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    Measuring Presidential Failure

    Richard Norton Smith talked about traditional rankings of former commanders in chief and the challenges of measuring presidential failure. He looked at three former presidents often…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls remembering former first lady Nancy Reagan, who died on March 6 at age 94. Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith…

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    First Ladies as Political Partners

    Richard Norton Smith spoke about the role of U.S. first ladies as political partners to their husbands. He was interviewed by Susan Swain. They also discussed their book First…

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    Campaign 2016 Historical Comparisons

    Richard Norton Smith talked about historical parallels between past presidential elections and the 2016 contest.

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    President Obama's Legacy

    Richard Norton Smith talked about interpretations of what President Obama’s legacy might be. Topics included recent Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage and the…

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    Book Discussion on On His Own Terms

    Author and historian Richard Norton Smith discussed his book, On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller, about Nelson Rockefeller’s political life, presidential aspirations, and…

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    Q&A with Richard Norton Smith

    Richard Norton Smith talked about his book, On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller, in which he chronicles the life and legacy of America’s 41st Vice…

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    Richard Norton Smith on Nixon Pardon

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about President Ford’s two hour testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on his pardon of former President Nixon.

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    50th Anniversary of 1964 Republican Convention

    Richard Norton Smith talked about the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Republican National Convention where former Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) was nominated as the party’s presidential…

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    First Ladies Series Review

    Edith Mayo, Anita McBride, and Richard Norton Smith looked back at the year-long C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence and Image,” and responded to telephone calls and…

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    The Gilded Age of First Ladies

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the private lives and public roles of the first ladies of the Gilded Age and how they contributed to the nation. He focused on…

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    Second Presidential Terms

    Richard Norton Smith talked about how U.S. presidents have fared in their second terms, and the challenges ahead for President Obama. He examined those presidents considered most and…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on presidential second terms. Richard Norton Smith spoke by phone about the history of second terms. Bob Cusack, correspondent for The…

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    Abusing Lincoln's Legacy

    Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Ford’s Theatre and was part of the…

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    Media Coverage of America's First Ladies

    Panelists talked about how the media had covered America’s first ladies throughout the years and how first ladies tried to craft their image in the media. They examined how first…

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    Modern First Ladies

    Historians Richard Norton Smith and Edith Mayo gave a preview of the second season of the C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence and Image,” which was co-sponsored by the White…

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    President Richard Nixon Tape Recordings

    Richard Norton Smith talked about tape recordings of telephone calls made by President Richard Nixon that were revealed 40 years ago. Audio clips were played from several conversations…

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    First Lady Ida McKinley

    Carl Sferrazza Anthony and Richard Norton Smith talked about the life and influence of first lady Ida McKinley and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among the…

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    Interview with Richard Norton Smith

    Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, “Mr. Lincoln’s War.” The tour was to take place in June 2013, and was in honor of 150th…

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    First Ladies As Influence Makers

    Historians talked about first ladies through history, exploring how the role has evolved. Topics included the move from solely traditional female activities centered on home and family…

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