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Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) discussed regulatory reform during a virtual event hosted by the Heritage Foundation. The senators spoke about the unintended consequences of various legislation, and how they say that has slowed economic progress. Sen. Cruz argued any regulations that have been temporarily suspended to improve expediency during the coronavirus pandemic should be permanently suspended. The senators also cited environmental regulations such as the Endangered Species...
Topics: china, chevron, california, texas, cruz, obama, mike, new york, spacex, signature, epa, tennessee
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The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis held a hearing on what America's cities need in order to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. Testifying during the hearing were several mayors from around the country who spoke about the budget shortfalls cities and towns are experiencing due to the impact of the coronavirus. In addition to increased testing and contact tracing for their communities, they spoke about the need for federal involvement in order to keep people employed,...
Topics: jacksonville, los angeles, garcetti, washington, scalise, curry, florida, atlanta, benjamin, new...
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[LIVE] The Senate Commerce Committee holds a hearing on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on transportation and critical infrastructure. Sponsor: Senate Commerce, Science,and Transportation Committee
Topics: cantwell, osha, mr. willis, blumenthal, cdc, george floyd, american trucking association,...
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Laura Olson, a political reporter for the Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, Pennsylvania was interviewed on the state of the 2020 presidential race in the Keystone State, where President Trump won by less than one-half percent in 2016. She talked about how Pennsylvania's political climate has changed since the 2016 election, and about the issues driving voter decisions at the polls, including the economy and the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Also discussed was the impact...
Topics: pennsylvania, philadelphia, scranton, joe biden
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White House Domestic Policy Council Acting Director Brook Rollins discussed the administration's legislative priorities during a virtual event with Politico Playbook co-authors Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman. Ms. Rollins said the administration is discussing how to respond to recent riots and protests breaking out across the country. According to Ms. Rollins, President Trump "has never been more laser-focused" on bringing "safety and security and prosperity to America." Ms....
Topics: white house, texas, donald trump, tennessee, tucker, washington, nancy pelosi, mitch mcconnell,...
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Key Capitol Hill hearings, speeches from policy makers, and political coverage from around the country.
Topics: houston, tennessee, c-span, joe biden, george floyd, king, texas, anthony, andrew johnson, florida,...
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SpaceNews held a discussion on the military's role in space, including astronaut recovery, rocket launches, and flying military satellites. U.S. Space Command's Maj. Gen. John Shaw, joined by two Air Force space commanders, spoke about the creation and mission of U.S. Space Force and U.S. Space Command as well as their operational support roles for private space exploration, including SpaceX and Boeing missions. Sponsor: [SpaceNews]
Topics: nasa, spacex, shaw, brian, tennessee, thompson, sandra, boeing, michael thompson, raymond,...
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper held a briefing at the Pentagon where he responded to news reports about President Trump's visit to St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC during the protests over George Floyd's death. Secretary Esper said he was not aware of the president's intentions to pose for photographs in front of the church saying he knew only of plans to view damage at Lafayette Park and St. John's. He clarified he was, "not aware exactly where we were going when we arrived at...
Topics: tennessee, george floyd, white house, dan, walz, minnesota, d.c., millie, dod, senate commerce...
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[LIVE] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) holds a news briefing on the protests erupting around the country following George Floyd's death and the state's coronavirus response.
Topics: new york, new york city, floyd, mr. floyd, tennessee, d.c.
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell discussed the U.S. economy and his agency's response to the coronavirus pandemic at a virtual event hosted by Princeton University. He announced the Federal Reserve was "days away" from making the first loans to small and medium-sized businesses as part of its Mainstreet Lending Program. In addition, Chairman Powell said the central bank "crossed a lot of red lines" to help the economy during the pandemic. The conversation was moderated by...
Topics: princeton, tennessee, allen, princeton, powell, washington, d.c.
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Laura Olson, a political reporter for the Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, Pennsylvania was interviewed on the state of the 2020 presidential race in the Keystone State, where President Trump won by less than one-half percent in 2016. She talked about how Pennsylvania's political climate has changed since the 2016 election, and about the issues driving voter decisions at the polls, including the economy and the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Also discussed was the impact...
