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The "Trail of Tears" gallery at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. looks at the national debate over the 1830 Indian Removal Act and its impact on southern tribes. Associate Curator Paul Chaat Smith led us through the gallery after an introduction in the "Americans" exhibit, which examines how Indian imagery is prevalent in products, toys and mascots. Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution | National Museum of the American Indian
Topics: american indians, mississippi, jackson, washington, virginia, jefferson, indians, andrew jackson,...
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In the 1830s, under President Andrew Jackson, the Cherokees were forcibly removed from their lands in the southeastern U.S. in what became known as the "Trail of Tears." Oklahoma University law professor Lindsay Robertson discussed the decisions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving the Cherokee Nation -- especially the role of Chief Justice John Marshall. The Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Preservation Virginia and the University of Oklahoma Center for the...
Topics: georgia, jackson, george, john marshall, virginia, marshall, baldwin, worcester, kevin, oklahoma,...
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Howard Lee, was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. Lee talked about serving as Chapel Hill's mayor from 1969 to 1975, and explained the challenges he faced during the election and while in office. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: yemen, lithonia, georgia, bathroom
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On October 12, 2000, two al-Qaeda suicide bombers attacked the Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in Yemen's Aden harbor, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the FBI led a joint investigation into the bombing. The National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted two former NCIS special agents who shared their experiences working on the USS Cole inquiry and explained how their findings shaped investigations of subsequent terrorist...
Topics: fbi, yemen, naples, kathy, afghanistan, bahrain, washington, n.c., lori, oklahoma city, california,...
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William Harris, author of "Lincoln and Congress" talked about Abraham Lincoln, Congress and the Cabinet of 1862 at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln's life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society co-host. Sponsor: Lincoln (Abraham) Institute of the Mid-Atlantic,Ford's Theatre Society
Topics: lincoln, lincoln, lincoln, seward, harris, stewart, brown, william harris, alabama, washington,...
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James Worthen talked about President Eisenhower's treasury and defense secretaries, and how their personalities and styles influenced administration policies. Both men -- one with no government experience and the other a former General Motors president -- brought a business perspective to their cabinet jobs. Mr. Worthen is the author of "George Humphrey, Charles Wilson & Eisenhower's War on Spending." The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library hosted this event and provided the...
Topics: eisenhower, humphrey, wilson, pentagon, cia, burns, nixon, washington, humphrey, california,...
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her life and career, including her tenure in the Bush administration, where she served as national security adviser from 2001 to 2005 and as the 66th secretary of state of the United States from 2005 to 2009. She was interviewed on stage by former U.S.Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and also responded to questions submitted by students in the audience at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. This book tour event was part...
Topics: iraq, cia, white house, russia, latin america, china, fbi, california, mexico, soviet union, george...
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In a talk titled, "The Hamilton Scheme: Enemies and Allies in the Creation of an American Economy," historian and author William Hogeland discussed Alexander Hamilton's financial ideas. Mr. Hogeland examines how Hamilton's first goal was paying off the debt accumulated during the Revolutionary War. Selected by President George Washington in 1789, Alexander Hamilton served as the first Secretary of the Treasury until January 1795. The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society and the Museum...
Topics: hamilton, washington, continental, morris, robert morris, newberg, jefferson, alexander hamilton,...
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American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans where we spoke with historian Lindsay Chervinsky about how and why George Washington formed his presidental cabinet. She also discusses how the American cabinet system differed from the British equivalent. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV,Organization of American Historians
Topics: washington, alexander hamilton, c-span
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Former Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and historian Talmage Boston. Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and Treasury secretary. Baylor University Law School hosted the conversation and provided the video. Sponsor: Baylor University | Law School
Topics: washington, baker, peter, susan, d.c., reagan, white house, talmage, boston, russia, james baker,...
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The grandchildren of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal cabinet members and advisers talked about the actions taken in the 1930s and early 1940s to bring the country back from the Great Depression. Joining them at the Roosevelt Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York was FDR's own grandson, James Roosevelt Jr. Sponsor: Roosevelt (Franklin) Presidential Library and Museum
Topics: hopkins, fdr, henry wallace, wallace, new york, frances perkins, chris, harry hopkins, david,...
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William Harris, author of "Lincoln and Congress" talked about Abraham Lincoln, Congress and the Cabinet of 1862 at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln's life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society co-host. Sponsor: Lincoln (Abraham) Institute of the Mid-Atlantic,Ford's Theatre Society
Topics: lincoln, lincoln, lincoln, browning, new york, fessenden, seward, virginia, minnesota, ben wade,...
