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A'Lelia Bundles talked about "Self Made," a 2020 Netflix limited series starring Octavia Spencer. The series is an adaptation of her book "On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker," which profiles her great-great grandmother -- the creator of the first African American hair care empire. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. Sponsor: National Archives Foundation
Topics: indianapolis, new york, national archives, indiana, louisiana, st. louis, harlem, freeman, annie...
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Hampden-Sydney College professor Matthew Hulbert looked at depictions of slavery in Hollywood films ranging from "Birth of a Nation" and "Gone with the Wind" to "Django Unchained" and "Free State of Jones." He talked about how early films glorified the Lost Cause and argued that while recent films show the horrors of the slave trade and resistance by enslaved people, the idea of the white savior is often still central to the narrative. Virginia Tech's...
Topics: john brown, brown, harriet, quigley, griffith, holbert, griffiths, remus, matthew mcconaughey,...
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Author and journalist Evan Thomas talks about the impact and legacy of U.S. diplomat George Kennan and his "Long Telegram" with Truman Presidential Library director Kurt Graham. On February 22, 1946, U.S. diplomat George Kennan sent a cable from Moscow to the State Department outlining his assessment of the Soviet Union's post-World War II expansionist aims. The message outlined his ideas to contain the spread of communism, and became known as the "Long Telegram" because of...
Topics: truman, canon, harry truman, washington, george kennan, russia, europe, atchison, kennan, marshall,...
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Ethan Chorin, a diplomat who served as an economic and commercial attache in Tripoli from 2004 to 2006, talked about his book, Exit the Colonel: The Hidden History of the Libyan Revolution, in which he traces the background to the 2011 uprisings in Libya. He also responded to questions from the audience. This event was hosted by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City. Sponsor: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Topics: libya, qaddafi, benghazi, tripoli, obama, syria, gaddafi, washington, egypt, stevens, tunisia, un,...
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On February 27, 1968, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite closed a special report on Vietnam with a pessimistic assessment of the U.S. war effort. Mr. Cronkite's remarks are often cited as a turning point in American public opinion against the war and credited with playing a role in President Lyndon Johnson's surprise decision a month later not to run for a second term. But American University professor Joseph Campbell, who taught a class about what's known as the "Cronkite Moment,"...
Topics: cronkite, vietnam, johnson, campbell, lyndon johnson, walter cronkite, cbs news, white house,...
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This 1983 NASA film marks its 25th anniversary by documenting the space agency's achievements from the October 1, 1958 founding through several early Space Shuttle missions. The film begins with an account of the manned space program beginning with Mercury, and touches on many other aspects of NASA's work including exploration of the solar system, satellites, and aeronautics. The closing 20 minutes of this 50-minute documentary features the Space Shuttle program. Sponsor: NASA
Topics: nasa, tokyo, cronkite, saturn, columbia, alan shepherd, jupiter, japan, exxon, john glenn,...
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Narrated by actor James Doohan, best known for his role as Star Trek's "Scotty," this NASA film also includes appearances by writers Isaac Asimov and James Michener. Produced prior to the first shuttle mission on April 12, 1981, the film explains the shuttle program by showing a simulated flight of Columbia, and emphasizes the global effort - especially in payloads and in constructing, supplying, and occupying the International Space Station. Sponsor: NASA
Topics: columbia, columbia, roger, nasa, houston, mankind, europe, california, joe
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Directed by African American William Greaves and narrated by actor Ricardo Montalban, "Where Dreams Come True" is a 1979 NASA film highlighting the contributions of women and minorities and encouraging more to consider a career at the agency. The documentary includes interviews with astronaut-scientists Kathryn Sullivan and Ronald McNair, research psychologist Patricia Cowings, engineer Ruben Ramos, and former astronaut and deputy administrator Frederick Gregory. Much of the work...
