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  • White House Stonemasons
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    White House Stonemasons

    William Seale talked about the stonemasons who built the mansion’s 18th century outer walls and who were the craftsmen behind its decorative stone carvings. The stonemasons included Scottish…

    325 views
  • President Obama and Washington DC
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    President Obama and Washington, D.C.

    William Seale talked about President Obama’s decision to stay in Washington, D.C., after he leaves office. Mr. Seale talked about why that is so rare, and described the lives of Presidents…

    387 views
  • Historians Discuss First Ladies During Wartime
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    First Ladies During Wartime

    Historians examined the contributions of American first ladies during the nation’s wars. Speakers included William Seale, author of The President’s House and other books; history professor…

    384 views
  • In Depth with Kate Andersen Brower William Seale and Alvin Felzenberg
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    In Depth with Kate Andersen Brower, William Seale, and Alvin Felzenberg

    Kate Andersen Brower, William Seale, and Alvin Felzenberg discuss U.S. presidential history and respond to viewer comments and questions.

    1,710 views
  • First Lady Mary Lincoln
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    First Lady Mary Lincoln

    Richard Norton Smith and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn talked about the life and influence of first lady Mary Lincoln and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her political upbringing…

    4,658 views
  • Discussion on First Ladies and the Executive Mansion
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    First Ladies and the White House

    William Seale talked about the first ladies who have had the most impact on the executive mansion. The conversation was moderated by Susan Swain, C-SPAN co-president and editor of First…

    492 views
  • War of 1812 200th Anniversary William Seale
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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, William Seale

    William Seale spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. “American Under Fire: Mr. Madison’s war and the…

    296 views
  • War of 1812 200th Anniversary Anniversary Dinner
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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Anniversary Dinner

    William Allman and William Seale talked about the facts and stories surrounding the British burning of the White House. White House curator William Allman told the story of the portrait of…

    185 views
  • emThe Imperial Seasonem
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    The Imperial Season

    Historian William Seale talked about his book, The Imperial Season: America’s Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918, in which he examines America’s entry onto the world stage and it’s…

    346 views
  • Life Portrait of James K Polk
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    Life Portrait of James K. Polk

    In the eleventh in a series on American presidents, the life and career of James Polk was discussed. Mr. Seale talked about President Polk and the events of his presidency, including the acquisition of…

    4,672 views
  • QA with William Seale
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    Q&A with William Seale

    William Seale talked about his book The President’s House: A History (The Johns Hopkins University Press; 2nd edition, April 23, 2008/ White House Historical Association; Deluxe Edition, September 2008).…

    786 views
  • Life in the Lincoln White House
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    Life in the Lincoln White House

    Author and architectural historian William Seale discussed life in the Lincoln White House and how the Lincoln family’s presence there during wartime reinforced the idea of the White House as the president’s…

    569 views
  • Presidents Lincoln and Davis at Home
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    Presidents Lincoln and Davis at Home

    William Seale, an independent scholar specializing in writing about and in the restoration of historic American buildings, compared the two White Houses in the nation between 1861 and 1865. He talked…

    824 views
  • emThe White House  Inside Americas Most Famous Homeem 2011 Edition
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    The White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home, 2011 Edition

    The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home provides a documentary-style look behind the scenes at White House operations and examines the history of the president’s home. Featured…

    17,184 views
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    The White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home

    The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home provides a documentary-style look behind the scenes at White House operations and examines the history of the president’s home. Featured…

    8,851 views
  • White House in 1800 A Residence for the Public
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    White House in 1800: A Residence for the Public

    Following opening remarks, historians talked about the early history of the White House and the presidency. Among the topics they addressed were the election of 1800 and it relevance to…

    218 views
  • White House Tour
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    White House Tour

    A tour inside the White House was shown from the main entrance (Grand Foyer) to the Red Room, the Diplomatic Reception Room and the President’s Library. The history of the White House and…

    4,644 views
  • emThe Presidents House  A Historyem
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    The President's House: A History

    Mr. Seale showed slides and talked about his book The President’s House: A History, published by Harry Adams. The book provides a number of anecdotes about past presidents and their attitudes…

    67 views
  • White House 200th Anniversary
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    White House 200th Anniversary

    Mr. Seale talked about the history of the White House and its inhabitants. He responded to audience phone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

    69 views
  • American Presidents Life Portrait Exhibit
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    American Presidents Life Portrait Exhibit

    Mr. Fagan talked about his portraits of all 41 American Presidents and their exhibit in Union Station. Mr. Seale talked about the photographs that are also on exhibit from the White House…

    432 views
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