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    Transportation Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Elaine Chao testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on her nomination to be secretary of transportation in the Donald Trump administration. The nominee pledged…

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    Annual British Youth Parliament Debate, Affordable Public Transportation

    More than 300 members of the United Kingdom’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the British House of Commons for their annual debate of five topics being considered for their…

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    National Air and Space Museum 40th Anniversary Event

    The National Air and Space Museum marked its 40th anniversary. The event included remarks by Museum director General J.R. “Jack” Dailey and others.

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    Open Phones with Valerie Neal

    Valerie Neal, chair of the National Air and Space Museum’s Space History Department, talked about the 40th anniversary of the museum and responded to viewer comments and questions.

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    Open Phones with Jeremy Kinney

    Jeremy Kinney, curator at the National Air and Space Museum, talked about the 40th anniversary of the museum and responded to viewer comments and questions.

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    First Half-Century of Aviation

    Jeremy Kinney gave a tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., and showed some of the museum’s one-of-a-kind artifacts that tell the story of the first…

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    Open Phones with General J.R. "Jack" Dailey

    General J.R. “Jack” Dailey, director of the National Air and Space Museum, talked about the 40th anniversary of the museum and responded to viewer comments and questions.

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    Rise and Fall of the Railroad Industry

    Rush Loving Jr. talked about the rise and fall of the railroad industry and shared anecdotes from his experience covering American railroads since the 1960s. He is the author of The…

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    The 66 Kid

    Bob Boze Bell talked about his book The 66 Kid: Raised on the Mother Road: Growing Up on Route 66, the World’s Most Famous Two-Lane Blacktop, in which he recalls his life in Kingman, Arizona, located on…

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    Washington, D.C., Metrorail Safety

    Paul Wiedefeld, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) general manager, testified before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee to provide an update on DC…

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    TWA 800

    Jack Cashill talked about his book TWA 800: The Crash, the Cover-Up, and the Conspiracy, in which he takes a critical look at the official story surrounding the crash of TWA flight 800,…

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    D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit System

    Paul Wiedefeld gave an update on the troubled Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which operates the District of Columbia’s subway and bus system. He talked about how the agency…

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    Promontory Summit

    David Kilton visited Promontory Summit, the site where the golden spike was struck completing construction on the Transcontinental Railroad. Construction of the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad met at Promontory…

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    Illinois River History

    Ann Schmitt and Doug Blodgett talked about the history of the Illinois River and its impact on the city of Peoria. Ms. Schmitt gave a tour of the “Illinois River Encounter” exhibit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum and…

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    Development of Parkways and Freeways

    Professor Heidi Hohmann talked about the rise of automobiles and the creation of roads leading to and through parks, which became known as parkways, and how innovations made for those were later…

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    The American Road

    This 1953 film provides a history of road transportation in the United States featuring the early history of the Ford Motor Company. The documentary details Henry Ford’s first car, the 1896…

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    Governor Mike Pence at LaGuardia Airport

    The scene was shown where the campaign plane of Republican vice-presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) had slid off the runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport in a rain storm.…

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    Billy, Alfred, and General Motors

    William Pelfrey talked about his book Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History, published by AMACOM. He…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama highlighted the actions his administration was taking to spur competition in the airline industry, protect consumers, and arm them with the…

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    Pueblo Railway Museum

    Ron Roach talked about Pueblo, Colorado’s railroad history. Located in southeastern Colorado, Pueblo has been a major rail center since the 1800s. Exhibits at the Pueblo Railway Museum focus on the five…

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