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[LIVE] A House Natural Resources subcommittee holds a virtual hearing on the use of cameras by federal law enforcement agents. Sponsor: House Natural Resources Subcommittee on General Oversight and Investigations
Topics: bijan, ms. ghaisar, virginia, beyer, u.s. park, mr. cosme, washington, fairfax, d.c., fbi, rangers,...
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The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee held a hearing on simplifying the student aid application known as Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) Senators and witnesses discussed the importance of shortening the FAFSA application and how it would benefit minority students and those from low income backgrounds. They also discussed how the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the higher education system and more students need for financial aid due to the unstable...
Topics: fafsa, murray, alexander, tennessee, pell, warren, irs, bennett, feldman, obama, casey, ms....
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U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack defied a congressional subpoena to appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, but five former executives of the agency testified about changes made since Mr. Pack took office in June 2020. Both Chair Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX) expressed concerns about the leadership at the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM). Ranking Member McCaul said, "the agency's mission is being undermined from the top." USAGM...
Topics: voa, china, russia, usagm, belarus, iran, europe, usagm, crocker, mr. turner, otf, mr. mccaul, ms....
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The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation heard recommendations from members of the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission, on restructuring U.S. cyberspace, private and public sector collaborations, and appointing a cyber director who works direclty with the White House. Among the witnesses were the commission co-chairs, Sen. Angus King (I-ME) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI). Due to technical difficulties at the beginning of the hearing, a...
Topics: chris krebs, cleveland, illinois
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We looked back 60 years at the first-ever televised presidential debates in the fall of 1960 between incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon and Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Barbara Perry, presidential studies director at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, talked about how the debates came to be, the issues, the candidates and how the debates created public expectations for later presidential campaigns. This was a co-production of American History TV and the Washington...
Topics: kennedy, nixon, barbara perry, virginia, washington, goldwater, johnson, kennedy, nixon, bruce,...
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We looked back 60 years at the first-ever televised presidential debates in the fall of 1960 between incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon and Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Barbara Perry, presidential studies director at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, talked about how the debates came to be, the issues, the candidates and how the debates created public expectations for later presidential campaigns. This was a co-production of American History TV and the Washington...
Topics: kennedy, nixon, barbara perry, virginia, washington, goldwater, johnson, kennedy, nixon, bruce,...
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Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met via remote link for the third of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. Vice President Nixon was in Los Angeles and Senator Kennedy was in New York. The candidates responded to questions from a panel of correspondents. The debate was moderated by Bill Shadel. Other panelists included Frank McGee, Charles Von Fremd, Douglass Cater, and Roscoe Drummond. The candidates were questioned in turn and given...
Topics: kennedy, nixon, china, formosa, berlin, mr. nixon, truman, eisenhower, indochina, drummond, geneva,...
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Massachusetts Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and incumbent Republican Vice President Richard Nixon faced off in their second presidential debate in 1960. The candidates took questions from a panel of journalists on U.S. policy toward Cuba, relations with the Soviet Union, combating the spread of communism, and civil rights in America. Senator Kennedy defeated Vice President Nixon in a close general election, with less than one percent of the popular vote separating the two. The debate took...
Topics: kennedy, nixon, cuba, latin america, china, truman, washington, south korea, brezhnev, berlin,...
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Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy and incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon squared off in the first-ever televised presidential debate in September 1960. After opening statements, the candidates took questions on their leadership experience, communism at home and abroad, medical care for seniors, and the economy. Kennedy defeated Nixon in a close general election, with less than one percent of the popular vote separating the two. This debate - the first of four - took place in Chicago....
Topics: kennedy, nixon, eisenhower, truman, franklin roosevelt, latin america, treasury, tennessee valley,...
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We looked back 60 years at the first-ever televised presidential debates in the fall of 1960 between incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon and Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Barbara Perry, presidential studies director at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, talked about how the debates came to be, the issues, the candidates and how the debates created public expectations for later presidential campaigns. This was a co-production of American History TV and the Washington...
