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  • Dwight D Eisenhowers Life and Legacy
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower's Life and Legacy

    University of Virginia Professor William Hitchcock talked about his book, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s. Later, Mr. Hitchcock sat down with former ABC News White House…

  • George HW Bush Remembered
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    George H.W. Bush Remembered

    James Baker remembered his long-time friend George H.W. Bush in this program hosted by the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. He talked about their friendship and the notable events of the…

  • Camp David
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    Camp David

    Camp David insiders offered their recollections of the presidential retreat in the Maryland mountains. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president who used the hideaway, and he set the…

  • 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…

  • Humor in the White House
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    Humor in the White House

    Historian H.W. Brands talked about humor in the White House and the role it plays in presidential politics. From George Washington to Donald Trump, he considered how funny American chief…

  • George HW Bushs Former Aides
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    George H.W. Bush's Former Aides

    Three of George H.W. Bush’s former aides recalled their years with him -- before, during and after his time in the White House. This panel followed a conversation with James Baker, who…

  • Theodore Roosevelt Tribute
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    Theodore Roosevelt Tribute

    Tweed Roosevelt paid tribute to his great-grandfather Theodore in the National War College rotunda. He spoke in front of a marker commemorating the 1903 construction of Roosevelt Hall. This event…

  • Theodore Roosevelt and the National War College
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    Theodore Roosevelt and the National War College

    Representative French Hill (R-AR) and National War College Alumni Association historian Janet Breslin-Smith talked about Theodore Roosevelt’s interest in military education and his role in…

  • Abraham Lincoln Remembered
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    Abraham Lincoln Remembered

    Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer gave an illustrated talk at the New-York Historical Society about the monuments created to the 16th president and what they say about how he is…

  • Eleanor Roosevelt emMcCallems Interview
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    Eleanor Roosevelt McCall's Interview

    In this 1958 film, McCall’s Magazine interviewed Eleanor Roosevelt on the occasion of the former first lady’s 74th birthday. She looked through family photographs and told the stories behind them. This…

  • Eleanor Roosevelts Advice Column
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    Eleanor Roosevelt's Advice Column

    Mary Jo Binker talked about and read excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice column written for more than 20 years for Ladies' Home Journal and McCall’s Magazine. Ms. Binker is editor of…

  • Thomas Jeffersons Image
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    Thomas Jefferson's Image

    Gaye Wilson talked about the clues in Thomas Jefferson’s dress and mannerisms that reveal how he wished to present himself and his politics in the new Republic. Ms. Wilson is a senior historian…

  • FDR Librarys 50th Anniversary
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    FDR Library's 50th Anniversary

    On February 4, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt founded his presidential library. Fifty years later, President Ronald Reagan paid tribute to FDR on the library’s 50th anniversary, just…

  • Ronald Reagan and Cold War Politics
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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Politics

    Speakers including two former National Security Council staff members who served under Ronald Reagan discussed the 40th president’s Cold War politics. The discussion was part of a conference titled…

  • Covert Diplomacy
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    Covert Diplomacy

    Richard Moss talked about how presidents have used covert means to conduct sensitive diplomacy. Mr. Moss is the author of Nixon’s Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and…

  • Woodrow Wilsons Domestic Policies
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    Woodrow Wilson's Domestic Policies

    Historians and economists discussed Woodrow Wilson’s views on domestic policies, including women’s and African American rights, banking and the Federal Reserve System. The Wilson Center in…

  • Digitizing History
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    Digitizing History

    This was a discussion about efforts to digitize the nation’s history and to make it more accessible. Panelists included representatives from the White House Historical Association, the…

  • Harry Truman Descendant
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    Harry Truman Descendant

    Descendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. American History TV…

  • Gerald R Ford Descendant
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    Gerald R. Ford Descendant

    Descendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. American…

  • Woodrow Wilson and World War I
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    Woodrow Wilson and World War I

    Executive Director Robert Enholm leads a tour of World War I objects in President Woodrow Wilson’s Washington, D.C., home. President Wilson retired in 1921 after leaving the White House.…

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