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James Worthen talked about President Eisenhower's treasury and defense secretaries, and how their personalities and styles influenced administration policies. Both men -- one with no government experience and the other a former General Motors president -- brought a business perspective to their cabinet jobs. Mr. Worthen is the author of "George Humphrey, Charles Wilson & Eisenhower's War on Spending." The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library hosted this event and provided the...
Topics: eisenhower, wilson, humphrey, pentagon, burns, cia, nixon, washington, humphrey, truman,...
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her life and career, including her tenure in the Bush administration, where she served as national security adviser from 2001 to 2005 and as the 66th secretary of state of the United States from 2005 to 2009. She was interviewed on stage by former U.S.Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and also responded to questions submitted by students in the audience at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. This book tour event was part...
Topics: iraq, cia, white house, russia, latin america, china, fbi, california, mexico, soviet union, miami,...
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In a talk titled, "The Hamilton Scheme: Enemies and Allies in the Creation of an American Economy," historian and author William Hogeland discussed Alexander Hamilton's financial ideas. Mr. Hogeland examines how Hamilton's first goal was paying off the debt accumulated during the Revolutionary War. Selected by President George Washington in 1789, Alexander Hamilton served as the first Secretary of the Treasury until January 1795. The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society and the Museum...
Topics: hamilton, washington, morris, continental, jefferson, robert morris, newberg, alexander hamilton,...
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American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans where we spoke with historian Lindsay Chervinsky about how and why George Washington formed his presidental cabinet. She also discusses how the American cabinet system differed from the British equivalent. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV,Organization of American Historians
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Former Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and historian Talmage Boston. Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and Treasury secretary. Baylor University Law School hosted the conversation and provided the video. Sponsor: Baylor University | Law School
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James Worthen talked about President Eisenhower's treasury and defense secretaries, and how their personalities and styles influenced administration policies. Both men -- one with no government experience and the other a former General Motors president -- brought a business perspective to their cabinet jobs. Mr. Worthen is the author of "George Humphrey, Charles Wilson & Eisenhower's War on Spending." The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library hosted this event and provided the...
Topics: eisenhower, wilson, humphrey, pentagon, cia, burns, nixon, california, washington, gm, mmm, truman,...
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her life and career, including her tenure in the Bush administration, where she served as national security adviser from 2001 to 2005 and as the 66th secretary of state of the United States from 2005 to 2009. She was interviewed on stage by former U.S.Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and also responded to questions submitted by students in the audience at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. This book tour event was part...
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William Harris, author of "Lincoln and Congress" talked about Abraham Lincoln, Congress and the Cabinet of 1862 at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln's life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society co-host. Sponsor: Lincoln (Abraham) Institute of the Mid-Atlantic,Ford's Theatre Society
Topics: lincoln, stewart, lincoln, lincoln, brown, north carolina, alabama, james, johnson, new york,...
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James Worthen talked about President Eisenhower's treasury and defense secretaries, and how their personalities and styles influenced administration policies. Both men -- one with no government experience and the other a former General Motors president -- brought a business perspective to their cabinet jobs. Mr. Worthen is the author of "George Humphrey, Charles Wilson & Eisenhower's War on Spending." The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library hosted this event and provided the...
Topics: eisenhower, humphrey, wilson, pentagon, cia, burns, washington, nixon, california, richard nixon,...
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her life and career, including her tenure in the Bush administration, where she served as national security adviser from 2001 to 2005 and as the 66th secretary of state of the United States from 2005 to 2009. She was interviewed on stage by former U.S.Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and also responded to questions submitted by students in the audience at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. This book tour event was part...
Topics: iraq, cia, soviet union, russia, white house, california, china, mexico, fbi, stanford, gorbachev,...
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In a talk titled, "The Hamilton Scheme: Enemies and Allies in the Creation of an American Economy," historian and author William Hogeland discussed Alexander Hamilton's financial ideas. Mr. Hogeland examines how Hamilton's first goal was paying off the debt accumulated during the Revolutionary War. Selected by President George Washington in 1789, Alexander Hamilton served as the first Secretary of the Treasury until January 1795. The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society and the Museum...
Topics: hamilton, washington, continental, robert morris, morris, jefferson, newberg, c-span, alexander...
