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    U.S. Presidential Portraits, Part 2

    Former gallery director Marc Pachter gave a tour of a portion of the permanent exhibit of presidential portraits in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., to…

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    U.S. Presidential Portraits, Part 1

    Former gallery director Marc Pachter gave a tour of a portion of the permanent exhibit of presidential portraits in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., to…

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    Smithsonian September 11 Collections

    In December, 2001, Congress designated the Smithsonian American History Museum as the national repository of September 11 collections. The exhibit “September 11: Remembrance and Reflection”…

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    Q&A with Marc Pachter

    Marc Pachter talked about his work at the National Portrait Gallery and the operations of the Smithsonian Institution. He was appointed the director of the National Portrait Gallery in July 2000.…

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    National Portrait Gallery

    In a live program from the ‘America’s Presidents’ exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, Mr. Pachter conducted a tour of the nation’s only complete collection of presidential portraits…

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    After Words with Mark Updegrove

    Mark Updegorve was interviewed about his book Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House, published by The Lyons Press. In his book, Mr. Updegrove describes how ex-presidents since…

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    Art Center Dedication Ceremony

    A dedication ceremony was held for the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, home to the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. The ribbon was…

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    Unveiling of Clintons' Portraits

    Former President Clinton and Senator Clinton made remarks as their portraits as president and first lady are unveiled by the National Portrait Gallery. The National Portrait Gallery collects…

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    Peck Presidential Award Winner

    Mr. Sidey, former political and White House correspondent for Time Magazine, talked about his life and career. He had covered nine presidents over 38 years for the magazine and is one of the recipients of…

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    Peck Presidential Awards

    Winners of the Paul Peck Presidential Award and administrators of the awards spoke with a group of high school and college students. This year’s winners include Mr. Elsey and Mr. Lamb. They…

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    Veterans as Presidential Candidates

    Coinciding with the dedication of the National World War II Memorial, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage held a four-day “Tribute to a Generation: National World War II…

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    Peck Presidential Awards

    Two recipients of the Paul Peck Presidential Award talked about their careers. Ms. Walker is a former presidential photographer for several presidents and a former news photographer for Time…

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    War and the Presidency

    The panelists talked about U.S. presidents who have been commander-in-chief in times of war and how they handled the responsibility. They also talked about how President George W. Bush is…

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    Dedication of Smithsonian September 11 Exhibit

    Participants spoke at a dedication for a new exhibit featuring items related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. The exhibit, which would open the next day, was titled…

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    The Future of Sports

    Mr. Feinstein talked about the popularity of sports in America, the factors which drive the popularity, and the corrupting influences which media attention and money have on both…

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    The Future of Literature

    Mr. Pinsky spoke about the influence of culture on literature and poetry and about the importance of literature in daily life. He read some and talked about some of his current projects.…

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    The Future of Cuisine

    Chefs talked about the future of American cuisine and food tastes. Among the issues they addressed were the availability of more exotic ingredients as a result of the global market, the…

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    Generational Technology Issues

    Students and educators talked about the outlook for the 21st century and how technology will be used by future generations. After their presentations they answered questions from the…

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    A Conversation with Judge Posner

    Marc Pachter of the Smithsonian Institution interviewed Chief Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th District about his life and legal career. Judge Posner commented…

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    Inaugural History

    The conversation accompanies video coverage of preparations for the inaugural.

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