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  • Syrian Immigrants During World War I
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    Syrian Immigrants During World War I

    Historian Stacy Farenthold talked about about why Syrians immigrated to the U.S. during the first World War and what they did once they arrived. This interview took place at the…

    206 views
  • Arch Street Meeting House
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    Arch Street Meeting House

    Lynne Calamia gave a tour of the Arch Street Friends Meeting House in Philadelphia. It has been a location of religious worship since 1696, and the land for the meeting house was deeded by…

    186 views
  • Rise of the MilitaryIndustrial Complex
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    Rise of the Military-Industrial Complex

    Kate Epstein talked about about the history of the relationship between the U.S. military and the private sector. The interview focuses on Epstein’s book, Torpedo: Inventing the…

    308 views
  • Discussion on Civil War Medical History
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    Civil War Medical History

    Tim Clarke, deputy director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, presented items from the museums’s Civil War collection. Some viewers may find images…

    614 views
  • Discussion on the Traveling Blacksmith Forge
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    Traveling Blacksmith Forge

    John Baronich demonstrated his reconstructed blacksmith forge on wheels, built over the course of two years using plans from the 1860s provided by the National Archives. Scenes of a gun…

    650 views
  • Rockefeller Family Philanthropy
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    Rockefeller Family Philanthropy

    Historian Barbara Shubinski talked about about how the Rockefeller’s philanthropic mission started as well as what the foundation does today. Ms. Shubinski was interviewed at the…

    125 views
  • Monuments of Gettysburg
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    Monuments of Gettysburg

    Historian Carol Reardon and Colonel Tom Vossler (Retired) toured the Gettysburg battlefield and told the story of the three-day Battle of Gettysburg through a selection of their favorite…

    1,125 views
  • Reel America The Battle of Midway and John Ford
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    The Battle of Midway and John Ford

    Mark Harris, author of Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War, talked about John Ford and the 18 minute documentary he made for the U.S. Navy about the Battle of…

    871 views
  • Color Films of President Hoover
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    Color Films of President Hoover

    Lynn Smith spoke by phone about the color home movies belonging to President Herbert Hoover and first lady Lou Hoover that Ms. Smith recently discovered in the collection of the Herbert Hoover Presidential…

    90 views
  • Interview with Paul Kengor Part 1
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    Interview with Paul Kengor, Part 1

    Professor Paul Kengor, author of the National Review article “The Great Forgotten Debate,” previews the May 15, 1967 CBS program “Town Meeting of the World.” The CBS program included Governor Ronald…

    274 views
  • George Washingtons Cabinet
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    George Washington's Cabinet

    Historian Lindsay Chervinsky talked about how and why George Washington formed his presidential cabinet. She also spoke about how the American cabinet system differed from the British…

    108 views
  • History of Newspaper Boys
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    History of Newspaper Boys

    Historian Vincent DiGirolamo talked about about what life was like for newspaper boys both in the cities and on the railroads in the 19th and 20th centuries. This interview took place at…

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  • Interview with Paul Kengor Part 2
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    Interview with Paul Kengor, Part 2

    Professor Paul Kengor, author of the National Review article “The Great Forgotten Debate,” followed the May 15, 1967, CBS program Town Meeting of the World with concluding remarks. The CBS program…

    95 views
  • Segregation Through Freedom Exhibits
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    Segregation Through Freedom Exhibits

    National Museum of African American History and Culture senior curator William Pretzer gave a tour of exhibits that cover the period from 1877 through the Civil Rights era.

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  • Slavery and Freedom Exhibit
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    Slavery and Freedom Exhibit

    Museum specialist and co-curator Mary Elliott gave a tour of the “Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877” exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

    146 views
  • African American Soldiers During World War I
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    African American Soldiers During World War I

    Historian Adriane Lentz-Smith talked about African American involvment in World War I. She spoke about how their military service exposed the racial tensions of the time. This interview…

    193 views
  • Second Bank Portrait Gallery
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    Second Bank Portrait Gallery

    Karie Diethorn gave a tour of the portrait gallery of the Second Bank of the United States and showed a selection of works by Charles Willson Peale. Located between the Museum of the…

    186 views
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    On the Firing Line with the Germans

    Two World War I film scholars and two Library of Congress preservationists described how this film was rediscovered and restored by the Library of Congress. The entire film was then shown…

    893 views
  • Museum of the American Revolution Archaeology
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    Museum of the American Revolution Archaeology

    Rebecca Yamin and Scott Stephenson showed a selection of artifacts discovered during the construction of the new museum in Philadelphia. The objects were excavated from a former privy pit…

    492 views
  • Caretakers of Americas Treasures
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    Caretakers of America's Treasures

    Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero participated in a roundtable discussion. They talked about their…

    483 views
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