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President Reagan 1981 Inauguration

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President Reagan 1981 Inauguration

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Highlights of the 1981 inauguration of Ronald Reagan were shown courtesy of NBC. This was the first inauguration held at the Capitol’s West Front.

0 hours, 22 minutes | 3,293 Views

President Johnson 1965 Inauguration

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President Johnson 1965 Inauguration

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President Johnson addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. 
The president was sworn-in by Chief Justice Earl Warren. The ceremony also included the swearing-in of Vice President Humphrey by Speaker of the House McCormack. Music included the U.S. Marine Corp Band. Leontyne Price sang “America the Beautiful” and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang “This Is My Country.” Highlights of the inaugural parade were shown.
The film Inauguration of the President and the Vice President of the United States of America was produced by the U.S. Naval Photographic Center and the Senate Recording Studio for the 1965 Joint Inaugural Committee.

0 hours, 12 minutes | 1,427 Views

President Eisenhower 1957 Inauguration

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President Eisenhower 1957 Inauguration

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Newsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 was shown courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library.
The video, produced by the Senate Recording Studio, features highlights of President Eisenhower’s second inauguration. The official oath was taken in private at the White House because January 20th fell on a Sunday in 1957. The next day, Monday January 21st, a public inaugural ceremony was held. This video also shows highlights of the parade and balls that evening.

0 hours, 7 minutes | 2,857 Views

President Kennedy 1961 Inauguration

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President Kennedy 1961 Inauguration

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Highlights were shown of the 1961 inauguration of President John F. Kennedy courtesy of the Senate Recording Studio. The event took place on the steps of the U.S. Capitol before a large crowd. Two of President Kennedy’s best-known phrases come from his inaugural address: “we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship...” and “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Highlights included the arrival of the Kennedys at the Capitol, the Marine Band playing “America the Beautiful,” an invocation by Cardinal Cushing, Marion Anderson singing the National Anthem, a prayer by Archbishop Iakovos, the swearing-in of Vice President Johnson administered by the speaker of the House of Representatives, prayer by the Reverend John Barclay, the swearing-in of President Kennedy by the chief justice, the inaugural address, a benediction by Rabbi Nelson Glueck, the inaugural luncheon, and parade.

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Open Phones

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Open Phones

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Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the House Republicans' plan to vote for a three-month increase to the debt limit in the hope of gaining leverage in exchange for a promise that the Senate would pass a budget. Jonathan Strong spoke by phone about the Republicans' strategy.

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Video Games and Violent Behavior

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7:48:49 AM - 8:33:10 AM
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Video Games and Violent Behavior

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Cheryl Olson talked about the Obama administration proposal that Congress fund a study on the effects of violent video games, as well as her research that questions the connection between watching and playing these types of games and violent acts. Topics included the need for more research, high-risk children, and links between violent video games and bullying, fighting, and other aggressive behavior. Ms. Olson argued that little connection exists between video games and violence, and that children can distinguish between real and fake violence. She also argued that children who regularly witness real violence are more likely to be desensitized to violent acts.

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Gun Control Proposals

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Gun Control Proposals

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John Lott, author of the book, More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, talked about the Obama administration’s release of initiatives to reduce gun violence. Topics included the 1994-2004 assault weapons ban, differences between automatic and semi-automatic firearms, and background checks for firearm purchases. Mr. Lott argued that the 1994-2004 assault weapons ban had no effect on violence in the U.S. because it banned firearms based on aesthetic instead of functional characteristics.

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Retirement Security

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Retirement Security

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Diane Oakley talked about the trend of more Americans dipping into their retirement savings accounts for non-retirement purposess. Topics included the reasons they’re tapping into accounts such as 401(k) plans, associated penalties, and how employers are helping their employees save for the future. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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National Day of Service Summit

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National Day of Service Summit

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Eva Longoria, Chelsea Clinton, and Beau Biden spoke at a “National Day of Service” summit event on the National Mall, hosted by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. First lady Michelle Obama spoke by video message.

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Video Games and Violent Behavior

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10:04:54 AM - 10:12:30 AM
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Video Games and Violent Behavior

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Cheryl Olson talked about the Obama administration proposal that Congress fund a study on the effects of violent video games, as well as her research that questions the connection between watching and playing these types of games and violent acts. Topics included the need for more research, high-risk children, and links between violent video games and bullying, fighting, and other aggressive behavior. Ms. Olson argued that little connection exists between video games and violence, and that children can distinguish between real and fake violence. She also argued that children who regularly witness real violence are more likely to be desensitized to violent acts.

0 hours, 7 minutes | 697 Views

National Day of Service Summit

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National Day of Service Summit

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Eva Longoria, Chelsea Clinton, and Beau Biden spoke at a “National Day of Service” summit event on the National Mall, hosted by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. First lady Michelle Obama spoke by video message.

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Ben Bernanke on Economy and Monetary Policy

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10:32:01 AM - 11:36:14 AM
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Ben Bernanke on Economy and Monetary Policy

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy about a number of topics related to the U.S. economy, including the “fiscal cliff” agreement, economic recovery, and the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy role. He called on Congress to raise the debt ceiling immediately so the U.S. could pay its bills. He was interviewed by Dean Susan Collins and responded to questions from members of the audience and from Twitter.
This was “Policy Talks @ the Ford School” event was held in Rackham Auditorium.
The “fiscal cliff” agreement reached earlier in the month included extension of most Bush-era tax cuts and of unemployment aid while delaying automatic spending cuts for two months.

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Don Ritchie on Past Inaugurations

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Don Ritchie on Past Inaugurations

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Don Ritchie gave a historical perspective on inaugurations, talked about ways in which different presidents had shaped the occasion, the adoption of the phrase “so help me God” in the oath of office, and various other aspects of the celebration. Mr. Ritchie also spoke about Vice President Andrew Johnson’s drunken inaugural address.

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Senator Schumer on Inaugural Ceremonies

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Senator Schumer on Inaugural Ceremonies

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Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies Chair Senator Chuck Schumer talked about preparations for the inauguration, including the new technologies being used to assist the attendees.

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National Day of Service Summit CPR Class

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National Day of Service Summit CPR Class

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The Presidential Inaugural Committee hosted a “National Day of Service” summit on the National Mall. A CPR class was shown.

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President Obama Day of Service Event

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President Obama Day of Service Event

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President Barack Obama took part in a “National Day of Service” event the day before his second term began. The event to honor the service and legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior, took place at Burrville Elementary School in northeast Washington, D.C. The president and first lady were seen staining a book shelf with other volunteers, Sheri Fisher and Jeff Franco from City Year.