Topics: kennedy, nixon, barbara perry, john f. kennedy, truman, washington, richard nixon, goldwater,...
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Former White House chiefs of staff to the past four presidents discussed how they dealt with crises during their administrations, in a virtual event hosted by Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Affairs. Mack McLarty, Andy Card, Denis McDonough and Mick Mulvaney talked with students about dealing with 9/11, the Benghazi attack, Ebola, the 2008 financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsor: Georgetown University | Institute of Politics and Public Service
Topics: washington, andy, white house, denis, benghazi, clinton, mick, fbi, d.c., obama, china, trump,...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testified about the coronavirus' impact on the economy before the Senate Banking Committee. They discussed issues regarding continued relief payments as well as the impact of the pandemic on minority-owned businesses. Sponsor: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
Topics: powell, mnuchin, ppp, brown, arizona, mcconnell, trump, alabama, menendez, cleveland, kramer,...
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) officials, university leaders and former student athletes testified at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on college athlete compensation. Among the witnesses were NCAA Board of Governors Chair Michael Drake, University of Mississippi Intercollegiate Athletics Vice Chancellor Keith Carter, former NFL Players Association President Eric Winston and Southeastern Conference (SEC) Commissioner Greg Sankey. They discussed the potential benefits and...
Topics: ncaa, drake, mr. carter, florida, blumenthal, koller, nfl, carter, cantwell, moran, buckeye,...
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Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Cal Cunningham participated in a televised debate. The topics included the open Supreme Court seat following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, COVID-19 relief and marijuana legalization. Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. sponsored the multi-market live telecast. The debate will took place inside WNCN-TV/CBS 17 studios in Raleigh, North Carolina. Sponsor: WNCN TV
Topics: tillis, north carolina, washington, chuck schumer, mr. cunningham, cunningham, mr. tillis, joe...
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The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation heard recommendations from members of the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission, on restructuring U.S. cyberspace, private and public sector collaborations, and appointing a cyber director who works direclty with the White House. Among the witnesses were the commission co-chairs, Sen. Angus King (I-ME) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI). Due to technical difficulties at the beginning of the hearing, a...
Topics: king, gallagher, thompson, spalding, mike gallagher, demark, russia, white house, ms. spalding,...
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The Senate Homeland Security Committee held a confirmation hearing for Chad Wolf to be the next homeland security secretary. The acting secretary addressed topics from foreign interference in U.S. elections to human trafficking. Sponsor: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Topics: fema, china, portland, wolf, mr. wolf, arizona, guatemala, gao, dhs, russia, peters, mexico, biden,...
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The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property held a hybrid hearing on U.S. copyright law, focusing specifically on the efficacy of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which outlines notice-and-takedown procedures for website hosts. Witnesses testifying included musicians, authors, professional photographers, film composers along with internet trade association leaders. Subcommittee Chair Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) said he is working with Ranking Member Sen. Chris Coons...
Topics: mr. henley, coons, blumenthal, google, tillis, mr. sedlick, reeves, preston, rebecca, etsy, mr....
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We looked back 60 years at the first-ever televised presidential debates in the fall of 1960 between incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon and Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Barbara Perry, presidential studies director at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, talked about how the debates came to be, the issues, the candidates and how the debates created public expectations for later presidential campaigns. This was a co-production of American History TV and the Washington...
Topics: kennedy, nixon, ms. perry, barbara perry, truman, virginia, john f. kennedy, eisenhower, goldwater,...
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Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met via remote link for the third of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. Vice President Nixon was in Los Angeles and Senator Kennedy was in New York. The candidates responded to questions from a panel of correspondents. The debate was moderated by Bill Shadel. Other panelists included Frank McGee, Charles Von Fremd, Douglass Cater, and Roscoe Drummond. The candidates were questioned in turn and given...
Topics: kennedy, nixon, v.p. nixon, berlin, indochina, mr. nixon, truman, mr. mcgee, eisenhower, mr....
