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  • 1996 Presidential Candidates Second Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    President Bill Clinton and former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) met at the University of San Diego for the last of two presidential debates prior to the 1996 presidential election. They responded to…

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  • Voters First Forum Preview
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    "Voters First Forum" Preview

    Joseph McQuaid, president and publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader, spoke about the newspaper’s “Voters First Forum” for Republican presidential candidates. Mr. McQuaid talked about why…

    323 views
  • emThe Seekersem and emLove is Not Becauseem
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    The Seekers and Love is Not Because

    Mr. Boorstin talked about his book, The Seekers: The Story of Man’s Continuing Quest to Understand His World, published by Random House. The book is about people searching for an…

    446 views
  • Life Portrait of Richard M Nixon
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    Life Portrait of Richard M. Nixon

    In the thirty-sixth in a series on American presidents scholars and historians talked the life and career of Richard Nixon. Among the issues they discussed were his family life, his early…

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  • Life Portrait of Lyndon B Johnson
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    Life Portrait of Lyndon B. Johnson

    In the thirty-fifth in a series on American presidents, scholars talked about the life and career of Lyndon B. Johnson. Among the issues addressed were his rise to the presidency after the assassination of…

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  • Life Portrait of Harry S Truman
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    Life Portrait of Harry S. Truman

    In the thirty-second in a series on American presidents, scholars discussed the life and career of Harry S. Truman. Among the issues addressed were his rise to office after the death of…

    3,494 views
  • Life Portrait of Calvin Coolidge
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    Life Portrait of Calvin Coolidge

    In the twenty-ninth in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians discussed the life and career of Calvin Coolidge. Among the issues they addressed were Coolidge’s early law…

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  • Life Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt
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    Life Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt

    In the twenty-fifth in a series on American presidents, scholars discussed the life and career of Theodore Roosevelt. Among the issues they addressed were his home and family life, his military and…

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  • Life Portrait of William McKinley
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    Life Portrait of William McKinley

    In the twenty-fourth in a series on American presidents, historians and scholars discussed the life and career of William McKinley. Among the issues discussed were his family life, his…

    3,559 views
  • Life Portrait of James Garfield
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    Life Portrait of James Garfield

    In the twentieth in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians talked about the life and career of James Garfield from his home in Ohio. Among the issues they addressed were…

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  • Life Portrait of Andrew Johnson
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    Life Portrait of Andrew Johnson

    In the seventeenth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of Andrew Johnson were discussed. Mr. Benedict talked about President Johnson, focusing on his impeachment, his views of…

    3,026 views
  • Life Portrait of John Tyler
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    Life Portrait of John Tyler

    In the tenth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of John Tyler was discussed. Professor Crapol talked about Tyler’s career and offered observations about the history of…

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  • Life Portrait of Andrew Jackson
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    Life Portrait of Andrew Jackson

    In the seventh in a series on American presidents, Andrew Jackson’s life and career were discussed. Robert Remini discussed Jackson’s childhood, his military career and his presidency. Ms. Mullin…

    6,624 views
  • Writings of Ernest Hemingway
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    Writings of Ernest Hemingway

    From Ernest Hemingway’s home in Key West, Florida, the guests talked about his life and writings, and how the history of the 1920s and 1930s was characterized in his novels and short stories, with…

    4,410 views
  • The Capitol  US Senate
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    The Capitol: U.S. Senate

    This program is one of three parts of the Capitol History Video Collection which can be obtained at c-span.org/store. The third program on the U.S. Capitol focused on the north wing, the Senate side of the Capitol. It…

    1,562 views
  • In Depth with Taylor Branch
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    In Depth with Taylor Branch

    Taylor Branch talked about his life, his writing, and his interest in telling the story of the civil rights movement through the lens of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. He responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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  • Writings of Hughes and Hurston
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    Writings of Hughes and Hurston

    Guests examined the origins and impact of the Harlem Renaissance which lasted from the end of World War I through the middle of the Great Depression. During that time, a group of…

    3,682 views
  • emThe Great War and Modern Memoryem
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    The Great War and Modern Memory

    Paul Fussell talked about his book The Great War and Modern Memory. The 25th anniversary edition was issued March 2, 2000, published by Oxford University Press. Originally published in 1975…

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  • The Future of NASA
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    The Future of NASA

    Michael Griffin was interviewed about the future of space flight and the shuttle program, a possible Shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, safety issues, as well as other NASA…

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  • Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview
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    Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators discussed the significance of the debates, especially the last debate in Alton, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments.…

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