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Richard Fisher Remarks on Large Financial Institutions

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Richard Fisher Remarks on Large Financial Institutions

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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to fail” remain a threat to the economy and proposed a plan to split the banks into smaller businesses. He also said the recently passed Dodd-Frank financial regulations were too confusing and should be simplified. He spoke at a Committee of the Republic event held at the National Press Club.

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Sights and Sounds of the Inauguration

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Sights and Sounds of the Inauguration

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Sights and sounds of Washington, D.C, preparing for the inauguration included this scene of the west side of the Capitol building.

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National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls

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National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls

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Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural tradition that continues in the 21st century, including President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief Ball held there in January of 2009. The first Inaugural Ball held in the National Building Museum was Grover Cleveland’s in 1885, when it was known as the Pension Building and was still under construction. Composed of over 15 million red bricks, the Pension Building contains a Great Hall that is 316 feet long and 159 feet high.

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Weekly Presidential Address

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Weekly Presidential Address

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President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. The president reiterated his commitment to implement a series of measures that would reduce gun violence in America.

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Weekly Republican Address

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Weekly Republican Address

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Representative James Lankford (R-OK) delivered the weekly Republican address. He called on President Obama and the Senate to join the House in cutting government spending programs and passing a budget.

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National Day of Service Summit

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National Day of Service Summit

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Eva Longoria, Chelsea Clinton, and Beau Biden spoke at a “National Day of Service” summit event on the National Mall, hosted by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. First lady Michelle Obama spoke by video message.

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Vice President Biden Day of Service Event

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Vice President Biden Day of Service Event

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As part of a a “National Day of Service” event to help honor the service and legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior, Vice President Joe Biden and his family helped volunteers pack “care kits” for service members, veterans, and first responders. He spoke with volunteers at this event held by the Points of Light Foundation at the D.C. Armory.

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Vice President Biden Day of Service Event Remarks

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Vice President Biden Day of Service Event Remarks

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Vice President Biden spoke at a “National Day of Service” event to help honor the service and legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior, held by the Points of Light Foundation at the D.C. Armory. Vice President Biden and his family helped volunteers to pack “care kits” for service members, veterans, and first responders.

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Sights and Sounds of the Inauguration

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Sights and Sounds of the Inauguration

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Sights and sounds of Washington, D.C, preparing for the inauguration included this sight of the National Mall from the steps of the Capitol building.

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Don Ritchie on Past Inaugurations

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Don Ritchie on Past Inaugurations

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Don Ritchie gave a historical perspective on inaugurations, talked about ways in which different presidents had shaped the occasion, the adoption of the phrase “so help me God” in the oath of office, and various other aspects of the celebration. Mr. Ritchie also spoke about Vice President Andrew Johnson’s drunken inaugural address.

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Sights and Sounds of the Inauguration

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Sights and Sounds of the Inauguration

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Sights and sounds of Washington, D.C, preparing for the inauguration included this sight of the National Mall.

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President Obama Day of Service Event

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President Obama Day of Service Event

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President Barack Obama took part in a “National Day of Service” event the day before his second term began. The event to honor the service and legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior, took place at Burrville Elementary School in northeast Washington, D.C. The president and first lady were seen staining a book shelf with other volunteers, Sheri Fisher and Jeff Franco from City Year.

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President Obama Day of Service Event Remarks

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President Obama Day of Service Event Remarks

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President Barack Obama made remarks about the importance of volunteerism and serving communities after he and his family took part in a “National Day of Service” event at Burrville Elementary School in northeast Washington, DC.

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Presidential Inauguration Preparation

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Presidential Inauguration Preparation

National Press Club

Representatives of the inaugural committees, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the military reviewed the schedule of planned events for President Obama’s second inauguration and briefed the press on the latest developments. Brent Colburn said the inaugural ceremonies should flow smoothly, lessons having been learned from President Obama’s 2009 inauguration. Other topics included costs related to the ceremony and training for law enforcement officers and others.

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Sights and Sounds of the Inauguration

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Sights and Sounds of the Inauguration

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Sights and sounds of Washington, D.C, preparing for the inauguration included this scene of the east side of the Capitol building.

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Presidential Inauguration Objects

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Presidential Inauguration Objects

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Harry Rubenstein, chairman of the National Museum of American History Politics and Reform Division, talked about some of the Presidential inaugural objects from past inaugurations. The museum has a vast collection of Presidential inaugural artifacts dating back to George Washington’s presidency.

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Immigration Reform

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Immigration Reform

National Press Club

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talked about immigration policy, saying that the “time is now” for reform. It was noted that President Obama vowed to push for comprehensive immigration reform in his second term and various Republicans had been raising the issue. He said Congress should be able to tackle immigration reform while still debating gun safety laws and dealing with sequestration and not defaulting on its bills. Following his remarks, Mayor Villaraigosa answered questions submitted by members of the audience on topics including illegal immigration, the defense budget, President Obama’s cabinet picks, and his own political future.

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Sights and Sounds of the Inauguration

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Sights and Sounds of the Inauguration

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Sights and sounds of Washington, D.C, preparing for the inauguration.

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Presidential Attendance at St. John's Church

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Presidential Attendance at St. John's Church

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Historian and church member Richard Grimmett gave a tour of St. John’s Church on Lafayette Square near the White House. The church was built in 1816 and designed by U.S. Capitol architect Benjamin Latrobe. St. John’s is known as the "Church of the Presidents", because every president since James Madison has attended at least one service there.
Richard Grimmett showed the pews where U.S. presidents have sat in St. John’s Church and the attendance book that presidents have signed. He talked about the tradition of presidents attending a service there on the morning of an inauguration. Historical photographs and film clips were shown.

0 hours, 5 minutes | 64 Views

Video Games and Violent Behavior

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Video Games and Violent Behavior

Call-In

Cheryl Olson talked about the Obama administration proposal that Congress fund a study on the effects of violent video games, as well as her research that questions the connection between watching and playing these types of games and violent acts. Topics included the need for more research, high-risk children, and links between violent video games and bullying, fighting, and other aggressive behavior. Ms. Olson argued that little connection exists between video games and violence, and that children can distinguish between real and fake violence. She also argued that children who regularly witness real violence are more likely to be desensitized to violent acts.