Topics: nasa, washington, d.c., david, national captioning institute, frederick gregory, houston, texas
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Author Candice Millard and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Crosby Kemper III talked about Winston Churchill's 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech with Washington Post columnist David Von Drehle. They examined his motivations for giving the speech and his relationship with Harry Truman as both men looked towards the future of the West and the Soviet Union. The Truman Library Institute hosted this event and provided the video. Sponsor: Truman (Harry S.) Library Institute
Topics: truman, missouri, crosby, hitler, soviet union, stalin, burns, henry wallace, harry truman, david,...
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On February 27, 1968, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite closed a special report on Vietnam with a pessimistic assessment of the U.S. war effort. Mr. Cronkite's remarks are often cited as a turning point in American public opinion against the war and credited with playing a role in President Lyndon Johnson's surprise decision a month later not to run for a second term. But American University professor Joseph Campbell, who taught a class about what's known as the "Cronkite Moment,"...
Topics: cronkite, vietnam, johnson, walter cronkite, lyndon johnson, washington, eugene mccarthy, david von...
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Jayne Zanglein talked about her book, "The Girl Explorers: The Untold Story of the Globetrotting Women Who Trekked, Flew, and Fought Their Way Around the World.'' We hear the story of the early members of the Society of Woman Geographers. They founded the group after women were banned from male-dominated geography and explorer clubs. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration
Topics: blair, vietnam, cronkite, south america, haiti, blair niles, william beebe, virginia, new york,...
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Southern Utah University professor Laura June Davis talked about Confederate boat burners and naval guerrilla action on the lower Mississippi River during the last years of the Civil War. She described how after the fall of Vicksburg in 1863, clandestine Confederate forces targeted commercial steamboats in order to disrupt Union supplies and cause panic in the North. Virginia Tech's Center for Civil War Studies hosted this event and provided the video. Sponsor: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and...
Topics: mississippi, new orleans, st. louis, loudon, vicksburg, louis, jefferson davis, william murphy,...
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Robert Watson talked about his book, "George Washington's Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation." He explained why Washington saw the creation of a successful capital city as key to the new nation's future. The National Archives hosted this event and provided the video. Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration
Topics: washington, jefferson, virginia, new york, new york city, hamilton, philadelphia, robert watson,...
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Claire Gaudiani looked at the history of philanthropy in the U.S. and argues that Americans would benefit more if there was less government regulation of private foundations. She discussed her book with Mr. Blankenhorn and responded to members of the audience at The Institute for American Values in New York City. Sponsor: Institute for American Values
Topics: david, new york, washington, claire, california, david blankenhorn, gaudiani, john jackson, john,...
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Alex Tresniowski talked about his book, "The Rope: A True Story of Murder, Heroism, and the Dawn of the NAACP." He looked back at an Asbury Park, New Jersey murder case against an African American man - arguing there was little evidence against him. He recounted the case in the context of widespread lynching and other crimes against African Americans in the early 20th century. The National Archives hosted this event and provided the video. Sponsor: National Archives and Records...
Topics: asbury park, marie smith, naacp, stewart, raymond schindler, memphis, new york, new york city,...
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Leon Ellis served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. His plane was shot down during a bombing run and he was held in North Vietnam as a prisoner of war for five years. Mr. Ellis recounted his years in captivity including the torture he endured. This interview is part of the Veterans History Project conducted by the Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center. Sponsor: Library of Congress | Veterans History Project,Atlanta History Center
Topics: georgia, vietnam, lance, hanoi, valdosta, paris, las vegas, hilton, bangkok, navy, laos, thailand,...
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President Bill Clinton announced his economic program in his first address to a joint session of Congress. He proposed a stringent system of tax increases and spending cuts intended to reduce the federal deficit by 38 percent over four years while revitalizing the nation's economy. The president's remarks were interrupted by applause numerous times. Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan was seated next to the president's wife, Hillary, in the gallery. The White House described the speech as an...
