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Life as Teenagers in the White House

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5:43:31 AM - 6:59:01 AM
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Life as Teenagers in the White House

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Presidential daughters Susan Ford Bales and Lynda Johnson Robb discussed spending part of their teenage years in the White House. Both of their father’s took office at times of great national trauma, following the assassination of President Kennedy and the resignation of President Nixon. They talked about the circumstances in which their fathers took office but told lighthearted stories as well. This was a Chautauqua Institution morning lecture with the Week Nine theme, “The Presidents Club.”

1 hours, 15 minutes | 451 Views

Open Phones

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7:00:31 AM - 7:45:43 AM
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Open Phones

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Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “What are some remedies to speed up the voting process?” In the 2012 presidential election, voters in several states stood in line for hours before receiving a ballot.

0 hours, 45 minutes | 123 Views

Older Americans and Health Care

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7:47:49 AM - 8:32:07 AM
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Older Americans and Health Care

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James Martin discussed older Americans and health care, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the health care law), the results of the 2012 elections, the cost of energy, and Medicare. Mr. Martin argued that the 60 Plus Association differs from the American Association of Retired Persons in that the 60 Plus Association is interested in limited government and lower taxes.

0 hours, 44 minutes | 546 Views

Youth-Led National Debt Campaign

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8:34:19 AM - 9:16:49 AM
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Youth-Led National Debt Campaign

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Nick Toiano and Ryan Schoenike, co-founders of “The Can Kicks Back,” talked about their youth-led campaign to fix the national debt, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communication. They talked about the foundation and goals of their organization. They argued that Congress continues to postpone resolving the U.S. debt, resulting in job loss and difficulty competing in a global economy. Their goal is to raise awareness of the debt by showing its effect on their immediate needs and concerns, such as health insurance and job security.

0 hours, 42 minutes | 1,154 Views

Paul Rothstein on Secession Petitions

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9:20:13 AM - 10:01:13 AM
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Paul Rothstein on Secession Petitions

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Paul Rothstein talked about the petitions to secede filed in every state in November 2012. Topics included motivations for, constitutional support for, and legal issues surrounding secession. He also discussed the secession of Texas from Mexico, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

0 hours, 41 minutes | 461 Views

Frontline to the Home Front

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10:03:29 AM - 11:37:53 AM
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Frontline to the Home Front

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Panelists talked about the treatment of returning war veterans. The panel included Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former General Stanley McChrystal, Major General Marcia Anderson, Taryn Davis, founder of the American Widow Project , Paul Rieckhoff, head of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans of America, and Lieutenant Melissa Stockwell, the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War. They responded to questions from the audience.
This panel was part of the Chicago Ideas Week conference held annually in Chicago, Illinois in October and was presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan

1 hours, 34 minutes | 425 Views

The Constitution and Its Promise

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11:40:13 AM - 12:40:44 PM
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The Constitution and Its Promise

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies as part of the foundation’s lecture series “Preserve the Constitution.” He said it’s the duty of every American, not just public servants, to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. Justice Kennedy also stressed the importance of educating children on how the Constitution was formed, and what is in it and why. He said that you can not preserve what you do not comprehend. 
President Ronald Reagan nominated Justice Kennedy to the high court in 1987. He took his seat in 1988.

1 hours, 0 minutes | 387 Views

William Eskridge on Marriage Equality

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12:45:09 PM - 2:04:33 PM
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William Eskridge on Marriage Equality

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Yale Law Professor William Eskridge said President Obama’s support for marriage equality helped him win re-election. The gay rights activist spoke at Boston University Law School a week after the election when voters approved to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington State. He said the country is moving beyond political backlash, and that the results of the 2012 election were good for President Obama.

1 hours, 19 minutes | 346 Views

2012 Election, Taxes and the U.S. Economy

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2:07:17 PM - 3:26:01 PM
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2012 Election, Taxes and the U.S. Economy

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Grover Norquist, the Americans for Tax Reform President and author of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” discussed upcoming tax bills in Congress and the meetings that congressional leaders held with President Obama last week. He also responded to questions.

1 hours, 18 minutes | 230 Views

New Chinese Leadership

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3:30:02 PM - 4:56:57 PM
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New Chinese Leadership

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China scholars and political analysts talked about the transition of power in China at its 18th National Congress and what can be expected from its new leadership. Cheng Li began the discussion with a detailed slide presentation analysis of the new leadership, saying the change was an opportunity for those in command to prove themselves as capable economic administrators. Kenneth Lieberthal spoke about the complexities of and obstacles to reforms, and the need to attack corruption. Stapleton Roy in his remarks described how a one-party system functions and some of the changes in China over the preceding 30 years. The program included audience members' questions. 
This panel was part of the Brooking Institution forum titled, “America and China in the Aftermath of Election and Succession: Paths and Pitfalls.”

