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  • Pope Francis Parade on the Ellipse
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    Pope Francis Parade on the Ellipse

    Pope Francis greeted onlookers in a parade around the Ellipse and part of the National Mall.

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  • Natl Action Network Marks 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
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    Realize the Dream Rally and March

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and…

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  • Realize the Dream Rally and March Opening
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    Realize the Dream Rally and March Opening

    Opening remarks before civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on…

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  • Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication
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    Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication

    At the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the national mall, participants spoke about the legacy of the Reverend King and the civil rights movement. This program does not contain a…

    6,817 views
  • Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication Closing Ceremony
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    Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication, Closing Ceremony

    At the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, speakers made closing remarks.

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  • Korean War Veterans Panel
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    Korean War Veterans Panel

    A panel of Korean War Vetrans talked about journalist and historian David Halberstam’s final book, The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, published by Hyperion. David Halberstam’s book…

    197 views
  • Lincoln Memorial 200th Birthday Ceremony
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    Lincoln Memorial 200th Birthday Ceremony

    A ceremony “Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of President Abraham Lincoln” was held by the National Park Service and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission on the plaza…

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  • PresidentElect Obama Speech at Lincoln Memorial
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    President-Elect Obama Speech at Lincoln Memorial

    President-Elect Barack Obama spoke at a pre-inaugural celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. He spoke about the significance or the monuments on the national mall, the nation at a crossroads…

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  • World War II Panel
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    World War II Panel

    A panel talked about the book, The War, published by Knopf. Based on the PBS documentary film of the same name directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The War offered a ground-level view of…

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    The Zookeepers Wife

    Diane Ackerman talked about her book The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story, published by W.W. Norton. In the book she tells the story of Jan Zabinski, the director of the Warsaw Zoo, and his wife,…

    406 views
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    Presidential Courage

    Michael Beschloss was interviewed about his book, Presidential Courage, and responded to viewers' telephone calls.

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  • emRalph Ellisonem
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    Ralph Ellison

    Arnold Rampersad talked about his biography, Ralph Ellison. He also responded to audience members' questions.

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  • emThe Warem
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    The War

    Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward talked about their book, The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945. They also responded to audience members' questions. Ken Burns is co-producer and co-director of the PBS…

    91 views
  • emLincolns Swordem
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    Lincolns Sword

    Douglas Wilson talked about his book, Lincoln’s Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words, published by Knopf. He described Lincoln’s development as a writer from his earliest work to his final…

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    Power, Faith and Fantasy

    Michael Oren talked about his book, Power, Faith and Fantasy which is about U.S. involvement in the Middle East from 1776 to the present day.

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    The Library of Congress World War II Companion

    David Kennedy talked about the book he edited The Library of Congress World War II Companion, published by Simon and Schuster. The book uses excerpts from contemporary letters, journals,…

    86 views
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    Manhunt

    James Swanson talked about his book, Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. He also responded to audience members' questions.

    133 views
  • emShoot the Widowem
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    Shoot the Widow

    Biographer Meryle Secrest talked about her memoir, Shoot the Widow, published by Knopf. In her memoir Ms. Secrest detailed her approach in writing a biography as well as her life history…

    63 views
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    Supreme Conflict

    Jan Crawford Greenburg talked about her book, Supreme Conflict, published by Penguin. In her book Jan Crawford Greenberg examined the inner workings of the Supreme Court. Based on personal…

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  • emThe Warem
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    The War

    Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward were interviewed about their book, The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945. It is the companion book to their PBS series of the same title. They also responded…

    54 views
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