Topics: los angeles, white house
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President Ronald Reagan delivered his economic address to a joint session of Congress. This was President Reagan's first speech before the House and Senate. Sponsor: U.S. Senate,White House,U.S. House of Representatives
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Paul Laxalt served as U.S. Senator for Nevada from 1974-1987. He would become an influential figure within the national Republican Party and was one of Ronald Reagan's closest political friends often referred to as "the First Friend". Edan Strekal, archivist at the University of Nevada, Reno, showed items from Senator Laxalt's political papers. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: ronald reagan, paul laxalt, nevada, california, reagan, carson city, carson, jimmy carter
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Forty years ago, on March 30, 1981, John Hinckley, Jr. fired shots at President Ronald Reagan outside the Washington Hilton, including one that ricocheted off the limousine and struck the president. Former staffers and Secret Service agents who were there that day talked with Del Quentin Wilber, author of "Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan." The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute hosted this event and provided the video. Sponsor: Ronald Reagan...
Topics: reagan, white house, jerry, ronald reagan, rick, mari, washington, jim brady, mari maseng, samuel...
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U.S. Botanic Garden Executive Director Ari Novy talked about the history of the oldest botanic garden in North America, originally proposed by President Washington in a 1796 letter. Sponsor: U.S. Botanic Garden
Topics: washington, pacific, zelkova, wilkes, philadelphia, mcmillan, white house, james madison, bartoli,...
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Entertainer Josephine Baker, Baltimore resident Virginia Hall, and Muslim pacifist Noor Khan were recruited as spies during World War II. CIA Museum Deputy Director Janelle Neises and professor Elizabeth Baer discussed the important role these women played and how they were able to use prejudice and sexism to their advantage. This event was hosted by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and they provided the video. Sponsor: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Topics: virginia, france, edna, janelle, paris, cia, baer, nazis, josephine baker, josephine, england,...
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During World War II, over one million African Americans served in the armed forces. Washington Post writer DeNeen Brown and education consultant Lynn Williams discussed the challenges these soldiers faced. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted this discussion titled, "Fighting on Two Fronts: Black Americans Who Served." The museum provided the video. Sponsor: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Topics: lynn, edna, deneen, europe, james baldwin, baldwin, lynn, washington, lynn williams, germany,...
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This film produced at the height of the Cold War shows examples of Soviet anti-American propaganda, and outlines U.S. efforts to promote American values around the globe using radio, print, motion pictures, and humanitarian aid. Introduced by U.S. Information Agency director Theodore Streibert, the film shows Soviet newsreel footage, remarks by President Eisenhower, and segments about global information centers that sponsor libraries, lectures, and concerts. This film is from the National...
Topics: usis, washington, germany, kremlin, montclair, north koreans, china, usa, mediterranean, berlin,...
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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Archivist Nicholas Graham discussed the university's founding, as well as its role in the growth of the city of Chapel Hill. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
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American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in Sacramento, California, where we spoke with Sony Brook history professor Paul Kelton discussed the spread of cholera in the 1800's and how it affected Native Americans. Sponsor: Organization of American Historians
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In the 1830s, under President Andrew Jackson, the Cherokees were forcibly removed from their lands in the southeastern U.S. in what became known as the "Trail of Tears." Oklahoma University law professor Lindsay Robertson discussed the decisions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving the Cherokee Nation -- especially the role of Chief Justice John Marshall. The Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Preservation Virginia and the University of Oklahoma Center for the...
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American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in Sacramento, California, where we spoke with Sony Brook history professor Paul Kelton discussed the spread of cholera in the 1800's and how it affected Native Americans. Sponsor: Organization of American Historians
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Trail of Tears Association president Jack Baker talked about the forced relocation of Native Americans in the early 19th century. Mr. Baker, a member of the Cherokee Nation, also discussed his own family's involuntary move to Oklahoma. This talk was part of an all-day conference co-hosted by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, University of Oklahoma Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy, and Preservation Virginia. Sponsor: Virginia Museum of History and...
Topics: georgia, mississippi, jack baker, lindsay, scott, tennessee, james hehr, george hicks, american...
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Darnella Davis talked about former African slaves of the Cherokee Nation known as Cherokee Freedmen. She explained how the Indians were forced to absorb the freedmen after the Civil War, were forcibly removed from the South to Indian Territory in the West, and the legal actions concerning citizenship rights for the descendants of the enslaved people. Ms. Davis is the author of "Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage: A Personal History of the Allotment Era." We recorded the...