0 hours, 42 minutes | 697 Views

Gun Control Proposals

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Gun Control Proposals

Call-In

John Lott, author of the book, More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, talked about the Obama administration’s release of initiatives to reduce gun violence. Topics included the 1994-2004 assault weapons ban, differences between automatic and semi-automatic firearms, and background checks for firearm purchases. Mr. Lott argued that the 1994-2004 assault weapons ban had no effect on violence in the U.S. because it banned firearms based on aesthetic instead of functional characteristics.

0 hours, 40 minutes | 9,334 Views

Communicators with Gary Shapiro and Ajit Pai

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Communicators with Gary Shapiro and Ajit Pai

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Gary Shapiro, president and chief executive officer of the Consumer Electronics Association, and Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai were interviewed while at the Consumer Electronics Show International. Also viewed was one of most popular booths at the show, MakerBot, a 3-D printing company that has printed (or replicated) prosthetic fingers for someone in Africa, among other things.
This is the first in a series of “The Communicators” interviews taped at the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas.*The interviews highlight some of the newest developments in TV and communications and consumer technology, as well as policy issues flowing from them.*"The Communicators" talked with technology industry leaders, policymakers, and legislators, and with innovators showing technology products set to be unveiled during the coming year.

0 hours, 30 minutes | 322 Views

Missouri v. McNeely Oral Argument

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Missouri v. McNeely Oral Argument

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Missouri v. McNeely to weigh the public’s interest in driving and highway safety against the privacy rights of the individual in deciding if police officers can force suspected drunk drivers to give a blood sample without first obtaining a warrant. 
This case was on appeal from the Missouri Supreme Court, which sided with the motorist McNeely in agreeing that the taking of his blood without a search warrant was unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment’s ban against unreasonable searches and seizures. Missouri prosecutors and the government were asking the Court to set aside the requirement for a search warrant arguing that since alcohol dissipates in the blood, a police officer should not take the time to get a warrant from a judge.
Audio of the arguments was presented with visual still images of participants. Justice Thomas did not speak.

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National Day of Service Summit

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National Day of Service Summit

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Eva Longoria, Chelsea Clinton, and Beau Biden spoke at a “National Day of Service” summit event on the National Mall, hosted by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. First lady Michelle Obama spoke by video message.

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National Day of Service Summit

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National Day of Service Summit

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Eva Longoria, Chelsea Clinton, and Beau Biden spoke at a “National Day of Service” summit event on the National Mall, hosted by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. First lady Michelle Obama spoke by video message.

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President Obama Day of Service Event

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President Obama Day of Service Event

White House Event

President Barack Obama took part in a “National Day of Service” event the day before his second term began. The event to honor the service and legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior, took place at Burrville Elementary School in northeast Washington, D.C. The president and first lady were seen staining a book shelf with other volunteers, Sheri Fisher and Jeff Franco from City Year.

0 hours, 2 minutes | 325 Views

President Obama Day of Service Event Remarks

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President Obama Day of Service Event Remarks

White House Event

President Barack Obama made remarks about the importance of volunteerism and serving communities after he and his family took part in a “National Day of Service” event at Burrville Elementary School in northeast Washington, DC.

0 hours, 5 minutes | 416 Views

Vice President Biden Day of Service Event

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Vice President Biden Day of Service Event

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As part of a a “National Day of Service” event to help honor the service and legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior, Vice President Joe Biden and his family helped volunteers pack “care kits” for service members, veterans, and first responders. He spoke with volunteers at this event held by the Points of Light Foundation at the D.C. Armory.

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Vice President Biden Day of Service Event Remarks

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Vice President Biden Day of Service Event Remarks

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Vice President Biden spoke at a “National Day of Service” event to help honor the service and legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior, held by the Points of Light Foundation at the D.C. Armory. Vice President Biden and his family helped volunteers to pack “care kits” for service members, veterans, and first responders.

0 hours, 6 minutes | 110 Views

Kids' Inaugural Concert

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Kids' Inaugural Concert

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Dr. Jill Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the 2013 Kids' Inaugural Concert, held to honor and celebrate the service and sacrifice of military families.

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Weekly Presidential Address

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Weekly Presidential Address

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President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. The president reiterated his commitment to implement a series of measures that would reduce gun violence in America.

0 hours, 4 minutes | 115 Views

Weekly Republican Address

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Weekly Republican Address

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Representative James Lankford (R-OK) delivered the weekly Republican address. He called on President Obama and the Senate to join the House in cutting government spending programs and passing a budget.

0 hours, 3 minutes | 46 Views

Pre-Inaugural Church Service Arrival

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Pre-Inaugural Church Service Arrival

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President-Elect Obama and Mrs. Obama attended a service at St. John’s Church before the inauguration.

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Official Party Travels to the White House

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Official Party Travels to the White House

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President-Elect and Mrs. Obama departed a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church to attend a coffee at the White House hosted by President and Mrs. Bush. The Obamas were greeted at the North Portico of the White House as they arrived for this traditional event on the morning of the inauguration.

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Inaugural Motorcade to U.S. Capitol

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Inaugural Motorcade to U.S. Capitol

White House Event

President-elect and Mrs. Obama were joined by President and Mrs. Bush as they traveled by motorcade to the U.S. Capitol for the inaugural ceremony. The motorcade traveling through the streets of Washington were shown from several different camera angles.

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President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony

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President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony

White House Event

President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his address he spoke about the themes of sacrifice and renewal, calling on Americans to set aside differences and join in efforts to restore government and make America prosperous for all citizens.
The president was sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts. The ceremony also included the swearing-in of Vice President Biden by Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. The invocation was given by Rick Warren and the benediction by Joseph Lowery. Aretha Franklin sang “My Country 'Tis of Thee.” Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montreo, and Anthony McGill played music composed by John Williams for the occasion. Elizabeth Alexander recited a poem she wrote especially for the Obama inaugural.

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President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony

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President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony

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President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his address he spoke about the themes of sacrifice and renewal, calling on Americans to set aside differences and join in efforts to restore government and make America prosperous for all citizens.
The president was sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts. The ceremony also included the swearing-in of Vice President Biden by Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. The invocation was given by Rick Warren and the benediction by Joseph Lowery. Aretha Franklin sang “My Country 'Tis of Thee.” Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montreo, and Anthony McGill played music composed by John Williams for the occasion. Elizabeth Alexander recited a poem she wrote especially for the Obama inaugural.

0 hours, 50 minutes | 20,914 Views

Former President Bush Departure

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11:00:28 PM - 11:08:17 PM
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Former President Bush Departure

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Following President Obama’s inaugural ceremony, Former President George W. Bush departed the U.S. Capitol on his way home to Texas.

