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    George Washington and His Books

    Adrienne Harrison talked about her book, A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington. She spoke about the George Washington she discovered through the books he read and…

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    Understanding Ronald Reagan

    James Rosebush talked about President Ronald Reagan’s personal life and personality. Mr. Rosebush is the author of True Reagan: What Made Ronald Reagan Great and Why it…

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    Hyde Park Roosevelts

    Geoffrey Ward, principle scriptwriter for the 2014 Ken Burns PBS documentary “The Roosevelts,” spoke about the Roosevelt family. He spoke with CBS correspondent Lesley…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Election of 1800

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy talked about the election of 1800 and Thomas Jefferson’s “peaceful revolution.” He argued that the election was one of the most toxic in U.S.…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans

    President Johnson awarded the Medal of Honor to five veterans of the Vietnam War: Chaplin Angelo J. Liteky, Captain James Allen Taylor, Sergeant Sammy Lee Davis, Specialist Dwight Hal…

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    President Johnson Vietnam War Press Conference

    President Johnson briefed reporters and responded to questions on the Vietnam War. He responded to questions on force levels and increased tensions in Vietnam, and reflected on his…

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    The President: November 1967

    This film reports on President Lyndon Johnson’s activities in November 1967. Scenes included the arrival of King Mahendra of Nepal, the signing of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967,…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan

    Gene Kopelson talked about Dwight D. Eisenhower’s behind-the-scenes mentoring of Ronald Reagan, and the pivotal role the former president played in Reagan’s political evolution…

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    Reflections on Richard Nixon

    Alexander Butterfield and Bob Woodward offered their reflections on President Nixon and his policies. Topics included President Nixon’s personality, Watergate, foreign policy…

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    1789 Debate Over Chief Executive Title

    Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon talked about her book, For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789. When George Washington was elected chief…

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    Presidents and Slavery

    Professor Tyler Parry talked about American presidents who owned slaves. Twelve presidents were slave owners, and eight owned slaves while in office.

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    Abraham Lincoln and Photography

    David Ward provided a chronicle of President Abraham Lincoln’s life through photographs and portraits. Images discussed range from portraits of the former president to…

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    Ronald Reagan, Tom Clancy, and National Security

    Captain Benjamin Griffin talked about the influence that author Tom Clancy and President Ronald Reagan had on one another in the 1980s as the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union…

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    Constitution and Bill of Rights Debate

    Richard Brookhiser talked about the Constitutional Convention and the debate over whether to include a bill of rights in the founding document.

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms

    Alexander Heffner and Harvey Kaye talked about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech. Professor Kaye is the author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What…

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    Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Decision

    Legal experts talked about the 2000 Bush v. Gore U.S. Supreme Court case, including the decision’s merits, the precedents it set, and whether the ruling was driven by partisan…

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    American Presidents

    William Leuchtenburg and Douglas Brinkley talked about Mr. Leuchtenburg’s book, The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. Mr. Leuchtenburg spoke about…

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    White House and the Presidency

    Paul Brandus talked about his book Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency - 21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories, in which he explains how presidents from George…

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    George Washington's and Billy Lee

    James Thompson discusses why George Washington may have granted his personal slave land and freedom. William Lee, known as Billy Lee, was George Washington’s personal slave, and…

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    President Franklin Roosevelt and the United Nations

    In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter, a panel of experts discussed President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s original vision and compared it…

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