Life Portrait of George Washington
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In the first of a series of life portraits of American presidents, Mr. Smith and Mr. Rees discussed the life and career of George Washington. They further talked about the history of Washington’s home, Mount Vernon. Various rooms and quarters at Mount Vernon were shown. The guests also responded to telephone calls from viewers. Austen Blakesly was interviewed by telephone about why his middle school was named for President Washington.
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Austen Blakesly Student George Washington Middle School
- Brian Lamb Host C-SPAN
James C. Rees IV Executive Director George Washington's Mount Vernon
Richard Norton Smith Director Ford (Gerald R.) Presidential Library and Museum
Gladys Tancil Historical Intrepreter George Washington's Mount Vernon
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