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National Museum of African American History & Culture Senior Curator William Pretzer gives a tour of exhibits that cover the period from 1877 through the Civil Rights Era. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
Topics: washington, king, vietnam, d.c., harriet, barack obama, florida, panthers, los angeles, little...
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Museum Specialist & Co-Curator Mary Elliott gives a tour of the "Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877" exhibit inside the History Galleries of the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
Topics: frederick douglas, thomas jefferson, louisiana, north america, south africa, mozambique, virginia,...
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Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in New York City for the last of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. The debate focused on foreign policy issues, and the candidates debated questions introduced by a panel of correspondents. The debate was moderated by Quincy Howe. Other panelists included Frank Singiser, John Edwards, Walter Cronkite, and John Chancellor. The candidates were given eight minutes for opening statements. Each...
Topics: kennedy, latin america, nixon, eisenhower, europe, khrushchev, poland, v.p. nixon, cuba, africa,...
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We looked back 60 years at the first-ever televised presidential debates in the fall of 1960 between incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon and Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Barbara Perry, presidential studies director at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, talked about how the debates came to be, the issues, the candidates and how the debates created public expectations for later presidential campaigns. This was a co-production of American History TV and the Washington...
Topics: kennedy, nixon, ms. perry, barbara perry, richard nixon, virginia, john f. kennedy, truman,...
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Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met via remote link for the third of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. Vice President Nixon was in Los Angeles and Senator Kennedy was in New York. The candidates responded to questions from a panel of correspondents. The debate was moderated by Bill Shadel. Other panelists included Frank McGee, Charles Von Fremd, Douglass Cater, and Roscoe Drummond. The candidates were questioned in turn and given...
Topics: kennedy, mr. nixon, nixon, berlin, indochina, mr. mcgee, v.p. nixon, eisenhower, mr. kennedy,...
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National Museum of African American History & Culture Senior Curator William Pretzer gives a tour of exhibits that cover the period from 1877 through the Civil Rights Era. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
Topics: washington, king, d.c., vietnam, brown, maryland, harriet, barack obama, los angeles, little rock,...
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Museum Specialist & Co-Curator Mary Elliott gives a tour of the "Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877" exhibit inside the History Galleries of the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
Topics: louisiana, north america, frederick douglass, south africa, jefferson, atlantic ocean, africa,...
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Sculptor Sabin Howard discusses the process behind creating a "A Soldier's Journey," the sculptural component of the new National World War I Memorial, which is being constructed on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington, DC. The National Civic Art Society hosted this event and provided the video. Sponsor: National Civic Art Society
Topics: sabin, edwin, washington, justin, pennsylvania, sabin howard, pershing park, d.c., new york, italy,...
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According to the CIA, this film was made for family members of those working on the U-2 spy plane to inform them about the remote location and difficulty of working at Area 51, a U.S. military installation in Nevada. The film tells the story of the design, manufacture, and testing of the top secret U-2 plane between 1954 and 1960. "Angel" was a code word for the plane, which could fly at over 70,000 feet, and "Paradise" was a nickname for Area 51, which was a harsh desert...
Topics: watertown, nevada, lockheed, angel, angels
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In 1995 and 1997, the U.S. Air Force published reports on the so-called Roswell Incident in 1947 in the New Mexico desert. The alleged sightings of aliens and UFOs have led to numerous books, conferences, documentaries, Hollywood films, and several museums alleging a U.S. government cover-up. This video companion to the Air Force reports argues that experiments involving high altitude balloons, parachute-dropped crash test dummies, NASA test flights, and several Air Force accidents were behind...
Topics: roswell, mexico, new mexico, holloman, air force base, vietnam, phoenix, nasa, southeast asia,...
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Alexandra Lord, Medicine & Science director and curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, talked about the museum's coronavirus pandemic artifacts collection. Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution | National Museum of American History
Topics: alexandra, washington, steve, south africa, mozambique, atlantic ocean
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On September 2, 1945, government and military officials from the Empire of Japan signed surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally bringing the Pacific War and World War II to a close. The USS Missouri is now a memorial and museum docked at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 75th World War II Commemoration Committee hosted this ceremony aboard the ship marking the 75th anniversary of the surrender. Speakers included Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Joint Chiefs of Staff...
