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    After Words with James McPherson

    James McPherson talked about his book, Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief, in which he presents Confederate president Jefferson Davis as an astute military strategist who best articulated…

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    Book Discussion on When Money Speaks

    Ronald K. L. Collins talked about his book, When Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Decision, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment, in which he looks at the Supreme Court’s ruling in…

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    50th Anniversary of the Warren Commission

    James Swanson talked about the formation, goals, and legacy of the Warren Commission, which was established to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Mr.…

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    Book Discussion on End of Days

    James Swanson talked about his book, End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which he recounts the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963. The…

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    John F. Kennedy Remembered

    Dan Rather, James Swanson, and Douglas Brinkley talked about the news coverage and repercussions of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This event was hosted by The Henry Ford…

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    2007-2008 Supreme Court Term Review, Part 2

    Journalists who cover the U.S. Supreme Court discussed the major cases from the 2007-2008 term. Topics included the death penalty, Guantanamo Bay detainees, and the District of Columbia’s…

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    Lincoln, Military Tribunals, and Civil Liberties

    Chief Judge Williams talked about President Lincoln’s use of military tribunals during the Civil War and compared the situations during that period to contemporary efforts to hold military…

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    House Where Lincoln Died

    James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson’s…