1 hours, 26 minutes | 352 Views

U.S.-China Relations

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4:57:16 PM - 6:03:56 PM
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U.S.-China Relations

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Panelists talked about the U.S.-China relationship. They focused on the interdependence of the two countries' economies, tensions in the South China Sea, and other international issues such as Syria and Russia. At the end of the discussion they took questions from the audience.
This panel was part of the Brooking Institution forum titled, “America and China in the Aftermath of Election and Succession: Paths and Pitfalls.”

1 hours, 6 minutes | 232 Views

Julius Genachowski on Telecommunications Policy

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6:07:26 PM - 6:29:19 PM
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Julius Genachowski on Telecommunications Policy

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Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free speech, economic development, and the availability of broadband technology around the world. He warned that threats to the future of the Internet, including a proposed international governing body with the power to regulate the Internet, could result in a loss of economic growth and innovation in the U.S. After his opening remarks he was interviewed by Mr. Prieto and responded to questions from members of the audience.

0 hours, 21 minutes | 359 Views

RVerizon’s Robert Mudge , CTIA’s Christopher Guttman-McCabe, and Public Knowledge’s Harold Feld talked about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on communications in late October 2012 and what it revealed about telecommunications systems during emergencies. Representative Eliot Engel also spoke by phone.

0 hours, 40 minutes | 405 Views

Weekly Presidential Address

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7:12:07 PM - 7:15:31 PM
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Weekly Presidential Address

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President Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. He expressed his Thanksgiving wishes and said that Thanksgiving is a chance to put aside our differences and come together as Americans.

0 hours, 3 minutes | 184 Views

Weekly Republican Address

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7:15:37 PM - 7:19:07 PM
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Weekly Republican Address

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Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. She expressed her Thanksgiving wishes, saying that Thanksgiving is a time for American’s to come together. She also discussed the impending tax increases and budget cuts known as the “fiscal cliff.”

0 hours, 3 minutes | 79 Views

Paul Rothstein on Secession Petitions

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7:19:28 PM - 7:59:17 PM
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Paul Rothstein on Secession Petitions

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Paul Rothstein talked about the petitions to secede filed in every state in November 2012. Topics included motivations for, constitutional support for, and legal issues surrounding secession. He also discussed the secession of Texas from Mexico, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

0 hours, 39 minutes | 461 Views

The Evolution of Facebook

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8:00:40 PM - 8:49:45 PM
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The Evolution of Facebook

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Facebook Vice President of Products Chris Cox discussed the evolution of Facebook. Mr. Cox is an engineer who advises chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg on product development such as the “like” button, the timeline, and the newsfeed. Mr. Cox explained his job duties at Facebook, and talked about new technologies the company would be using. He was interviewed by Alexis Madrigal and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“The Evolution of Facebook” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.

0 hours, 49 minutes | 203 Views

Gaming and Solving World Problems

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8:49:45 PM - 9:38:11 PM
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Gaming and Solving World Problems

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Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well as the future of cloud computing. She talked about the use of the alternate realities in games to solve the world’s problems and the future of alternate realities overlaying the physical universe. She was interviewed by Larry Smarr and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Gaming and Solving World Problems” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.

0 hours, 48 minutes | 522 Views

Future of Network News

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9:39:33 PM - 10:46:52 PM
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Future of Network News

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CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager spoke about the future of network news to students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in Phoenix. 
Jeff Fager became the first chairman of CBS News in February 2011, after re-shaping its flagship broadcast, “60 Minutes.”

1 hours, 7 minutes | 210 Views

Bill Gates on Education

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10:49:11 PM - 11:36:54 PM
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Bill Gates on Education

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Bill Gates talked about the work of the Gates Foundation in higher education. He stressed the importance of education and the need for government funding. He said that the current education system was failing to produce highly-skilled workers and that needed economic reforms would stimulate the economy and help the U.S. stay competitive in global markets. Mr. Gates gave a PowerPoint presentation and then was interviewed by David Leonhardt.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.