Topics: friedman, oklahoma, indians
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The Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation talked about the tribe's history following their removal from the Southeast to present-day Oklahoma. Chief Chuck Hoskin focused on how the Cherokee concentrated on rebuilding and strengthening their culture despite much adversity. This talk was part of an all-day conference titled, "John Marshall, the Supreme Court, and the Trail of Tears" that was co-hosted by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and Preservation Virginia. Sponsor:...
Topics: virginia, oklahoma, john ross, jamestown, turkey, washington, jack baker, american history tv on...
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The "Trail of Tears" gallery at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. looks at the national debate over the 1830 Indian Removal Act and its impact on southern tribes. Associate Curator Paul Chaat Smith led us through the gallery after an introduction in the "Americans" exhibit, which examines how Indian imagery is prevalent in products, toys and mascots. Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution | National Museum of the American Indian
Topics: american indians, mississippi, jackson, washington, virginia, jefferson, indians, andrew jackson,...
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In the 1830s, under President Andrew Jackson, the Cherokees were forcibly removed from their lands in the southeastern U.S. in what became known as the "Trail of Tears." Oklahoma University law professor Lindsay Robertson discussed the decisions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving the Cherokee Nation -- especially the role of Chief Justice John Marshall. The Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Preservation Virginia and the University of Oklahoma Center for the...
Topics: georgia, jackson, george, john marshall, virginia, marshall, baldwin, worcester, kevin, oklahoma,...
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Howard Lee, was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. Lee talked about serving as Chapel Hill's mayor from 1969 to 1975, and explained the challenges he faced during the election and while in office. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: yemen, lithonia, georgia, bathroom
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On October 12, 2000, two al-Qaeda suicide bombers attacked the Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in Yemen's Aden harbor, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the FBI led a joint investigation into the bombing. The National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted two former NCIS special agents who shared their experiences working on the USS Cole inquiry and explained how their findings shaped investigations of subsequent terrorist...
Topics: fbi, yemen, naples, kathy, afghanistan, bahrain, washington, n.c., lori, oklahoma city, california,...
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William Harris, author of "Lincoln and Congress" talked about Abraham Lincoln, Congress and the Cabinet of 1862 at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln's life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society co-host. Sponsor: Lincoln (Abraham) Institute of the Mid-Atlantic,Ford's Theatre Society
Topics: lincoln, lincoln, lincoln, seward, harris, stewart, brown, william harris, alabama, washington,...
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James Worthen talked about President Eisenhower's treasury and defense secretaries, and how their personalities and styles influenced administration policies. Both men -- one with no government experience and the other a former General Motors president -- brought a business perspective to their cabinet jobs. Mr. Worthen is the author of "George Humphrey, Charles Wilson & Eisenhower's War on Spending." The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library hosted this event and provided the...
Topics: eisenhower, humphrey, wilson, pentagon, cia, burns, nixon, washington, humphrey, california,...
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her life and career, including her tenure in the Bush administration, where she served as national security adviser from 2001 to 2005 and as the 66th secretary of state of the United States from 2005 to 2009. She was interviewed on stage by former U.S.Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and also responded to questions submitted by students in the audience at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. This book tour event was part...
Topics: iraq, cia, white house, russia, latin america, china, fbi, california, mexico, soviet union, george...
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In a talk titled, "The Hamilton Scheme: Enemies and Allies in the Creation of an American Economy," historian and author William Hogeland discussed Alexander Hamilton's financial ideas. Mr. Hogeland examines how Hamilton's first goal was paying off the debt accumulated during the Revolutionary War. Selected by President George Washington in 1789, Alexander Hamilton served as the first Secretary of the Treasury until January 1795. The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society and the Museum...
Topics: hamilton, washington, continental, morris, robert morris, newberg, jefferson, alexander hamilton,...
