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    George Kennan and U.S. Cold War Containment Policy

    Author and journalist Evan Thomas talked about the impact and legacy of U.S. diplomat George Kennan and his “Long Telegram” with Truman Presidential Library director Kurt Graham. On February 22, 1946, U.S.…

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    The U.S. Overseas Information Program

    This film produced at the height of the Cold War shows examples of Soviet anti-American propaganda, and outlines U.S. efforts to promote American values around the globe using radio, print,…

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    Manhattan Project Construction Worker CJ Mitchell

    CJ Mitchell recounted his time as a construction worker in Hanford, Washington, beginning in the late 1940s. The site was used for atomic weapons production in World War II and during the Cold War. In…

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    Nearer My God

    William Buckley talked about his book, Nearer My God: An Autobiography of Faith. The book is Mr. Buckley’s thirty-eighth book and reviews his experiences with religion in his lifetime and…

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    Happy Days Were Here Again

    Author and commentator William F. Buckley, Jr. talked about his compendium titled Happy Days Were Here Again, published by Random House. The book was a collection of more than 120 articles…

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    Espionage and the Manhattan Project

    Robert S. Norris talked about George Koval, an American citizen who spied for the Soviet Union for almost ten years and supplied them with information about the atomic bomb. James Schoke and Ben Bederson, veterans…

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    William F. Buckley, Jr. Interview

    In an excerpt from the American Writers program, “Writings of Kirk and Buckley,” William F. Buckley, Jr. was interviewed at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He talked about the history of…

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    Army-McCarthy Hearings

    Participants spoke about the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings. They commented on various audio excerpts from the hearings and responded to viewer comments and questions. The Army-McCarthy…

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    Joseph McCarthy Transcripts

    Senators spoke to reporters about the release of previously classified transcripts of closed meetings of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations from 1953 and 1954. The…

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    Eisenhower in Review: Early Years

    Mack Teasly and Dan Holt participated in the first of a series of forums looking back at President Eisenhower’s educaton, military career and years in the White House. They talked about his…

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    Class Discussion of The Fire Next Time

    At the high school where James Baldwin attended, a class of students discusses Baldwin and his book The Fire Next Time.

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    James Baldwin Speech

    In this 1979 speech, James Baldwin talked about being a black writer, about the civil rights movement, and other topics.

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    Writings of James Baldwin

    From the library of DeWitt Clinton High School, guests examined racism in America and the rise of the civil rights movement through the life and writings of social critic James Baldwin. Dr.…

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    Memories of James Baldwin

    Mr. Stein was a close friend of James Baldwin and talked about his experiences. They both attended DeWitt Clinton High School.

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    Russell Kirk Writings

    In an excerpt from the American Writers program, “Writings of Kirk and Buckley,” the guests at the Russell Kirk Center talked about the history of modern conservative political movement in…

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    Writings of Whittaker Chambers

    From the Chambers Farm in Maryland and from the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC, the guests talked about the early period of the Cold War and the attraction Soviet Communism…

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    Jack Kerouac Writers in Orlando

    Mr. Kealing talked about the Kerouac Writers-in-Residence Project that is housed in the Orlando apartment where Jack Kerouac lived with his mother before the publication of On the Road.…

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    Writings of Jack Kerouac

    From the Jack Kerouac Commemorative Park on Bridge Street in Lowell, MA, guests talked about the history of United States from the late 1940s through the early 1960s through the life and writings…

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    The Life and Times of Russell Kirk

    The participants focused on Russell Kirk’s life and influences and how he developed post-World War II American conservatism. Dr. Kirk’s widow also spoke.

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    Russell Kirk and The Roots of American Order

    Mr. Whitney talked about Russell Kirk’s book, The Roots of American Order, about the history of American laws and social norms. After his presentation he answered audience members'…

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