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    Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Partnership

    Paul Sparrow looked at the personal and political partnership between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt that captivated the nation and transformed how the federal government interacted with…

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    Roosevelts and Kennedys - Political Relationships

    The directors of the Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy presidential libraries talked about the political relationships between members of the Roosevelt and Kennedy families -- in…

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    Eleanor Roosevelt's Advice Column

    Mary Jo Binker talked about and read excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice column written for more than 20 years for Ladies' Home Journal and McCall’s Magazine. Ms. Binker is editor of…

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    Eleanor

    Biographer David Michaelis recalled the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. This was a virtual event hosted by Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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    Catching the Wind

    Neal Gabler offered the first of a two-volume biography of the late Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. This was a virtual event hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San…

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    Barbara Bush Scrapbooks

    Former first lady Barbara Bush kept scrapbooks of every year of the Bush’s life together. Warren Finch, Director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum showed items from one of…

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    Carl Sferrazza Anthony on Florence Harding

    Carl Sferrazza Anthony, author of “Florence Harding: The First Lady, the Jazz Age, and the Death of America’s Most Scandalous President” discussed the life of President Warren G. Harding’s…

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    First Lady Pat Nixon

    Pat Nixon entered the White House as first lady 50 years ago in January 1969. A panel discussed her work, interests and contributions to the Nixon administration. The White House Historical…

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    Bush Family Gravesite

    Warren Finch, director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, took a walk to the burial site of President George H.W. Bush at his Presidential Library and Museum in…

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    First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy

    Historian Douglas Brinkley discussed Jacqueline Kennedy’s tenure and legacy as first lady with businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein. They focused on her historic preservation and…

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    Author Discussion on Martha Ball Washington

    Martha Saxton, Craig Shirley, and Charlene Boyer Lewis discussed their biographies of George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington. This was a virtual event hosted by George…

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Viewers commented on a Washington Post story on secretly-recorded audio of President Trump’s sister, Maryanne Trump Barry in which she stated her brother, the president, has “no principles” and “you…

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    Interview with James Patterson

    Book TV talked to bestselling author James Patterson about his efforts to assist bookstores impacted by the coronavirus and his latest book on the political legacy of the Kennedy family.

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    Spoken from the Heart

    Former first lady Laura Bush discussed her memoir, Spoken from the Heart (Scribner; May 4, 2010), in conversation with journalist Cokie Roberts. Mrs. Bush began and ended by reading an except from her book…

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    Eleanor Roosevelt McCall's Interview

    In this 1958 film, McCall’s Magazine interviewed Eleanor Roosevelt on the occasion of the former first lady’s 74th birthday. She looked through family photographs and told the stories behind them. This…

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    Presidential Descendants

    At the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, descendants of Presidents Ford, Truman, McKinley, Johnson, and Theodore Roosevelt gathered to share their family…

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    Jacqueline Kennedy White House Tour 50th Anniversary

    Then-White House curator William Allman talked about first lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s extensive White House restoration and the evolution of the Executive Mansion’s collection. This 2012…

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    First Ladies Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, and Abigail Fillmore

    Paul Finkelman and Conover Hunt talked about the life and influence of first ladies Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, and Abigail Fillmore. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Sarah…

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    First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

    Allida Black and Douglas Brinkley talked about the life and influence of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her independent life and…

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    First Lady Dolley Madison

    Guests talked about the life and influence of First Lady Dolley Madison, focusing on her role in Washington society, her years as first lady (1809-1817), and activities in Washington after her…

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