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  • Washington Journal Patrick Buchanan and Barbara Perry Discuss the 1968 Presidential Campaign
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    Patrick Buchanan and Barbara Perry on the 1968 Presidential Campaign

    Presidential scholar Barbara Perry and Pat Buchanan, a political commentator and Nixon presidential campaign staffer, talked about the 1968 presidential campaign as part of C-SPAN’s “1968: America in…

  • 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…

  • The LBJ Tapes 55th Anniversary JFK Assassination
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    The LBJ Tapes: 55th Anniversary JFK Assassination

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    Professor Barbara Perry discussed what happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963. President Lyndon Johnson and administration officials talked with various departments for updates on the…

  • Washington Journal Barbara Perry on Former First Lady Barbara Bush
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    Barbara Perry on Former First Lady Barbara Bush

    Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, spoke by phone about former first lady Barbara Bush. She also told a story about the time she…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on former first lady Barbara Bush, who died the previous day at the age of 92. Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at…

  • John F Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev
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    John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev

    The University of Virginia’s Miller Center convened scholars for a two-day conference looking at the complicated history between U.S. and Russian leaders over the last century. The…

  • Nixon and Brezhnev
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    Nixon and Brezhnev

    This program focused on what motivated President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev during the period known as Détente. It was part of a conference convened by the University of…

  • Miller Center and the First Year Project
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    Miller Center and the First Year Project

    Presidential historians Bill Antholis, Barbara Perry, and William Hitchcock offered advice to President Donald Trump for his first year in office. The Miller Center is a non-partisan academic group…

  • 55th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis
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    55th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

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    In October 1962, the United States and Soviet Union stood on the brink of war over Soviet missiles in Cuba.  President John Kennedy’s calls, news conferences and addresses to the nation…

  • The JFK Tapes Congressional Issues
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    The JFK Tapes: Congressional Issues

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    President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 conversations about dealing with Congress. Topics include the TFX or Tactical Fighter Experimental Plane; wheat legislation; the debt limit; and a foreign aid…

  • The JFK Tapes
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    The JFK Tapes

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    John F. Kennedy was born May 29, 1917--and C-SPAN Radio notes the 100th anniversary of his birth with calls about one of the most significant domestic events of his presidency: The 1962 admission…

  • What Makes a Great President
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    What Makes a Great President?

    Barbara Perry talked about the traits that make a great president, including self-confidence, emotional intelligence, and the ability to learn from mistakes. She used George Washington,…

  • Presidential Transitions
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    Presidential Transitions

    At a conference about presidential transitions and the potential policy agenda for the first year of the Trump administration officials involved on the transition teams of Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama…

  • Washington Journal Barbara Perry on Day Four of the Republican National Convention
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    Barbara Perry on Republican National Convention Day Four

    Barbara Perry previewed the fourth and final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. She commented on viewer phone calls with regards to the final day of the…

  • emThe Presidents and the Constitutionem
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    The Presidents and the Constitution

    Constitutional scholars examine how each president has related to the Constitution and how their respective tenures have affected the document. Panelists included Ken Gormley, editor of The…