0 hours, 47 minutes | 747 Views

The Evolution of Facebook

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11:40:46 PM - 12:29:51 AM
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The Evolution of Facebook

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Facebook Vice President of Products Chris Cox discussed the evolution of Facebook. Mr. Cox is an engineer who advises chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg on product development such as the “like” button, the timeline, and the newsfeed. Mr. Cox explained his job duties at Facebook, and talked about new technologies the company would be using. He was interviewed by Alexis Madrigal and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“The Evolution of Facebook” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.

0 hours, 49 minutes | 203 Views

Gaming and Solving World Problems

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12:29:51 AM - 1:18:17 AM
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Gaming and Solving World Problems

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Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well as the future of cloud computing. She talked about the use of the alternate realities in games to solve the world’s problems and the future of alternate realities overlaying the physical universe. She was interviewed by Larry Smarr and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Gaming and Solving World Problems” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.

0 hours, 48 minutes | 522 Views

Future of Network News

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Future of Network News

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CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager spoke about the future of network news to students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in Phoenix. 
Jeff Fager became the first chairman of CBS News in February 2011, after re-shaping its flagship broadcast, “60 Minutes.”

1 hours, 7 minutes | 210 Views

Bill Gates on Education

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Bill Gates on Education

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Bill Gates talked about the work of the Gates Foundation in higher education. He stressed the importance of education and the need for government funding. He said that the current education system was failing to produce highly-skilled workers and that needed economic reforms would stimulate the economy and help the U.S. stay competitive in global markets. Mr. Gates gave a PowerPoint presentation and then was interviewed by David Leonhardt.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.

0 hours, 47 minutes | 747 Views

Youth-Led National Debt Campaign

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3:17:41 AM - 3:59:13 AM
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Youth-Led National Debt Campaign

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Nick Toiano and Ryan Schoenike, co-founders of “The Can Kicks Back,” talked about their youth-led campaign to fix the national debt, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communication. They talked about the foundation and goals of their organization. They argued that Congress continues to postpone resolving the U.S. debt, resulting in job loss and difficulty competing in a global economy. Their goal is to raise awareness of the debt by showing its effect on their immediate needs and concerns, such as health insurance and job security.

0 hours, 41 minutes | 1,154 Views

Capital Markets and the Fiscal Cliff

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4:00:15 AM - 5:00:55 AM
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Capital Markets and the Fiscal Cliff

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Robert Greifeld talked about the the impact of the “fiscal cliff” on capital markets. The “fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He said that he and others participating in the “Fix the Debt” campaign were willing to pay higher taxes as part of a compromise, and warned that failure to reach an agreement would amount to governing by “mutually assured destruction.” After his remarks he was interviewed by Mr. Baily and responded to questions from members of the audience.

1 hours, 0 minutes | 732 Views

Marc Freedman talked about his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, on the stage of life facing millions of baby boomers that he calls “encore adulthood.” In his speech he suggested the need for better social programs and savings plans for people in their 50's, 60's and 70s to provide meaningful and sustaining work later in life.

0 hours, 44 minutes | 428 Views

Economic Opportunities for Youth and Minorities

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Economic Opportunities for Youth and Minorities

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Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities compete for jobs and attain economic mobility. Topics included the impact of the high unemployment rate on African Americans and Latinos, education funding at federal and state levels, and creating a stronger link between businesses, economic growth, and education. The program included questions from audience members.

1 hours, 6 minutes | 352 Views

Book Discussion on 1812

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Book Discussion on 1812

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Author Nicole Eustace, history professor at New York University, discusses her book, 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism, in which she examines the affect the War of 1812 had on American politics and patriotism. She reported that the end of the three-year War resulted in the “era of good feelings,” marked by diffused partisanship and greater nationalism. Nicole Eustace spoke at the David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.

1 hours, 5 minutes | 847 Views

Book Discussion on Elizabeth the Queen

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7:15:00 AM - 7:55:34 AM
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Book Discussion on Elizabeth the Queen

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Sally Bedell Smith talked about her biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch. In her book she recounts the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended the British throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five. The author examines the queen’s public and personal life, from her weekly meetings with the twelve British prime ministers who have served during her reign, to her sixty-four year marriage to Prince Phillip and her relationships with her children and grandchildren. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program closed with scheduling information.

0 hours, 40 minutes | 198 Views

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Book Discussion on Presidential Power in Troubled Second Terms

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Alfred Zacher talked about his book, Presidential Power in Troubled Second Terms, in which he presents his thoughts on why some presidents succeed while others fail during their second terms in office. He also responded to questions from the audience. Alfred Zacher spoke at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

0 hours, 42 minutes | 459 Views

Book Discussion on Do Not Ask What Good We Do

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8:45:29 AM - 9:30:09 AM
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Book Discussion on Do Not Ask What Good We Do

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Author Robert Draper talked about his book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives, in which he discusses how the 112th Congress could drop to a 9 percent approval rating. He responded to questions from the audience.