Topics: pennsylvania, tennessee, philadelphia, scranton, joe biden, wheeler, alabama, laura olson,...
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[LIVE] The Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee holds a confirmation hearing for U.S. Postal Service governors and other nominations. Sponsor: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Topics: usps, navy, mr. zollars, shapiro, mr. ross, d.c., arizona, michigan, tennessee, mr. robins,...
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Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about "An Uncommon Man," his biography of President Herbert Hoover. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Q&A
Topics: fbi, hunter biden, tennessee, zach cohen
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Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about "An Uncommon Man," his biography of President Herbert Hoover. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Q&A
Topics: hoover, harding, herbert hoover, london, belgium, coolidge, warren harding, white house, stanford,...
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Mary Elisabeth Cox documented the depth of hunger among German women and children between 1914 and 1924. This talk was from a day-long conference at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa. The conference explored Hoover's reputation as the "Great Humanitarian" during both world wars. It was his World War I work which provided the foundation for his White House run. Sponsor: Hoover (Herbert) Presidential Library and Museum
Topics: germany, quaker, herbert hoover, hoover, europe, munich, zeppelin, tennessee valley, zeppelin,...
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This program was part of a conference on Herbert Hoover's humanitarian efforts during the two world wars. Hal Elliott Wert, a Kansas City Art Institute professor emeritus talked about the views and policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and former President Hoover on war-torn Europe in the 1930s and 40s -- and the question of what to do about the plight of war victims, especially women and children. He illustrated his remarks with a selection of wartime posters. He's followed by a Q&A...
Topics: hoover, poland, roosevelt, finland, germany, chicago, france, herbert hoover, new york, romania,...
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Stanford University historian Bertrand Patenaude talked about Herbert Hoover and aid to famine-stricken Soviet Russia from 1921 to 1922. This program at the Hoover presidential library in West Branch, Iowa was part of a day-long conference on his humanitarian work. It was Mr. Hoover's global efforts that propelled him towards a run for the White House. Some viewers may find images in this program disturbing. Sponsor: Hoover (Herbert) Presidential Library and Museum
Topics: hoover, russia, herbert hoover, hoover, moscow, volga, kelly, george nash, c-span, europe, william...
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Herbert Hoover's biographer George Nash recalled his World War I relief work, which saved the lives of millions caught up in the war and its aftermath -- and which set the stage for his White House run. This talk at Hoover's presidential library in West Branch, Iowa opened a day-long conference on his humanitarian efforts. Sponsor: Hoover (Herbert) Presidential Library and Museum
Topics: hoover, europe, belgium, herbert hoover, paris, germany, versailles, iowa, poland, london, wilson,...
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The House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on the federal government's role in protecting workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Loren Sweatt said her organization has received 5,000 coronavirus-related complaints and has issued one related citation. Lawmakers questioned the practice of releasing safety guidelines versus updating safety standards. Ms. Sweatt...
Topics: osha, cdc, howard, sweatt, michigan, fda, obama, pennsylvania, kentucky, trump, scott, white house,...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined a virtual event held by President Trump's reelection campaign and hosted by Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law and an adviser to the campaign. The two supporters of President Trump's reelection bid talked about Senator Graham's role as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and how that committee would be investigating the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Senator Graham said his committee's...
Topics: trump, flynn, joe biden, china, carter, graham, obama, fbi, biden, papadopoulos, isis, afghanistan,...
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[LIVE] Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D) holds a briefing on response to the death of George Floyd and the protests in the state and across the U.S. Sponsor: Minnesota | Office of the Governor
Topics: minnesota, minneapolis, george floyd, terrance floyd, justin, george, rebecca lucero, laura trump,...
