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  • emDiscover Americaem
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    Discover America

    This United Airlines film narrated by actor Burgess Meredith takes a bird’s eye journey across the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific. “Discover America” was also the name of a…

  • Politics and Prohibition
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    Politics and Prohibition

    Panelists talked about the history and politics of Prohibition. The panel spoke about the reasons for the movement against alcohol abuse beginning in the 19th century and the problems with enforcing and then…

  • emDrinking in Americaem
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    Drinking in America

    Susan Cheever talked about her book Drinking in America: Our Secret History, in which she provides a history of alcohol consumption in America. In her book, she describes the Pilgrims who imbibed…

  • emMeet King Joeem
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    Meet King Joe

    This cartoon argues that the American factory worker, Joe, was the “king of the workers of the world” due to his higher wages, productivity, and shorter working hours. It is one of a series…

  • Author Discussion on Appalachia
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    Author Discussion on Appalachia

    Elizabeth Catte, What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, Steven Stoll Ramp Hollow, and Wendy Welch, Fall or Fly, discussed the stereotypes and reality of life in Appalachia. This…

  • JD Vance Discusses Memoir emHillbilly Elegyem
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    Hillbilly Elegy

    J.D. Vance talked about his book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, in which he recalls his childhood in a Rust Belt town in Ohio. He spoke at the 17th annual…

  • emDistant Drummer A Movable Sceneem
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    Distant Drummer, A Movable Scene

    Narrated by actor Robert Mitchum, this documentary takes a sympathetic yet critical look at the late 1960s counterculture movement. With scenes in San Francisco, London, Nepal, Rome, and Istanbul, the film…

  • Politics of American Dueling
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    Politics of American Dueling

    Historian Joanne Freeman talked about the logic behind the American dueling culture before and after the Civil War. She described the “Code of Honor” that led to dueling and explains the…

  • Classical Music and Politics in 20th Century America
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    Classical Music and Politics in 20th Century America

    Author and former classical musician Jonathan Rosenberg discussed his new book, Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War, which explores the…

  • Drinking in the Antebellum Congress
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    Drinking in the Antebellum Congress

    Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the prevalence of drinking in both the political and social life of congressional representatives before the Civil War. This interview was recorded…

  • Blackface and Minstrel Shows in 20th Century Media
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    Blackface and Minstrel Shows in 20th Century Media

    Historian Tim Brooks talked about his book, The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media: 20th Century Performances on Radio, Records, Film and Television. He explained why this was considered…

  • emFat Pretty and Soon to be Oldem
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    Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old

    Kimberly Dark talked about her book, Fat, Pretty, and Soon to Be Old: A Makeover for Self and Society, containing personal essays on privilege and stigma in modern society.

  • Origins of the Indianapolis 500
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    Origins of the Indianapolis 500

    The Indianapolis 500 is known as "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". Eric Powell, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum director of communications, explained the origins of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and…

  • Artie Kornfeld Oral History Interview
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    Artie Kornfeld Oral History Interview

    The 1969 Woodstock Festival co-creator Artie Kornfeld talked about the historic three-day concert that attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. He…

  • Washington Journal David Farber Discusses the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock
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    David Farber on the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock

    University of Kansas History Professor David Farber, the author of The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s, talked about the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and the counterculture of the…

  • Colonial and Civil War Christmas Traditions
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    Colonial and Civil War Christmas Traditions

    Museum docent Brad Stone presented this festive look at Christmas traditions from the Colonial Era through the Civil War. Mr. Stone, dressed as a patriotic Santa depicted in an 1863 cartoon…

  • History of Polka
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    History of Polka

    Evan Maruszewski, founder of the Milwaukee Polka Riot Festival, discussed the history and evolution to the present of polka in Milwaukee. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

  • White House Christmas Decorations
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    White House Christmas Decorations

    A brief tour of the 2019 White House Christmas decorations.

  • National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
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    National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump participated in a lighting ceremony for 97th annual National Christmas Tree at the Ellipse.

  • CSPAN Cities Tour in Laramie Wyoming Part 1
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    C-SPAN Cities Tour in Laramie, Wyoming, Part 1

    C-SPAN visited Laramie, Wyoming to learn about the history and literary life of the community.

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