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    Presidential Homes in the South

    Vanderbilt University professor Kevin Murphy explored the architectural influences of several southern presidential homes, including those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe,…

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers responded to the question, “Who is your favorite president and why?”

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    Space Effort

    President Kennedy talked about the U.S. space program, arguing that America should be the leader in space exploration and the first to land a man on the moon. He said his goal to send a man…

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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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    Preserving Presidential Papers and Archives

    A panel of historians and archivists discussed how presidential papers are preserved and the process of turning them over to the National Archives. They explained the history of the 1978…

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    In Depth with Robert Merry

    Robert Merry, longtime editor-in-chief and CEO of Congressional Quarterly, talked about U.S. presidential history, Congress, and the current state of American politics. He is the author of several…

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Viewers commented on their choices for best and worst U.S. presidents.

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers commented on their choices for best and worst U.S. presidents.

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    President Eisenhower 1957 Inauguration

    Newsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 . The video features highlights of President Eisenhower’s second inauguration.

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    President Truman Inauguration

    Newsreel highlights of President Harry Truman’s inaugural ceremony on January 20, 1949 . The Universal Newsreel features highlights of President Truman’s only inauguration ceremony. He…

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    President Johnson on the Vietnam War

    President Johnson spoke about the conflict in Vietnam and the U.S. policy regarding the region. Entitled “Peace Without Conquest,” the address attempted to explain why Southeast Asia was of…

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    Mid-19th Century Presidential Press Coverage

    A panel of journalism and media scholars discussed the press coverage of presidents and presidential candidates in the mid-19th century. The online event was part of the 28th annual 19th…

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    The Virginia Dynasty

    Former second lady Lynne Cheney chronicled the leadership of four of the first five presidents who hailed from the state of Virginia: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and…

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    President Nixon's "Silent Majority" Speech on Vietnam War

    President Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a program of “Vietnamization” in which the U.S. military would gradually turn over operations to South…

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    Presidents and Campaign Communications Since 1900

    Rider University professor Myra Gutin taught a class on presidents and their communication styles in both campaigns and while in office. Starting with Theodore Roosevelt in the early 20th…

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    Dwight Eisenhower 1952 Acceptance Speech

    General Eisenhower accepted the 1952 Republican Presidential Nomination.

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    Truman

    Mr. McCullough discussed his book, Truman published by Simon and Schuster. He discussed his research for the book, which is an exhaustive biography of the former president, spanning from a brief…

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    Presidential Speechwriting

    Craig Smith, author of Confessions of a Presidential Speechwriter, talked about writing for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush. He also evaluated the speaking styles of President…

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    The Nixon Tapes: 45th Anniversary of Nixon's resignation

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    Noting the 45th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation, his telephone calls leading up to that event and his resignation speech. Note: Some language may be offensive.

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    American University Commencement Address

    President John F. Kennedy made the commencement speech at American University on June 10, 1963. This speech marked the start of detente with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The…

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