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  • The Breakers and the Gilded Age
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    The Breakers and the Gilded Age

    During the Gilded Age, Newport, Rhode Island, became the summer home to many of the country’s most wealthy, including the Vanderbilts. The Preservation Society of Newport County CEO Trudy Coxe described the…

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  • Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo Delivers State of the State Address
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    Rhode Island State of the State Address

    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (D) delivered her fourth State of the State addresss. She outlined several of her proposals including a $1 billion investment in school construction, a…

    87 views
  • Battle of Rhode Island Artifacts
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    Battle of Rhode Island Artifacts

    Newport Historical Society visiting curator Taylor Stoermer highlighted items in the society’s collection relating to the Battle of Rhode Island. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in…

    262 views
  • Life and Legacy of Ida Lewis
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    Life and Legacy of Ida Lewis

    Ida Lewis was a famous lighthouse keeper at Newport Harbor. Documentarian and Johnson and Wales professor Marian Gagnon explained how Lewis saved lives and became a nationally known figure during her time…

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  • Touro Synagogue
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    Touro Synagogue

    The Touro Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in the country. Tour guide Karen Flippo talked about the building’s history which spans five centuries. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in…

    223 views
  • Roger Williams and the Founding of Providence
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    Roger Williams and the Founding of Providence

    History Professor Stanley Lemons talked about about the founding of the First Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island, as well as its founder Roger Williams. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs)…

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  • Discussion on the 1772 Gaspee Affair
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    1772 Gaspee Affair

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) talked about the Gaspee Affair, an event from June 9, 1772, in which Rhode Islanders fought against the British in the lead-up to the American Revolution.

    206 views
  • Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo D Inauguration Ceremony
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    Rhode Island Gubernatorial Inauguration

    Gina Raimondo (D) was sworn in as governor of Rhode Island. Governor Raimondo is Rhode Island’s first female Governor. In her inaugural address, she argued for an economic rebuild that…

    630 views
  • Rhode Island Governors Debate
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    Rhode Island Gubernatorial Debate

    State Treasurer Gina Raimondo (D), Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R), and Robert Healy (Moderate), candidates in Rhode Island’s gubernatorial race, met in a debate at the Providence Performing…

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  • emThe Prince of Providenceem
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    The Prince of Providence

    Author Mike Stanton talked about his book, The Prince of Providence: The Rise and Fall of Buddy Cianci, America’s Most Notorious Mayor in which he argues that Buddy Cianci was a political genius in the mold…

    208 views
  • Raymond Patriarca and the Providence Mob
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    Raymond Patriarca and the Providence Mob

    Arlene Violet talked about Rhode Island’s mob history as well as mob don Raymond Patriarca, his rise to becoming a crime boss, his multiple arrests, his death and the role organized crime plays in…

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  • Rhode Island State of the State Address
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    Rhode Island State of the State Address

    Governor Lincoln Chafee delivered his annual state of the state address to the state legislature, laying out a budget plan that included no new taxes but investments in education and…

    115 views
  • The Rhode Island Statehouse
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    The Rhode Island Statehouse

    Ralph Mollis and Stephen Hourahan talked about the history of the Rhode Island State House, including the artwork located in the State Room, the interesting characters who have served in the building, and…

    231 views
  • Rhode Island Historical Society Library Collections
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    Rhode Island Historical Society Library Collections

    Rhode Island Historical Society Executive Director C. Morgan Grefe toured the society library’s special collections, which included volumes by and related to Roger Williams, and books printed in 18th and…

    262 views
  • John Hay Library Special Collections
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    John Hay Library Special Collections

    Holly Snyder talked about some of the items housed in the special collections at Brown University’s John Hay Library, including Abraham Lincoln’s manuscript for Meditation on the Divine Will, poems by…

    261 views
  • emOn Virtuesem
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    On Virtues

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) talks about his book, On Virtues: Quotations and Insight to Live a Full, Honorable, and Truly American Life, a collection of quotations that “speaks to the forms and principles of…

    111 views
  • Providence Athenaeum
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    Providence Athenaeum

    Executive Director Alison Maxell talked about the Providence Athenaeum, an independent, member-supported library and cultural center. The goal of the Athenaeum is to welcome and enrich the educational and cultural…

    386 views
  • American History TV in Providence Rhode Island
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    American History TV in Providence, Rhode Island

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community. These are the…

    489 views
  • Book TV in Providence Rhode Island
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    Book TV in Providence, Rhode Island

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community. These are the…

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  • Rhode Island 1st Congressional District Debate
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    Rhode Island 1st Congressional District Debate

    Candidates for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, Representative David Cicilline (D), Brendan Doherty (R), and David Vogel (I), debated various campaign issues. This debate was held…

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