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  • Bunny Mellons Legacy
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    Bunny Mellon's Legacy

    This program was about Kennedy White House Rose Garden designer Bunny Mellon, and her friendship with first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. It was part of a day-long symposium hosted by the White…

  • Dwight D Eisenhower as a Leader
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower as a Leader

    Louis Galambos, editor of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower, talked about the evolution of Ike’s leadership style from a West Point cadet to president of the United States. The Kansas…

  • Beatrix Farrands Legacy
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    Beatrix Farrand's Legacy

    This discussion was about White House landscape architect Beatrix Farrand -- her interest in botany, her college campus projects, and her White House garden designs. It was part of a…

  • White House History
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    White House History

    White House Historical Association historians Matthew Costello and Lindsay Chervinsky talked about their jobs, and the history and preservation of the executive mansion.

  • Remembering Richard Nixon
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    Remembering Richard Nixon

    Former California Governor Pete Wilson remembered Richard Nixon on the 25th anniversary of his funeral. He was one of four eulogists. He was interviewed by former Nixon Administration…

  • James K Polks Politics and Times
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    James K. Polk's Politics and Times

    This program featured five views of President James K. Polk’s politics and times, from his relationship with predecessor Martin Van Buren to his role as a wartime chief executive. This panel was…

  • James K Polk Ancestry Politics and Policies
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    James K. Polk Ancestry, Politics, and Policies

    James K. Polk scholars talked about his ancestry, politics and policies. This panel was part of a two-day conference marking the completion of the 60-year project to assemble and edit…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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 spoke 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…

  • 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…

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