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  • President Life Portraits Series
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    Life Portrait of George Washington

    In the first of a series of life portraits of American presidents, Mr. Smith and Mr. Rees discussed the life and career of George Washington. They further talked about the history of…

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    Martha Washington: An American Life

    Patricia Brady talked about her biography, Martha Washington: An American Life, published by Viking. She described Martha Washington as a decisive woman who contributed greatly to the…

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    Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris

    Mr. Brookhiser talked about his biography Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution, published by Free Press. Gouverneur Morris was the one legged colonial…

  • Reenactment of George Washington Funeral
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    Reenactment of George Washington Funeral

    Over 250 reenactors at Mount Vernon, including descendants of Washington and his slaves, recreated the funeral of George Washington the mark the 200th anniversary of his death. Several…

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    Mount Vernon Love Story

    Writer Mary Higgins Clark discussed her biographical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story. The novel, which concentrates on Washington’s personal life, was published by Simon and Schuster. Based on historical research, the…

  • Mount Vernon
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    Mount Vernon

    James Rees spoke live from Mount Vernon, Virginia, the home of George and Martha Washington. He talked about recently-opened facilities at the site and conducted a tour of the new Donald W. Reynolds…

  • Mount Vernon Museum Opening Ceremony
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    Mount Vernon Museum Opening Ceremony

    David McCullough made the keynote address at opening ceremonies for the Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at Mount Vernon. Roger Mudd acted as master of…

  • Virginia Presidential Sites Tour
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    Virginia Presidential Sites Tour

    Richard Norton Smith conducted a tour of presidential sites. A C-SPAN videojournalist accompanied the group. Included are several sites in Virginia relating the history of Presidents George Washington,…

  • Washingtons Relationship with Women
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    Washington's Relationship with Women

    Mr. Rees talked about George Washington’s relationships with the women in his life including his mother, Sally Fairfax, Martha Washington, and the children he helped raise. He said that…

  • Rediscovering George Washington
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    Rediscovering George Washington

    Mr. Brookhiser spoke what he has learned about President Washington through and after the writing of his recent book, Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington. He highlighted…

  • CSPAN Sunday Journal
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    C-SPAN Sunday Journal

    In a special Sunday Journal from George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon, newsmakers discussed several important issues including the House and Senate Banking Committee hearings on the…