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    First Ladies and Civil Rights

    Michelle Obama moved into the White House 45 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson shepherded the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. Seven of her predecessors had moved in to the…

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    Vietnam War POW Leon Ellis Oral History Interview

    Leon Ellis served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. His plane was shot down during a bombing run and he was held in North Vietnam as a prisoner of war for five years. Mr. Ellis…

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    Grand Review Parade

    Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the Republic down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Holocaust

    General Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered that the horrors of the Holocaust be documented as World War II came to an end, determined that the evidence be preserved for future generations. It was a…

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Viewers responded to the question, “Is the Republican Party now the 'party of Trump?'” The question came amid debate regarding former President Trump’s remaining influence in the Republican…

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    Moscow Strikes Back

    Originally a Soviet film on the World War II Battle of Moscow titled Rout of the German troops near Moscow, this English language version was widely distributed in American theaters.…

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    It's Everybody's War

    Narrated by actor Henry Fonda, this film dramatizes the gradual realization by a town’s citizens that they must contribute to the war effort. Prior to Pearl Harbor, the local National Guard…

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    Cold War Museum

    Founder Gary Powers, Jr. gave a tour of the Cold War Museum in Warrenton, Virginia, built on a former U.S. Army communication base that was used by the National Security Agency, CIA, and…

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    George Kennan and U.S. Cold War Containment Policy

    Author and journalist Evan Thomas talked about the impact and legacy of U.S. diplomat George Kennan and his “Long Telegram” with Truman Presidential Library director Kurt Graham. On February 22, 1946, U.S.…

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    James Baker and the End of the Cold War

    Diana Villiers Negroponte talked about her book, Master Negotiator: The Role of James A. Baker, III at the End of the Cold War, which looks at how Baker - as secretary of state - worked to create what…

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    History of Ellsworth Air Force Base

    John Mollison of the South Dakota Air and Space Museum and Kim Morey of the South Dakota Air and Space Foundation talked about Ellsworth Air Force Base. Established in 1941 as a training ground for B-17…

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    Battle of Fallen Timbers

    The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the final battle of the Indian War in the Northwest. Shannon Hughes, director of programming at Metroparks Toledo, explained that this battle led to the signing of the Treaty of…

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    Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

    Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum director Dawn Hammatt gave a virtual tour of the facility in Abilene, Kansas. The museum showcases the legacy of the nation’s 34th…

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    Heartland Presidents - Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower

    Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up within 180 miles of each other in America’s heartland. But these two-term presidents and one-time allies diverged politically during the…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower - "Champion of Peace"

    Dwight D. Eisenhower engaged in diplomatic and peacemaking efforts throughout his military career and presidency. This was the focus of a program featuring curatorial team members Troy…

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    From the Heart of America

    Using excerpts from President Richard Nixon’s eulogy, this film documents the funeral services of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He died on March 28, 1969. The film includes scenes of the…

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    Mister American

    This biographical film was produced by Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1952 presidential campaign and features his accomplishments during World War II and his role in the formation of NATO. This…

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    Famous Generals - Eisenhower

    This U.S. Army “Big Picture” episode traces the military career of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, from West Point to World War I, to his role as Supreme Allied Commander in World War II, and finally his efforts in organizing…

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    The Eisenhower Years

    This National Council for the Social Studies film covers significant events during the eight years of the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration. Designed for use in the classroom, the…

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    Vietnam War Veteran Charlotte Henry Oral History Interview

    Charlotte Henry was a U.S. Air Force dog handler during the Vietnam War. She remembered some of the dogs she trained and nights patrolling the base perimeter. She also discussed her struggles…

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