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    Presidential Elections

    Presidential historians, authors and campaign advisers discussed the past, present, and future of presidential elections at a virtual event hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Law…

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    1960, LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon

    David Pietrusza talked about 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies (Union Square Press; September 2, 2008). In his book he recounts the presidential…

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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in New York City for the last of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. The debate focused on…

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    Camelot's End

    Jon Ward, senior political correspondent for Yahoo News, recounted the 1980 Democratic presidential primary campaign between Senator Ted Kennedy and incumbent President Jimmy Carter.

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    History of Televised Presidential Debates

    Professor John Splaine discussed the history of presidential debates in the television age and screened video examples as he led a discussion on the history and evolution of televised political…

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    Fraud of the Century

    Mr. Morris talked about his book Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876, published by Simon and Schuster. In 1876, New York Democrat…

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    1960 Democratic Convention Reminiscences

    Pierre Salinger, President John F. Kennedy’s Press Secretary, Jack Valenti, who worked in the Lyndon B. Johnson White House, and Hubert H. Humphrey Advisor Ted Van Dyk discussed their…

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    George Wallace: American Populist

    Author Stephan Lesher discussed his recent book George Wallace: American Populist published by Addison-Wesley. He talked about populism and why Former Alabama Governor George Wallace fits…

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    Ideological Culture Wars in America

    James Davison Hunter and Morris Fiorina talked about “culture wars” and whether America is more or less culturally divided than previously. Mr. Hunter believes our culture is embroiled in a major clash…

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    Campaign 2008 Bus Debuts in New Hampshire

    Phones were opened and callers talked about the qualifications to be president. Campaign ads and topical news stories were talked about by Steven Scully and callers. Interviews of C-SPAN…

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    2008 Election Forecast

    Panelists examined the early primary and caucus states and talked about the implications of the primary season being condensed. They also talked about the political ideologies of American…

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    The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Harold Holzer, Civil War historian, discussed the publication which he edited, entitled "The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete and Unexpurgated Text", published by Harper Collins…

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    Legacy of George McGovern

    Participants talked about the legacy of George McGovern, especially relating to his fight against world hunger and malnutrition. The celebration included toasts, remembrances, and a video…

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    Robert F. Kennedy Commemoration

    Friends and family of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy gathered to remember and reminiscence about his influence in politics and impact on their lives. The occasion was the 25th…

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    Adlai Stevenson: His Life and Legacy

    Porter McKeever, publicity director of volunteers for presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson in the 1952 election, talked about his personal experiences in his book, Adlai Stevenson: His Life and…

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    1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs

    Professor Chace discussed his book 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft, and Debs--The Election That Changed the Country, published by Simon and Schuster. He described the personalities and…

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    1968 Democratic Convention

    Mr. Van Dyk, who was a senior adviser to Hubert Humphrey, talked about his recollections of the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

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    1956 Republican Convention Newsreel

    This was United Newsreel footage of the 1956 Republican Convention in San Francisco.

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    Mondale 1980 Acceptance Speech

    Vice President Mondale accepted the Democratic nomination for a second term as vice president. In his remarks, he contrasted the recent Republican Convention in Detroit with the Democratic…

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    Senator Thomas Eagleton 1972 Acceptance Speech

    Senator Eagleton accepted the vice presidential nomination. He eventually resigned from the ticket and Senator McGovern chose Sargent Shriver to replace him.

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