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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • President George HW Bush Domestic Agenda
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    President George H.W. Bush Domestic Agenda

    Charles Jones chaired a discussion of the domestic agenda of the President George H.W. Bush administration. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. “The Domestic…

  • emJacqueline Kennedy First Lady of the New Frontierem
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    Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier

    Barbara Perry examines Jacqueline Kennedy’s tenure as first lady. The author recounts the transformative effect Mrs. Kennedy had on the office of the first lady, from her renowned celebrity to her engagement…

  • Rhetoric and Imagery of President Kennedy
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    Rhetoric and Imagery of President Kennedy

    Miller Center scholars examined President Kennedy’s rhetoric, symbols, and images, as well as his collaboration with speechwriter Theodore Sorensen. Barbara Perry explored how Kennedy explained his Catholicism to voters in…

  • First Ladies Influence
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    First Ladies' Influence

    The authors talked about their books on the topic of the first ladies' influence in the White House. After their presentations they answered audience members' questions. The panel was…