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    To Forge a Thunderbolt

    Chris Fonvielle talked about his book, To Forge a Thunderbolt: Fort Anderson and the Battle for Wilmington, about the importance of Wilmington, North Carolina, during the Civil War and the role played by…

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    USS North Carolina and World War II

    Ken Rittenmeyer gave a tour of the missile defenses on the battleship USS North Carolina. He also spoke about how the U.S. used North Carolina-class battleships during World War II and why the technology on…

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    Wilmington 10

    Jan Davidson talked about the Wilmington 10, a group of mostly African American students arrested after February 1971 protests in Wilmington, North Carolina, turned deadly. As the Civil Rights movement grew,…

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    Sugar Hill Neighborhood Walking Tour

    Islah Speller gave a walking tour of Wilmington, North Carolina’s Sugar Hill neighborhood and explained how the 1898 coup d’etat changed the city. After the Civil War, Wilmington had and African American majority.…

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    Cape Fear Rising

    Philip Gerard talked about his novel, Cape Fear Rising, about an 1898 insurrection in Wilmington, North Carolina. In the decades following the Civil War, Wilmington became destination for the middle class African…

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    Burgwin-Wright House

    Christine Lamberton gave a tour of the Burgwin-Wright House in Wilmington, North Carolina, and spoke about the history of the property. The city’s original jail was built in the 1740s. As the city grew, the…

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    Fort Fisher and the Civil War

    John Moseley gave a tour of what remains of Fort Fisher, which was once the largest fort in the Confederacy, and spoke about the two attacks that led to the fall of Fort Fisher shortly before the end of the…

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    American History TV in Wilmington, North Carolina

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Wilmington, North Carolina, from February 18-24 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    The Life We Were Given

    Dana Sachs talked about her book, The Life We Were Givern: Operation Babylift, International Adoption, and the Children of the War in Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, there were over 800,000…

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    New Hanover County Library's North Carolina History Room

    Jennifer Daugherty gave a tour of New Hanover County Library’s North Carolina History Room and showed some artifacts from Wilmington’s history. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in…

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    Wilmington Literary Walking Tour

    Gwenyfar Rohler gave a walking tour of some of Wilmington, North Carolina’s important literary sites. Ms. Rohler is the owner of Old Books on Front Street. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a…

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    Publishing Lab at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

    The publishing lab at the University of North Carolina Wilmington was profiled. Founded in 2000, the publishing lab is a program for students to lean about the publishing process from beginning to end.…

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    Book TV in Wilmington, North Carolina

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Wilmington, North Carolina, from February 18-24 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    C-SPAN Cities Tour in Richmond, Virginia, Part 2

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Richmond, Virginia, from January 21-27 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    Mayor Saffo on Wilmington, North Carolina

    Mayor Bill Saffo spoke about the history and politics of Wilmington, North Carolina, as scenes and still images of the city were shown.

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    Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

    Howard Kittell gave a tour of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, the place that Andrew and Rachel Jackson called home from 1804 through President Jackson’s death in 1845. Mr. Kittell spoke about the property’s…

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    Book TV in Richmond, Virginia

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Richmond, Virginia, from January 21-27 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working…

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    Early Business Computing

    Bill Worthington, a former IBM 1401 programmer and volunteer at the Computer History Museum, showed a fully functional 1401 system and explained its popularity. The IBM 1401 Data Processing System was a…

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    Computer History Museum

    Dag Spicer gave a tour of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, and showed several items on display in its exhibit, “Revolution.” The Computer History Museum is home to the largest…

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    Ethan Baron on Silicon Valley

    Ethan Baron talked about about Silicon Valley, home to many of the world’s largest high-tech corporations, including Google, Facebook, and Apple. He shared the successes and challenges that Silicon Valley…

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