0 hours, 44 minutes | 1,176 Views

Book Discussion on Plutocrats

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Book Discussion on Plutocrats

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Author Chrystia Freeland talks about her book, Plutocrats: the Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, in which she chronicles the rise of the top 0.1 percent of the global population, and the impact they have in the world. She also responded to questions from the audience.

0 hours, 57 minutes | 1,355 Views

New Books Being Released Week of 11/24

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New Books Being Released Week of 11/24

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A list of new books being released the week of November 24, 2012.

0 hours, 1 minutes | 199 Views

Book Discussion on Back to Blood

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10:31:18 AM - 11:23:06 AM
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Book Discussion on Back to Blood

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Tom Wolfe spoke about his novel, Back to Blood, in which he presented several observations on the city of Miami. Mr. Wolfe also answered questions from the audience. He spoke at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International, held annually on the campus of Miami Dade College.

0 hours, 51 minutes | 791 Views

Book Discussion on Government Bullies

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11:23:24 AM - 11:28:42 AM
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Book Discussion on Government Bullies

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed his book, Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds, in which he makes a case for more limited government. 
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

0 hours, 5 minutes | 830 Views

Book Discussion on The Potomac River

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Book Discussion on The Potomac River

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Author Garrett Peck talked about his book, The Potomac River: A History and Guide. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night.

0 hours, 2 minutes | 84 Views

Book Discussion on World in Balance

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Book Discussion on World in Balance

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Brooke Stoddard talked about his book, World in Balance: The Perilous Months of June-October 1940. Mr. Stoddard was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

0 hours, 24 minutes | 969 Views

Book Discussion on Little America

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Book Discussion on Little America

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Rajiv Chandrasekaran talked about his book, Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

0 hours, 2 minutes | 136 Views

Book Discussion on Life After Death

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Book Discussion on Life After Death

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Author Damien Echols talked about his book, Life After Death, in which he recalls his arrest, incarceration, and eventual release for the murder of three, eight-year old boys in 1993. Mr. Echols and two other men, Jesse Miskelly, Jr. and Jason Baldwin, dubbed the “West Memphis Three,” spent seventeen years in prison. Mr. Echols spoke at Town Hall Seattle and responded to questions from the audience.

1 hours, 9 minutes | 719 Views

Book Discussion on The Future of the Jews

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1:11:18 PM - 1:16:12 PM
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Book Discussion on The Future of the Jews

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Stuart E. Eizenstat discussed his book, The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States, in which he surveys the major geopolitical, economic, and security challenges facing the world in general, and the Jewish world and the United States in particular.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

0 hours, 4 minutes | 314 Views

Book Discussion on The Secret Knowledge

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Book Discussion on The Secret Knowledge

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Playwright David Mamet, author of The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, delivered the Manhattan Institute’s 2012 Wriston Lecture. He emphasized the importance of maintaining American principles and warned of the rising threats to American exceptionalism. He responded to questions from the audience.

0 hours, 46 minutes | 4,121 Views

Book Discussion on American Sheikhs

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Book Discussion on American Sheikhs

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Professor Brian VanDeMark talked about his book, American Sheikhs: Two Families, Four Generations, and the Story of America’s Influence in the Middle East, a history of the American University of Beirut and its two founding families.

0 hours, 9 minutes | 1,160 Views

Child Literacy Initiatives

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Child Literacy Initiatives

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C-SPAN hosted a Google Hangout discussion on child literacy and improving educational opportunities for children.

0 hours, 18 minutes | 198 Views

What's Next for Women?

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What's Next for Women?

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Panelists spoke about the future of women in the workforce and society. Panelists included Anita Hill, Reimaging Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home, Hanna Rosin, The End of Men and the Rise of Women, and Madeline Kunin, The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family. The panel was moderated by Meghna Chakrabarti, and responded to questions from the audience.

0 hours, 59 minutes | 321 Views

Book Discussion on Triumph of the City

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Book Discussion on Triumph of the City

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Panelists spoke about urban planning, city government, and the development of Boston. The panel included Edward Glaeser, author of The Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier, Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor, and Barbara Berke, senior policy adviser to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. The panel was moderated by Bob Oakes, and responded to questions from the audience.

