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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…

    5,417 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…

    4,190 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…

    6,248 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…

    8,036 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…

    21,599 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.

    2,416 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.

    851 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…

    709 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
  • 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…

    5,883 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…

    865 views
  • Washington Journal Richard Norton Smith on President Obamas Legacy
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    President Obama's Legacy

    Richard Norton Smith talked about interpretations of what President Obama’s legacy might be. Topics included recent Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act, the…

    702 views
  • Daughters Remember Life in the White House
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    Daughters Remember Life in the White House

    Children of former presidents spoke about their time in the White House and discussed anecdotes of their fathers' tenures in office.

    535 views
  • Richard Norton Smith on Nixon Pardon
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    Richard Norton Smith on Nixon Pardon

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about President Ford’s two hour testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on his pardon of former President Nixon.

    738 views
  • Adams Memorial
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    Adams Memorial

    A short piece on the Adams Memorial in Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Cemetery. The memorial rests above the graves of author Henry Adams and his wife Marian “Clover” Hooper Adams, for whom the writer…

    513 views
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial
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    Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial

    Washington’s Theodore Roosevelt Island is home to many plants and animals, as well as a statue of the president for whom the island is named. Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the…

    469 views
  • Abusing Lincolns Legacy
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    Abusing Lincoln's Legacy

    Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Ford’s Theatre and was part of the “Understanding Lincoln” online course…

    742 views
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