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  • Discussion on Barry Goldwater the Conservationist
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    Discussion on Barry Goldwater the Conservationist

    Brian Allen Drake talked about the life of political conservative Barry Goldwater, his commitment to the conservation movement, and how this commitment evolved over time.

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  • Discussion on the 1952 Presidential Election
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    1952 Presidential Election

    John Robert Greene talked about the 1952 presidential election between Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson, as well as the introduction and impact of television political ads.

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  • Discussion on President Ford and the Nixon Pardon
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    Discussion on President Ford and the Nixon Pardon

    John Robert Greene talked about why President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, and considered the existence of a deal between the two men. Professor Greene spoke about the days leading up to the…

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  • Discussion on the Life of Milton Friedman
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    Life of Milton Friedman

    Mark Skousen talked about the life of economist Milton Friedman and his contributions to the study of economics, especially his work to re-establish the American economy following World War II.…

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  • Vicksburg Civil War Campaign
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    Vicksburg Civil War Campaign

    Military historian Gregory Hospodor spoke about the year-long campaign by the Union Army and Navy to take Vicksburg, the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River. He talked about…

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  • 1886  Haymarket Bombing and Trial
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    1886 Haymarket Bombing and Trial

    Timothy Messer-Kruse, author of The Trial of the Haymarket Anarchists: Terrorism and Justice in the Gilded Age, talked about the events surrounding the 1886 Haymarket bombing and trial in…

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  • Lessons from Ben Franklin
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    Lessons from Ben Franklin

    Economist and author Mark Skousen talked about the life of his ancestor Benjamin Franklin as a successful businessman and entrepreneur. Mr. Skousen has studied the founding father for years…

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  • emEmbers of Warem
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    Embers of War

    Cornell University historian Fredrik Logevall talked about the origins of the Vietnam War, which he termed America’s “least popular war.” Beginning with the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference that…

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  • Innovations at Worlds Fairs
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    Innovations at World's Fairs

    Next, on American History TV - Historian and author Robert Rydell examines how world’s fairs inspired and promoted innovation in architecture, the arts, music, science, technology, consumer…

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  • emLeak Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throatem
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    Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat

    Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the June 17, 1972, Watergate break-in, historian and researcher Max Holland talked about his book, Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat. In the book he critiques…

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  • 50th Anniversary of Project Mercury
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    50th Anniversary of Project Mercury

    On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space, making a brief suborbital mission that marked the first manned launch of Project Mercury. On the 50th anniversary of that mission, Roger…

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