1 hours, 15 minutes | 333 Views

Future of Reading

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Future of Reading

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Panelists talked about the future of reading and child literacy. Among the topics they addressed were the use of digital books, the impact of new technologies on the publishing industry, uses of electronic media in schools, the amount of information available through electronic media, and the experience of reading. They responded to questions from the audience.

1 hours, 16 minutes | 576 Views

Book Discussion on Nixon Off the Record

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6:04:42 PM - 7:01:02 PM
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Book Discussion on Nixon Off the Record

Booknotes

Ms. Crowley talked about her book, Nixon off the Record, published by Random House. It is based on her recordings of conversations the former president had with her and others while she was his assistant from 1990 until his death in 1994. She related his opinions on various leaders and issues and what she learned about Nixon as a private individual rather than a public figure.

0 hours, 56 minutes | 954 Views

Intelligence analyst Brian Latell talked about his book, Castro’s Secrets: The CIA and Cuba’s Intelligence Machine, in which he profiles Cuba’s Fidel Castro in his role as head spymaster. Mr. Latell also answered viewer questions. This event took place at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International held November 11-18, 2012 on the campus of Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida.

0 hours, 9 minutes | 531 Views

Child Literacy Initiatives

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7:11:48 PM - 7:30:16 PM
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Child Literacy Initiatives

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C-SPAN hosted a Google Hangout discussion on child literacy and improving educational opportunities for children.

0 hours, 18 minutes | 198 Views

Book Discussion on The New Religious Intolerance

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7:31:24 PM - 8:38:00 PM
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Book Discussion on The New Religious Intolerance

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Martha Nussbaum talked about her book, The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age, in which she examined anti-Muslim bigotry in the West since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. She responded to questions from the audience.

1 hours, 6 minutes | 1,059 Views

Book Discussion on America's Great Debate

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Book Discussion on America's Great Debate

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Author Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night.

0 hours, 5 minutes | 202 Views

Book Discussion on The Fateful History of Fannie Mae

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Book Discussion on The Fateful History of Fannie Mae

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James Hagerty of the Wall Street Journal talked about his book, The Fateful History of Fannie Mae: New Deal Birth to Mortgage Crisis Fall, in which he examined the 1938 creation and 70 year history of Fannie Mae. Among the topics he addressed were the role of federal regulation in the financial and housing industries, political interests in the company, and the 2008 financial crisis. He responded to questions from the audience.

1 hours, 14 minutes | 1,032 Views

After Words with Gautam Mukunda

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10:02:12 PM - 11:01:24 PM
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After Words with Gautam Mukunda

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Harvard Business School professor Gautam Mukunda, author of Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter, talked about how we can analyze and identify the best leaders.

0 hours, 59 minutes | 610 Views

A Conversation on the State of the Economy

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11:01:48 PM - 12:38:18 AM
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A Conversation on the State of the Economy

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Joseph Stiglitz, author of The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future, and Paul Krugman, author of End This Depression Now!, talked about the problems facing the U.S. economy. The authors spoke at an event held at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. They responded to questions from the audience.

1 hours, 36 minutes | 1,397 Views

Child Literacy Initiatives

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Child Literacy Initiatives

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C-SPAN hosted a Google Hangout discussion on child literacy and improving educational opportunities for children.

0 hours, 18 minutes | 198 Views

Book Discussion on Mugged

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Book Discussion on Mugged

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Conservative political pundit Ann Coulter talked about her book, Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama, in which she presents her thoughts on race in America. Ann Coulter spoke at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles. She also responded to questions from the audience.

0 hours, 50 minutes | 968 Views

Author John Muller talked about his book, Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night.

0 hours, 4 minutes | 334 Views

New Books Being Released Week of 11/24

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New Books Being Released Week of 11/24

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A list of new books being released the week of November 24, 2012.

0 hours, 1 minutes | 199 Views

Book Discussion on Too High to Fail

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Book Discussion on Too High to Fail

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Investigative journalist Doug Fine looks at the financial benefits of legalizing cannabis, which he argues would add close to $100 billion to our economy. He showed slides during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience at Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California.

1 hours, 18 minutes | 547 Views

Book Discussion on Sovereignty or Submission

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Book Discussion on Sovereignty or Submission

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Author John Fonte talked about his book, Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others, in which he describes the struggle between global governance and America’s constitutional democracy. The book was the recipient of 2012s Paolucci/Bagehot Book Award.

