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  • George W Bush and the Iraq Surge
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    George W. Bush and the Iraq Surge

    This was a discussion about President George W. Bush’s 2007 decision to increase American troop levels in Iraq. Former Bush administration officials Meghan O’Sullivan and Peter Feaver recounted their roles in the…

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  • Ronald Reagan Conservatives and the Cold War
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    Ronald Reagan, Conservatives, and the Cold War

    University of Central Arkansas historian Marcus Witcher explored conservatives' criticism of President Reagan’s foreign policy toward the Soviet Union during the 1980s. He also explained how…

    158 views
  • Ronald Reagans Presidential Campaigns
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    Ronald Reagan's Presidential Campaigns

    Ronald Reagan’s White House political affairs director, Frank Donatelli, sat down with historian Craig Shirley to go behind-the-scenes of the 40th president’s campaigns for the White House. This conversation,…

    265 views
  • Congressional Oversight of Presidential Misconduct
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    Congressional Oversight of Presidential Misconduct

    This was a discussion about congressional oversight of presidential misconduct. University of Texas at Austin Professor Jeremi Suri and Purdue University Professor Kathryn Brownell talked…

    259 views
  • Secret Service Protection
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    Secret Service Protection

    Former Secret Service agents talked about protecting the first family and the challenges they faced. Speakers included Larry Buendorf, who prevented a 1975 assassination attempt on…

    678 views
  • Pat Oliphants Political Cartoons Bush to Obama
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    Pat Oliphant's Political Cartoons, Bush to Obama

    Former White House administration staff members analyzed the work of political cartoonist Pat Oliphant. They focused on the presidencies of George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush -- and…

    175 views
  • Pat Oliphants Political Cartoons LBJ to Reagan
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    Pat Oliphant's Political Cartoons: LBJ to Reagan

    Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Pat Oliphant and his work were the subjects of discussion at the University of Virginia, which had just acquired his cartoon collection. Speakers included…

    524 views
  • First Lady Pat Nixon
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    First Lady Pat Nixon

    Pat Nixon entered the White House as first lady 50 years ago in January 1969. A panel discussed her work, interests and contributions to the Nixon administration. The White House Historical…

    5,473 views
  • Watergate Judicial and Prosecutorial Conduct
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    Watergate Judicial and Prosecutorial Conduct

    Geoff Shepard was principal deputy to President Nixon’s lead defense lawyer. He made the case for what he says was judicial and prosecutorial abuse in the Watergate scandal that ended Mr. Nixon’s presidency.…

    565 views
  • Remembering George Washington
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    Remembering George Washington

    Matthew Costello talked about his new book, The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President. He discussed the ways that Americans…

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  • Bush White House Chiefs of Staff
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    Bush White House Chiefs of Staff

    Former White House Chiefs of Staff John Sununu and Andrew Card offered insights into White House responses to major events, such as the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and 9/11. Mr.…

    340 views
  • Washington Winchester and the French and Indian War
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    Washington, Winchester, and the French and Indian War

    Historian Carl Ekberg talked about George Washington’s ties to Winchester, Virginia, during the French and Indian War. He explored the decisive role the war played in the growth of Winchester,…

    273 views
  • History of Impeachment
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    History of Impeachment

    The co-authors of Impeachment: An American History talked about the only three presidential impeachment proceedings ever conducted: those involving Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill…

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  • World War IEra German Hunger
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    World War I-Era German Hunger

    Mary Elisabeth Cox documented the depth of hunger among German women and children between 1914 and 1924. This talk was from a day-long conference at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch,…

    218 views
  • Herbert Hoovers World War I Relief Work
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    Herbert Hoover's World War I Relief Work

    Herbert Hoover’s biographer George Nash recalled his World War I relief work, which saved the lives of millions caught up in the war and its aftermath -- and which set the stage for his White…

    251 views
  • Secret Service Agent Rufus Youngblood
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    Secret Service Agent Rufus Youngblood

    Rebecca Vaughn talked about her father Rufus Youngblood and the 20 years he served as a Secret Service agent during the administration’s of Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B.…

    300 views
  • Herbert Hoover FDR and World War II Relief Aid
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    Herbert Hoover, FDR, and World War II Relief Aid

    This program was part of a conference on Herbert Hoover’s humanitarian efforts during the two world wars. Hal Elliott Wert, a Kansas City Art Institute professor emeritus, talked about the…

    180 views
  • Herbert Hoover and Aid to FamineStricken Russia
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    Herbert Hoover and Aid to Famine-Stricken Russia

    Stanford University historian Bertrand Patenaude talked about Herbert Hoover and aid to famine-stricken Soviet Russia from 1921 to 1922. This program at the Hoover presidential library in West…

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  • Abigail Adams and Mercy Otis Warren
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    Abigail Adams and Mercy Otis Warren

    This November is the 275th anniversary of Abigail Adams' birth. Her biographer Edith Gelles talked about the social and political relationship between Adams and her friend, the poet and…

    290 views
  • George HW Bush
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    George H.W. Bush

    Jean Becker, former President George H.W. Bush’s longtime chief of staff, talked about the man she knew. Ms. Becker worked for Mr. Bush starting shortly after he left the White House up…

    495 views
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