Topics: pacific, hawaii, esper, davidson, steve, pearl harbor, new zealand, china, united states of...
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On September 2, 1945, government and military officials from the Empire of Japan signed surrender documents in a ceremony aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally bringing the Pacific War and the hostilities of World War II to a close. Japanese Emperor Hirohito had announced Japan's unconditional surrender 18 days earlier on August 15, 1945. To mark the 75th anniversary, the Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted an online commemorative program, including remarks by Joint...
Topics: japan, pacific, pearl harbor, tokyo, douglas mcarthur, normandy, mankind, philippines, david, dina,...
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Texas A&M University Corp of Cadets is a student military organization established in 1876. Col. Byron Stebbins, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commandant, and Cadet Colonel Daniel Strong, Deputy Corps Commander shared the history of one of the university's oldest traditions, the Corp of Cadets. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: texas, a&m, san jacinto, corregidor, texas a&m, aggies
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The Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum was founded in 1841 and would become the largest mental institution in the world. In her book "Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum," Mab Segrest looked at who was sent there and why, and how patients were treated, especially in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow eras. The Atlanta History Center hosted the talk. Sponsor: Atlanta History Center
Topics: georgia, ms. prescott, milledgeville, alabama, columbia, frances, sally, powell, carson, virginia,...
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Professor Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the United States' refugee policy since World War II. She spoke about qualifications to be a refugee and how those have changed as well as legislation governing quotas and procedures. Sponsor: Cornell University
Topics: garcia, europe, eisenhower, soviet union, austria, u.n., cuba, united nations, truman, white house,...
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Carrie Clyde Holly served in the Colorado state legislature from 1895 to 1896 and was the first female legislator in the United States to have one of her bills become a law. Colorado State University - Pueblo history professor Judy Gaughan argued that while Ms. Holly's legislative career was brief, it was also impactful. History Colorado hosted this event and provided the video. Sponsor: History Colorado Center
Topics: colorado, holly, pueblo, carrie clyde holly, gaughan, emily, helen, carrie, new york city, south...
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Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in New York City for the last of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. The debate focused on foreign policy issues, and the candidates debated questions introduced by a panel of correspondents. The debate was moderated by Quincy Howe. Other panelists included Frank Singiser, John Edwards, Walter Cronkite, and John Chancellor. The candidates were given eight minutes for opening statements. Each...
Topics: kennedy, latin america, mr. nixon, nixon, europe, khrushchev, mr. kennedy, poland, castro,...
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[LIVE] We look back at the first-ever televised presidential debates in 1960 between incumbent Vice President Richard NIxon and Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts with Barbara Perry, University of Virginia Miller Center presidential studies director. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Washington Journal,C-SPAN | American History TV
Topics: kennedy, nixon, barbara perry, washington, virginia, goldwater, kennedy, eisenhower, bruce,...
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Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met via remote link for the third of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. Vice President Nixon was in Los Angeles and Senator Kennedy was in New York. The candidates responded to questions from a panel of correspondents. The debate was moderated by Bill Shadel. Other panelists included Frank McGee, Charles Von Fremd, Douglass Cater, and Roscoe Drummond. The candidates were questioned in turn and given...
Topics: kennedy, nixon, china, berlin, eisenhower, mr. nixon, truman, v.p. nixon, richard nixon, john...
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Scholar Sarah Bell talked about the relationship between the Chautauqua movement and women's suffrage in the late nineteenth century. She explained how the educational movement evolved from avoiding women speakers in its early days to reguarly including pro-suffrage talks at its branches in Kansas and New York by the early 1900s. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum hosted this event and provided the video. Sponsor: Eisenhower (Dwight) Presidential Library and Museum
Topics: The Chautauqua Movement & Women's Suffrage, Television Program
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Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about the new roles women assumed in the workforce and in politics during the late-19th century. She described the gains women made in fields such as nursing, teaching, and social work. She also spoke about the growth of political organizations run by women that focused on issues such as Prohibition and women's suffrage. Sponsor: Boston College
Topics: new york, jane addams, julia ward howe, utah, wctu, susan b. anthony, wyoming, chicago, missouri,...
