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  • Memorial Service for Former Librarian of Congress James Billington
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    Memorial Service for Former Librarian of Congress James Billington

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and others paid tribute to the late James Billington, who served…

    205 views
  • Baseball in America  Origins of the Modern Game
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    Baseball in America - Origins of the Modern Game

    American History TV visited the “Baseball Americana” exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. to learn about the origins of the modern game, including the birth of several…

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  • Baseball in America Origins and Early Days
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    Baseball in America, Origins and Early Days

    American History TV visited the “Baseball Americana” exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. to learn about baseball’s origins and early days. Our guide is exhibit curator…

    867 views
  • emA Time for Freedomem
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    A Time for Freedom

    This film documents the “Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom,” a civil rights demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial on May 17, 1957. Approximately 25,000 people gathered to mark the third…

    366 views
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor Speaks at Law Library of Congress
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    Justice Sonia Sotomayor Speaks at Law Library of Congress

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her life and career during an event hosted by the Law Library of Congress. She spent much of the event discussing the differences between her work in a…

    1,442 views
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan Calls for Return to Civil Discourse in Farewell Speech
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    House Speaker Ryan Farewell Address at Library of Congress

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered his farewell address at the Library of Congress. He was introduced by his friend and colleague Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC).

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  • emThe High Wallem
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    The High Wall

    Produced for public service groups including the Illinois Department of Mental Health and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, this dramatized story follows a Chicago teenager whose prejudice against…

    256 views
  • Herblock Political Cartoons
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    Herblock Political Cartoons

    The Library of Congress houses the largest collection of political cartoons by Herbert Block, best known as Herblock. His career spanned 72 years and he covered presidents from Herbert Hoover to…

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  • Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview
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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how that event affected native Hawaiians and led to the Senator’s service in the…

    336 views
  • National Book Festival
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    National Book Festival

  • Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden
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    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talked about the 2018 National Book Festival.

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  • Justice Clarence Thomas in Conversation at Library of Congress
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    Conversation with Justice Clarence Thomas

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas participated in a discussion hosted by the Law Library of Congress and the Supreme Court Fellows Program. During a sit down with Judge Gregory Maggs…

    8,120 views
  • Dolly Partons Imagination Librarys 100 Millionth Book Donation
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    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library's 100 Millionth Book Donation

    Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton talked about her Imagination Library book gifting program and read from her book, Coat of Many Colors, which she donated to the Library of Congress.

    712 views
  • Africans Native Americans and the English in 1619 Virginia
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    Africans, Native Americans, and the English in 1619 Virginia

    Historians discussed the arrival of the first African slaves to Virginia in 1619 and their encounters and cultural exchanges with Native Americans and English settlers. The John W. Kluge Center…

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  • emA City Decidesem
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    A City Decides

    This 1956 film documents the response of St. Louis to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision and the difficult process of integrating the city’s public schools. Charles…

    561 views
  • Educational Uses of Public Broadcasting
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    Educational Uses of Public Broadcasting

    A panel marked the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 by discussing the educational uses of public broadcasting, including thoughts on the origins of Sesame Street and…

    112 views
  • News and Public Affairs
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    News and Public Affairs

    Public media figures, including former PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer and talk show host Dick Cavett, gathered to discuss the history of news and public affairs programming. The Public…

    291 views
  • Liljenquist Civil War Photographs
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    Liljenquist Civil War Photographs

    Tom Liljenquist and his sons, Jason, Brandon, and Christian began collecting Civil War ambrotype and tintype photographs of ordinary soldiers in the mid-1990s. In 2010, the family donated more than 700…

    1,237 views
  • Origins of PBS Documentaries
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    Origins of PBS Documentaries

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, the Library of Congress and WGBH-TV co-hosted a panel discussion on PBS documentary programming. Participants included Clayborne Carson, who was senior…

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  • Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 50th Anniversary
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    Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 50th Anniversary

    Former FCC commissioners and one of the co-founders of NPR discussed the origins of public broadcasting at this event held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of…

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