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    Reporting on Disease in Early America

    The American Antiquarian Society hosted a panel discussion on how early Americans confronted epidemics and pandemics -- from diphtheria to yellow fever to cholera. They looked at case…

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    U.S. Navy Reserves Chaplain Gerald Hutchinson Oral History Interview

    Gerald Hutchinson recalled his time as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy Reserves during Operation Enduring Freedom--the official name used by the U.S. government for the Global War on Terrorism.…

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    National Air and Space Museum Dedication Ceremony

    President Gerald Ford gave remarks and presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on July 1, 1976. The president is then seen…

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    Wally Funk Oral History Interview

    Wally Funk was interviewed about her life and career. In 1961, Mary Wallace Funk volunteered for the “Women in Space” Program. A group of women went to the Lovelace Clinic, where the Mercury astronauts had…

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    Dwight Eisenhower's World War II Leadership

    David Eisenhower, grandson of President Eisenhower, talked about his grandfather’s leadership during World War II as a general in the Army. He talked with Brian Hauenstein, grandson of Colonel…

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    The Ever-Changing Past

    James Banner is the author of The Ever-Changing Past: Why All History is Revisionist History. He explained in this conversation that history has been continuously reinterpreted since the…

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    Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln

    Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame talked about the complicated political and personal partnership between the 16th president and his wife. Drawing on 30 years of research, his book is An…

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    Philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois

    Professor Maurice Jackson talked about the philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois, an influential African-American sociologist, author, and civil rights activist in late-19th and early 20th…

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    Forget the Alamo

    The Battle of the Alamo has been mythologized according to a new book by author Bryan Burrough, columnist Chris Tomlinson, and political consultant Jason Stanford. Past accounts omitted the…

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    Johnny Carson and Political Humor

    Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992 - with millions of Americans tuning in each night. Stephen Farnsworth examined Carson’s use of political humor and how it shaped the narrative on…

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    Freemasonry History

    Author John Dickie discussed the Freemasons' history and the misconceptions surrounding this secret society.

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    To Help Peace Survive

    This Defense Department orientation film for soldiers assigned to South Korea gives a brief history of Korea and details the events that led to the Korean War and its aftermath. After…

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    Atrocities in Korea

    This 1953 U.S. Army “Big Picture” report documents war crimes committed by communist North Korean and Chinese forces against U.S. and other United Nations forces during the Korean War. The…

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    Turning of the Tide

    This U.S. Army report describes events in Korea from August 10 to September 20, 1950 when U.S.- led forces in South Korea were in retreat, then held the line and carried out several…

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    The First Forty Days in Korea

    The first episode in the U.S. Army’s long-running “Big Picture” series tells the story of defensive operations and delay tactics used early in the Korean War, when U.S. and South Korean…

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    LBJ's White House Tapes

    The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, together with the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, debuted a website giving increased access to LBJ’s 650 hours of White House phone…

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    Freed Slaves and Native Americans

    Alaina Roberts discussed her new book, “I’ve Been Here All the While - Black Freedom on Native Land,” in which she uses archival research and family history to reexamine the land rights of…

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    Let's Go America!

    This National Association of Manufacturers film was produced during the Great Depression to promote an optimistic view of the U.S. economy. The film shows dramatized scenes from the so-called…

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    U.S. Capitol Ghost Stories

    The U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s Steve Livengood, chief guide and public historian, talked about the ghost stories and legends associated with the seat of Congress. The society hosted…

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    Korean War and Civil-Military Relations

    Professor Joseph Glatthaar talked about the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur’s removal from command by President Harry Truman, and civil-military relations.

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