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  • emChasing Spaceem
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    Chasing Space

    Former NFL player and NASA astronaut Leland Melvin talked about his book Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances, in which he recounted his time growing up in Lynchburg,…

  • emCheatedem
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    In 2010, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found itself at the center of an academic scandal involving its athletic department. In his book, Cheated, UNC professor Jay Smith explained how the scandal came…

  • Carolina Basketball Museum
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    Carolina Basketball Museum

    The Carolina Basketball Museum chronicles the history of UNC basketball. Steve Kirshner, director of athletic communications at the University of North Carolina, gave a tour of the museum and discussed the storied…

  • emStealing Homeem
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    Stealing Home

    Sports writer Eric Nusbaum reported on how the construction of Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium led to the displacement of a Mexican American neighborhood in the 1950s. This was a virtual event hosted…

  • 1919 Black Sox World Series Fix
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    1919 "Black Sox" World Series Fix

    Historian David Pietrusza discussed the 1919 World Series fix by members of the Chicago White Sox in what came to be known as the “Black Sox” scandal. He talked about how book and film portrayals of the fix shaped…

  • Sharon Robinson Discusses Memoir emChild of the Dreamem
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    Open Phones with Sharon Robinson

    Sharon Robinson, the daughter of the late professional baseball player, Jackie Robinson, reflected on her life in the civil rights movement. She discussed her book and took viewer phone…

  • WillardDempsey Fight
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    Willard-Dempsey Fight

    Toledo hosted the heavyweight boxing match between Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard in 1919. Historian Tedd Long explained what happened at the fight that was billed as the match of the century. C-SPAN’s…

  • emFor the Good of the Gameem
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    For the Good of the Game

    Former Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig recounted his tenure and offered his thoughts on how baseball can change to remain relevant in the future. He was joined in conversation…

  • African American Women and Sports
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    African American Women and Sports

    Professor Amira Rose Davis examined the history of African American women in sports, including women who played baseball in the Negro Leagues in the 1950s and women who participated in…

  • Baseball in America Origins and Early Days
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    Baseball in America, Origins and Early Days

    American History TV visited the “Baseball Americana” exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. to learn about baseball’s origins and early days. Our guide is exhibit curator…

  • President Trump Meeting with Olympic Organizers
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    President Trump Meeting with Olympic Organizers

    President Trump met with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, as well as LA 2028 organizers, for a briefing on the Olympics. While making brief remarks, the president pledged the federal…

  • White House Announces Pardon of Former 49ers Owner Edward DeBartolo Jr
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    Edward DeBartolo Jr. Pardon Announcement

    Former NFL players spoke about President Trump’s pardon of former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. The president also pardoned Michael Milken, Ariel Friedler, Bernard Kerik,…

  • emThe Rise of Gridiron Universityem
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    The Rise of Gridiron University

    College football has become a significant part of American culture in the past century. In his book, The Rise of Gridiron University: Higher Education’s Uneasy Alliance with Big-Time College Football, author…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers responded to the question, “Should college athletes be paid?” California’s Fair Pay to Play Act, which was signed into law by Governor Newsom on September 30, 2019 and scheduled to…

  • College Athlete Compensation
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    College Athlete Compensation

    NCAA officials, university leaders, and former student athletes testified at a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on college athlete compensation. Among the witnesses were NCAA President…

  • How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football
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    Teddy Roosevelt and American Football

    John Miller recounts President Theodore Roosevelt’s involvement in the re-imagining of football, which saved the sport from being banned and ultimately led to the creation of the National…

  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Steve Gleason
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Steve Gleason

    Former NFL player Steve Gleason received the Congressional Gold Medal for his advocacy on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS and also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), a disease he has had since 2011.…

  • President Trump Hosts 2019 NCAA Football National Champions
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    President Trump Hosts 2019 NCAA Football National Champions

    President Trump met with the 2019 College Football National Champions, the LSU Tigers, in the East Room of the White House. President Trump congratulated the team on their historic 15-0 season and winning…

  • emThe Capital of Basketballem
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    The Capital of Basketball

    Andrea Chamblee talked about the life of and posthumously published book by John McNamara, a former reporter and editor for Capital Gazette Communications, which publishes The Capital and…

  • Justice Department News Conference
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    Justice Department News Conference

    Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski, U.S. Attorney Robert Duncan, and FBI special agent in charge George Piro announced charges against former NFL players accused of defrauding an…

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