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  • Interview with Carla Hayden
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    Interview with Carla Hayden

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talked about the upcoming National Book Festival.

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  • Partisan Politics and the Legacy of Newt Gingrich
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    Partisan Politics and the Legacy of Newt Gingrich

    Speakers talked about the historical and political legacy of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA). Speakers focused on two papers by political scientists looking at what one participant called…

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  • History of Committees in the US House
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    History of Committees in the U.S. House

    Speakers talked about the history of committees in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1789 until the beginning of the Civil War. This program focuses on three papers by political scientists. The…

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  • Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion
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    Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion

    Three political scientists and two former members of Congress talked about their perspectives on congressional dysfunction and the possibilities for reform on Capitol Hill. This roundtable…

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  • Modern Congressional Budget and Appropriations Process
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    Modern Congressional Budget and Appropriations Process

    Political scientists presented two papers, one examining the 1976 Hyde Amendment regarding funding for abortions and another looking at the role of party politics in appropriations amendments.…

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  • emThe Original Black Eliteem
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    The Original Black Elite

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era, in which she recalls the rise and fall of America’s black elite,…

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  • emIts One OClock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBrideem
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    It's One O'Clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBride

    Ms. Ware talked about her book It’s One O’clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBride: A Radio Biography, published by New York University Press. She said McBride was a pioneer of American…

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  • Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview
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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how that event affected native Hawaiians and led to the Senator’s service in the…

    165 views
  • Early Public Affairs Films
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    Early Public Affairs Films

    Mike Mashon, head of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress Packard Campus, talked about the earliest public affairs films, including those of U.S. presidents, the Spanish-American…

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  • emMister Americanem
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    Mister American

    This biographical film was produced by Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1952 presidential campaign and features his accomplishments during World War II and his role in the formation of NATO. This…

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  • emMark Twains Americaem
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    Mark Twain's America

    Harry Katz talked about his book Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration in Words and Images, a collection of photographs, illustrations, and newspaper clippings that depicts the world that inspired Mark…

    562 views
  • Carla Hayden Sworn In as 14th Librarian of Congress
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    Librarian of Congress Swearing-in Ceremony

    Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress. She was confirmed by the Senate on July 13, 2016, by a vote of 74 to 18. She replaced James Billington, who resigned after 28…

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  • Social Reformer and Photojournalist Jacob Riis
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    Social Reformer and Photojournalist Jacob Riis

    Bonnie Yochelson talked about and showed images from her book, Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half: A Complete Catalogue of His Photographs. Ms. Yochelson argued that the…

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  • Radio and National Heritage
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    Radio and National Heritage

    Academics and archivists shared the methods they use to preserve audio from radio, film and TV. Some of the collections discussed include the NPR Historical Archives, Vox Pop radio and TV recordings,…

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  • Preservation of Archival Audio
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    Preservation of Archival Audio

    Professor Paddy Scannell talked about the preservation of archival audio. He argued that recorded sound is as important as film in capturing history. He was the keynote speaker at “Saving…

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  • Cultural Institutions and Book Publishing
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    Cultural Institutions and Book Publishing

    Carla Hayden and Ira Silverberg talked about the role of cultural institutions in fostering the future of the book. The panel was moderated by Harold Evans, former publisher and president…

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  • Lewis and Clarks Expedition
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    Lewis and Clark's Expedition

    Ralph Ehrenberg and Herman Viola talked about their book, Mapping the West with Lewis in Clark. They also displayed the original 1814 map that was created by Meriwether Lewis and William…

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  • Disappearance of World War II Bomber Crew
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    Disappearance of World War II Bomber Crew

    Journalist and author Gregg Jones discusses the mystery behind the 1943 disappearance of a B-24 Liberator bomber, named “Jerk’s Natural,” over Austria during World War II. Mr. Jones is the…

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  • Americas Entry into World War I
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    America's Entry into World War I

    Professor Mary Dudziak talked about the events and politics behind America’s entry into World War I and its mixed support from the American people. From 1914 to 1917, under the leadership…

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  • Library of Congress 1964 Civil Rights Act Exhibit
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    Library of Congress 1964 Civil Rights Act Exhibit

    Adrienne Cannon and Robert Brammer talked about the history of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Library of Congress' exhibit on the act. The exhibit was created to mark the 50th…

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