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  • Michael Beschloss Discusses the History of Presidential Inaugurations
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    Michael Beschloss on Presidential Inauguration History

    Historian and author Michael Beschloss talked about the history and tradition of presidential inaugurations, as well as notable inaugural addresses from the past. He talked about how former…

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  • Presidential Inauguration Coverage
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    Presidential Inauguration Coverage

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Live scenes of Capitol Hill were shown, people attending the ceremony were interviewed, video clips were shown…

    317 views
  • First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
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    First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy

    Michael Beschloss and Barbara Perry talked about the life and influence of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the growing use…

    10,947 views
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    Jacqueline Kennedy

    In March 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy sat with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., to record seven interviews totaling over eight hours of the first lady’s remembrances of her husband’s personal…

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    Known and Unknown: A Memoir

    Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discussed his memoir, Known and Unknown (Sentinel, 2011), with historian Michael Beschloss. He also responded to questions from members of the…

    1,092 views
  • In Depth with Michael Beschloss
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    In Depth with Michael Beschloss

    Michael Beschloss talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. A video was shown of Mr. Beschloss giving a tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the…

    3,391 views
  • James MacGregor Burns with Michael Beschloss
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    James MacGregor Burns with Michael Beschloss

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Roosevelt scholar James MacGregor Burns talked with his former student at Williams College, presidential historian and NBC News commentator Michael Beschloss. Topics included Mr.…

    1,143 views
  • Governing Across Party Lines
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    Governing Across Party Lines

    David Axelrod and Josh Bolten talked about partisanship in national politics and how civility and cooperation might return to political discourse. Also participating were Senator Susan Collins (R-ME),…

    378 views
  • Why Presidential Sites Matter
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    Why Presidential Sites Matter

    Michael Beschloss gave a keynote address at a conference on presidential sites and libraries. He talked about the importance of presidential sites and what can be learned from them. He said his career as a presidential…

    224 views
  • 75 Years of the National Archives
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    75 Years of the National Archives

    The National Archives has been the nation’s record keeper for 75 years. A panel of four researchers, a journalist, historian, university president, and filmmaker, each spoke about the value of the…

    207 views
  • Legacy of President Lyndon Johnson
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    Legacy of President Lyndon Johnson

    Former White House colleagues spoke about the legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson at a forum celebrating the 100th birthday of President Johnson. They talked about their experiences in…

    318 views
  • After Words with Michael Beschloss
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    After Words with Michael Beschloss

    Michael Beschloss was interviewed about his book Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989, published by Simon and Schuster. He examined the tough decisions that defined nine of the men who…

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    Presidential Courage

    Michael Beschloss was interviewed about his book, Presidential Courage, and responded to viewers' telephone calls.

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    Presidential Courage

    Michael Beschloss talked about his book, Presidential Courage. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions.

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  • Carter Administration and Environmental Policy
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    Carter Administration and Environmental Policy

    Michael Beschloss made the opening remarks for the second day of the conference, talking about the uniqueness of the Carter campaign and victory and about some of the accomplishments of the Carter administration. Moderated by Jay Hakes,…

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  • Carter Administration and Diplomatic Initiatives
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    Carter Administration and Diplomatic Initiatives

    Moderated by Michael Beschloss, former members of the Carter administration talked about foreign policy and diplomatic initiatives beyond the Middle East. Topics included the Panama Canal, human rights, nuclear weapons…

    118 views
  • Carter Legacy and PostPresidency
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    Carter Legacy and Post-Presidency

    Moderated by Jon Meacham, the panelists summed up the conference and discussed the Carter legacy and President Carter’s post-presidential activities. Topics included Carter administration accomplishments and…

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