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    Preserving Presidential Papers and Archives

    A panel of historians and archivists discussed how presidential papers are preserved and the process of turning them over to the National Archives. They explained the history of the 1978…

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    In Depth with Robert Merry

    Robert Merry, longtime editor-in-chief and CEO of Congressional Quarterly, talked about U.S. presidential history, Congress, and the current state of American politics. He is the author of several…

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    The Constitution and Clemency Power

    Legal experts testified at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on a president’s clemency power and when it can be used under the Constitution. Topics included a president’s authority,…

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    Allan Lichtman on Perks and Benefits For Former U.S. Presidents

    American University History Professor Allan Lichtman discussed the perks and benefits offered to former U.S. presidents.

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    Presidential Power and Transition

    New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice and Federal Hall held a discussion on presidential power and transition. Experts discussed the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol and how it…

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    Fight House

    Tevi Troy, presidential historian and former senior aide to President George W. Bush, looked at the internal fights that shaped several presidential administrations. This was a virtual…

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    Author Discussion on Presidential History

    Historians Harold Holzer, The Presidency vs. the Press, and Ted Widmer, Lincoln on the Verge discussed their books on presidential history. This program was part of the 20th annual National…

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    Q&A with Craig Fehrman

    Craig Fehrman talked about his book, Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote, in which he analyzed American presidents through the lens of the works…

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    Q&A with Harold Holzer, Part 2

    Author and historian Harold Holzer Author and historian Harold Holzer talked about his book, The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media: From the Founding Fathers to Fake…

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    Q&A with Harold Holzer, Part 1

    Author and historian Harold Holzer talked about his book, The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media: From the Founding Fathers to Fake News, in which he examined the…

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    Presidency and the Rule of Law

    The Federalist Society hosted a discussion with former White House counsels and former Justice Department officials on the presidency and the rule of law.

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    Accidental Presidents

    Jared Cohen looked at the eight vice presidents who became president due to the deaths of their predecessors.

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    Lying in State

    Nation columnist Eric Alterman argued that the honesty of U.S. presidents has eroded. This virtual program was sponsored by the Open Society Foundations in New York City.

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    David Rice Atchison - President for a Day?

    David Rice Atchison was a two-term U.S. senator from Missouri in the mid-19th century. This included six years as Senate president pro tempore, at the time placing him third in the presidential line of…

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    The Hardest Job in the World

    60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson examined the duties and stressors of the presidency. This was a virtual event hosted by Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C.

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    Summer Series with Books by Presidents

    Book TV looked at several programs with books by American presidents.

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    Defender in Chief

    University of California, Berkeley law professor and former deputy assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration John Yoo offered his thoughts on presidential powers. This…

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    The Living Presidency

    University of Virginia law professor Saikrishna Prakash argued against the expanding powers of the presidency. This program was sponsored by the CATO Institute.

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    John Dickerson on the American Presidency

    John Dickerson, an author and Sixty Minutes correspondent, talked about his book, The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency.

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    James Traub and Peter Drummey on The Presidents

    Historians and contributors to C-SPAN’s The Presidents book discussed the strengths and weaknesses of all the U.S.'s previous chief executives.

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