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Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) discussed the nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd's killing and his call for a civil rights investigation into the incident. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Washington Journal
Topics: baltimore, maryland, george floyd, barr
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Inside Elections reporter & analyst Jacob Rubashkin discussed key Congressional primaries taking place in 7 states today. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Washington Journal
Topics: iowa, joni ernst, maryland, jacob rubashkin, steve king, agriculture committee
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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) discussed economic disparities and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic during a virtual conversation hosted by Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Sen. Brown spoke about passing legislation to address inequities facing essential workers and help Americans who have lost their job because of the coronavirus. He also talked about his expectations for the 2020 general election and the importance of secure voting. Sponsor: Stanford University | School of...
Topics: ohio, brown, stanford, graham, cleveland, california, obama, mitch mcconnell, trump, cdc, jacob...
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Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) was the featured speaker at a virtual event on diversity in politics hosted by Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service. She talked about the roles diverse leaders played in both political parties and legislative bodies, and why she believed diversity made lawmakers more aware of their constituents' needs. She also talked about why she was withdrawing from consideration as a potential running mate to 2020 Democratic presidential...
Topics: nevada, jacob, joe biden, minnesota, unlv, jay, georgetown, georgetown, haley
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[LIVE] The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on maintaining a safe environment for inmates during the coronavirus pandemic. Sponsor: Senate Judiciary Committee
Topics: feinstein, allen, cdc, california, graham, lompoc, south carolina, george floyd, rivera, durbin,...
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Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) discussed the nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd's killing and his call for a civil rights investigation into the incident. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Washington Journal
Topics: baltimore, maryland, ppp, ben cardin, george floyd
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Kansas State University history professor James Sherow talked about his book, "The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy's Great Gamble." Mr. Sherow chronicled entrepreneur Joseph McCoy's success in national and international cattle trading, which sparked the growth of the U.S. beef industry. The Watkins Museum of History in Lawrence, Kansas hosted this event. Sponsor: Watkins Museum of HIstory
Topics: texas, mccoy, kansas, abilene, chicago, wichita, illinois, kansas city, canada, chisholm, jesse...
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University of North Dakota history professor Cynthia Culver Prescott talked about her book, "Pioneer Mother Monuments: Constructing Cultural Memory." She highlighted some of the Kansas City area statues and monuments of pioneer mothers at this event at the Kansas City Public Library. Sponsor: Kansas City (MO) Public Library
Topics: kansas city, oregon, california, stagecoach, wichita, san francisco, kansas, topeka, prescott, penn...
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Kansas State University history professor James Sherow talked about his book, "The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy's Great Gamble." Mr. Sherow chronicled entrepreneur Joseph McCoy's success in national and international cattle trading, which sparked the growth of the U.S. beef industry. The Watkins Museum of History in Lawrence, Kansas hosted this event. Sponsor: Watkins Museum of HIstory
Topics: texas, mccoy, kansas, new york city, illinois, abilene, chicago, new york, kansas city, wichita,...
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University of Arkansas professor Elliott West lectured about the environmental impact of the California Gold Rush. He described how 19th-century mining practices led to deforestation, mercury contamination, and sediment-clogged rivers. This class was part of a seminar for high school teachers hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Sponsor: Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Topics: california, colorado, panama, nevada, pacific, london, indians, yellowstone, comstock, boston,...
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Baylor University professor David Smith taught a class about the growth of the internationalist worldview in 1890s America. He argued that economic, moral and political impulses caused Americans to consider a larger role in the world for their nation. Smith then detailed the actions they took, such pursuing missionary work, arguing for the expansion of the navy, and searching for new economic markets. Sponsor: Baylor University
Topics: cuba, china, navy, africa, spain, turner, rhodesia, mckinley, cleveland, havana, edgar, darwin,...
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La Sierra University professor Alicia Gutierrez-Romine taught a class about laws and policies regarding abortion. Starting in the 19th century, she tracked changes in medical practice and public opinion through court cases and newspaper coverage. She also described abortion restrictions, access to illegal abortions, costs, and health risks in different time periods and states. Sponsor: La Sierra University
Topics: california, mexico, belous, tijuana, rankin, new york city, ama, san francisco, sweden, sherri...
