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    Digitization of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Filmed Speeches

    Matthew Hanson and Christina Kovac described their efforts to make high resolution digital copies of 10 of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s most important speeches. They showed clips of…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 Presidential Inauguration

    Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican and the former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II, was sworn in as the 34th president of the United States on January 20, 1953. This…

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    White House Transitions

    Former White House chief usher Gary Walters talked about the history of White House transitions, and what goes on behind-the-scenes between the election and Inauguration Day.

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    One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.

    Ann Shumard, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s senior curator of photographs, visited the exhibit, “One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.” The exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the…

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    President Obama and Washington, D.C.

    William Seale talked about President Obama’s decision to stay in Washington, D.C., after he leaves office. Mr. Seale talked about why that is so rare, and described the lives of Presidents…

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    Franklin Roosevelt 1933 Inauguration

    Franklin Roosevelt was sworn in as the 32nd president of the United States on March 4, 1933. This program includes his oath of office, administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles…

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    Representative Christopher Smith Inaugural Recollections

    Representative Christopher Smith (R-NJ) spoke about his recollections of past inaugurations ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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    Representative Harold Rogers Inaugural Recollections

    Representative Harold Rogers (R-KY) spoke about his recollections of past inaugurations ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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    Representative Don Young Inaugural Recollections

    Repreentative Don Young (R-AK) spoke about his recollections of past inaugurations ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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    National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls

    Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural tradition that continues in the 21st century, including President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief Ball…

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    St. John's Church, Church of the Presidents

    St. John’s Church on Lafayette Square near the White House was built in 1816 and designed by U.S. Capitol architect Benjamin Latrobe. St. John’s is known as the “Church of the Presidents,”…

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    George Washington's Distillery

    An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations at Mount Vernon. Whiskey and other spirits are made there as it was…

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    America Goes Over

    This 1918 silent film documents the U.S. experience in World War I. Two historians provided provided context and commentary throughout. America Goes Over is one of many silent World War I…

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    Roosevelt and Churchill New Year's 1942 Church Service

    John Lawson and Reverend Noelle York-Simmons talked about President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proclamation of a National Day of Prayer for January 1, 1942, following the Japanese attack on Pearl…

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    Open Phones with Valerie Neal

    Valerie Neal, chair of the National Air and Space Museum’s Space History Department, talked about the 40th anniversary of the museum and responded to viewer comments and questions.

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    Space Exploration From the Moon to Mars

    Valerie Neal gave a tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. She showed artifacts that tell the story of space exploration from…

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    Open Phones with Jeremy Kinney

    Jeremy Kinney, curator at the National Air and Space Museum, talked about the 40th anniversary of the museum and responded to viewer comments and questions.

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    Open Phones with General J.R. "Jack" Dailey

    General J.R. “Jack” Dailey, director of the National Air and Space Museum, talked about the 40th anniversary of the museum and responded to viewer comments and questions.

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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…

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    Statue of Liberty National Monument

    National Park Service Ranger Chris Mullin gave a tour of Liberty Island and talked about the history of the Statue of Liberty.

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