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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Artist Depictions of George Washington

    William diGiacomantonio talked about how artists have depicted George Washington, including famous portraits by John Trumbull, Gilbert Stuart, and Horatio Greenough.

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Wartime Rhetoric

    Professor Mary Stuckey spoke with Paul Sparrow about President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his use of language to bolster his World War II policies and strategies. During the event, footage was shown of…

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    By One Vote

    Michael Holt talked about his book By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 (University Press of Kansas, 2011). Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes won the 1876 presidential…

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    Nixon Presidential Library and Museum Re-Opening Ceremony

    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, held a re-opening ceremony after a major update of its exhibits.

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    1789 Debate Over Chief Executive Title

    Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon talked about her book, For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789. When George Washington was elected chief executive in 1789, Congress…

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    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Centennial

    The National Park Service hosted a commemorative ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville, Kentucky. July 2016 marked the centennial of the…

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