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  • Robert F Kennedy 1968 Presidential Announcement 50th Anniversary
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    Robert F. Kennedy 1968 Presidential Announcement 50th Anniversary

    New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy announced he was running for president on March 16, 1968. Several members of Congress and two of his descendants marked the 50th anniversary of that announcement at an event…

  • Founders and the US Supreme Court
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    Founders and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Judge Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit discussed the history and evolution of the U.S. Supreme Court. He explained how justices decided…

  • Preserving Happy Hill
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    Preserving Happy Hill

    During Reconstruction, African Americans in Winston-Salem settled in an area that became known as the Happy Hill neighborhood. Cheryl Harry, Organizer of the Happy Hill Shotgun House Project, explained her 30-year…

  • emFace the Nationem with Governor Ronald Reagan
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    Face the Nation with Governor Ronald Reagan

    California Governor Ronald Reagan discusses issues in the 1968 presidential campaign less than two months before the Republican National Convention. Gov. Reagan, who was not officially…

  • Abraham Lincoln and African Americans
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    Abraham Lincoln and African Americans

    Michael Burlingame, author of Abraham Lincoln: A Life, talked about the 16th president at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute &…

  • Truman and Pendergast Political Machine
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    Truman and Pendergast Political Machine

    Historian Jon Taylor discussed the political alliance between Harry Truman and Kansas City political kingpin Tom Pendergast in the early 1930s. Pendergast became a significant figure…

  • Washington Journal Matthew Dallek and Robert Merry Discuss Conservative Politics in 1968
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    Matthew Dallek and Robert Merry on Conservative Politics in 1968

    Robert Merry and Matthew Dallek talked about conservative politics in 1968. Perceived liberal excesses and disenchantment with the size of government gave rise to the political right, the resurgence of…

  • Origins of Salem Academy and College
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    Origins of Salem Academy and College

    Michelle Hopkins Lawrence talked about the origins and 250-year history of Salem Academy and College, the oldest educational institution for girls and women in the United States, She is the co-chair of the…

  • Archaeology at George Washingtons Alexandria Property
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    Archaeology at George Washington's Alexandria Property

    In addition to his Mount Vernon estate along the Potomac river, George Washington owned a townhouse in the heart of nearby Alexandria, Virginia. The current owner, Rick Garcia, talked about his…

  • Settlement of Norman Oklahoma
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    Settlement of Norman, Oklahoma

    Museum manager Stephanie Hixon gave a tour of the Moore-Lindsay House Museum, a Victorian style home built during the early days of the city of Norman, Oklahoma. She talked about the families who lived in…

  • Children and the Civil War
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    Children and the Civil War

    University of Richmond professor Lauranett Lee discussed how children were affected during the Civil War Era, and compared this history to the continuing twenty-first century problem of war,…

  • Oklahoma Natural History
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    Oklahoma Natural History

    The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History features over 4 billion years of the state’s natural history. Michael Mares and Richard Cifelli highlighted artifacts from the Hall of Ancient Life exhibit,…

  • University of Oklahoma Congressional and Political Collections
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    University of Oklahoma Congressional and Political Collections

    The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma houses the papers of 58 former members of the United States Congress. Michael Crespin, director of the center, featured…

  • The Vietnam War
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    The Vietnam War

    Historian Mark Philip Bradley of the University of Chicago explained why teaching the Vietnam War has changed, and he reflected on U.S.-Vietnam relations today. The interview was recorded…

  • Legacy of Jeannette Rankin
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    Legacy of Jeannette Rankin

    Jane Armstrong Hudiburg talked about the life and legacy of suffragist, pacifist and politician Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

  • emFace the Nationem with George Wallace
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    Face the Nation with George Wallace

    American Independent Party candidate George Wallace is interviewed about the 1968 presidential campaign. The former Democratic Governor of Alabama discusses his chances of winning, what he…

  • Justice Thurgood Marshall
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    Justice Thurgood Marshall

    Four prominent figures in American law including Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recalled their experiences working as clerks for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. They discussed…

  • National Weather Center
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    National Weather Center

    Norman, Oklahoma, is home to the National Weather Center, located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, it is a consolidation of federal, state, and academic organizations that work to better understand the…

  • Africans Native Americans and the English in 1619 Virginia
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    Africans, Native Americans, and the English in 1619 Virginia

    Historians discussed the arrival of the first African slaves to Virginia in 1619 and their encounters and cultural exchanges with Native Americans and English settlers. The John W. Kluge Center…

  • emMost Blessed of the Patriarchsem
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    Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

    Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf talked about their book "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, in which they examine the intellectual…

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