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Obama Inaugural Parade Motorcade

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11:08:17 PM - 11:13:52 PM
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Obama Inaugural Parade Motorcade

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The Obama family traveled slowly in a limousine down Pennsylvania Avenue to the cheers of a large crowd lining the street while the parade followed them. The Obamas also got out of the limousine to walk the final few blocks to the White House.

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President Obama at Commander-In-Chief Inaugural Ball

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President Obama at Commander-In-Chief Inaugural Ball

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President Obama made brief remarks at the Commander-in-Chief inaugural Ball. Following his remarks some service members spoke via video link and he joined Mrs. Obama in a dance before leaving for other inaugural balls.
Some footage included in program ID 283485.

0 hours, 15 minutes | 1,096 Views

National Day of Service Summit

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National Day of Service Summit

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Eva Longoria, Chelsea Clinton, and Beau Biden spoke at a “National Day of Service” summit event on the National Mall, hosted by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. First lady Michelle Obama spoke by video message.

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National Day of Service Summit

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National Day of Service Summit

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Eva Longoria, Chelsea Clinton, and Beau Biden spoke at a “National Day of Service” summit event on the National Mall, hosted by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. First lady Michelle Obama spoke by video message.

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President Obama Day of Service Event

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President Obama Day of Service Event

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President Barack Obama took part in a “National Day of Service” event the day before his second term began. The event to honor the service and legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior, took place at Burrville Elementary School in northeast Washington, D.C. The president and first lady were seen staining a book shelf with other volunteers, Sheri Fisher and Jeff Franco from City Year.

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President Obama Day of Service Event Remarks

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President Obama Day of Service Event Remarks

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President Barack Obama made remarks about the importance of volunteerism and serving communities after he and his family took part in a “National Day of Service” event at Burrville Elementary School in northeast Washington, DC.

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Vice President Biden Day of Service Event

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Vice President Biden Day of Service Event

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As part of a a “National Day of Service” event to help honor the service and legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior, Vice President Joe Biden and his family helped volunteers pack “care kits” for service members, veterans, and first responders. He spoke with volunteers at this event held by the Points of Light Foundation at the D.C. Armory.

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Vice President Biden Day of Service Event Remarks

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Vice President Biden Day of Service Event Remarks

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Vice President Biden spoke at a “National Day of Service” event to help honor the service and legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior, held by the Points of Light Foundation at the D.C. Armory. Vice President Biden and his family helped volunteers to pack “care kits” for service members, veterans, and first responders.

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Kids' Inaugural Concert

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Kids' Inaugural Concert

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Dr. Jill Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the 2013 Kids' Inaugural Concert, held to honor and celebrate the service and sacrifice of military families.

0 hours, 13 minutes | 908 Views

Weekly Presidential Address

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Weekly Presidential Address

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President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. The president reiterated his commitment to implement a series of measures that would reduce gun violence in America.

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Weekly Republican Address

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Weekly Republican Address

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Representative James Lankford (R-OK) delivered the weekly Republican address. He called on President Obama and the Senate to join the House in cutting government spending programs and passing a budget.

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Pre-Inaugural Church Service Arrival

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Pre-Inaugural Church Service Arrival

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President-Elect Obama and Mrs. Obama attended a service at St. John’s Church before the inauguration.

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Official Party Travels to the White House

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Official Party Travels to the White House

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President-Elect and Mrs. Obama departed a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church to attend a coffee at the White House hosted by President and Mrs. Bush. The Obamas were greeted at the North Portico of the White House as they arrived for this traditional event on the morning of the inauguration.

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Inaugural Motorcade to U.S. Capitol

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Inaugural Motorcade to U.S. Capitol

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President-elect and Mrs. Obama were joined by President and Mrs. Bush as they traveled by motorcade to the U.S. Capitol for the inaugural ceremony. The motorcade traveling through the streets of Washington were shown from several different camera angles.

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President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony

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President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony

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President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his address he spoke about the themes of sacrifice and renewal, calling on Americans to set aside differences and join in efforts to restore government and make America prosperous for all citizens.
The president was sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts. The ceremony also included the swearing-in of Vice President Biden by Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. The invocation was given by Rick Warren and the benediction by Joseph Lowery. Aretha Franklin sang “My Country 'Tis of Thee.” Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montreo, and Anthony McGill played music composed by John Williams for the occasion. Elizabeth Alexander recited a poem she wrote especially for the Obama inaugural.

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President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony

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President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony

White House Event

President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his address he spoke about the themes of sacrifice and renewal, calling on Americans to set aside differences and join in efforts to restore government and make America prosperous for all citizens.
The president was sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts. The ceremony also included the swearing-in of Vice President Biden by Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. The invocation was given by Rick Warren and the benediction by Joseph Lowery. Aretha Franklin sang “My Country 'Tis of Thee.” Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montreo, and Anthony McGill played music composed by John Williams for the occasion. Elizabeth Alexander recited a poem she wrote especially for the Obama inaugural.

0 hours, 43 minutes | 20,914 Views

Former President Bush Departure

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Former President Bush Departure

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Following President Obama’s inaugural ceremony, Former President George W. Bush departed the U.S. Capitol on his way home to Texas.

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Obama Inaugural Parade Motorcade

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Obama Inaugural Parade Motorcade

White House Event

The Obama family traveled slowly in a limousine down Pennsylvania Avenue to the cheers of a large crowd lining the street while the parade followed them. The Obamas also got out of the limousine to walk the final few blocks to the White House.

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President Obama at Commander-In-Chief Inaugural Ball

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President Obama at Commander-In-Chief Inaugural Ball

White House Event

President Obama made brief remarks at the Commander-in-Chief inaugural Ball. Following his remarks some service members spoke via video link and he joined Mrs. Obama in a dance before leaving for other inaugural balls.
Some footage included in program ID 283485.

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Retirement Security

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Retirement Security

Call-In

Diane Oakley talked about the trend of more Americans dipping into their retirement savings accounts for non-retirement purposess. Topics included the reasons they’re tapping into accounts such as 401(k) plans, associated penalties, and how employers are helping their employees save for the future. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

0 hours, 36 minutes | 568 Views

Kansas State of the State Address

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Kansas State of the State Address

State Legislature

Governor Sam Brownback (R) gave the annual state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature. He addressed a projected shortfall in the next year’s budget by suggesting that a temporary increase in the state sales tax not be allowed to expire as scheduled.
Courtesy of KPPS-TV.

