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  • Miller Center and the First Year Project
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    Miller Center and the First Year Project

    Presidential historians Bill Antholis, Barbara Perry, and William Hitchcock offered advice to President Donald Trump for his first year in office. The Miller Center is a non-partisan academic group…

  • The JFK Tapes Congressional Issues
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    The JFK Tapes: Congressional Issues

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    President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 conversations about dealing with Congress. Topics include the TFX or Tactical Fighter Experimental Plane; wheat legislation; the debt limit; and a foreign aid…

  • The JFK Tapes
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    The JFK Tapes

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    John F. Kennedy was born May 29, 1917--and C-SPAN Radio notes the 100th anniversary of his birth with calls about one of the most significant domestic events of his presidency: The 1962 admission…

  • What Makes a Great President
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    What Makes a Great President?

    Barbara Perry talked about the traits that make a great president, including self-confidence, emotional intelligence, and the ability to learn from mistakes. She used George Washington,…

  • Presidential Transitions
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    Presidential Transitions

    At a conference about presidential transitions and the potential policy agenda for the first year of the Trump administration officials involved on the transition teams of Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama…

  • Washington Journal Barbara Perry on Day Four of the Republican National Convention
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    Barbara Perry on Republican National Convention Day Four

    Barbara Perry previewed the fourth and final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. She commented on viewer phone calls with regards to the final day of the…

  • emThe Presidents and the Constitutionem
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    The Presidents and the Constitution

    Constitutional scholars examine how each president has related to the Constitution and how their respective tenures have affected the document. Panelists included Ken Gormley, editor of The…

  • Edward M Kennedy Oral History Project
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    Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project

    Former Senate colleagues, staff, and historians talked about senator Edward M. Kennedy’s (D-MA) legislative efforts for civil rights during his Senate career. This event took place at the…

  • 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…

  • Barbara Perry on Jeb Bush Campaign Announcement
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    Barbara Perry on Jeb Bush Campaign Announcement

    Presidential scholar Barbara Perry was interviewed by phone about former Governor Jeb Bush’s (R-FL) announcement that she would seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. She focused…

  • After Words with Barbara Perry
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    After Words with Barbara Perry

    Barbara Perry talked about her book, Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch, in which she explores Rose Kennedy’s contributions to and influence over the famed family…

  • President George HW Bush Domestic Agenda
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    President George H.W. Bush Domestic Agenda

    Charles Jones chaired a discussion of the domestic agenda of the President George H.W. Bush administration. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. “The Domestic…

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    Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier

    Barbara Perry examines Jacqueline Kennedy’s tenure as first lady. The author recounts the transformative effect Mrs. Kennedy had on the office of the first lady, from her renowned celebrity to her engagement…

  • Rhetoric and Imagery of President Kennedy
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    Rhetoric and Imagery of President Kennedy

    Miller Center scholars examined President Kennedy’s rhetoric, symbols, and images, as well as his collaboration with speechwriter Theodore Sorensen. Barbara Perry explored how Kennedy explained his Catholicism to voters in…

  • The Supreme Court Appointment Process
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    The Supreme Court Appointment Process

    Barbara Perry spoke about the Supreme Court appointment process as part of the 2010 Leon Silverman Lecture Series. She was introduced by Chief Justice John Roberts.

  • First Ladies Influence
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    First Ladies' Influence

    The authors talked about their books on the topic of the first ladies' influence in the White House. After their presentations they answered audience members' questions. The panel was…

  • Gender and the Supreme Court
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    Gender and the Supreme Court

    Professor O’Connor spoke as part of a lecture series on perceptions of the U.S. Supreme Court. She provided an historical overview of ways the Court has dealt with the status of gender in cases…

  • Free Speech During War
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    Free Speech During War

    What does the past predict for the right of speech during the war on terror? A discussion in the City Council Chambers with Henry Abraham c-authored by Freedom and the Court: Civil Rights and Liberties…

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    The Priestly Tribe: The Supreme Court's Image

    Ms. Perry talked about her book, The Priestly Tribe: The Supreme Court’s Image in the American Mind, published by Praeger. She focused on the image and symbolism of the Supreme Court and…

  • Justice Profile Stephen Breyer
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    Justice Profile: Stephen Breyer

    Guests talked about the life and career of Justice Breyer. During the course of the program several highlights of Justice Breyer’s speeches and interviews were shown.

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