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    Newsreel of Franklin D. Roosevelt 1941 Inauguration

    This 1941 Castle Films newsreel summarizes the life of President Franklin Roosevelt up to and including his third inauguration on January 20, 1941.

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    President Obama and Washington, D.C.

    William Seale talked about President Obama’s decision to stay in Washington, D.C., after he leaves office. Mr. Seale talked about why that is so rare, and described the lives of Presidents…

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    Silent Film of Herbert Hoover 1929 Inauguration

    This silent film documents the March 4, 1929, presidential inauguration of Herbert Hoover.

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    White House Transitions

    Former White House chief usher Gary Walters talked about the history of White House transitions, and what goes on behind-the-scenes between the election and Inauguration Day.

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    Representative Christopher Smith Inaugural Recollections

    Representative Christopher Smith (R-NJ) spoke about his recollections of past inaugurations ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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    Representative Harold Rogers Inaugural Recollections

    Representative Harold Rogers (R-KY) spoke about his recollections of past inaugurations ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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    Representative Don Young Inaugural Recollections

    Repreentative Don Young (R-AK) spoke about his recollections of past inaugurations ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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    Franklin Roosevelt 1933 Inauguration

    Franklin Roosevelt was sworn in as the 32nd president of the United States on March 4, 1933. This program includes his oath of office, administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles…

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    Washington Crossing the Delaware

    Harry Laver talked about George Washington’s 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River to surprise and ultimately defeat Hessian troops in the Battle of Trenton. He described the…

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    "Shell Shock" During World War I

    Annessa Stagner talked about “shell shock” in World War I soldiers. “Shell shock” is a psychological term describing the effect of long-term distress from combat experience. Ms. Stagner is…

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    Secretary of War Edwin Stanton

    William Marvel talked about Edwin Stanton, Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of War during most of the Civil War. Mr. Marvel argued that Stanton’s loyalties to people lasted only as long as they were…

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    Vatican Spies During World War II

    Mark Riebling talked about Pope Pius the Twelfth and the Catholic Church’s secret actions against the Nazis. He argued that, contrary to previous scholarship, the pope was involved in efforts to change the German…

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    Book Discussion The Nazis Next Door

    Eric Lichtblau talked about his book, The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men, about the influx of Nazis who entered the United States following World War II.…

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    Term Limits and the 22nd Amendment

    Professor Garrett Epps talked about the 1947 passage of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which limits the number of terms a president can serve. He explained what propelled the…

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    Lead-Up to Pearl Harbor

    Craig Symonds talked about events that occurred in the Pacific region leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, including the Second Sino-Japanese War that started in 1937, and the…

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    Winston Churchill's Military Career

    Lee Pollack talks about the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s military career. Mr. Pollack spoke about Churchill’s decision during World War I to leave Parliament and join the British Army as a…

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    Friendship 7

    This NASA film details the February 20, 1962, Mercury “Friendship 7” mission, during which John Glenn became the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the earth.

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    Thomas Jefferson's Reputation

    Author Robert McDonald talked about Thomas Jefferson as a polarizing figure, and described how Jefferson’s actions and writings led him to be both revered by his contemporaries and…

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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…

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    Business Interests and U.S. Neutrality in World War I

    Volker Berghahn talked about economics and the role of big business in the U.S. response to World War I. Professor Berghahn examined relationships between British, U.S., and German business communities. “Big…

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