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Irish Parliament Examining Current Abortion Law

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Irish Parliament Examining Current Abortion Law

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The Irish Parliament held a three-day public hearing to examine their current abortion law. Committee members heard testimony from medical and legal experts, religious leaders and advocacy groups on recommendations for more clarity in Ireland’s abortion laws. In this panel, maternity doctors and health professionals testified on abortion law in Ireland. Doctors told committee members that “there is a degree of legal uncertainty” and recommended new laws that were “workable and practical” and protected the rights of doctors.

1 hours, 54 minutes | 194 Views

Tavis Smiley Presents Poverty in America

In Progress

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Tavis Smiley Presents Poverty in America

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Tavis Smiley moderated a discussion focusing on poverty in the United States. Panelists discussed issues including the importance of education, prisons, welfare programs, the size of government, and the federal budget. The panelists generally criticized the administration for not focusing on poverty and Tavis Smiley called on President Obama to hold a “White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty in America.”
Mr. Smiley’s annual forum was titled “Vision for a New America: A Future without Poverty.” It was held in the Lisner Auditorium of George Washington University.

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Debt and Deficit Reduction

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Debt and Deficit Reduction

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Former Senate Budget Committee Chairs Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) talked about the next steps to debt and deficit reduction. Topics included the raising of the debt ceiling, Social Security and Medicare reform, and sequestration. Kent Conrad showed various slides regarding revenue and spending during his speech. Following their presentations, they answered questions from the audience. Former Senator Gregg said during questioning that he did not believe an agreement could be worked out in the House but rather in the Senate.
This event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., was part of Leading Authorities' Association Lecture Series, co-hosted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.*There were introductory videos.

0 hours, 50 minutes | 817 Views

Gun Violence Prevention and Transportation Security

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Gun Violence Prevention and Transportation Security

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Attorney General Eric Holder, Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole, and Mayor Mike McGinn addressed the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting. 
John Pistole talked about balancing access and security in airports. He noted overly stringent security could work against the goals of business and tourism. 
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn gave an update on domestic human trafficking.
Mr. Holder talked about President Obama’s gun control proposals to curb gun violence in reaction to the December 2012 elementary school shooting in Connecticut. He emphasized the need for a balance between protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners and giving the Justice Department and police departments around the country the tools to prevent criminals and the mentally ill from acquiring weapons.

1 hours, 3 minutes | 605 Views

Book Discussion on An Intriguing Life

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Book Discussion on An Intriguing Life

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Cynthia Helms talked about her book, An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and Marriage to an American Spymaster, in which she recounts her life. Ms. Helms who grew up in England and served in World War II, remembers her introduction to the world of secret intelligence via her husband, the internal politics of the CIA, and the couples time spent in Tehran as Richard Helms served as American ambassador prior to the Iranian Revolution. Cynthia Helms spoke at the British Embassy in Washington,D.C. and responded to questions from the audience.

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Book Discussion on The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates

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Author Howard Bloom talked about his book, The God Problem: how A Godless Cosmos Creates, in which he explains his theory of how the universe was created without a creator, and how the universe might end. This talk was hosted by Columbia University Bookstore in New York City.

1 hours, 21 minutes | 2,693 Views

Book Discussion on The Right Frequency

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Book Discussion on The Right Frequency

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Fred Lucas talked about his book, The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment. He was iinterviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night.

0 hours, 4 minutes | 130 Views

New Books Being Released Week of 1/19/13

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New Books Being Released Week of 1/19/13

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A list of new books being released the week of January 19, 2013.

0 hours, 1 minutes | 26 Views

Book Discussion on An American Diplomat in Franco Spain

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Book Discussion on An American Diplomat in Franco Spain

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Professor Michael Aaron Rockland talked about his book, An American Diplomat in Franco Spain, in which he chronicles his experiences as a cultural attache at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid during the 1960s. This talk was hosted by the Instituto Cervantes in New York City.

1 hours, 28 minutes | 597 Views

Fairs and Festivals 1/5/13

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Fairs and Festivals 1/5/13

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A list of upcoming books fairs and festivals as of January 5, 2013.

0 hours, 1 minutes | 65 Views

Book Discussion on Hemingway's Boat

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Book Discussion on Hemingway's Boat

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From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, Paul Hendrickson talked about his book, Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost.

0 hours, 8 minutes | 375 Views

Biography and Fiction

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Biography and Fiction

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From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, biographer Robert Richardson delivered a talk entitled, “In Search of Lost Time: Biography and Fiction.”

0 hours, 13 minutes | 247 Views

Panel Discussion on Facts and Fiction

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Panel Discussion on Facts and Fiction

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From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, panelists talked about the use and effect of facts when writing fiction. Panelists included authors Pico Iyer, Colm Toibin, Julie Salamon, and Rosalind Brackenbury. The panel was moderated by Christopher Lydon.

0 hours, 56 minutes | 366 Views

The Novelistic Essay and the Essayistic Novel

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The Novelistic Essay and the Essayistic Novel

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From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, essayist and novelist Geoff Dyer delivered a talk entitled, “The Novelistic Essay & the Essayistic Novel.”

0 hours, 37 minutes | 1,141 Views

Biographies and the Limits of Objectivity

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Biographies and the Limits of Objectivity

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From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, authors Jay Parini, Brenda Wineapple, Edmund White and Phyllis Rose talked about biographies and the limits of objectivity. The panel was moderated by James Atlas.

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Book Discussion on Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White

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Author Lila Quintero Weaver talked about her book, Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White, in which she chronicles what it was like being a Latina girl in the South, struggling to understand both a foreign country and our nation’s race relations. Ms. Weaver 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, 10 minutes | 415 Views

Book Discussion on Words from the White House

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Book Discussion on Words from the White House

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Paul Dickson talked about his book, Words from the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America’s Presidents. The authors' collection includes Warren G. Harding’s “Founding Fathers,” invoked during his 1920 presidential campaign, Theodore Roosevelt’s use of the word “muckracker” in a 1906 speech critical of specific journalists, and “military-industrial complex,” delivered by President Eisenhower during his final presidential address to the American public in 1961. This National Press Club Book Rap event was a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute.

0 hours, 56 minutes | 667 Views

Fairs and Festivals 1/5/13

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Fairs and Festivals 1/5/13

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A list of upcoming books fairs and festivals as of January 5, 2013.

0 hours, 1 minutes | 65 Views

Book Discussion on Dog Company

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Book Discussion on Dog Company

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Military historian Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc - The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day’s Toughest Mission and Led the Way Across Europe. He recounted the U.S. Army’s 2nd Ranger Battalion’s D Company, “Dog Company,” composed of sixty-eight men whose military campaigns during World War II included landing on the beaches of Normandy and the ascent of Pointe du Hoc. Patrick O’Donnell spoke at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and responded to questions from the audience.

