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    Presidential Historians Survey 2017

    Some highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN.

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    David Frum on Autocracy and the Trump Presidency

    David Frum talked about his Atlantic piece, “How to Build an Autocracy,” in which he details how President Trump could lay the groundwork for autocratic rule. This program was part of a “Washington…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, “Who is your favorite president and why?”

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    A Conversation with Nancy Reagan

    Mrs. Reagan talked about her experiences as first lady from 1981 to 1989 and her opinions on the changing role of the first lady.

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    Reporting on the Presidency

    Gene Gibbons recalls what it was like to report on several presidencies. Mr. Gibbons covered Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Clinton as a White House…

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    Presidential Coverage in the Digital Age

    A panel of journalists, editors and Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign spokesperson talked about coverage of the presidency and politics in the digital age. They disagreed about the argument that current news…

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    Presidents at White House Correspondents' Association Dinners

    A compilation of the final appearances by presidents from Ronald Reagan through George W. Bush at the White House Correspondents' Association dinners was shown as part of a preview of the…

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    White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Speech Highlights

    A compilation of clips from appearances by President Obama at White House Correspondents' Association dinners was shown as part of a preview of the dinner scheduled for April 30, 2016.…

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    Curse of Tippecanoe

    Marc Newman analyzes the “Curse of Tippecanoe.” According to the legend, the “Prophet,” brother of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, placed a curse on President William Henry Harrison after the…

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    Presidential Legacies

    Professor David O’Connell talked about presidential legacies and the factors that contribute to making a presidential term successful. He spoke about several rankings of presidents that…

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    Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency

    Ronald Feinman talked about his book Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama, in which he provides a history of assassinations, threats,…

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    Presidential Biographies

    A report on Justin Moyer’s February 4, 2016, Washington Post article on people who were attempting to read a biography of each president. Several of their Web sites were featured.

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    2016 Presidential Race and U.S. History

    Peggy Noonan, Gail Collins, and Isabel Wilkerson talked about politics, the Founding Fathers, and the 2016 presidential race. They spoke with New York Times correspondent Sam Roberts.

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    Zivotofsky v. Kerry Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, docket number 13-628. The case involves whether Congress has the power to pass a law requiring the State Department to record the birthplace of an American citizen…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Who is your favorite president and why?”

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    Forgotten Presidents

    Michael Gerhardt talks about his book The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy, in which he discussed thirteen presidents who are least remembered by Americans, which he…

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    U.S. Presidential Portraits, Part 2

    Former gallery director Marc Pachter gave a tour of a portion of the permanent exhibit of presidential portraits in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., to…

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    U.S. Presidential Portraits, Part 1

    Former gallery director Marc Pachter gave a tour of a portion of the permanent exhibit of presidential portraits in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., to…

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    James K. Polk and the War with Mexico

    Author and Oxford University history professor emeritus Daniel Walker Howe talked about the 11th President James K. Polk and the Mexican-American War. In 1845, the United States annexed…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the U.S. presidency and family dynasties: “Is it time for some new faces?” The question was drawn from comments former First Lady Barbara Bush made in an interview…

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