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    Birth of the Star-Spangled Banner

    Vince Vaise gave a tour of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, and talked about the birth of the Star-Spangled Banner. 2014 marked the 200th…

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    Battle of Fredericksburg Reenactment

    During events marking the 150th anniversary of the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg that resulted in almost 2,000 deaths and 16,000 casualties, reenactments took place, including a river crossing…

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    Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

    Ranger Michael Amato toured the reconstructed Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site in New York City. Built in 1848, the original home was demolished in 1916, but was rebuilt in…

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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Tour

    Director Lonnie Bunch gives a “hard hat” tour of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. This is an early look at the still unfinished museum, which…

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    African American Women in the Republican Party

    Professor Leah Wright Rigueur talked about the motives of African American women who were active members of the Republican Party from the 1960s to the present. Ms. Rigueur was interviewed…

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    Native Americans and Europeans in the Great Lakes Region

    Professor Susan Sleeper-Smith talked about 17th century Native American and European interactions in the Great Lakes region. She spoke about migration patterns, intermarriage, and…

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    Alexandria Apothecary Shop

    The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop was profiled and guests talked about how the practice and business evolved during the time the shop was in operation.

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    "Headed to the White House" Exhibit

    While in Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, C-SPAN toured an exhibit at the National Constitution Center called “Headed to the White House” that offered interactive…

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    Freedom of Information Act 50th Anniversary

    Tom Blanton talked about the history of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), signed by President Johnson on July 4, 1966. Mr. Blanton shared examples of FOIA documents and argued that 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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    Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink

    Professor Judy Wu talked about the life and career of Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink (D-HI). She was interviewed at the 2016 meeting of the Organization of American Historians in…

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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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    French Influence on 1790s Philadelphia

    Professor Francois Furstenberg talked about five aristocrats who fled the French Revolution in the early 1790s and settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He spoke about French influence on…

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    Museum of the American Revolution, Part 1

    Director of Collections Scott Stephenson talked about the Museum of the American Revolution, which is scheduled to open near Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia in early…

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    Aviation in the 20th Century

    Tom Crouch gave a tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, and spoke about the airplanes that have carried Americans aloft…

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    The Space Age

    Valerie Neal gave a tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, where she visited the the Space Shuttle Discovery and looked…

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    20th Century Mexican Immigration to the United States

    Professor Ana Minian talked about Mexican migration to the United States during the 20th century. Professor Minian was interviewed at the 2016 meeting of the Organization of American…

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    Dirksen Senate Office Building

    Don Ritchie talked about the history of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. He spoke about the building’s construction, its place in congressional history, and about the building’s…

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    American Socialism

    Professor Jeffrey Johnson talked about the rise and decline of socialism’s popularity in America. Professor Johnson was interviewed at the 2016 meeting of the Organization of American…

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    Global Economy and the Great Depression

    Professor Eric Rauchway talked about the state of the global economy after the Wall Street crash of 1929. He’s the author of The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression,…

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