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Virginia Commonwealth University professor Nicole Myers Turner taught a class on the lives of formerly enslaved African Americans following emancipation. She explained how they defined freedom for themselves while the federal government debated political and legal definitions. Professor Turner also discussed the important role of religious and educational institutions in newly freed African American communities. Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth University
Topics: virginia, garrison frazier, south carolina, freeman, heriot jacobs, sherman, georgia, hampton,...
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George Mason University professor Sam Lebovic taught a class about U.S. politics and economics of the early Cold War period of the late-1940s and 1950s. He argued that with extreme ideologies such as fascism and communism completely discredited or out of favor, a consensus formed in the U.S. around centrist political views to the point where the political parties were barely distinguishable. On the economic front, a belief in a "mixed economy" ruled, meaning a broad acceptance of some...
Topics: hayek, buckley, schlesinger, new york, eisenhower, europe, yale, reagan, boeing, white house,...
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Wellesley College professor Brenna Greer debunked some of the myths about Rosa Parks and the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott. She addressed that Parks was not the first African American woman who refused to give up her seat and that the boycott had planning and precedent. She also explored with the class why a simplified version of this history has become so widespread. Sponsor: Wellesley College
Topics: robinson, brown, naacp, montgomery, alabama, martin luther king, morgan, king, nixon, mary louise...
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Baylor University professor David Smith taught a class about the growth of the internationalist worldview in 1890s America. He argued that economic, moral and political impulses caused Americans to consider a larger role in the world for their nation. Smith then detailed the actions they took, such pursuing missionary work, arguing for the expansion of the navy, and searching for new economic markets. Sponsor: Baylor University
Topics: cuba, china, navy, rhodesia, spain, africa, turner, mahan, cleveland, havana, atlantic, edgar, new...
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La Sierra University professor Alicia Gutierrez-Romine taught a class about laws and policies regarding abortion. Starting in the 19th century, she tracked changes in medical practice and public opinion through court cases and newspaper coverage. She also described abortion restrictions, access to illegal abortions, costs, and health risks in different time periods and states. Sponsor: La Sierra University
Topics: california, mexico, tijuana, rankin, new york city, chessen, europe, casey, washington, bellous,...
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Virginia Commonwealth University professor Nicole Myers Turner taught a class on the lives of formerly enslaved African Americans following emancipation. She explained how they defined freedom for themselves while the federal government debated political and legal definitions. Professor Turner also discussed the important role of religious and educational institutions in newly freed African American communities. Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth University
Topics: virginia, freeman, garrison frazier, south carolina, harriet jacobs, sherman, washington, georgia,...
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George Mason University professor Sam Lebovic taught a class about U.S. politics and economics of the early Cold War period of the late-1940s and 1950s. He argued that with extreme ideologies such as fascism and communism completely discredited or out of favor, a consensus formed in the U.S. around centrist political views to the point where the political parties were barely distinguishable. On the economic front, a belief in a "mixed economy" ruled, meaning a broad acceptance of some...
Topics: schlesinger, hayek, buckley, new york, eisenhower, reagan, yale, boeing, europe, vienna, germany,...
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Wellesley College professor Brenna Greer debunked some of the myths about Rosa Parks and the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott. She addressed that Parks was not the first African American woman who refused to give up her seat and that the boycott had planning and precedent. She also explored with the class why a simplified version of this history has become so widespread. Sponsor: Wellesley College
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David Reynolds, co-editor of "The Kremlin Letters: Stalin's Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt" talked about the messages sent between theses Allied leaders during World War II. He explained how they used the communication to build relationships with one another and advance wartime goals without extensive bureaucratic interference. The National World War II Museum hosted this event in January 2020. Sponsor: National World War II Museum
Topics: stalin, roosevelt, london, moscow, stalin, north africa, washington, kremlin
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Warren Finch, Director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, showed never seen film of George and Barbara Bush on their honeymoon at the Cloister Hotel in Sea Island, Georgia in 1945. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: George and Barbara Bush Honeymoon Film, Television Program
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President Johnson spoke about the Vietnam conflict and U.S. policy in the region. Entitled "Peace Without Conquest," the address attempted to explain why Southeast Asia was of vital American interest. U.S. military personnel there increased from about 23,000 in January, 1965, to over 180,000 by the end of the year. The president spoke at 9 p.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium at Johns Hopkins University. The address was televised world wide. Sponsor: White House,Johns Hopkins University
Topics: vietnam, johns hopkins, southeast asia, china, europe, united nations, mr. garland, tydings,...