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Sculptor Sabin Howard discusses the process behind creating a "A Soldier's Journey," the sculptural component of the new National World War I Memorial, which is being constructed on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington, DC. The National Civic Art Society hosted this event and provided the video. Sponsor: National Civic Art Society
Topics: edwin, washington, sabin, sabin howard, pennsylvania, justin, new york, pershing park, vietnam,...
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According to the CIA, this film was made for family members of those working on the U-2 spy plane to inform them about the remote location and difficulty of working at Area 51, a U.S. military installation in Nevada. The film tells the story of the design, manufacture, and testing of the top secret U-2 plane between 1954 and 1960. "Angel" was a code word for the plane, which could fly at over 70,000 feet, and "Paradise" was a nickname for Area 51, which was a harsh desert...
Topics: nevada, angel, watertown, angels, lockheed
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In 1995 and 1997, the U.S. Air Force published reports on the so-called Roswell Incident in 1947 in the New Mexico desert. The alleged sightings of aliens and UFOs have led to numerous books, conferences, documentaries, Hollywood films, and several museums alleging a U.S. government cover-up. This video companion to the Air Force reports argues that experiments involving high altitude balloons, parachute-dropped crash test dummies, NASA test flights, and several Air Force accidents were behind...
Topics: roswell, mexico, new mexico, air force base, holloman, nevada, phoenix, ohio, vietnam
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Scholar Sarah Bell talked about the relationship between the Chautauqua movement and women's suffrage in the late nineteenth century. She explained how the educational movement evolved from avoiding women speakers in its early days to reguarly including pro-suffrage talks at its branches in Kansas and New York by the early 1900s. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum hosted this event and provided the video. Sponsor: Eisenhower (Dwight) Presidential Library and Museum
Topics: kansas, ottawa, new york, chautauqua, boulder, colorado, john vincent, lawrence, kansas, susan b....
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Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about the new roles women assumed in the workforce and in politics during the late-19th century. She described the gains women made in fields such as nursing, teaching, and social work. She also spoke about the growth of political organizations run by women that focused on issues such as Prohibition and women's suffrage. Sponsor: Boston College
Topics: new york, susan b. anthony, utah, wyoming, julia ward howe, chicago, jane adams, missouri, europe,...
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Vanderbilt University history professor Thomas Schwartz talked about his book, "Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography." After his talk, Professor Schwartz took questions from a panel of three foreign policy scholars. The Wilson Center and National History Center hosted this online event and provided the video. Sponsor: Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars,National History Center
Topics: kissinger, nixon, henry kissinger, jeremy, chile, argentina, nixon, schwartz, henry, richard nixon,...
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This 1950 newsreel covers the 5th anniversary of the June, 1945 signing of the United Nations World Charter and shows scenes of UN meetings during the Korean conflict. Other stories include a premature 1950 declaration of victory in Korea, President Truman meeting Gen. MacArthur at Wake Island, Marshall Plan progress in Europe, and a look at historic U.S. Patent Office models.
Topics: united nations, macarthur, truman, europe, epa, pacific, tokyo, korea
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About a month after the Battle of Antietam, Union forces under Gen. George McClellan crossed the Potomac River in pursuit of Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Author Kevin Pawlak talked about the Loudoun Valley Campaign, a series of skirmishes starting at the end of October 1862 between Confederate forces under J.E.B. Stuart and various units of the Union Army of the Potomac. On November 5, President Abraham Lincoln ordered McClellan's removal from command. This talk was...
Topics: mcclellan, loudoun valley, george mcclellan, stewart, virginia, stuart, potomac, ashby, calvary,...