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American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans where we spoke with historian Lindsay Chervinsky about how and why George Washington formed his presidental cabinet. She also discusses how the American cabinet system differed from the British equivalent. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV,Organization of American Historians
Topics: washington, alexander hamilton, c-span
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Former Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and historian Talmage Boston. Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and Treasury secretary. Baylor University Law School hosted the conversation and provided the video. Sponsor: Baylor University | Law School
Topics: washington, baker, peter, susan, d.c., reagan, white house, talmage, boston, russia, james baker,...
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The grandchildren of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal cabinet members and advisers talked about the actions taken in the 1930s and early 1940s to bring the country back from the Great Depression. Joining them at the Roosevelt Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York was FDR's own grandson, James Roosevelt Jr. Sponsor: Roosevelt (Franklin) Presidential Library and Museum
Topics: hopkins, fdr, henry wallace, wallace, new york, frances perkins, chris, harry hopkins, david,...
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William Harris, author of "Lincoln and Congress" talked about Abraham Lincoln, Congress and the Cabinet of 1862 at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln's life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society co-host. Sponsor: Lincoln (Abraham) Institute of the Mid-Atlantic,Ford's Theatre Society
Topics: lincoln, lincoln, lincoln, browning, new york, fessenden, seward, virginia, minnesota, ben wade,...
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James Worthen talked about President Eisenhower's treasury and defense secretaries, and how their personalities and styles influenced administration policies. Both men -- one with no government experience and the other a former General Motors president -- brought a business perspective to their cabinet jobs. Mr. Worthen is the author of "George Humphrey, Charles Wilson & Eisenhower's War on Spending." The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library hosted this event and provided the...
Topics: eisenhower, wilson, humphrey, pentagon, burns, cia, nixon, washington, humphrey, truman,...
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her life and career, including her tenure in the Bush administration, where she served as national security adviser from 2001 to 2005 and as the 66th secretary of state of the United States from 2005 to 2009. She was interviewed on stage by former U.S.Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and also responded to questions submitted by students in the audience at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. This book tour event was part...
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In a talk titled, "The Hamilton Scheme: Enemies and Allies in the Creation of an American Economy," historian and author William Hogeland discussed Alexander Hamilton's financial ideas. Mr. Hogeland examines how Hamilton's first goal was paying off the debt accumulated during the Revolutionary War. Selected by President George Washington in 1789, Alexander Hamilton served as the first Secretary of the Treasury until January 1795. The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society and the Museum...
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American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans where we spoke with historian Lindsay Chervinsky about how and why George Washington formed his presidental cabinet. She also discusses how the American cabinet system differed from the British equivalent. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV,Organization of American Historians
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Former Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and historian Talmage Boston. Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and Treasury secretary. Baylor University Law School hosted the conversation and provided the video. Sponsor: Baylor University | Law School
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James Worthen talked about President Eisenhower's treasury and defense secretaries, and how their personalities and styles influenced administration policies. Both men -- one with no government experience and the other a former General Motors president -- brought a business perspective to their cabinet jobs. Mr. Worthen is the author of "George Humphrey, Charles Wilson & Eisenhower's War on Spending." The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library hosted this event and provided the...
Topics: eisenhower, wilson, humphrey, pentagon, cia, burns, nixon, california, washington, gm, mmm, truman,...
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her life and career, including her tenure in the Bush administration, where she served as national security adviser from 2001 to 2005 and as the 66th secretary of state of the United States from 2005 to 2009. She was interviewed on stage by former U.S.Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and also responded to questions submitted by students in the audience at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. This book tour event was part...
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William Harris, author of "Lincoln and Congress" talked about Abraham Lincoln, Congress and the Cabinet of 1862 at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln's life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society co-host. Sponsor: Lincoln (Abraham) Institute of the Mid-Atlantic,Ford's Theatre Society
Topics: lincoln, stewart, lincoln, lincoln, brown, north carolina, alabama, james, johnson, new york,...
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James Worthen talked about President Eisenhower's treasury and defense secretaries, and how their personalities and styles influenced administration policies. Both men -- one with no government experience and the other a former General Motors president -- brought a business perspective to their cabinet jobs. Mr. Worthen is the author of "George Humphrey, Charles Wilson & Eisenhower's War on Spending." The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library hosted this event and provided the...
