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    Life Portrait of Jimmy Carter

    In the thirty-eighth in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians discussed the life and career of Jimmy Carter. Among the issues they discussed were his childhood in Plains,…

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    V-E Day 50th Anniversary

    The participants remembered V-E Day 50 years later.

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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    The panel talked about the background and importance of President Eisenhower’s farewell address when he left office in 1960. They focused on his statements about the development of a…

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    The Berlin Airlift and the Cold War Pt. 2

    The panelists talked about the Berlin Airlift and the Cold War. The discussion was also about the roles of President Eisenhower and President Kennedy at that time.

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    The Berlin Airlift and the Cold War Pt. 1

    Panelists discussed the lessons learned from the Cold War and the state of U.S.-German relations today. After their prepared remarks the panelists responded to questions from the audience.

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    Conversations with Veterans of D-Day

    Veterans shared their memories of D-Day and other experiences during the World War II era. Also, historians commented on the war and this veterans' forum.

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    The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation

    Mr. Brinkley talked about the book he wrote with Stephen Ambrose, The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation: From the Louisiana Purchase to Today, published by National Geographic. Mr.…

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    Politics of Civil Rights Movement

    Mr. Bond talked about his experiences during the civil rights movement, including his founding the Atlanta student sit-in and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Mr. Bond…

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    Little Rock High School Integration

    Ms. Beals talked about her unique perspective on the civil rights movement as one of the first African-American students at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. This was…

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    Rosa Parks

    Mr. Brinkley discussed his book Rosa Parks. The book details the life of the famous civil rights activist who changed history when, work-weary, she refused to surrender her seat to a white…

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    Personal Experiences with Civil Rights

    Mr. Caldwell talked about his research on African-Americans in the south and specifically northeastern Louisiana. Mr. Dent talked about his experiences during a personal tour of the south…

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    FDR and the Creation of the U.N.

    Mr. Hoopes and Mr. Brinkley talked about their new book, FDR and the Creation of the U.N.. It focuses on the U.S. and allied debate over the creation of the United Nations after World War II and…

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    James Baldwin and the Civil Rights Movement

    Mr. Miller talked about the impact of the works of James Baldwin on the civil rights movement. He stressed that Baldwin must be studied in the context of the movement, not just as an…

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    Vietnam 25 Years Later

    Following opening remarks by President Ford, former officials talked about the long-term impacts of the Vietnam War and the war’s impact on U.S. foreign policy. Among the issues addressed…

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    The Sixties Revisited

    Panelists talked about the 1960s and how the decade is remembered and taught. After their presentations the panelists answered questions from members of the audience. Mr. Maraniss talked about…

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    Conversations with Veterans: World War II in the Pacific

    Veterans spoke about their experiences and operations in the Pacific while soldiers were landing at Normandy on D-Day.

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    Q&A with President George W. Bush

    President George W. Bush gave C-SPAN an exclusive interview in the Map Room of the White House. In his remarks he offered some thoughts on his presidency, his second inaugural address, the Reagan…

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    Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War

    Douglas Brinkley talked about his book Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War, published by William Morrow. Professor Brinkley spoke about developing the concept of the book, the legacy of the…

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    Hanging Chads and Butterfly Ballots

    Mr. Brownstein moderated a panel discussion called “Hanging Chads and Butterfly Ballots: Rethinking Florida” on putting the 2000 presidential election in social, political, and historical…

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    National Book Festival

    Continuous coverage of the history and biography tent was shown. A number of authors discussed their recent works and their experiences as researchers and writers. Speakers responded to audience questions.…

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