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  • The LBJ Tapes 1964 Election Priorities
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    The LBJ Tapes: 1964 Election Priorities

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    President Lyndon Johnson talked with advisors about promoting the Democrats' priorities in the 1964 election year, foreign policy issues in Greece, Turkey, Panama and East Germany and the…

  • LesserKnown US Presidents
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    Lesser-Known U.S. Presidents

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, editor of Times Books' “American Presidents Series,” moderated a panel discussion of the lives of some of America’s lesser-known presidents. The panelists were…

  • Access to Presidential Records
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    Access to Presidential Records

    Historians talked about historical research of American presidents, public records and presidential papers, and the number and availability of documents. They also talked about efforts by…

  • emSecrecy The American Experienceem
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    Secrecy: The American Experience

    Senator Moynihan and other panelists spoke about his book Secrecy: The American Experience, published by Yale University Press. The book addresses secrecy as a mode of regulation in…

  • Jacqueline Kennedy The White House Years
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    Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years

    Panelists talked about Mrs. Kennedy’s days as first lady, focusing on her style, influence on the American public, and personal recollections of their various relationships with the first…

  • emDisuniting of Americaem
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    Disuniting of America

    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr talked about his book The Disuniting of America. The book is a revised edition to his 1991 book of the same name and talked about the difficulties within the United…

  • Tribute to Arthur Schlesinger
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    Tribute to Arthur Schlesinger

    Moderated by John Seigenthaler, three distinguished historians paid tribute to fellow historian Arthur Schlesinger and talked about his life and career. Mr. Schlesinger was special…

  • In Depth with  Arthur Schlesinger Jr
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    In Depth with Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

    Professor Arthur Schlesinger, Jr talked about his new autobiography and the fifteen other books he has written. He also responded to audience telephone calls and electronic mail. He was a…

  • Marshall Plan Impact
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    Marshall Plan Impact

    Panelists discussed the impact of the Marshall Plan on Western Europe. This was part of a symposium in honor of the 50th anniversary of the European Recovery Program, named after Secretary…

  • Arthur Schlesinger Jr Memorial Service
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    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Memorial Service

    A memorial service for the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was held in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. He was praised as a preeminent American historian and a Renaissance man.…

  • Interview with Arthur Schlesinger Jr
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    Interview with Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. responded to questions about U.S. presidents and their use of history in leading the country. He claimed that the current administration did not learn the…

  • President Franklin Roosevelt Legacy
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    President Franklin Roosevelt Legacy

    Participants discussed the importance of President Roosevelt in U.S. society today, especially programs such as Social Security and Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and the more…

  • Presidential Biographers
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    Presidential Biographers

    Members of a President’s Day panel talked about the presidential biographies they wrote for Times Books' American Presidents series. Mr. Schlesinger, the general editor of the series,…

  • emWar and the American Presidencyem
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    War and the American Presidency

    Mr. Schlesinger talked about his book War and the American Presidency, published by W. W. Norton and Company. His new book is on the Bush doctrine in foreign policy, the war in Iraq, and…

  • Teaching American History
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    Teaching American History

    Panelists discussed how U.S. history should be taught at the elementary, secondary and university levels. They discussed such issues as the role of multiculturalism and political…

  • Franklin Roosevelts Communication Legacy
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    Franklin Roosevelt's Communication Legacy

    Panelists examined how U.S. presidents since Roosevelt have used the media to further their political agendas and popularity with the people.

  • The Twentieth Century
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    The Twentieth Century

    The panelists discussed the events of the century and how America has evolved over the course of time. They discussed various issues of local and national concern, the economy, and changing…

  • President Roosevelts Use of Radio
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    President Roosevelt's Use of Radio

    The panelists discussed Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s use of radio as a political tool both prior to and during his presidency. They also answered questions from the audience.

  • Civil Liberties After September 11
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    Civil Liberties After September 11

    Mr. Donahue moderated a panel discussion about the state of civil liberties in America following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Among the topics they addressed were governmental…

  • Katharine Graham Funeral Service
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    Katharine Graham Funeral Service

    Dignitaries, family members and mourners gathered at the National Cathedral to reflect on the life and career of Katharine Graham.

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