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    Faces of the West

    This 1966 film includes footage of Lady Bird Johnson’s four day Beauty and Conservation Tour in September 1966 of California, Arizona, and New Mexico. The tour included visits to Point…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Labor Issues

    President Johnson’s calls with Labor Secretary Willard Wirtz; AFL-CIO President George Meany; and United Auto Workers Union President Walter Reuther. Topics include a minimum wage bill; strikes…

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    National Security and the Press

    Panelists talked about the public’s right to know versus the responsibility to protect classified information for national security. Participants included two former CIA directors and former editors of the New…

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    Presidents and Poverty

    Panelists talked about what presidents can do to combat poverty. Participants included a George W. Bush administration domestic policy adviser, the director of the LBJ Library, and journalists from the Washington…

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    The LBJ Tapes: 1964 Presidential Election

    From1964, President Lyndon Johnson’s calls about the campaign and the Democratic National Convention. LBJ talked about the choice of a running mate, campaign strategy, and racial unrest around…

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    Vietnam War and Photography

    Photographers Nick Ut and David Hume Kennerly spoke about their wartime work in Vietnam. Photographs were shown as the photographers recalled the stories behind the images and their impact on American views of the…

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    Political Polarization

    Former government officials, academics, and journalists talked about the causes of political polarization in America and the erosion of bipartisanship in government. Panelists included Haley Barbour, Mike McCurry,…

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    Presidencial Coverage in the Digital Age

    A panel of journalists, editors and Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign spokesperson talked about coverage of the presidency and politics in the digital age. They disagreed about the argument that current news…

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    Battle of Ia Drang

    Vietnam War veterans reflected on their wartime experiences during the Battle of Ia Drang, which journalists called the bloodiest confrontation of Vietnam. The November 1965 battle in the Ia Drang Valley was the…

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    U.S.-Vietnam Relations in the 21st Century

    Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Pham Quang Vinh talked about the history of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Vietnam, and how the relationship has changed since the end of the war.…

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    Vietnam War from the Front Lines

    Vietnam War veterans, including two prisoners of war and an Army nurse, talked about the grim reality of being a soldier in war. The discussion was moderated by William Adams, chair of the National Endowment for…

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    Music and the Vietnam War

    Country Joe McDonald and Peter Yarrow talked about the role of music in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Mr. McDonald performed with “Country Joe and the Fish.” Mr. Yarrow was a member of “Peter, Paul and Mary.”…

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    Vietnam War and the Press

    Dan Rather and Peter Arnett talked about their work as war correspondents during the Vietnam War and how their experiences compared with the U.S. government’s official version of the war.   Dan Rather’s Vietnam…

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    Vietnam War Commanders in Chief

    Former presidential aides discussed the roles of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon during the Vietnam War era. They were joined by historian to explore the foreign policy of each president as well as the…

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    Lessons Learned from the Vietnam War

    Vietnam veterans and former Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Charles Robb (D-VA) joined Admiral William McRaven (Retired) in a discussion about the changes in America’s foreign and military policies after the…

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    Secretary Kerry on the Vietnam War

    Secretary of State John Kerry shares his views on the Vietnam War. Secretary Kerry served in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Navy Swift Boat commander and received a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and three…

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    Conversation with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

    Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discussed The Vietnam War, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary set to be released in 2017. They spoke with Mark Updegrove at a three-day “Vietnam War…

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    Vietnam Anti-War Movement

    Panelists talked about the Vietnam anti-war movement. Panelists included former anti-war activist Tom Hayden, historian Marilyn Young, and author David Maraniss. Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the play…

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    Conversation with Henry Kissinger

    Henry Kissinger talked about U.S. policy during the Vietnam War, his role, and the lessons learned from the conflict. He also responded to questions from the audience. Topics included America’s promises of support for the South…

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    Vietnam Post-War Trauma

    Jan Scruggs, founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, and Grace Liem Galloway, a Catholic Relief Services volunteer in Vietnam, talked about their post-war struggle with physical and psychological trauma,…

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