0 hours, 40 minutes | 909 Views

Book Discussion on Out of the News

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Book Discussion on Out of the News

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Author Celia Wexler talked about her book, Out of the News: Former Journalists Discuss a Profession in Crisis. She was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night.

0 hours, 3 minutes | 91 Views

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Book Discussion on A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola

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Ricardo Cortes talked about his book, A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola, in which he chronicles attempts to prohibit the use of coffee and coca in the U.S. and around the world. He also talked about the secret deals made by top U.S. anti-drug official, Harry Anslinger, to keep the Coca-Cola company supplied with coca while simultaneously pushing to ban its use worldwide. He spoke at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC.

1 hours, 9 minutes | 1,314 Views

Book Discussion on The Right Frequency

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Book Discussion on The Right Frequency

Interview

Fred Lucas talked about his book, The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment. He was iinterviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night.

0 hours, 3 minutes | 130 Views

Book Discussion on Fighting for Air

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Book Discussion on Fighting for Air

Booknotes

Ms. Trotta, in Fighting for Air: In the Trenches with Television News, described the way in which television news is affected by an ongoing war. Her book also is an account of her experiences as the first female combat correspondent for television news, during the Vietnam War. She went into detail about the discrimination she endured from male war correspondents.

0 hours, 55 minutes | 895 Views

Book Discussion on Foodopoly

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Book Discussion on Foodopoly

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Wenonah Hauter, organic farm owner and executive director of Food and Water Watch, talked about her book, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food an Farming in America, in which she argues that agribusinesses, such as ConAgra, Kraft, and Tyson, have hurt small farmers, marginalized the health of crops, and limited consumer choices. The author presented her thoughts on how America’s agricultural system should be reformed at Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

0 hours, 56 minutes | 1,274 Views

Book Discussion on Disrobed

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Book Discussion on Disrobed

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Frederic Block talked about his book, Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night.

0 hours, 2 minutes | 142 Views

Book Discussion on If Not Us, Who?

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Book Discussion on If Not Us, Who?

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David Frisk talks about his book, If Not Us, Who?: William Rusher, “National Review,” and the Conservative Movement, in which he recounts the life and career of William Rusher, the publisher of National Review. Mr. Frisk examines Rusher’s involvement in the conservative movement and his relationship with National Review founder William F. Buckley. David Frisk spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

0 hours, 59 minutes | 676 Views

Book Discussion on The Fall of the House of Dixie

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Book Discussion on The Fall of the House of Dixie

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Bruce Levine, history professor at the University of Illinois, talked about the effect the Civil War had on the South’s political, economic, and social structures. Professor Levine spoke at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.

0 hours, 39 minutes | 1,537 Views

Book Discussion on Confederate Reckoning

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Book Discussion on Confederate Reckoning

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Professor Stephanie McCurry talked about her book, Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South, in which she looks at the internal politics of the South during the Civil War and the influence that southern women and slaves had on the war’s outcome. This interview was recorded at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

0 hours, 23 minutes | 1,764 Views

After Words with Clayborne Carson

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After Words with Clayborne Carson

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Historian Clayborne Carson talked about his book, Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., in which he recounts his own journey from a teenage civil rights activist, who was present at the 1963 March on Washington, to acclaimed historian and editor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s papers. He recounted encounters with many leaders and organizers in the Civil Rights Movement, including Ella Baker, Stokely Carmichael and the King family. Mr. Carson shared his experiences with race relations author and playwright Janet Langhart Cohen.

0 hours, 55 minutes | 523 Views

Book Discussion on Naked Statistics

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Book Discussion on Naked Statistics

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Author Charles Wheelan talked about his book, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, in which he provides a primer on statistics and explains how they are used in everyday life. He spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstorein Washington, DC.

0 hours, 55 minutes | 1,867 Views

Book Discussion on Snow-Storm in August

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Book Discussion on Snow-Storm in August

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Author Jefferson Morely talked about his book, Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night.

0 hours, 3 minutes | 124 Views

Book Discussion on Hemingway's Boat

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Book Discussion on Hemingway's Boat

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From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, Paul Hendrickson talked about his book, Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost.

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Biography and Fiction

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Biography and Fiction

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From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, biographer Robert Richardson delivered a talk entitled, “In Search of Lost Time: Biography and Fiction.”

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Panel Discussion on Facts and Fiction

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12:23:07 AM - 1:19:39 AM
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Panel Discussion on Facts and Fiction

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From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, panelists talked about the use and effect of facts when writing fiction. Panelists included authors Pico Iyer, Colm Toibin, Julie Salamon, and Rosalind Brackenbury. The panel was moderated by Christopher Lydon.

0 hours, 56 minutes | 366 Views

The Novelistic Essay and the Essayistic Novel

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The Novelistic Essay and the Essayistic Novel

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From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, essayist and novelist Geoff Dyer delivered a talk entitled, “The Novelistic Essay & the Essayistic Novel.”

0 hours, 37 minutes | 1,141 Views

Biographies and the Limits of Objectivity

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Biographies and the Limits of Objectivity

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From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, authors Jay Parini, Brenda Wineapple, Edmund White and Phyllis Rose talked about biographies and the limits of objectivity. The panel was moderated by James Atlas.

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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.

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Thane Gustafson talked about his book, Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia, in which he looks at how Russia’s unstable political and economic systems could impact the country’s oil output (12% of global oil supply) and what this could mean for the global economy. Hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.

0 hours, 52 minutes | 1,070 Views

Book Discussion on The Endgame

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Book Discussion on The Endgame

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Author Michael Gordon talked about his book The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama.
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.

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Mark Shriver talked about his book, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, in which he recounts the life of his father Sargent Shriver (1915-2011), the founder of the Peace Corps and director of President Lyndon Johnson’s Office of Economic Opportunity. Mr. Shriver recalled his upbringing as one of five children, his parent’s fifty-six year marriage, and his relationship with his father. Mark Shriver speaks at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

1 hours, 4 minutes | 468 Views

Book Discussion on About to Die

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5:06:47 AM - 5:16:22 AM
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Book Discussion on About to Die

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Barbie Zelizer talked about her book, About to Die: How News Images Move the Public, in which she explores the impact and controversy surrounding news photos that depict imminent death. Professor Zelizer also talked about the New York Post cover photo that showed a man about to be killed by a New York City subway train. This interview, recorded at the University of Pennsylvania, is part of Book TV’s College series.

