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    April 1945

    Historian Craig Shirley looked at the events of April 1945, which included the final days of World War II in Europe, the deaths of President Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, and…

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    The Nineties

    Chuck Klosterman looked back at the social, political, and technological happenings of the nineties, marked by the growth of the internet. This was a virtual program hosted by Powell’s…

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    Historians and Hollywood

    Jason Herbert, creator of “Historians At The Movies,” talked with Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation executive director Christy Coleman about Hollywood’s take on history. This program was hosted…

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    Saving Yellowstone

    Megan Kate Nelson looked at the federal debate and passage of the 1872 Yellowstone Act, which established the world’s first national park. This was a virtual program hosted by Smithsonian…

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    1862, Beyond the Civil War

    Historians discussed the year 1862, examining the state of native nations, public lands, black education, and West coast immigration. This program was part of the Organization of American…

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    Black Flags, Blue Waters

    Author Eric Jay Dolin provided a history of piracy in the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. This talk was part of the University of Mary Washington’s “Great Lives” lecture series in…

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    White Lies

    Biographer A.J. Baime recalled the life of civil rights activist Walter F. White, who was the executive secretary of the NAACP in the mid-1900s as well as a reporter who “passed” as white…

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    History of the Democratic Party

    Martin Di Caro, host of the “History As It Happens” podcast, talked to Georgetown University professor Michael Kazin about the history of the Democratic Party. Mr. Kazin described how the…

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    Smashing Statues

    John Jay College criminal justice professor Erin Thompson provided a history of America’s public monuments and examines the current debates over whether they should remain standing. This…

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    South to America

    Princeton University African American studies professor and native Alabaman Imani Perry provided a history of America through her travels in the South. The Palm Beach Book Festival in…

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    Disability in Early America

    Notre Dame University professor Laurel Daen taught a class about how disability was defined after the American Revolution and how federal laws impacted disabled people.

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    New Deal Community of Norvelt

    Saint Vincent College professor Timothy Kelly taught a class about the New Deal Community of Norvelt in Pennsylvania. Named in part for Eleanor Roosevelt, it was built during the Great…

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    End of the Cold War and Youth Culture

    Evergreen State College professor Bradley Proctor taught a class about how the end of the Cold War impacted American youth culture in the 1990s.

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Taylor University professor Benjamin Wetzel taught a class on Theodore Roosevelt’s life and political career. He looked at Roosevelt’s rise in New York politics, his presidency, and his…

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    House Judiciary Subcommittee Oversight Hearing on Presidential Clemency Power

    A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on presidential clemency power and what reform for the process would look like. In the first panel, lawmakers heard from Representative Ayanna…

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    First Ladies in Their Own Words - Laura Bush

    In this compiled program, former first lady Laura Bush talked about the role of first lady in the White House and the issues important to her.

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    The Trials of Harry S. Truman

    Jeffrey Frank revisited Harry Truman’s presidency - including the end of World War II, the beginning of the Cold War, and the dropping of the first nuclear bombs, among other topics. The…

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    Dragonslayers

    Larry Schweikart, professor of history at the University of Dayton, talked about six presidents - Lincoln, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, JFK, Reagan, and Trump - who he says took on the…

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    First Children - Caroline and John Kennedy Jr.

    This virtual tour of the John Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s exhibit on the Kennedy children, Caroline and John Jr., looked at the public’s fascination with them, their media…

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    The President's Man

    Dwight Chapin talked about his years with Richard Nixon. He worked on Mr. Nixon’s 1962 California campaign for governor and was with him in the White House until the Watergate scandal led…

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