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  • CSPAN Cities Tour Exploring the American Story
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    C-SPAN Cities Tour Exploring the American Story

    The C-SPAN Cities Tour travels the country exploring the American story as it takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. Highlights from some of the cities along the 2019 tour were…

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  • National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon
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    National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon

    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed people to the White House for the annual turkey pardoning. The president chose from two turkeys named Bread and Butter. In the end, he…

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  • Revolutionary War Era Clothing and Tailors
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    Revolutionary War Era Clothing and Tailors

    Scholar and curator Katherine Egner Gruber used images to describe the significance of tailors in 18th century Alexandria, Virginia. Examining the account book of tailor William Carlin, who was active between 1763 and…

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  • Appalachian Food History and Culture
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    Appalachian Food History and Culture

    From a snack for coal miners to foraged vegetables, The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll author Candace Nelson explained how Appalachian food embodies the history and culinary culture of West Virginia.…

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  • Black Migration and National Park Service
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    Black Migration and National Park Service

    Officials from the National Park Service and preservation organizations talked about how historically black sites help to tell the story of African American migration. They also argued for…

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  • Book TV in Rapid City South Dakota
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    Book TV in Rapid City, South Dakota

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2019 LCV Cities Tour” in Rapid City, South Dakota, from September 7-13, 2019, to feature the history and literary life of the…

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  • emReclaiming the Black Pastem
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    Reclaiming the Black Past

    In his book, Reclaiming the Black Past, author Pero Dagbovie explains how black history is misused in popular culture and what can be done to change it. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a…

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  • CSPAN Cities Tour in Sheridan Wyoming
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    C-SPAN Cities Tour in Sheridan, Wyoming

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

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  • Washington Journal Ken Burns Discusses His Documentary Country Music
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    Ken Burns on His Documentary, Country Music

    Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talked about his latest project for PBS about the history of country music.

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  • Best of Cities Tour
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    Best of Cities Tour

    C-SPAN visited various cities during the past year to learn about the history and literary life of these communities.

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  • History of Polo in Sheridan
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    History of Polo in Sheridan

    In 1893, the first polo match took place in Sheridan, Wyoming. Sam Morton talked about how this international sport came to Wyoming. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

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  • Best of 201819 Cities Tour
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    Best of 2018-19 Cities Tour

    This program contains highlights from C-SPAN’s 2018-19 Cities Tour.

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  • 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…

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  • Transcendentalism and the 1960s Counterculture
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    Transcendentalism and the 1960s Counterculture

    Catholic University of America Religion and Culture Professor William Dinges compared the early 19th century transcendentalism and 1960s counterculture movements. The Smithsonian Associates…

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  • emCommunists on Campusem
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    Communists on Campus

    Hosted by former U.S. Representative Walter Judd (R-Minnesota), this film takes a critical look at a July 1969 Revolutionary Conference held in Oakland, California, and other protests that Judd argues…

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  • Woodstock Music Festival Historic Site
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    Woodstock Music Festival Historic Site

    In August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. Wade Lawrence, director and senior curator of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 1950s and 60s Counterculture
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    1950s and '60s Counterculture

    William Rorabaugh, who teaches a class on the counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s in America, talked about the literature, clothing, music and world view of the beats and beatniks of the…

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