0 hours, 9 minutes | 509 Views

Challenges Facing the Publishing Industry

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5:16:36 AM - 6:38:20 AM

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Challenges Facing the Publishing Industry

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Panelists talked about the history of the publishing industry and its current ability to respond to market challenges. Among the topics they addressed were the growing use of electronic and digital media, self-publishing and micro-targeting potential markets, and mass marketing in the digital age. They responded to questions from the audience. The International Summit of the Book was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington,D.C.

1 hours, 21 minutes | 650 Views

Japan's 2011 Earthquake

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Japan's 2011 Earthquake

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Scientific, business and government leaders examined the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan that triggered a series of events from tsunami to the meltdown of Fukushima nuclear power plant. Topics included business recovery and the use of nuclear power.
“Japan 2011: Cascading Disasters” was a plenary session of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.

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Scientific Predictions About the Future

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Scientific Predictions About the Future

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Panelists talked about the world envisioned by previous generations, and how things are different from that vision today. Greg Benford of the University of California, noted that many predictions about mass transportation have not come true, but the scientists of the mid 20th century also failed to predict the power and influence of the Internet.

1 hours, 41 minutes | 623 Views

Fred Haise Oral History on Apollo 13

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Fred Haise Oral History on Apollo 13

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Former astronaut and Apollo 13 lunar module pilot Fred Haise talked about the failed Apollo 13 mission to the moon. He was interviewed for the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project. Apollo 13 was scheduled for a ten day mission to the moon. The highlight would have been the first landing on the moon’s upland region. But 55 hours into the flight an oxygen system failure forced crew members to convert their lunar module “Aquarius” into a lifeboat for a return to Earth.

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National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls

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National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls

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Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural tradition that continues in the 21st century, including President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief Ball held there in January of 2009. The first Inaugural Ball held in the National Building Museum was Grover Cleveland’s in 1885, when it was known as the Pension Building and was still under construction. Composed of over 15 million red bricks, the Pension Building contains a Great Hall that is 316 feet long and 159 feet high.

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Roots of Modern Day Slavery

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Roots of Modern Day Slavery

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Historians discuss 18th and 19th Century analogs and their relationships to contemporary slavery and abolition, as well as “white slavery” and the emphasis on human rights in the 20th Century.
This panel is part of the Gilder Lehrman Center’s 14th Annual International Conference.

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Inaugurations in American History

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Inaugurations in American History

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Historians Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers, and Peter Onuf recorded their weekly radio program, BackStory with the American History Guys, sin the Flag Hall of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. They talked about the traditions of presidential inaugurations, as well as the social and political forces at work around them.

0 hours, 59 minutes | 783 Views

Vietnam POWs

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Vietnam POWs

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Everett Alvarez is the author of Chained Eagle: The Heroic Story of the First American Shot Down over North Vietnam, published by Potomac Books. Navy Lieutenant Alvarez, a pilot shot down over North Vietnam in 1964 and held prisoner until 1973, wrote his memoir with Anthony S. Pitch. He talked about his experience as the first pilot taken prisoner in North Vietnam, and recounted his memories of the treatment he received by the North Vietnamese during his eight years as a POW.
Taylor Baldwin Kiland is the co-author, with photographer Jamie Howren, of Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later, published by Potomac Books. During this event, Ms. Kiland talked about how former Vietnam POWs have re-established their lives after returning home from the war. 
The event sponsored by the Library of Congress Professional Association Veterans Forum was held in the 6th floor dining room of the James Madison building. The guests responded to questions from members of the audience.

0 hours, 52 minutes | 443 Views

The Science of the Founding Fathers

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The Science of the Founding Fathers

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Author and filmmaker Tom Shachtman talked about the science of the founding fathers. He looked at ways in which the founders used their backgrounds in science to address national problems, and the development of scientific studies in America. Mr. Shachtman has written or co-authored over 30 books. The New York Public Library hosted the discussion.

1 hours, 5 minutes | 830 Views

Q&A with John Lewis

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Q&A with John Lewis

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Representative John Lewis (D-GA) talked about his autobiography, Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, about his own early involvement in the non-violent protests of the civil rights movement. He recounted his experience leading a group of students across the Edmond Pettus Bridge in Alabama when he was 25 years old, and how he and other students were beaten and arrested by state troopers. He commented on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Stokely Carmichael and other early participants in the movement. He described meeting his wife at a dinner party in 1967, and his early childhood interest in becoming a minister.
John Lewis was first elected to his 5th District seat in 1986. Before that, he served on the Atlanta city council. He was born in Troy, Alabama, and attended the American Baptist Theological Seminary and Fisk University, majoring in philosophy. He was the longest serving chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

0 hours, 58 minutes | 932 Views

War of 1812 in Art and Memory

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War of 1812 in Art and Memory

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Curators Sidney Hart and Rachael Penman talked about a unique exhibition of portraits and objects representing the major personalities involved in the War of 1812. The collection was assembled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery from the United States, Canada and Great Britain. They spoke about the significance of the war, its role in establishing a national identity, and the personalities that became American “heroes” as a result of their actions in the war.

0 hours, 28 minutes | 707 Views

The State of the Presidential Studies Field

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The State of the Presidential Studies Field

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Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly history, including the narrative approach of authors David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin, and of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The Miller Center at the University of Virginia hosted this discussion.

1 hours, 51 minutes | 634 Views

Raymond Patriarca and the Providence Mob

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Raymond Patriarca and the Providence Mob

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Arlene Violet talked about Rhode Island’s mob history as well as mob don Raymond Patriarca, his rise to becoming a crime boss, his multiple arrests, his death and the role organized crime plays in contemporary Rhode Island and Providence. She co-authored The Mob and Me: Wiseguys and the Witness Protection Program with John Partington, who created the witness protection program. In 2011 she wrote a musical about the Rhode Island mob called The Family.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Cox Communications 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 | 666 Views

A Photographer's View with David Hume Kennerly

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A Photographer's View with David Hume Kennerly

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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly shared images of First Ladies. Mr. Kennerly was the White House photographer during the Ford Administration from 1974-77. This event was part of a conference which examined the legacies of America’s First Ladies and took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. This conference was the last of three in Texas, focusing on First Ladies - the previous gatherings were at the George Bush Presidential Library and the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

0 hours, 25 minutes | 395 Views

Civil War Battlefield Technology

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Civil War Battlefield Technology

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Historians and professors talked about developments in weaponry and tactics that played an instrumental role in the fighting between Union and Confederate forces. This event was part of a symposium on Technology and the Civil War hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

1 hours, 51 minutes | 831 Views

The Gaspee Affair of 1772

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The Gaspee Affair of 1772

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John McNiff talked about the Gaspee, a British ship that patrolled the waterways off of Providence. In 1772 several prominent Providence residents snuck out during the middle of the night and burned the Gaspee to protest new taxes that had been levied by the British.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Cox Communications 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, 6 minutes | 387 Views

Inaugurations in American History

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Inaugurations in American History

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Historians Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers, and Peter Onuf recorded their weekly radio program, BackStory with the American History Guys, sin the Flag Hall of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. They talked about the traditions of presidential inaugurations, as well as the social and political forces at work around them.