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her life and career, including her tenure in the Bush administration, where she served as national security adviser from 2001 to 2005 and as the 66th secretary of state of the United States from 2005 to 2009. She was interviewed on stage by former U.S.Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and also responded to questions submitted by students in the audience at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. This book tour event was part...
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In a talk titled, "The Hamilton Scheme: Enemies and Allies in the Creation of an American Economy," historian and author William Hogeland discussed Alexander Hamilton's financial ideas. Mr. Hogeland examines how Hamilton's first goal was paying off the debt accumulated during the Revolutionary War. Selected by President George Washington in 1789, Alexander Hamilton served as the first Secretary of the Treasury until January 1795. The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society and the Museum...
Topics: hamilton, washington, continental, robert morris, morris, jefferson, newberg, c-span, alexander...
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American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans where we spoke with historian Lindsay Chervinsky about how and why George Washington formed his presidental cabinet. She also discusses how the American cabinet system differed from the British equivalent. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV,Organization of American Historians
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Former Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and historian Talmage Boston. Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and Treasury secretary. Baylor University Law School hosted the conversation and provided the video. Sponsor: Baylor University | Law School
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In the early 19th century both Ohio and the territory of Michigan fought over the right to claim Toledo. Historian Tedd Long explained what led to the boundary dispute over the city and why the area was so hotly contested. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
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Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and step-mother in Falls River, Massachusetts. Sponsor: Politics and Prose Bookstore
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Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He also tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, who constructed the scenes in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
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Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and step-mother in Falls River, Massachusetts. Sponsor: Politics and Prose Bookstore
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Jeff Guinn talked about his book, "Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson," in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of Manson's immediate family, childhood friends, and members of his cult, the Manson Family. In his book, he reports on how Manson was able to influence and motivate the members of the Manson Family to murder seven people on successive evenings in August 1969. Jeff Guinn spoke at Book Passage bookstore in Corte...
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On October 12, 2000, two al-Qaeda suicide bombers attacked the Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in Yemen's Aden harbor, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the FBI led a joint investigation into the bombing. The National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted two former NCIS special agents who shared their experiences working on the USS Cole inquiry and explained how their findings shaped investigations of subsequent terrorist...
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Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He also tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, who constructed the scenes in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
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Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and step-mother in Falls River, Massachusetts. Sponsor: Politics and Prose Bookstore
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Jeff Guinn talked about his book, "Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson," in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of Manson's immediate family, childhood friends, and members of his cult, the Manson Family. In his book, he reports on how Manson was able to influence and motivate the members of the Manson Family to murder seven people on successive evenings in August 1969. Jeff Guinn spoke at Book Passage bookstore in Corte...
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On October 12, 2000, two al-Qaeda suicide bombers attacked the Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in Yemen's Aden harbor, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the FBI led a joint investigation into the bombing. The National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted two former NCIS special agents who shared their experiences working on the USS Cole inquiry and explained how their findings shaped investigations of subsequent terrorist...
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Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He also tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, who constructed the scenes in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
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Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He also tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, who constructed the scenes in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
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Jeff Guinn talked about his book, "Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson," in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of Manson's immediate family, childhood friends, and members of his cult, the Manson Family. In his book, he reports on how Manson was able to influence and motivate the members of the Manson Family to murder seven people on successive evenings in August 1969. Jeff Guinn spoke at Book Passage bookstore in Corte...
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On October 12, 2000, two al-Qaeda suicide bombers attacked the Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in Yemen's Aden harbor, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the FBI led a joint investigation into the bombing. The National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted two former NCIS special agents who shared their experiences working on the USS Cole inquiry and explained how their findings shaped investigations of subsequent terrorist...
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Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He also tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, who constructed the scenes in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
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Reno played a transformative role in the history of divorce in the United States. Nevada legislation shortened the time required to establish state residency making the city an ideal place for many to file for divorce. Reno Historian , Alicia Barber, shared the history and impact the divorce industry had on the city's cultural and economic development. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
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