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Eden McLean is the author of "Mussolini's Children: Race & Elementary Education in Fascist Italy," which focuses on the period between World War I and World War II. She explained how the fascist state used schools to advance its goals of building Italian racial pride and creating a new Roman empire. The National World War II Museum in New Orleans taped this event in February 2019. Sponsor: National World War II Museum
Topics: italy, mussolini, mclean, bischof, ethiopia, germany, hitler, austria, nazis, rome, libya, bologna
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This newsreel was part of a series produced in the 1940s and 1950s and designed for African American audiences. Stories in this episode include segments about Harry McAlpin, the first African American reporter to be given White House press credentials; athletes in competition at a track and field championship event in Chicago; and black troops fighting in the Pacific to take the Admiralty Islands with Gen. MacArthur. Sponsor: All-American News Incorporated
Topics: italy, louisville, chicago, white house, mussolini, indianapolis
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Chad Williams is the author of "Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era." He talked about the postwar activism of these soldiers, explaining how after fighting for the idea of "democracy" abroad, many returned to join movements aimed at securing more rights and better social standing for African Americans here at home. The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri taped this event in November 2019. Sponsor: National...
Topics: france, dubois, houston, garvey, wilson, chad williams, naacp, new york city, washington, vietnam,...
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This Office of War Information United Newsreel summarizes events of the year 1945 in ten minutes. Sponsor: U.S. Office of War Information
Topics: germany, japan, san francisco, navy, nazi, mankind, chad williams, franklin delano roosevelt, berlin
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David Reynolds, co-editor of "The Kremlin Letters: Stalin's Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt" talked about the messages sent between theses Allied leaders during World War II. He explained how they used the communication to build relationships with one another and advance wartime goals without extensive bureaucratic interference. The National World War II Museum hosted this event in January 2020. Sponsor: National World War II Museum
Topics: stalin, roosevelt, stalin, europe, germany, moscow, franklin roosevelt, britain, kremlin, yalta,...
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President Johnson spoke about the Vietnam conflict and U.S. policy in the region. Entitled "Peace Without Conquest," the address attempted to explain why Southeast Asia was of vital American interest. U.S. military personnel there increased from about 23,000 in January, 1965, to over 180,000 by the end of the year. The president spoke at 9 p.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium at Johns Hopkins University. The address was televised world wide. Sponsor: White House,Johns Hopkins University
Topics: vietnam, europe, johns hopkins, southeast asia, china, united nations, washington, austin,...
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Eden McLean is the author of "Mussolini's Children: Race & Elementary Education in Fascist Italy," which focuses on the period between World War I and World War II. She explained how the fascist state used schools to advance its goals of building Italian racial pride and creating a new Roman empire. The National World War II Museum in New Orleans taped this event in February 2019. Sponsor: National World War II Museum
Topics: italy, mussolini, mclean, bischof, ethiopia, germany, hitler, austria, libya, africa, nazis, rome,...
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This newsreel was part of a series produced in the 1940s and 1950s and designed for African American audiences. Stories in this episode include segments about Harry McAlpin, the first African American reporter to be given White House press credentials; athletes in competition at a track and field championship event in Chicago; and black troops fighting in the Pacific to take the Admiralty Islands with Gen. MacArthur. Sponsor: All-American News Incorporated
Topics: vietnam, chicago, indianapolis, louisville
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Chad Williams is the author of "Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era." He talked about the postwar activism of these soldiers, explaining how after fighting for the idea of "democracy" abroad, many returned to join movements aimed at securing more rights and better social standing for African Americans here at home. The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri taped this event in November 2019. Sponsor: National...