0 hours, 56 minutes | 783 Views

National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls

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9:00:16 PM - 9:29:59 PM
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National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls

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Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural tradition that continues in the 21st century, including President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief Ball held there in January of 2009. The first Inaugural Ball held in the National Building Museum was Grover Cleveland’s in 1885, when it was known as the Pension Building and was still under construction. Composed of over 15 million red bricks, the Pension Building contains a Great Hall that is 316 feet long and 159 feet high.

0 hours, 29 minutes | 492 Views

Tour of the First Ladies Exhibit at the Smithsonian

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9:29:59 PM - 10:00:05 PM

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has been exhibiting gowns and china of the first ladies since 1913. Current exhibit curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussed the history of the tradition, how the exhibits have changed over time, and the shifting roles of the first lady in United States history. She gave a tour of the latest gallery, “The First Ladies,” which opened November 19, 2011. The exhibit focused on four first ladies, Dolley Madison, Mary Lincoln, Edith Roosevelt, and Lady Bird Johnson, as examples of their times. Video clips were shown in the background of first ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama presenting their gowns to the Smithsonian, and of several first ladies at inaugural balls.

0 hours, 30 minutes | 677 Views

Civil War Battlefield Technology

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Civil War Battlefield Technology

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Historians and professors talked about developments in weaponry and tactics that played an instrumental role in the fighting between Union and Confederate forces. This event was part of a symposium on Technology and the Civil War hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

1 hours, 51 minutes | 831 Views

The Gaspee Affair of 1772

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The Gaspee Affair of 1772

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John McNiff talked about the Gaspee, a British ship that patrolled the waterways off of Providence. In 1772 several prominent Providence residents snuck out during the middle of the night and burned the Gaspee to protest new taxes that had been levied by the British.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Cox Communications 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, 6 minutes | 387 Views

Inaugurations in American History

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Inaugurations in American History

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Historians Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers, and Peter Onuf recorded their weekly radio program, BackStory with the American History Guys, sin the Flag Hall of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. They talked about the traditions of presidential inaugurations, as well as the social and political forces at work around them.

0 hours, 56 minutes | 783 Views

National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls

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12:59:31 AM - 1:29:25 AM
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National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls

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Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural tradition that continues in the 21st century, including President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief Ball held there in January of 2009. The first Inaugural Ball held in the National Building Museum was Grover Cleveland’s in 1885, when it was known as the Pension Building and was still under construction. Composed of over 15 million red bricks, the Pension Building contains a Great Hall that is 316 feet long and 159 feet high.

0 hours, 29 minutes | 492 Views

Tour of the First Ladies Exhibit at the Smithsonian

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1:29:56 AM - 2:00:02 AM

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has been exhibiting gowns and china of the first ladies since 1913. Current exhibit curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussed the history of the tradition, how the exhibits have changed over time, and the shifting roles of the first lady in United States history. She gave a tour of the latest gallery, “The First Ladies,” which opened November 19, 2011. The exhibit focused on four first ladies, Dolley Madison, Mary Lincoln, Edith Roosevelt, and Lady Bird Johnson, as examples of their times. Video clips were shown in the background of first ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama presenting their gowns to the Smithsonian, and of several first ladies at inaugural balls.

0 hours, 30 minutes | 677 Views

War of 1812 in Art and Memory

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War of 1812 in Art and Memory

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Curators Sidney Hart and Rachael Penman talked about a unique exhibition of portraits and objects representing the major personalities involved in the War of 1812. The collection was assembled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery from the United States, Canada and Great Britain. They spoke about the significance of the war, its role in establishing a national identity, and the personalities that became American “heroes” as a result of their actions in the war.

0 hours, 28 minutes | 707 Views

The State of the Presidential Studies Field

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The State of the Presidential Studies Field

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Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly history, including the narrative approach of authors David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin, and of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The Miller Center at the University of Virginia hosted this discussion.

1 hours, 51 minutes | 634 Views

Roger Williams and the Founding of Providence

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Roger Williams and the Founding of Providence

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History Professor Stanley Lemons talked about about the founding of the First Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island, as well as its founder Roger Williams.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications 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 | 434 Views

A Photographer's View with David Hume Kennerly

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A Photographer's View with David Hume Kennerly

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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly shared images of First Ladies. Mr. Kennerly was the White House photographer during the Ford Administration from 1974-77. This event was part of a conference which examined the legacies of America’s First Ladies and took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. This conference was the last of three in Texas, focusing on First Ladies - the previous gatherings were at the George Bush Presidential Library and the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

0 hours, 25 minutes | 395 Views

Vietnam POWs

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Vietnam POWs

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Everett Alvarez is the author of Chained Eagle: The Heroic Story of the First American Shot Down over North Vietnam, published by Potomac Books. Navy Lieutenant Alvarez, a pilot shot down over North Vietnam in 1964 and held prisoner until 1973, wrote his memoir with Anthony S. Pitch. He talked about his experience as the first pilot taken prisoner in North Vietnam, and recounted his memories of the treatment he received by the North Vietnamese during his eight years as a POW.
Taylor Baldwin Kiland is the co-author, with photographer Jamie Howren, of Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later, published by Potomac Books. During this event, Ms. Kiland talked about how former Vietnam POWs have re-established their lives after returning home from the war. 
The event sponsored by the Library of Congress Professional Association Veterans Forum was held in the 6th floor dining room of the James Madison building. The guests responded to questions from members of the audience.

0 hours, 52 minutes | 443 Views

The Science of the Founding Fathers

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The Science of the Founding Fathers

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Author and filmmaker Tom Shachtman talked about the science of the founding fathers. He looked at ways in which the founders used their backgrounds in science to address national problems, and the development of scientific studies in America. Mr. Shachtman has written or co-authored over 30 books. The New York Public Library hosted the discussion.

1 hours, 5 minutes | 830 Views