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  • 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…

    450 views
  • 1970s Culture and Economics
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    1970s Culture and Economics

    University of Massachusetts Boston Professor Vincent Cannato taught a class about the culture and economics of the 1970s. He talked about the 1973 oil crisis, demographic changes in…

    105 views
  • Revolutionary War Military Burials
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    Revolutionary War Military Burials

    Historian Robert Selig talked about the practice of burying the dead during the Revolutionary War. He discussed how loved ones identified the bodies, and the influence of military rank and…

    561 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the Gillette advertisement targeting “toxic masculinity.”

    813 views
  • National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
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    National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke participated in the National Christmas Tree Lighting at the Ellipse.

    16,771 views
  • QA with Sarah Churchwell
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    Q&A with Sarah Churchwell

    University of London literature Professor Sarah Churchwell talked about her book, Behold America, which looks at the history of the phrases “America First” and “The American Dream.”

    1,803 views
  • Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Acting Architect of the Capitol Christine Merdon, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and members of the Oregon congressional delegation delivered remarks before lighting the U.S. Capitol…

    564 views
  • Abraham Lincoln Sarah Josepha Hale and Thanksgiving
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    Abraham Lincoln, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Thanksgiving

    Author Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about the history of Thanksgiving in America, including President Lincoln’s proclamation in 1863 during the Civil War making it a national holiday. She also reflected…

    444 views
  • President Trump Pardons Thanksgiving Turkey
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    National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon

    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump participated in the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. The White House posted a poll online to determine which of the two…

    6,701 views
  • Former Librarian of Congress James Billington Dies at 89
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    Q&A with James Billington

    James Billington talked about his experiences during his 20 years as the head of the Library of Congress. Other topics included the library’s future, the explosion of digital material, and the role of…

    1,246 views
  • President Trump Participates in White House Christmas Tree Delivery
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    White House Christmas Tree Delivery

    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump received the White House Christmas tree from the North Portico of the White House. The 19.5-foot Fraser fir grown in Newland, North Carolina,…

    3,954 views
  • Coachmen Culture in the Gilded Age
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    Coachmen Culture in the Gilded Age

    Historian Carolee Klimchock about the culture of coach drivers during the Gilded Age. She explores how relationships between coachmen and their passengers resulted in public scandals.

    540 views
  • Discussion on the Advent of the Skyscraper
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    Advent of the Skyscraper

    Professor Thomas Leslie talked about the changes in late 19th century architecture design and technology that allowed buildings to be built taller and incorporate more glass to let in light. This was a…

    1,224 views
  • 1840s Popular Culture
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    1840s Popular Culture

    Texas A&M University professor Lorien Foote taught a class about popular culture during the 1840s. She talked about the importance of theater to all classes of society during this period,…

    858 views
  • Reconstruction Moonshine and NASCAR
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    Reconstruction, Moonshine, and NASCAR

    Tulane University professor Blake Gilpin taught a class about moonshine drivers and the origins of NASCAR. He described how after the Civil War, particularly in the South, moonshiners…

    773 views
  • The South and National Culture in the 1970s
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    The South and National Culture in the 1970s

    East Tennessee State University professor Tom Lee taught a class about the South’s influence on national culture in the 1970s. He highlighted the political importance of the region during Jimmy…

    497 views
  • Honor Dueling and Slavery in the Antebellum South
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    Honor, Dueling, and Slavery in the Antebellum South

    Suffolk University professor Kenneth S. Greenberg taught a class on the role of honor and dueling in the lives of slave masters in the antebellum South. He explained what actions would have…

    923 views
  • emThe Atlanticem Ideas Festival
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    The Atlantic Ideas Festival, Day 2

    The Atlantic media company held its Ideas Festival in Washington, D.C., featuring Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), former Secretary of State John Kerry, and Federal…

    1,207 views
  • emTempem
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    Temp

    Cornell University Professor Louis Hyman looked at changes to the American workforce over the past seventy years.

    485 views
  • emHugh Hefner Good or Bad for Americaem
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    Hugh Hefner, Good or Bad for America?

    New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and University of Missouri Professor Steven Watts debated whether Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was good or bad for America.

    583 views
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