Topics: france, dubois, wilson, w.e.b. dubois, houston, woodrow wilson, garvey, d.c., washington, williams,...
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"Dissenting at the Supreme Court" is a lecture series hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society. In this program, University of Arkansas Law professor Mark Killenbeck discussed several dissenting opinions delivered in cases decided between 1810 and 1927. Sponsor: Supreme Court Historical Society
Topics: johnson, john marshall, brandeis, jefferson, whitney, california, holmes, breyer, fletcher,...
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This National Association of Manufacturers film was produced during the Great Depression to promote an optimistic view of the U.S. economy. The film shows dramatized scenes from the so-called "good old days" when Americans toiled for long hours with primitive tools. The 1936 film argues that American creativity, ingenuity and modern machines will make life easier and the future brighter. Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Topics: Reel America "Let's Go America!" - 1936, Television Program
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This documentary promotes Works Progress Administration (WPA) programs that put African Americans to work during the Depression. The New Deal projects include improvement of an airfield in Washington, D.C., construction of swimming pools and playgrounds in New York City, health care work, education programs, and support for the arts. A scene from the Federal Theatre Project Macbeth production in Harlem is shown at the end of the film. Sponsor: Federal Works Agency | Works Progress Administration
Topics: harlem, colonial park
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The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) produced this film to show the construction of Norris and Wheeler dams and to promote New Deal efforts to expand access to electricity. The TVA, which still exists, was founded in 1933 to address environmental, energy, and economic development issues in a region hard hit by the Great Depression. Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority
Topics: tennessee, wheeler, tva, roosevelt, the valley, norris
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Historians discussed the role, impact and voting trends of Latino Americans in U.S. political history. This talk was part of a two-day Purdue University conference called Remaking American Political History. Sponsor: Purdue University
Topics: texas, lozano, california, florida, cadava, jaime, los angeles, mexico, lulac, chicago, reagan, new...
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Chad Williams is the author of "Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era." He talked about the postwar activism of these soldiers, explaining how after fighting for the idea of "democracy" abroad, many returned to join movements aimed at securing more rights and better social standing for African Americans here at home. The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri taped this event in November 2019. Sponsor: National...
Topics: france, dubois, houston, wilson, w.e.b. dubois, washington, d.c., naacp, chad williams, williams,...
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This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on events relating to VE Day - the May 8, 1945 surrender of Nazi Germany. German generals are shown signing the unconditional surrender with Soviet, American, French, and British generals in attendance. Nazi leaders are taken into custody and celebrations are shown in Paris, Belgium, and Denmark. Sponsor: U.S. Office of War Information
Topics: germany, berlin, denmark, austria, navy
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Duquesne University president Ken Gormley taught a class looking at constitutional issues that arose during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He gave particular focus to the Watergate investigation and questions of control over Nixon's secretly recorded White House tapes, as well as issues surrounding Ford's pardon of Nixon following the 37th president's resignation in August 1974. Duquesne University moved its classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic, and video of the...
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Harvard professor Erez Manela talked about how Woodrow Wilson's American upbringing and education shaped his outlook on foreign policy as president, particularly his vision for the League of Nations in the aftermath of World War I. Mr. Manela discussed how Wilson championed self-determination and reform as "bulwarks" against both concentrated power and disorder. This video is courtesy of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. Sponsor: National World War...
Topics: wilson, europe, paris, mexico, britain, woodrow wilson, russia, lenin, manela, virginia, kansas...
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To mark the 198th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant's birthday, the Grant Monument Association hosted a discussion between retired Gen. David Petraeus and Elizabeth Samet, editor of an annotated edition of Grant's memoirs. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event was took place online. Sponsor: Grant Monument Association
Topics: sherman, petraeus, samet, mexico, scott, washington, lincoln, lincoln, taylor, julia, kkr, caesar,...
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Historian Douglas Smith gave an illustrated talk about his book: "The Russian Job: The Forgotten Story of How America Saved the Soviet Union from Ruin." In 1921, millions of Soviet citizens faced starvation in one of the worst famines in history. Vladimir Lenin's new Soviet government asked Herbert Hoover's American Relief Administration for help, and Douglas Smith argued that this was one of the largest humanitarian efforts in history. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in...