0 hours, 59 minutes | 841 Views

Book Discussion on Wandering Souls

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Book Discussion on Wandering Souls

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Professor Wayne Karlin discussed his book, Wandering Souls: Journeys With the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam, an account of a U.S. soldier’s journey to return a notebook taken from a North Vietnamese soldier he killed during the Vietnam war. This interview was recorded at the Fall for the Book Festival on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

0 hours, 14 minutes | 370 Views

Book Discussion on Health Care For Some

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Book Discussion on Health Care For Some

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Beatrix Hoffman, professor and chair of the history department at Northern Illinois University, spoke about the history of the American health care system. She focused on why the United States had been one of the few developed countries to not adopt universal health care and examined why the issue was so divisive. She spoke at the Great Lakes History Conference held at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and responded to questions from the audience.

0 hours, 53 minutes | 1,139 Views

Book Discussion on Science Left Behind

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Book Discussion on Science Left Behind

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Author Alex Berezow talked about his book, Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left. In the book he argued that while “anti-science” was usually a term associated with conservatives, the left in the United States had plenty of problems with science on issues they did not support, such as nuclear energy and biomedical research on animals.

1 hours, 27 minutes | 2,222 Views

Antietam National Battlefield Tour

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Antietam National Battlefield Tour

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Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National Battlefield, the 1862 engagement that is considered the bloodiest single day in American history. Visiting key locations at the National Park, including the Cornfield, Sunken Road and Burnside Bridge, the historians use the landscape and demonstrations to show what the battle was like for the armies on the ground.

1 hours, 53 minutes | 1,431 Views

History of Maple Syrup

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History of Maple Syrup

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Burr Morse, the 7th generation owner of Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, talked about the history of maple syrup in Vermont and some of the pioneers of the maple industry. Topics included how the industry began and why is it an important industry in the state. He also talked about how Morse Farm began and what happens at Morse Farm during the peak of the tourist season.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Montpelier, Vermont, on October 8-11 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.

0 hours, 8 minutes | 232 Views

Tom Daschle Oral History Interview

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Tom Daschle Oral History Interview

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Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle talked about his life and career, including serving in both the House and the Senate. He also talked about his relationship with former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS) and their work together both in the Senate and since leaving office. Topics included his belief that Senator Dole would have made a great president, and negotiations with President Clinton during the 1995 government shutdown.
This never-before-aired interview with historian Richard Norton Smith is part of an oral history project at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The location of the May 25, 2007, interview is not known.

1 hours, 0 minutes | 447 Views

History of Political Polling

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History of Political Polling

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Vanderbilt University history professor Sarah Igo, and Washington Post polling director Jon Cohen talked about the history of political polling in America at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Crunching the Numbers: Polling” was part of the symposium “Political Machines: Innovations in Campaigns and Elections,” held in the Warner Bros. Theater of the National Museum of American History.

1 hours, 19 minutes | 296 Views

Vermont's Granite History

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Vermont's Granite History

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Todd Paton talked about the history of the granite industry in Vermont and what is believed to be the largest deep hole dimension granite quarry in operation in the world, located right outside of Montpelier. Rock of Ages granite is used in some of the country’s most historic memorials and structures. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Montpelier, Vermont, on October 8-11 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.

0 hours, 7 minutes | 151 Views

Innovations in Campaign Advertising

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Innovations in Campaign Advertising

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David Schwartz presented numerous selections from his online exhibit, “The Living Room Candidate,” which features more than 300 television commercials from every presidential election since 1952. He examined the persuasive techniques employed in these ads and explored the role of various technological platforms - from biographical films to 30-second television ads to YouTube - in the evolution of political advertising. Mr. Schwartz also responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Delivering the Message: Advertising” was part of the symposium “Political Machines: Innovations in Campaigns and Elections,” held in the Warner Bros.*Theater of the National Museum of American History.

1 hours, 26 minutes | 422 Views

Book Discussion on Letters to Jackie

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Book Discussion on Letters to Jackie

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Ellen Fitzpatrick, history professor at the University of New Hampshire, presents a collection of 250 condolence letters sent to Jacqueline Kennedy following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The author culled her selections from over 1.5 million letters that were sent to the former first lady in the first two years following the president’s death and had been kept mostly untouched. Ellen Fitzpatrick presented her book at The 6th Floor Museum in Dallas.