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Novelist, historian, and journalist Kevin Baker discussed his book, "America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World." In an online event hosted by the Falmouth, Massachusetts Historical Society's Museum on the Green, Mr. Baker showed examples from the span of American history and described what he thinks are the key factors in the nation's innovative spirit. Sponsor: Museums on the Green
Topics: new york, chicago, washington, europe, massachusetts, tennessee, kevin baker, alexander graham, los...
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This newsreel is a summary of the 1960 Republican National Convention in Chicago that nominated Vice President Richard Nixon and his running mate Henry Cabot Lodge. Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration
Topics: richard nixon, chicago, nixon, massachusetts, kevin baker
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This newsreel includes stories about Texas Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson's nomination at the Democratic National Convention as John Kennedy's running mate, and the Republican National Convention starting in Chicago. Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration
Topics: richard nixon, illinois, massachusetts, kennedy, new york
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David Pietrusza talked about 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies (Union Square Press; September 2, 2008). In his book he recounts the presidential campaign and election of 1960 from the contest for the Democratic nomination between John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to the presidential election pitting Kennedy against Richard Nixon. Mr. Pietrusza profiles each politician and examines how the onset of television and the rising influence of presidential...
Topics: jack kennedy, richard nixon, lyndon johnson, nixon, hubert humphrey, virginia, texas, chicago,...
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The C-SPAN Cities Tour explores the American story as we take you across the United States to examine the music of a nation, visiting historic venues, and cities that spawned their own unique style of music. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: nashville, hutchinsons, hutchinson, bob dylan, tennessee, new orleans, james brown, new hampshire,...
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On August 18, 1920, women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. To comemerate this anniversary, the National Archives hosted a conversation with interpreters from American Historical Theatre portraying Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and Alice Paul as they discussed the history of women's sufferage and the challenges they faced along the way. Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration
Topics: rochester, new york city, handcuffs, new york, alice paul, pennsylvania, wilson, woodrow wilson,...
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In October 1862, Confederate cavalry under General J.E.B. Stuart pressed into Maryland and Pennsylvania -- including the town of Chambersburg -- to raid for horses and other supplies. "Emerging Civil War" blog managing editor Sarah Kay Bierle talked about this first major Confederate movement north of the Mason-Dixon Line and the Union response. This talk was part of a symposium on "The War in the East" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. Sponsor: Emerging...
Topics: stuart, mcclellan, chambersburg, pleasanton, pennsylvania, maryland, stewart, potomac, washington,...
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The C-SPAN Citiies Tour visited Hawaii to learn about the history of the state from local experts and historians. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: missouri, tokyo, macarthur, douglas macarthur, arizona
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The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial was dedicated to the nation's 34th president, whose World War II leadership and two-term presidency are remembered at a site just off the National Mall and at the base of Capitol Hill. Speakers include memorial designer Frank Gehry, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, family members David and Susan Eisenhower, and Eisenhower Memorial Commission chair Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas). Sponsor: Eisenhower (Dwight D.) Memorial Commission
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National Park Service Park Ranger Matthew Ifill told the story of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention from the room inside Independence Hall where the events took place. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
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In September 1939 -- at the outbreak of World War II in Europe -- the U.S. Army had fewer than 200,000 men. Yet, by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 this army would grow in size tenfold and see the rise of future military leaders such as George Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower and George S. Patton. Paul Dickson, author of "The Rise of the G.I. Army," explained how this transformation occurred and the impact it had on future wars. Heritage Frederick hosted...
Topics: eisenhower, marshall, louisiana, paul, roosevelt, europe, pearl harbor, new york, washington,...
