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  • John F Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev
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    John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev

    The University of Virginia’s Miller Center convened scholars for a two-day conference looking at the complicated history between U.S. and Russian leaders over the last century. The…

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  • Nixon and Brezhnev
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    Nixon and Brezhnev

    This program focused on what motivated President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev during the period known as Détente. It was part of a conference convened by the University of…

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  • George HW Bush Clinton and Yeltsin
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    George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and Yeltsin

    A look at the relationships between Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and how they influenced the new Russia after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R.…

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  • Washington Journal Howard Kurtz Discusses President Trumps Relationship with the News Media
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    Howard Kurtz on President Trump's and the News Media

    Howard Kurtz talked about his book, Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth, about President Trump’s relationship with the news media.

    560 views
  • President Andrew Johnsons Legacy
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    President Andrew Johnson's Legacy

    Harvard University professor Annette Gordon-Reed talked about the legacy of Andrew Johnson, the nation’s 17th president who took office following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. Professor…

    504 views
  • George Washington and the Early Presidency
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    George Washington and the Early Presidency

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith discussed how George Washington’s vision for the American Republic shaped the role of president. Mr. Smith then talked about Founding Fathers…

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  • Washington and the Fight for Philadelphia
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    Washington and the Fight for Philadelphia

    Richard Brookhiser addressed the question before George Washington in 1777: Could the British subdue the American rebels by capturing their capital, Philadelphia? It was Washington’s…

    423 views
  • Washington Journal Craig Shirley Discusses Ronald Reagans Influence on the Presidency
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    Craig Shirley on Ronald Reagan's Influence on the Presidency

    Craig Shirley talked about Ronald Reagan’s influence on the presidency. Mr. Shirley is the author of Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980.

    175 views
  • Washington Journal Douglas Brinkley Discusses President Trumps Influence on the Presidency
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    Douglas Brinkley on Donald Trump's Influence on the Presidency

    Historian Doug Brinkley talked Donald Trump’s Influence on the presidency.

    6,194 views
  • emThe Accidental Presidentem
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    The Accidental President

    A.J. Baime talked about his book The Accidental President, in which he looks at the challenges that President Harry Truman faced during his first four months in office.

    315 views
  • Thomas Jeffersons Poplar Forest
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    Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

    Thomas Jefferson built Poplar Forest as a secluded retreat from public life. Travis McDonald, director of Architectural Restoration, talked about the site’s history and goes behind the scenes of the current…

    274 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on a question about President’s Day" “What qualities should we look for in our president?”

    485 views
  • emTrumps First Yearem
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    Trump's First Year

    Political science professor Mike Nelson assesses the first year of the Trump presidency.

    490 views
  • Archaeology at Poplar Forest
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    Archaeology at Poplar Forest

    Jack Gary, director of Archaeology and Landscapes, talked about some of the items found at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, including pieces that tell the story of slave life, trades practiced, and how…

    171 views
  • emJeffersons Daughtersem
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    Jefferson's Daughters

    Villanova University history professor, Catherine Kerrison, explored the lives of Thomas Jefferson’s daughters, Martha and Maria Jefferson, as well as Harriet Hemings, born into slavery at…

    321 views
  • emThe Most Dangerous Man in Americaem
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    The Most Dangerous Man in America

    Bill Minutaglio and Steven Davis recounted the Nixon administration’s efforts to apprehend Timothy Leary after his escape from prison in 1970.

    262 views
  • emPresident McKinleyem
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    President McKinley

    Robert Merry, former CEO of Congressional Quarterly, recalled the presidency of William McKinley.

    569 views
  • Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton
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    Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton

    Author Walter Stahr talked about the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, starting from when they first met as attorneys before the Civil War through…

    371 views
  • First Lady Melania Trump Visits Hospitalized Children
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    First Lady Melania Trump Visits Hospitalized Children

    First lady Melania Trump visited the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health where she exchanged Valentine’s Day cards with children. The facility, located just outside the…

    120 views
  • James F Byrnes and Franklin Roosevelt
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    James F. Byrnes and Franklin Roosevelt

    University of Virginia politics professor Sidney Milkis lectures on James F. Byrnes, who served in the U.S. House and Senate, as a Supreme Court Justice and in the Franklin D. Roosevelt…

    304 views
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