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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    203 views
  • 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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    231 views
  • 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…

    224 views
  • 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…

    190 views
  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • Bess and Harry Truman
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    Bess and Harry Truman

    Harry S. Truman Presidential Library archivist Tammy Williams talked about Harry and Bess Truman, and their life together from childhood in Independence, Missouri, to the White House. She…

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  • Watergate Reconsidered
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    Watergate Reconsidered

    Iowa State University hosted a panel discussion on Watergate’s lessons and their implications for future presidents. Panelists included former U.S. Representative Edward Mezvinsky, who served on…

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  • Candidate George W Bush
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    Candidate George W. Bush

    The Texas Tribune Festival brought together former campaign aides from George W. Bush’s runs for Texas governor and president to talk about the candidate, his political strategies and the…

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  • Blanche Wiesen Cook on Eleanor Roosevelt
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    Blanche Wiesen Cook on Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt biographer Blanche Wiesen Cook talked with Paul Sparrow, director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. Ms. Cook has written…

    232 views
  • Ronald Reagan Communism and Pope John Paul II
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    Ronald Reagan, Communism, and Pope John Paul II

    Ronald Reagan’s attorney general, Edwin Meese, talked about the 40th president’s views on communism and his relationship with Pope John Paul II at a conference organized by the White House Writers Group. The…

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  • Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II
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    Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II

    Callista Gingrich, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, talked about the diplomatic relationship between President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II. She spoke at the White House Writers Group…

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  • Cold War Considered
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    Cold War Considered

    A panel of speakers including Polish Senator Anna Maria Anders and former Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus considered how the relationship between Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II…

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  • Cold War Recollections
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    Cold War Recollections

    Former Czech Republic President Václav Klaus offered his thoughts about the Cold War politics and personalities of the Reagan era, and his assessment of their historical importance. This was from a…

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  • Barbara Bush As Her Grandchildren Remember Her
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    Barbara Bush As Her Grandchildren Remember Her

    Five of Barbara Bush’s grandchildren remember her in this discussion moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts. The former first lady was only the second woman in history to be married to one…

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