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This collection of U.S. Census Bureau films and television ads produced between 1930 and 2020 encourage the public to participate in the constitutionally-mandated population count. Earlier messages concentrate on how the census works, while later ones often include appeals by popular athletes, celebrities and public figures. Sponsor: U.S. Census Bureau
Topic: usa
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This National Educational Television broadcast from 1960 details the results of the 1950 U.S. Census. Host George Stone and acting director of the 1950 Census Phillip Hauser, also a University of Chicago professor, discuss statistics beyond population including housing, the mobility of the American people, education levels, and the general improvement in living standards since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This program was recorded at WTTW Chicago. Sponsor: U.S. Census Bureau
Topics: asia, baltimore
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The U.S. Census Bureau produced these three ten-minute films to help train the "enumerators" who knocked on doors in 1940 to record census information. The first film is a general overview of counting population. The second film describes how to record housing information, and the third film concentrates on agricultural statistics. Sponsor: U.S. Census Bureau
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This U.S. Justice Department instructional video uses a dramatized protest to show police how and when to respond. The "Use of Force Model" is a scale that shows the proper level of force to be used in various scenarios. Sponsor: Federal Law Enforcement Traning Center
Topics: Reel America "Use of Force Model" - 1993, Television Program
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This City of New York Board of Education film promotes a program for gifted elementary school students by showing how they are selected and visiting classrooms to observe students and teachers at work. The film argues that future leaders in government, science, and business need to be identified and challenged early in their lives in order to reach their full potential. Sponsor: City of New York Board of Education
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Filmed in the mountains of Kentucky, this documentary funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation was produced to show the educational and economic needs of rural, working class Americans. It features a struggling, undernourished farm family, and scenes in the nearby one-room schoolhouse. Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
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In cooperation with Westinghouse Broadcasting, the U.S. Commissioner of Education presents a report on the status of schools in 1957. That same year, the Soviets launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, which brought increased attention to improving science education. In 1957, prior to the 1979 creation of the Department of Education, the commissioner headed an office within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The report argues that teachers deserve higher pay, school...
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This collection of U.S. Census Bureau films and television ads produced between 1930 and 2020 encourage the public to participate in the constitutionally-mandated population count. Earlier messages concentrate on how the census works, while later ones often include appeals by popular athletes, celebrities and public figures. Sponsor: U.S. Census Bureau
Topic: usa
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This National Educational Television broadcast from 1960 details the results of the 1950 U.S. Census. Host George Stone and acting director of the 1950 Census Phillip Hauser, also a University of Chicago professor, discuss statistics beyond population including housing, the mobility of the American people, education levels, and the general improvement in living standards since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This program was recorded at WTTW Chicago. Sponsor: U.S. Census Bureau
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The U.S. Census Bureau produced these three ten-minute films to help train the "enumerators" who knocked on doors in 1940 to record census information. The first film is a general overview of counting population. The second film describes how to record housing information, and the third film concentrates on agricultural statistics. Sponsor: U.S. Census Bureau
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This 1922 Ford Motor Company educational film shows how mail is processed and delivered. According to the National Archives, the original Ford catalog description opens with this sentence: "Uncle Sam's greatest workshop is the post office. Every hour 850,000 letters are delivered by its 350,000 employees. They handle one third of the world's mail." Sponsor: Ford Motor Company
Topics: Reel America "Uncle Sam's Workshops - Post Office" - 1922, Television Program
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This U.S. Postal Service film documents research and development and lab tests related to mail processing, featuring technology designed to automate the movement of letters and packages and reduce the amount of heavy lifting done by postal workers. Sponsor: U.S. Postal Service
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This Encyclopaedia Britannica educational film shows how the U.S. Postal Service works by documenting a typical working day in the life of a mailman. Sponsor: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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This is a U.S. Postal Service training film for the highly demanding job of Railway Mail Service postal clerk. Between the 1890s and 1960s, trains were the primary method for moving mail in the United States and thousands of specially designed postal cars were in use when this film was made. The service was discontinued in 1977. Sponsor: U.S. Postal Service
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The 1960s folk band "The Swingin' Six" stars in a U.S. Postal Service public service announcement explaining the zip code system, which was first introduced in 1963. ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan. Sponsor: U.S. Postal Service
Topics: springfield, usa, tuscaloosa, valentine, pennsylvania, massachusetts
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