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    Museum of the American Revolution Opening Ceremony

    American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. Speakers included former Vice President Joe Biden, historian David…

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    Comparing Approaches to Historical Narrative

    Cokie Roberts moderated a panel discussion entitled “Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian’s Craft.” Participants included historical novelist Thomas Mallon, historical…

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    First Ladies' Support for the Military Community

    First lady Michelle Obama and her predecessor Laura Bush talked about their support for U.S. servicemembers, veterans, and their families. They spoke about their shared experiences raising…

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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…

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    Catholic Vote in 2016

    The Catholic University of America’s Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies hosted a discussion on the issues driving Catholic voters and their expected influence on the 2016…

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    Capital Dames

    Cokie Roberts talked about her book Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, in which she recounts Washington, D.C., during the Civil War through the lives of…

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    Former U.S. Capitol Pages

    Former House and Senate Pages, who served between 1967 and 2001, talked about their experiences. Cokie Roberts moderated the discussion. “Pages Through the Decades” was a panel discussion at…

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    In Depth with Cokie Roberts

    Cokie Roberts talked about her life and career and responded to viewer calls and questions. Her latest book, Capital Dames, was published in April 2015. Her other books include Ladies of…

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    Capital Dames

    Cokie Roberts talked about her book Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, in which she looks at Washington, D.C., during the Civil War through the lives of women who…

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    First Lady Lady Bird Johnson

    Cokie Roberts and Betty Boyd Caroli talked about the life and influence of first lady Lady Bird Johnson and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her business career, becoming a…

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    History of the House Ways and Means Committee

    House Ways and Means Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI), Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), and political commentator Cokie Roberts delivered remarks at a program celebrating the history of…

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    Book Party for Capital Dames

    Cokie Roberts talked to guests and made informal remarks at a book party for the release of her book, Capital Dames.

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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Spousal Program, Part 1

    After welcoming remarks by first lady Michelle Obama she was joined by her predecessor Laura Bush to be interviewed by Cokie Roberts. Topics included the initiatives they chose to spotlight, how they went about…

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    Founding Mothers

    Cokie Roberts talked about her book, Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, in which she recounts the lives of numerous American Revolution-era women, from Martha Washington and…

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    Media Coverage of America's First Ladies

    Panelists talked about how the media had covered America’s first ladies throughout the years and how first ladies tried to craft their image in the media. They examined how first ladies used their…

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    The Evolving Role of the First Lady

    Participants spoke about the role of the first lady and how it had evolved as the nation changed during various eras. Among the topics addressed were the differing causes and projects undertaken by first ladies, their…

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    Women and the White House

    Panelists discussed the influence of women in politics and presidential administrations. They discussed first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, conflicting views of politically powerful first ladies, and…

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    First Ladies Through American History

    Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first ladies?” “Influence Makers: First Ladies through…

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    Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson

    Lady Bird Johnson is remembered on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her daughter, Lynda Robb Johnson, and others talk about Lady Bird’s life, achievements and contributions. Mark…

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    Ladies of Liberty

    Cokie Roberts talked about her book Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation, published by William Morrow. In her book Ms. Roberts tells the story of some of early America’s notable…

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