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  • emThe Woman Behind the New Dealem
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    The Woman Behind the New Deal

    Kirstin Downey talked about her book The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience (Nan A. Talese; March 3, 2009). She…

  • Eleanor Roosevelt emMcCallems Interview
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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…

  • Eleanor Roosevelts Advice Column
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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…

  • FDR Librarys 50th Anniversary
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    FDR Library's 50th Anniversary

    On February 4, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt founded his presidential library. Fifty years later, President Ronald Reagan paid tribute to FDR on the library’s 50th anniversary, just…

  • emFranklin and Winstonem
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    Franklin and Winston

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham talked about his book, Franklin And Winston: An Intimate Portrait Of An Epic Friendship, in which he explored the relationship between Franklin…

  • Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Speaks at National Press Club
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    Doris Kearns Goodwin at National Press Club

    Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke about her latest book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, in which she focuses on Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson.…

  • emCountdown to Pearl Harborem
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    Countdown to Pearl Harbor

    Steve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in which he provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl…

  • Franklin D Roosevelt Home Movie Collection
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Home Movie Collection

    In a phone interview, Paul Sparrow talked about the release of a silent film collection showing Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt in informal settings with family and close…

  • Springwood and President Franklin Roosevelt
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    Springwood and President Franklin Roosevelt

    Franceska Mscali-Urbin gave a tour of Springwood, the birthplace, home, and final resting place of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and shared the stories of President Roosevelt’s life inside the home.…

  • Franklin D Roosevelts Top Cottage
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Top Cottage

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Hyde Park, New York, from May 20-25 to feature the history and literary life of the…

  • emBlack Culture and the New Dealem
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    Black Culture and the New Deal

    Lauren Sklaroff talked about her book Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). In her book she examines New Deal…

  • emThe Gatekeeperem
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    The Gatekeeper

    Kathryn Smith discussed her book, The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency, at the Rose Glen Literary Festival in Sevierville,…

  • emThe Last 100 Daysem
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    The Last 100 Days

    David Woolner of the Roosevelt Institute reported on the last 100 days of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life and presidency.

  • James F Byrnes and Franklin Roosevelt
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    James F. Byrnes and Franklin Roosevelt

    University of Virginia politics professor Sidney Milkis lectures on James F. Byrnes, who served in the U.S. House and Senate, as a Supreme Court Justice and in the Franklin D. Roosevelt…

  • emFranklin D Rooseveltem
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Historian Robert Dallek examined the political acumen of President Franklin D. Roosvelt throughout his four presidential terms.

  • Franklin D Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

    Curator Herman Eberhardt gave a tour of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum’s permanent exhibit dedicated to President Roosevelt’s four terms in office during the Great Depression and…

  • emFDR and the Post Officeem
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    FDR and the Post Office

    Anthony Musso talked about his book FDR and the Post Office: A Young Boy’s Fascination; A World Leader’s Passion, in which he describes the child’s hobby that became the passion of a president.…

  • Roosevelt and Churchill New Years 1942 Church Service
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    Roosevelt and Churchill New Year's 1942 Church Service

    John Lawson and Reverend Noelle York-Simmons talked about President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proclamation of a National Day of Prayer for January 1, 1942, following the Japanese attack on Pearl…

  • emFDRs Twelve Apostlesem
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    FDR's Twelve Apostles

    Hal Vaughan talked about his book, FDR’s 12 Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa, published by The Lyons Press. He told the story of 12 men appointed by…

  • Eleanor Roosevelts Relationship With Her Father
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    Eleanor Roosevelt's Relationship With Her Father

    Eric Burns talked about his book, Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life. The future first lady’s father was Elliott, Theodore…

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