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    Lincoln Family After the Assassination

    Catherine Clinton talked about what happened to President Lincoln’s family after his assassination. She discussed Mary Todd Lincoln’s struggles with debt and difficulty in coping with her…

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    People and Ideas That Shaped Lincoln

    Panelists talked about the people and ideas that shaped Abraham Lincoln’s political persona. Panelists included Harold Holzer, Ronald White, Richard Brookhiser, and Sidney Blumenthal.

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    George Washington in the South

    Author Warren Bingham talked about his book, George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour. He spoke about the newly elected president’s three-month trip to southern states intended to unify the…

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    Lincoln and the Founding Fathers

    Richard Brookhiser talked about how the ideas of Founding Fathers such as George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson influenced Abraham Lincoln’s thoughts and policies during the Civil…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Slavery

    Sidney Blumenthal spoke about the political forces that shaped President Lincoln’s views on slavery. Mr. Blumenthal is the author of, A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln,…

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    President Reagan 1981 Inauguration

    Highlights of the 1981 inauguration of Ronald Reagan were shown courtesy of NBC. This was the first inauguration held at the Capitol’s West Front.

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    President Kennedy 1961 Inauguration

    Highlights were shown of the 1961 inauguration of President John F. Kennedy courtesy of the Senate Recording Studio. The event took place on the steps of the U.S. Capitol before a large crowd. Two of President Kennedy’s…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 Presidential Inauguration

    Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican and the former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II, was sworn in as the 34th president of the United States on January 20, 1953. This…

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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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    President Bill Clinton Farewell Address

    Days prior to leaving office President Clinton addressed the nation, reviewing the accomplishments of his presidency. While wishing President-Elect Bush well, he also spoke about the need…

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    Edith Wilson in the White House

    William Hazelgrove talked about his book, Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson. Edith Wilson married Woodrow Wilson after his first wife died in the White House. When…

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    President George W. Bush Farewell Address

    Days prior to leaving office, President George W. Bush addressed the nation from the East Room of the White House, reviewing the accomplishments of his presidency. He reflected upon the…

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    President Dwight Eisenhower Farewell Address

    President Dwight Eisenhower spoke to the nation in a farewell address. The address, sometimes referred to as the "Military-Industrial Complex Speech", is considered by some to be one of the…

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    President Reagan's Farewell Address

    In his last official address from the Oval Office, President Reagan bid farewell to the nation and reviewed several aspects of his presidency and wished the nation well in its future.

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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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    Harry Truman's Political Relationships

    Historians discussed President Harry Truman’s leadership and how he interacted with three prominent Texas politicians, John Nance Garner, Sam Rayburn, and Lyndon B. Johnson. To celebrate…

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    Harry Truman and Public Service

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke with historian Michael Beschloss about Harry Truman’s commitment to public service as both vice president and president. To celebrate the…

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    Herbert Hoover the Humanitarian

    Historian George Nash talked about Herbert Hoover’s humanitarian efforts during World War I and World War II.

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    President's Daily Briefing

    John Brennan and James Clapper talked about the President’s Daily Briefing during the Nixon and Ford administrations and how that had evolved over time since then. The President’s Daily Briefings (PDBs} contain…

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler

    Professor emeritus Randall Bytwerk talked about the persuasive rhetoric of Adolf Hitler and Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and 1940s.

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