Topics: russia, hoover, moscow, petrograd, belgium, germany, herbert hoover, bolsheviks, europe, hillwood,...
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Stephen Coss talked about his book The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics, in which he recalls a smallpox outbreak in Boston in April 1721 that resulted in 844 deaths, a tenth of Boston's population at the time. In his book, Mr. Coss reports on the early use of inoculations to temper the fever. This effort was supported by Puritan leader Cotton Mathers, but was met with great resistance in spite of its success rate. Sponsor: Harvard Book Store
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Joseph Glatthaar taught a class on the 1898 Spanish-American War. He described the military engagements in Cuba and the Philippines, but also outlined the United States' imperialist aims and the acquisition of Guam and Puerto Rico at the end of the war. This class was taught online due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provided the video. Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Topics: Lectures in History Spanish-American War, Television Program
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Joseph Glatthaar taught a class on the 1898 Spanish-American War. He described the military engagements in Cuba and the Philippines, but also outlined the United States' imperialist aims and the acquisition of Guam and Puerto Rico at the end of the war. This class was taught online due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provided the video. Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Topics: cuba, joseph, santiago, wheeler, shafter, glatthaar, spain, blake, guam, dewey, aguinaldo, tampa,...
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"Dissenting at the Supreme Court" is a lecture series hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society. In this program, University of Arkansas Law professor Mark Killenbeck discussed several dissenting opinions delivered in cases decided between 1810 and 1927. Sponsor: Supreme Court Historical Society
Topics: johnson, john marshall, brandeis, jefferson, holmes, whitney, breyer, fletcher, whitney, marshall,...
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This National Association of Manufacturers film was produced during the Great Depression to promote an optimistic view of the U.S. economy. The film shows dramatized scenes from the so-called "good old days" when Americans toiled for long hours with primitive tools. The 1936 film argues that American creativity, ingenuity and modern machines will make life easier and the future brighter. Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Topics: Reel America "Let's Go America!" - 1936, Television Program
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This documentary promotes Works Progress Administration (WPA) programs that put African Americans to work during the Depression. The New Deal projects include improvement of an airfield in Washington, D.C., construction of swimming pools and playgrounds in New York City, health care work, education programs, and support for the arts. A scene from the Federal Theatre Project Macbeth production in Harlem is shown at the end of the film. Sponsor: Federal Works Agency | Works Progress Administration
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The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) produced this film to show the construction of Norris and Wheeler dams and to promote New Deal efforts to expand access to electricity. The TVA, which still exists, was founded in 1933 to address environmental, energy, and economic development issues in a region hard hit by the Great Depression. Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority
Topics: tennessee, wheeler, tva, the valley, norris, roosevelt
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David King recounts Adolf Hitler's trial for high treason in February, 1924, which followed his involvement in an attempted coup, the "Beer Hall Putsch," four months prior. The author reports that Hitler used the trial to promote his political ideologies and received the longest sentence of the ten defendants. He served nine months in prison, where he spent his time writing "Mein Kampf." David King speaks at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. Sponsor:...
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Joseph Glatthaar taught a class on the 1898 Spanish-American War. He described the military engagements in Cuba and the Philippines, but also outlined the United States' imperialist aims and the acquisition of Guam and Puerto Rico at the end of the war. This class was taught online due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provided the video. Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Historians discussed previous global pandemics such as cholera, typhoid, and smallpox. They examined preventative measures, spread, and how the diseases affected different populations. This video was provided by the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research. Sponsor: Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research
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American Civil War Museum intepretation specialist Karissa Marken talked about Civil War guerilla fighters who later became outlaws in the West including Jesse James, his brother Frank, and their gang. This event was recorded by the American Civil War Museum in June 2016. Sponsor: American Civil War Museum
Topics: jesse, missouri, jesse james, frank, anderson, arkansas, clayton, california, texas, kansas,...
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