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    History of Newspaper Boys

    Historian Vincent DiGirolamo talked about about what life was like for newspaper boys both in the cities and on the railroads in the 19th and 20th centuries. This interview took place at…

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    Interview with Paul Kengor, Part 2

    Professor Paul Kengor, author of the National Review article “The Great Forgotten Debate,” followed the May 15, 1967, CBS program Town Meeting of the World with concluding remarks. The CBS program…

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    Interview with Paul Kengor, Part 1

    Professor Paul Kengor, author of the National Review article “The Great Forgotten Debate,” previews the May 15, 1967 CBS program “Town Meeting of the World.” The CBS program included California…

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    Segregation Through Freedom Exhibits

    National Museum of African American History and Culture senior curator William Pretzer gave a tour of exhibits that cover the period from 1877 through the Civil Rights era.

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    African American Soldiers During World War I

    Historian Adriane Lentz-Smith talked about African American involvment in World War I. She spoke about how their military service exposed the racial tensions of the time. This interview…

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    Slavery and Freedom Exhibit

    Museum specialist and co-curator Mary Elliott gave a tour of the “Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877” exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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    Rockefeller Family Philanthropy

    Historian Barbara Shubinski talked about about how the Rockefeller’s philanthropic mission started as well as what the foundation does today. Ms. Shubinski was interviewed at the…

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    Rise of the Military-Industrial Complex

    Kate Epstein talked about about the history of the relationship between the U.S. military and the private sector. The interview focuses on Epstein’s book, Torpedo: Inventing the…

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    Second Bank Portrait Gallery

    Karie Diethorn gave a tour of the portrait gallery of the Second Bank of the United States and showed a selection of works by Charles Willson Peale. Located between the Museum of the…

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    On the Firing Line with the Germans

    Two World War I film scholars and two Library of Congress preservationists described how this film was rediscovered and restored by the Library of Congress. The entire film was then shown…

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    Museum of the American Revolution Archaeology

    Rebecca Yamin and Scott Stephenson showed a selection of artifacts discovered during the construction of the new museum in Philadelphia. The objects were excavated from a former privy pit…

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    Caretakers of America's Treasures

    Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero participated in a roundtable discussion. They talked about their…

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    National Museum of African American History and Culture

    American History TV presented live coverage from the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall. They showed exhibits chronicling the African…

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    History of Union Station

    Union Station Redevelopment Corporation president and CEO Beverley Swaim-Staley gave a tour of the station and talked about its history. Architect John Bowie also talked about the original…

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    Woodrow Wilson and World War I

    Executive Director Robert Enholm leads a tour of World War I objects in President Woodrow Wilson’s Washington, D.C., home. President Wilson retired in 1921 after leaving the White House.…

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    America Goes Over

    This 1918 silent film documents the U.S. experience in World War I. Two historians provided provided context and commentary throughout. America Goes Over is one of many silent World War I…

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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    National World War I Museum and Memorial, Part 2

    Doran Cart gave a tour of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City and spoke about objects related to America’s role in what was then called the “Great War.” The United…

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    National World War I Museum and Memorial, Part 1

    Matthew Naylor gave a tour of and talked about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, built to preserve the history of what was at the time called “The Great War” and to honor the…

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    General Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg

    Jim Lighthizer and Garry Adelman gave a tour of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Gettysburg headquarters and talked about the property’s history and restoration. The Civil War Trust, a…

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