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    Q&A with David McCullough

    David McCullough talked about his book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, a selection of his speeches going back to 1989.

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    Ideals of the Founding Fathers

    David McCullough talked about how the founders, particularly John Adams, valued education, viewed slavery, and persevered in the face of hardship. Mr. McCullough then spoke about how these…

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    Conversation with David McCullough

    David McCullough spoke about why he thinks studying history is important, what his writing process is like, and how he started writing books. He also previewed his upcoming work about the…

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    Open Phones with David McCullough

    David McCullough talked about his book, The Wright Brothers, and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington…

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    U.S. Capitol Historical Society Freedom Award

    David McCullough received the U.S. Capitol Historical Society Freedom Award and delivered remarks. Congressional leaders paid tribute to Mr. McCullough’s achievements, including two…

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    Truman's Presidency and World War II

    David McCullough talked about Harry S. Truman’s presidency and World War II. He said that President Truman’s humility and quiet courage, stemming from his working class upbringing in rural…

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    Q&A with David McCullough

    David McCullough talked about his book The Wright Brothers, in which he talks about the personal stories of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the roles their family played, and the time period in…

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    Interpretation of U.S. Presidents

    Political cartoonist Patrick Oliphant and historian David McCullough talked about interpretations of U.S. presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama.

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    Panama Canal Past and Future, Day 1

    Before the official transfer of control of the Panama Canal to Panamanian authorities, the history and operations of the canal were discussed. Mr. McCullough talked about the importance of…

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    Q&A with David McCullough, Part Two

    David McCullough talked about his newest book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. The book focuses on a group of Americans who spent time living in Paris between 1830 and 1900 to…

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    Q&A with David McCullough, Part One

    David McCullough talked about his newest book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. The book focuses on a group of Americans who spent time living in Paris between 1830 and 1900 to…

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    Congress Celebrates 200th Anniversary

    The House and Senate met jointly to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the U.S. Congress. Remarks by leaders are followed by the unveiling of commemorative stamps.

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    John F. Kennedy Commemorative Ceremony in Dallas

    On the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas, the city honored the president with a commemorative ceremony, including speeches by historian David McCullough and Mayor…

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    George Washington Presidential Library Grand Opening

    The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association hosted a grand opening ceremony at The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington more than two hundred years after George…

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    John Adams

    Mr. McCullough talked about his book John Adams, published by Simon and Schuster, a biography of the Founding Father and second president of the U.S. After his presentation he answered…

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    Life Portrait of John Adams

    In the second in a series on American presidents, John Adams' life and career were discussed. Mr. McCullough talked about President Adams, as well as his home, library, and relatives. Ms.…

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    Architecture and History

    Next on American History TV, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough on architecture and history. He talks about the influence of European culture on architects and architecture in…

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    Teaching Constitutional History

    Explaining the Constitution and encouraging students to have an interest in America’s founding can be difficult for many teachers. Next, radio talk show host Diane Rehm moderates a panel…

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    Q&A with David McCullough

    David McCullough was interviewed about his life and work as an historian and author of many publications including his most recent book, 1776, published by Simon and Schuster. The interview…

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    The Greater Journey

    David McCullough talked about his book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications as well as to questions from members of the…

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