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    Public History on the Early Republic

    Historians talk about trends in public history and how museums interpret early American history. They described how they develop programs for specific groups and create partnerships between…

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    Denver's 19th Century "Great Healer"

    David Wetzel talked about his book, The Vanishing Messiah: The Life and Resurrections of Francis Schlatter. In his book, Mr. Wetzel describes the mysteries surrounding the 19th century…

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    War Comes to America

    This 1945 Office of War Information film examines world events leading to the U.S. entry into World War II. Why We Fight is a series of seven films developed by director Frank Capra to…

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    President's Daily Briefing

    John Brennan and James Clapper talked about the President’s Daily Briefing during the Nixon and Ford administrations. The CIA had recently released over 2,000 pages of previously classified…

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    Moses Myers House

    Karen Dutton and Allison Termine gave a tour of the Moses Myers house and spoke about what life was like for the prominent merchant family that lived there. The Moses Myers House was owned…

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    African-American Women Doctors in the Early 20th Century

    Professor Ameenah Shakir talked about African American women doctors in the early 20th century. She described their efforts on behalf of other African American women in the areas of…

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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening

    American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Speakers included President Obama and the…

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    Paintings of 19th Century Washington, D.C.

    Artist Peter Waddell showed his paintings of historical moments in 19th century Washington, D.C. Depictions included the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon…

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    Victory Over Japan Day Anniversary

    Speakers participated in a ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of Victory over Japan Day in front of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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    Nation Museum of African American History and Culture Architect Interviews

    Key members of the design team responsible for the look and feel of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture spoke about their process. Interviewees…

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    Preview of National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening

    American History TV showed sights and sounds of the National Mall prior to the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. This program included live…

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    National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Prior to the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, founding director Lonnie Bunch and Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton welcomed…

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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    President George H.W. Bush, Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR), and H. Ross Perot met at the University of Richmond for the second of three presidential debates prior to the 1992 presidential…

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    National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture would be opened by the Smithsonian on the National Mall in 2015. Lonnie Bunch, the founding director, talked about the mission and…

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    Meyer May House

    Don Dekker gave a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Meyer May House in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and explained how the house, finished in 1909, exemplifies Wright’s prairie style design. C-SPAN’s…

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    Gerald Ford Burial Plot

    Don Holloway gave a tour of President Gerald R. Ford’s burial plot in Grand Rapids, Michigan. President Ford and his wife Betty are buried on the property at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Mr.…

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    "Streets of Old Grand Rapids" Exhibit

    Alex Forist gave a tour of the “Streets of Old Grand Rapids” exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Mr. Forist talked about what the city looked like before the turn of the twentieth century and what…

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    La Grande Vitesse

    Nancy Tweddale spoke about La Grande Vitesse, the first piece of publicly funded artwork in the country. The piece was designed by Alexander Calder and placed in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1967. She…

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    Gerald Ford Before He Was President

    Don Holloway gave a tour of some of the newly updated exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Mr. Holloway spoke about Gerald Ford’s life after college and how World War II changed…

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    "Furniture City" Exhibit

    Alex Forist gave a tour of the “Furniture City” exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. He explained how the city became known for its furniture production and showed some of the exhibit’s most notable…

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