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    Johnny Carson and Political Humor

    Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992 - with millions of Americans tuning in each night. Stephen Farnsworth examined Carson’s use of political humor and how it shaped the narrative on…

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    Slavery Depictions in Cinema

    Hampden-Sydney College Professor Matthew Hulbert looked at depictions of slavery in Hollywood films ranging from Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind to Django Unchained and Free State of…

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    Political Humor in Contentious Times

    Ford’s Theatre hosted political satirist Mark Russell and former Representative Joe Crowley to discuss the role humor plays in politics, particularly during contentious times. They were joined by…

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    Sheridan's Ride in Art, Literature and Memory

    On October 19, 1864, General Philip Sheridan’s timely arrival at the Cedar Creek battlefield helped turn a Union retreat into a resounding victory, effectively ending Confederate resistance in the Shenandoah…

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    Presidents and Popular Culture

    From Thomas Jefferson’s books to Saturday Night Live’s parody of Joe Biden, Tevi Troy talked about how popular culture influences presidents -- and how, in turn, presidents leave their imprint on…

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    Anaheim Tourism Industry

    Steve Faessel, Chris Epting, and Mary Niven talked about Anaheim and Orange County’s tourism industry and the impact it has on the area’s economy. Two of the area’s biggest attractions, Disneyland and…

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    Not Cool

    Greg Gutfeld talked about his book, Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You, in which he argues that there is a hipster elite in America that determines how our government is run, how the news…

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    What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted

    Tevi Troy, presidential historian and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, talked about his book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House, in…

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    Discussion on Depictions of the Presidency in Film

    Historians talked about depictions of the presidency and White House in film and television. They talked about the accuracy of the depictions and historical significance of popular views of…

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    Salem College Commencement

    Ms. Winfrey delivered the commencement speech at Salem College. After congratulating the graduating students, she encouraged them to pursue their dreams. Professor Angelou introduced Ms.…

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