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  • 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.…

    5,745 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…

    6,708 views
  • Founders of the DAR Memorial
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    Founders of the DAR Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to the founders of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Bronze medallions honor Eugenia…

    667 views
  • Massachusetts Maritime History
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    Massachusetts Maritime History

    Historian Richard Norton Smith toured three locations along Boston’s North Shore: Fort Sewall in Marblehead, Massachusetts; the Salem Maritime National Historic Site and Custom House; and the Gloucester…

    512 views
  • Washington Classroom on Past Presidential Nominees
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    Washington Classroom on Past Presidential Nominees

    Presidential Historian Richard Norton Smith and author Scott Farris talked about past presidential nominees who lost the race to the White House, but significantly impacted American…

    145 views
  • The Contenders Historians Preview
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    The Contenders, Historians Preview

    Richard Norton Smith, Carl Cannon, and Jean Baker participated in a roundtable discussion as a preview to C-SPAN’s upcoming series, “The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political…

    20,139 views
  • The Contenders Historians Retrospective
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    The Contenders, Historians Retrospective

    Richard Norton Smith, Carl Cannon, and Jean Baker participated in a roundtable discussion reflecting on the C-SPAN series, “The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History.” They…

    10,693 views
  • Historical Demonstrations and Political Encampments
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    Historical Demonstrations and Political Encampments

    Richard Norton Smith spoke about the history of civil disobediance and encampments as a means of political protest in U.S. history. He focused on the tradition of the tactic of occupying space, from…

    341 views
  • Pennsylvania Presidential Sites Tour
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    Pennsylvania Presidential Sites Tour

    Richard Norton Smith conducted a tour of presidential sites. A C-SPAN videojournalist accompanied the group. Included are the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, grave site of President James Buchanan and his home,…

    668 views
  • The Modern Presidency Part 1
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    The Modern Presidency, Part 1

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith lectured a class on what he termed the beginning of the "modern presidency". The first portion of the class focused on President William McKinley.

    669 views
  • QA with Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley
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    Q&A with Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley

    Historians Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley talked about their work and their profession. Richard Norton Smith currently teaches at George Mason University and is working on a biography…

    1,430 views
  • Reflections of Dan Rostenkowski
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    Reflections of Dan Rostenkowski

    Richard Norton Smith interviewed former Representative Dan Rostenkowski about his life and career. Rep. Rostenkowski served as the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from 1981-95. He related stories…

    284 views
  • James Monroe and John Quincy Adams
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    James Monroe and John Quincy Adams

    Mr. Smith spoke about how the fifth president, James Monroe, who served from 1817 to 1825, and John Quincy Adams, his secretary of state, reshaped U.S. nationalism during the period. He…

    729 views
  • emPatriarch George Washington and the New American Nationem
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    Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation

    Mr. Smith discussed his book Patriarch, published by Houghton Mifflin, about the life and times of President George Washington. The book focuses on the last ten years of Washington’s life. Mr. Smith…

    994 views
  • Reagan Library Tour
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    Reagan Library Tour

    The C-SPAN School Bus stopped at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Mr. Smith lead a tour of the exhibit area showing the gifts of state, a model of the White House, and a full size…

    248 views
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
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    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

    The day before the official dedication of the museum portion of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, museum officials talked about the museum and…

    940 views
  • Distance Learning Class
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    Distance Learning Class

    Students from the University of Denver and Pace University in New York City participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith spoke to…

    63 views
  • Tribute to President Gerald R Ford
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    Tribute to President Gerald R. Ford

    A tribute to former President Gerald Ford was held at the National Archives to discuss the national and global impact of the Ford administration. Ambassador Scranton made opening remarks. Then a…

    174 views
  • Virginia Presidential Sites Tour
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    Virginia Presidential Sites Tour

    Richard Norton Smith conducted a tour of presidential sites. A C-SPAN videojournalist accompanied the group. Included are several sites in Virginia relating the history of Presidents George Washington,…

    652 views
  • Ford Assassination Attempt
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    Ford Assassination Attempt

    Participating by telephone, Mr. Smith spoke about the events surrounding the 1975 assassination attempts on President Gerald Ford. He discussed the apprehension of Sara Jane Moore at the…

    125 views
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