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    Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free

    John Ferling talked about his book Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free, in which he presents a history of the American declaration of independence from Britain in July 1776. The…

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    Our Supreme Task

    Philip White recalls former Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s “The Sinews of Peace” speech, today know as the “Iron Curtain Speech,” that he delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, on March 5,…

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    Innovations at World's Fairs

    Next, on American History TV - Historian and author Robert Rydell examines how world’s fairs inspired and promoted innovation in architecture, the arts, music, science, technology, consumer…

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    Mormon War of 1838

    Author Brandon Kinney talks about his book, The Mormon War: Zion and the Missouri Extermination Order of 1838. He discusses the causes of tension and conflict between the new and rapidly…

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    Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat

    Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the June 17, 1972, Watergate break-in, historian and researcher Max Holland talked about his book, Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat. In the book he critiques…

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    American Emperor

    David Stewart recounts the political life of Aaron Burr (1756-1836), vice president of the United States from 1801-1805, who gained notoriety for his duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804. Mr. Stewart reports…

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    50th Anniversary of Project Mercury

    On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space, making a brief suborbital mission that marked the first manned launch of Project Mercury. On the 50th anniversary of that mission, Roger…

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    World War I Marketing Techniques

    Eli Paul talked about the role in which marketing techniques-specifically printed posters-were used in shaping public opinion about the American involvement in World War I. The program was held at the exhibit…

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    Alvin Sykes on Civil Rights Crimes

    Civil rights activist Alvin Sykes talked about efforts to investigate unsolved civil rights crimes. He talked about his life’s journey from birth in a home for unwed mothers, dropping out of high…

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    Battle of Gettysburg

    Military historians spoke about the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg on the 146th anniversary of the battle. They talked about the events of the battle, key leaders, and the degree to which it…