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    C-SPAN Cities Tour Visits National Parks

    The C-SPAN Cities Tour explored the American story with a look at the National Park Service. They visited eight parks across the country, including Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Selma…

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    Landscape Preservation and National Parks

    Professor Laura Watt talked about the evolution of a national park system and the effort to preserve pristine wilderness. She argued that this approach often obscures the ways humans have…

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    First National Park Service Photographer

    The co-authors of the book Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service showed examples of Grant’s work and discussed his story…

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    Kristen Brengel on the State of America's National Parks

    National Parks Conservation Association’s Kristen Brengel discussed the state of America’s national parks since the pandemic.

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    Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    Settled deep in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, Mount Rushmore teaches visitors about the birth, growth, development, and preservation of the United States through the four U.S. presidents depicted…

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    Outdoors in the Garden State

    This U.S. Interior Department film shows young men in the Civilian Conservation Corps doing infrastructure and maintenance work in New Jersey state parks. The conservation work was part of…

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    Confederate Statues and Memorialization

    Author Catherine Clinton talked about her book, Confederate Statues and Memorialization. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2020 LCV Cities Tour” in San Antonio,…

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    Civil War Monuments

    Thomas Brown is the author of Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America. He discussed his book with Gregory Downs and Kate Masur, co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War…

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    House Hearing on Federal Law Enforcement Cameras

    The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a virtual hearing to assess the use of cameras by federal law enforcement officials, specifically by the U.S.…

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    Confederate Monuments and Memorials

    Historians Edna Greene Medford and Vernon Burton discussed the debate over Confederate monuments and memorials and shared their opinions on when such statues should be removed and what to do with…

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    Debating and Removing Monuments

    Historians David Blight and Annette Gordon-Reed talked about recent debates over historical monuments, discussing how people could make decisions about removing or contextualizing them…

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    Washington Post Discussion on Race Relations and Historical Monuments

    Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis talked about race relations and controversy over historical monuments. They spoke with the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart. The former…

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    Marcia Argust on the Great American Outdoors Act

    Marcia Argust of Pew Charitable Trusts talked about the Great American Outdoors Act that was passed by the House earlier in the week, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on national parks.

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    House Hearing on Confederate Statue Removal Legislation

    The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks held a hearing to discuss three pieces of legislation calling for the removal of Confederate statues on public land. Witnesses included the…

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    Great American Outdoors Act Bill Enrollment Ceremony

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held an enrollment ceremony for the Great American Outdoors Act.

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    Open Phones, Part 3

    Viewers commented on the House passage of a bill to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol.

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers commented on the House passage of a bill to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol.

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    Harold Holzer on Confederate Monument and Symbols

    Lincoln scholar and author Harold Holzer talked about the national debate over removing Confederate symbols and monuments.

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Viewers commented on efforts to remove Confederate monuments and statues.

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers commented on efforts to remove Confederate monuments and statues.

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