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    Q&A with Julia Sweig

    Julia Sweig talked about the influence Lady Bird Johnson had on Lyndon Johnson’s decision-making, both before and during his presidency. She also discussed Mrs. Johnson’s accomplishments as first…

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    Q&A with Frederick Hess and Pedro Noguera

    Frederick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and Pedro Noguera, dean of the school of education at the University of Southern California,…

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    The White House Easter Egg Roll

    American History TV interviewed landscape historian Jonathan Pliska about his book, The White House Easter Egg Roll: A History for All Ages. He described how presidents and first families…

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    Q&A with Elizabeth Becker

    Journalist Elizabeth Becker talked about You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War. In her book, she told the story of three women - Australian correspondent Kate…

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    Q&A with The History Chicks

    Kansas City-based Susan Vollenweider and Beckett Graham, co-hosts of The History Chicks podcast, talked about the origins of the 10-year-old podcast, its growing popularity over the years, and…

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    Q&A with George Weigel

    George Weigel, a Catholic theologian, author and distinguished senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, talked about some of the people he profiles in Not Forgotten" his new…

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    Q&A with Jayme Lemke

    Jayme Lemke, senior fellow with George Mason University’s Mercatus Center’s F. A. Hayek Program, talked about the social and economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the…

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    Q&A with Alan Kraut

    Alan Kraut, an American University distinguished professor of history, looked back on the transformation over more than 200 years of U.S. laws and policies designed to manage immigration. With…

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    Q&A with Erica Armstrong Dunbar

    Erica Armstrong Dunbar, professor of history at Rutgers University, talked about her book, She Came to Slay, about the life and exploits of Underground Railroad conductor and Union Army spy…

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    Q&A with Peniel Joseph

    Peniel Joseph, a University of Texas history professor, talked about the activism and converging ideologies of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. and the importance of their thinking on…

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    Q&A on Vice President Kamala Harris's Mother and History of Indian Americans

    Journalist Rikha Sharma Rani talked about her Atlantic profile of Vice President Kamala Harris’s late mother, Shyamala, who came to the United States from India in 1958 . Then, Professor Devesh…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Brandenburg v. Ohio

    Constitutional scholars Katie Fallow and Nadine Stossen talked about the 1969 landmark Supreme Court decision in Brandenburg v. Ohio. In the case the justices overturned the hate speech…

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    Impeachment Trial Studio Show

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    A recap of the day’s Impeachment trial during the dinner break.

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    Q&A on the U.S. Capitol Attack and Government Response

    A Wall Street Journal reporter and a Northeastern University professor discussed their views on the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. First, reporter Aruna Viswanatha outlined…

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    Q&A with Lawrence Roberts

    Investigative journalist Lawrence Roberts talked about his book, Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America’s Biggest Mass Arrest. During the “Spring…

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    Q&A with Elena Conis

    University of California at Berkeley historian of medicine Elena Conis talked about the development of the polio vaccine in the 1950s and the lessons its distribution and use relate to…

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    Q&A on Presidential Inaugural Addresses

    Sarada Peri, senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and John McConnell, senior speechwriter for President George W. Bush, talked about about presidential inaugural addresses, from John…

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    Q&A with Helen Andrews

    Helen Andrews, senior editor at The American Conservative Magazine, talked about her book, Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster, in which she argued that…

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    Q&A with Eric Jay Dolin

    Author and 2020 Kirkus Book Prize finalist Eric Jay Dolin talked about the destruction caused by hurricanes throughout U.S. history and the science and technology being applied to deal with…

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    Q&A with Kathleen Belew and Jillian Melchior

    University of Chicago Professor Kathleen Belew and the Wall Street Journal's Jillian Kay Melchior talked about the Proud Boys and antifa, right and left-wing groups, respectively, that have…

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