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  • Dwight D Eisenhowers Life and Legacy
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower's Life and Legacy

    University of Virginia Professor William Hitchcock talked about his book, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s. Later, Mr. Hitchcock sat down with former ABC News White House…

    471 views
  • Forum Examines Press Coverage of the Presidency
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    Presidents and the Press

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C. of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

    512 views
  • Historian Jon Meacham Discusses Press Coverage of the Presidency
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    Jon Meacham on Press Coverage of the Presidency

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C. of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

    1,298 views
  • White House in Film and TV
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    White House in Film and TV

    Filmmakers and former White House officials described their work on productions depicting the White House and the presidency. The discussion hosted by the White House Historical Association…

    214 views
  • Presidential Descendants
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    Presidential Descendants

    At the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, descendants of Presidents Ford, Truman, McKinley, Johnson, and Theodore Roosevelt gathered to share their family…

    1,170 views
  • Presidential History and Memory
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    Presidential History and Memory

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C., of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

    1,081 views
  • Presidential Legacies
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    Presidential Legacies

    LBJ Foundation president Mark Updegrove, former Chief of Staff to Laura Bush Anita McBride, and White House Historical Association president Stewart McLaurin discussed presidential legacies.

    274 views
  • Decorative Arts and Design in the White House
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    Decorative Arts and Design in the White House

    This program looked at the evolution of decorative arts and design in the White House, and its British roots. Speakers were Rufus Bird, who is the Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art for…

    259 views
  • President Truman and White House Restoration
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    President Truman and White House Restoration

    Clifton Truman Daniel, President Harry Truman’s eldest grandson, returned to the White House neighborhood to deliver a historical talk about why President Truman found it necessary to move…

    1,109 views
  • White House History and Design
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    White House History and Design

    Experts talked about the design history of the White House and what changes, if any, the future may hold. Panelists included architecture professors from the United Kingdom and Ireland as…

    387 views
  • White House Stonemasons
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    White House Stonemasons

    White House historian William Seale discussed the Scottish stonemasons who helped build the White House and the exterior carvings that are visible to this day. Mr. Seale is the author of A White…

    341 views
  • White House Architect James Hoban
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    White House Architect James Hoban

    Two Dublin architects talked about the Irish-born James Hoban, who worked with George Washington to design the president’s house. They discussed Hoban’s architectural influences and how…

    337 views
  • First Ladies Barbara Bush
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    First Lady Barbara Bush

    Myra Gutin and Jeffrey Engel talked about the life and influence of first lady Barbara Bush and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her behind-the-scenes…

    6,203 views
  • Andrew Jackson and the Bank War
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    Andrew Jackson and the Bank War

    Historian Daniel Feller revisited Andrew Jackson’s bank war of the 1830s, a political struggle to challenge and even cripple the powerful Bank of the United States, the young country’s only…

    1,113 views
  • Ronald white Discusses emAmerican Ulyssesem
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    American Ulysses

    Ronald White talked about his book American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant, in which he remembers the life of Civil War general and President Ulysses S. Grant.

    866 views
  • First Lady Helen Taft
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    First Lady Helen Taft

    Lewis Gould and Jane Hampton Cook talked about the life and influence of first lady Helen “Nellie” Taft and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mrs. Taft’s efforts to make Washington a…

    3,603 views
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    First Lady Nancy Reagan

    Judy Woodruff and Carl Cannon talked about the life and influence of first lady Nancy Reagan and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her role as a political partner with her husband, his…

    7,508 views
  • First Ladies Michelle Obama
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    First Lady Michelle Obama

    Liza Mundy and Krissah Thompson talked about the life and influence of first lady Michelle Obama and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They talked about her family life and education, her support of her…

    7,065 views
  • First Ladies Laura Bush
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    First Lady Laura Bush

    Ann Gerhart and Mark Updegrove talked about the life and influence of first lady Laura Bush and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They talked about her childhood in Texas, career as a teacher and…

    4,970 views
  • First Ladies Hillary Clinton
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    First Lady Hillary Clinton

    Gail Sheehy and David Maraniss talked about the life and influence of first lady Hillary Clinton and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her career in law and her political…

    6,695 views
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