0 hours, 57 minutes | 709 Views

Northerners' Ideas for Fighting the Merrimac

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Northerners' Ideas for Fighting the Merrimac

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The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, when for the first time, ironclads battled during the Civil War. In this battle, the Union ship, the USS Monitor, faced off with the Confederate ship, the CSS Virginia, in 1862.
David Gerleman talked about the discussions in the North and various suggestions made to President Lincoln and Navy Secretary Gideon Welles for fighting the USS Merrimack, renamed the CSS Virginia by the Confederates. He showed some slides during his presentation, following which he responded to questions from members of the audience.
“'Sink the Merrimac!': Northern Plans, Schemes, and Inventions to Destroy the Rebel Ram” was a talk at the Civil War Navy Conference, held at the Mariners' Museum.

0 hours, 56 minutes | 323 Views

Q&A with Tom Blanton

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Q&A with Tom Blanton

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Tom Blanton talked about access to federal government documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). During the week the House approved a bill to fix some of the problems with the current FOIA system, including a lack of responsiveness by federal agencies to requests for government records. The OPEN Government Act, which passed the Senate the previous week, next goes to the president. The National Security Archive, which is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at George Washington University, collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through FOIA.

0 hours, 59 minutes | 395 Views

History of Printing Methods

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History of Printing Methods

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Eighty-three year-old Ray Loomis, who has worked in the printing industry since he was 15 years old, gave a tour of the Baltimore Museum of Industry, where he is a volunteer. The tour included a demonstration of historic printing methods and machines, including the linotype, a revolutionary typesetting machine that was invented in Baltimore. 
Carole Baker, deputy director of the museum, also spoke.

0 hours, 29 minutes | 743 Views

Assassination of President Kennedy

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Assassination of President Kennedy

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Historians talked about the numerous theories that have persisted since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Among the topics they addressed were the events in Dallas leading to the assassination, the findings of the Warren Commission, various conspiracy theories that have been forwarded by scholars and others, and the continued interest in the assassination in popular culture. They spoke at the Mid-America Conference on History in Springfield, Missouri.

2 hours, 7 minutes | 3,293 Views

November 22nd and the Warren Report

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November 22nd and the Warren Report

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A portion of a 1964 CBS News special on the Kennedy assassination and Warren Commission Report was shown.

0 hours, 21 minutes | 510 Views

Race and Military Tradition

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Race and Military Tradition

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Author and historian Mark Grimsley explained how American military conflicts through history have contributed to the formation and understanding of racial identities. He talked about the roles of African Americans on both the Union and Confederate sides of the Civil War. Mr. Grimsley spoke at the 2012 Civil War Institute Conference at Gettysburg College and responded to questions from the audience.

1 hours, 6 minutes | 664 Views

The Zimmermann Telegram

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The Zimmermann Telegram

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Thomas Boghardt, author of The Zimmermann Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War One, explained why Germany sent the telegram to Mexico; how it was intercepted by the British; and how its discovery influenced American public opinion. The coded telegram, dispatched by Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann to the German ambassador in Mexico in anticipation of further unrestricted submarine warfare, instructed Ambassador Eckardt that if the U.S. appeared likely to enter the war, he was to approach the Mexican government with a proposal for a military alliance. Mexico was promised territories in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Eckardt was also instructed to urge Mexico to help broker an alliance between Germany and the Japanese Empire. News of the correspondence was made public after British intelligence intercepted the communication.
The National Archives in Washington DC hosted this event.

0 hours, 48 minutes | 595 Views

1768 British Occupation of Colonial Boston

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1768 British Occupation of Colonial Boston

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History professor Richard Bell, in his class at the University of Maryland, described the tension in Boston between British troops and the colonists, and Britain’s efforts to reassert control over the increasingly disloyal colony. In October of 1768, a fleet of warships carrying British infantry regiments anchored in Boston Harbor. He also responded to questions from students.

0 hours, 44 minutes | 1,275 Views

Boston's Granary Burying Ground

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Boston's Granary Burying Ground

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Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, toured the Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston. Established in the year 1660, the Granary Burying Ground is the city’s third oldest cemetery, and the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams. This is part one of two of the program.

0 hours, 3 minutes | 678 Views

Educational Film in the United States

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Educational Film in the United States

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Marsha Orgeron, co-editor of the first collection of essays to address educational film in the United States, talked about her book, Learning with the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States. Educational films were seen by millions of people and provided a catalog of 20th-century preoccupations and values in America. During her presentation she showed to examples of educational films.

