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    Little Rock Central High School Tour

    Spirit Trickey, a National Park Service ranger, gave a tour of Little Rock Central High School, a national historic site. Her mother, Minnijean Brown, was one of “The Little Rock Nine,” the…

    2,526 views
  • Washington Journal Historians Discuss CSPANs Survey on Presidential Leadership
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    C-SPAN's Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership

    Historians Richard Norton Smith, Douglas Brinkley and Edna Greene Medford talked about the results of C-SPAN’s third Historians Survey on Presidential Leadership, in which a cross-section…

    5,885 views
  • Winston Churchill Statue
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    Winston Churchill Statue

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. President Kennedy had designated him an Honorary American Citizen,…

    728 views
  • The Contenders Adlai E Stevenson II 1952 and 1956
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    Adlai E. Stevenson II, Presidential Contender

    Historian Richard Norton Smith, former Senator Adlai Stevenson III, and Newton Minow, who had worked for him, talked about the life and career of 1952 and 1956 Democratic presidential nominee Adlai E.…

    5,733 views
  • The Contenders Thomas E Dewey 1944 and 1948
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    Thomas E. Dewey, Presidential Contender

    Richard Norton Smith and Thomas E. Dewey, III, talked about the life and career of 1944 and 1948 Republican presidential nominee Thomas E. Dewey (1902-1971). They responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    6,700 views
  • Historian Richard Norton Smith Discusses Presidential Failure
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    Measuring Presidential Failure

    Richard Norton Smith talked about traditional rankings of former commanders in chief and the challenges of measuring presidential failure. He looked at three former presidents often…

    1,193 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls remembering former first lady Nancy Reagan, who died on March 6 at age 94. Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith was interviewed by phone…

    611 views
  • Richard Norton Smith on First Ladies as Political Partners
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    First Ladies as Political Partners

    Richard Norton Smith spoke about the role of U.S. first ladies as political partners to their husbands. He was interviewed by Susan Swain. They also discussed their book First Ladies: Presidential Historians on…

    867 views
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