1 hours, 7 minutes | 204 Views

Race and Military Tradition

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10:00:04 PM - 11:06:14 PM
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Race and Military Tradition

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Author and historian Mark Grimsley explained how American military conflicts through history have contributed to the formation and understanding of racial identities. He talked about the roles of African Americans on both the Union and Confederate sides of the Civil War. Mr. Grimsley spoke at the 2012 Civil War Institute Conference at Gettysburg College and responded to questions from the audience.

1 hours, 6 minutes | 664 Views

The Zimmermann Telegram

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The Zimmermann Telegram

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Thomas Boghardt, author of The Zimmermann Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War One, explained why Germany sent the telegram to Mexico; how it was intercepted by the British; and how its discovery influenced American public opinion. The coded telegram, dispatched by Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann to the German ambassador in Mexico in anticipation of further unrestricted submarine warfare, instructed Ambassador Eckardt that if the U.S. appeared likely to enter the war, he was to approach the Mexican government with a proposal for a military alliance. Mexico was promised territories in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Eckardt was also instructed to urge Mexico to help broker an alliance between Germany and the Japanese Empire. News of the correspondence was made public after British intelligence intercepted the communication.
The National Archives in Washington DC hosted this event.

0 hours, 48 minutes | 595 Views

1768 British Occupation of Colonial Boston

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1768 British Occupation of Colonial Boston

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History professor Richard Bell, in his class at the University of Maryland, described the tension in Boston between British troops and the colonists, and Britain’s efforts to reassert control over the increasingly disloyal colony. In October of 1768, a fleet of warships carrying British infantry regiments anchored in Boston Harbor. He also responded to questions from students.

0 hours, 42 minutes | 1,275 Views

Boston's Granary Burying Ground

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Boston's Granary Burying Ground

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Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, toured the Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston. Established in the year 1660, the Granary Burying Ground is the city’s third oldest cemetery, and the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams. This is part one of two of the program.

0 hours, 4 minutes | 678 Views

Educational Film in the United States

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Educational Film in the United States

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Marsha Orgeron, co-editor of the first collection of essays to address educational film in the United States, talked about her book, Learning with the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States. Educational films were seen by millions of people and provided a catalog of 20th-century preoccupations and values in America. During her presentation she showed to examples of educational films.

1 hours, 7 minutes | 204 Views

History of Printing Methods

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History of Printing Methods

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Eighty-three year-old Ray Loomis, who has worked in the printing industry since he was 15 years old, gave a tour of the Baltimore Museum of Industry, where he is a volunteer. The tour included a demonstration of historic printing methods and machines, including the linotype, a revolutionary typesetting machine that was invented in Baltimore. 
Carole Baker, deputy director of the museum, also spoke.

0 hours, 29 minutes | 743 Views

Assassination of President Kennedy

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Assassination of President Kennedy

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Historians talked about the numerous theories that have persisted since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Among the topics they addressed were the events in Dallas leading to the assassination, the findings of the Warren Commission, various conspiracy theories that have been forwarded by scholars and others, and the continued interest in the assassination in popular culture. They spoke at the Mid-America Conference on History in Springfield, Missouri.

2 hours, 7 minutes | 3,293 Views

November 22nd and the Warren Report

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November 22nd and the Warren Report

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A portion of a 1964 CBS News special on the Kennedy assassination and Warren Commission Report was shown.

0 hours, 21 minutes | 510 Views

Book Discussion on Letters to Jackie

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Book Discussion on Letters to Jackie

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Ellen Fitzpatrick, history professor at the University of New Hampshire, presents a collection of 250 condolence letters sent to Jacqueline Kennedy following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The author culled her selections from over 1.5 million letters that were sent to the former first lady in the first two years following the president’s death and had been kept mostly untouched. Ellen Fitzpatrick presented her book at The 6th Floor Museum in Dallas.

0 hours, 57 minutes | 709 Views

Northerners' Ideas for Fighting the Merrimac

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Northerners' Ideas for Fighting the Merrimac

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The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, when for the first time, ironclads battled during the Civil War. In this battle, the Union ship, the USS Monitor, faced off with the Confederate ship, the CSS Virginia, in 1862.
David Gerleman talked about the discussions in the North and various suggestions made to President Lincoln and Navy Secretary Gideon Welles for fighting the USS Merrimack, renamed the CSS Virginia by the Confederates. He showed some slides during his presentation, following which he responded to questions from members of the audience.
“'Sink the Merrimac!': Northern Plans, Schemes, and Inventions to Destroy the Rebel Ram” was a talk at the Civil War Navy Conference, held at the Mariners' Museum.

0 hours, 56 minutes | 323 Views