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American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans where we spoke with historian Lindsay Chervinsky about how and why George Washington formed his presidental cabinet. She also discusses how the American cabinet system differed from the British equivalent. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV,Organization of American Historians
Topics: washington, c-span, lindsay chervinsky, alexander hamilton, lindsay robertson, american history tv...
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Former Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and historian Talmage Boston. Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and Treasury secretary. Baylor University Law School hosted the conversation and provided the video. Sponsor: Baylor University | Law School
Topics: washington, baker, peter, susan, reagan, james baker, white house, ronald reagan, boston, russia,...
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In the early 19th century both Ohio and the territory of Michigan fought over the right to claim Toledo. Historian Tedd Long explained what led to the boundary dispute over the city and why the area was so hotly contested. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: michigan, ohio, toledo, aol, james baker, boston
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Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and step-mother in Falls River, Massachusetts. Sponsor: Politics and Prose Bookstore
Topics: lizzie borden, massachusetts, lizzie, brigitte sullivan, borden, andrew, house, boston, joe howard,...
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Sponsor: University of Georgia
Topics: hamburg, south carolina, attaway, butler, getson, charleston, augusta, doc adams, new york,...
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Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He also tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, who constructed the scenes in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
Topics: boston, frances, maryland, frances glessner, harvard, smithsonian, baltimore, chicago, frederick,...
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Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and step-mother in Falls River, Massachusetts. Sponsor: Politics and Prose Bookstore
Topics: lizzie borden, lizzie, borden, boston, massachusetts, mrs. borden, carla robertson, andrew, house,...
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Jeff Guinn talked about his book, "Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson," in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of Manson's immediate family, childhood friends, and members of his cult, the Manson Family. In his book, he reports on how Manson was able to influence and motivate the members of the Manson Family to murder seven people on successive evenings in August 1969. Jeff Guinn spoke at Book Passage bookstore in Corte...
Topics: manson, charlie, kathleen, charles manson, california, los angeles, joann, san francisco, smith,...
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On October 12, 2000, two al-Qaeda suicide bombers attacked the Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in Yemen's Aden harbor, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the FBI led a joint investigation into the bombing. The National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted two former NCIS special agents who shared their experiences working on the USS Cole inquiry and explained how their findings shaped investigations of subsequent terrorist...
Topics: yemen, fbi, aden, u.s.s. cole, afghanistan, bodin, naples, dubai, kathy, cathy, john o'neil, al...
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Sponsor: University of Georgia
Topics: hamburg, south carolina, doc adams, getson, butler, germany, new york, navy, michael jordan,...
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Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He also tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, who constructed the scenes in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
Topics: francis, boston, smithsonian, baltimore, george mcgrath, judson, harvard, abbott, ronald reagan,...
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Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and step-mother in Falls River, Massachusetts. Sponsor: Politics and Prose Bookstore
Topics: lizzie borden, lizzie, massachusetts, boston, mrs. borden, borden, bridget sullivan, cara...
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Jeff Guinn talked about his book, "Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson," in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of Manson's immediate family, childhood friends, and members of his cult, the Manson Family. In his book, he reports on how Manson was able to influence and motivate the members of the Manson Family to murder seven people on successive evenings in August 1969. Jeff Guinn spoke at Book Passage bookstore in Corte...
Topics: manson, charlie, kathleen, charles manson, california, los angeles, patricia, joanne, san...
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On October 12, 2000, two al-Qaeda suicide bombers attacked the Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in Yemen's Aden harbor, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the FBI led a joint investigation into the bombing. The National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted two former NCIS special agents who shared their experiences working on the USS Cole inquiry and explained how their findings shaped investigations of subsequent terrorist...
Topics: yemen, al qaeda, fbi, john o'neil, afghanistan, washington, d.c., cia, navy, manson
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Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He also tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, who constructed the scenes in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
Topics: boston, francis, george mcgrath, smithsonian, baltimore, harvard, judson, frances glessner, francis...
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Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He also tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, who constructed the scenes in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
Topics: boston, francis, george mcgrath, smithsonian, baltimore, harvard, judson, frances glessner, francis...
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Jeff Guinn talked about his book, "Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson," in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of Manson's immediate family, childhood friends, and members of his cult, the Manson Family. In his book, he reports on how Manson was able to influence and motivate the members of the Manson Family to murder seven people on successive evenings in August 1969. Jeff Guinn spoke at Book Passage bookstore in Corte...
Topics: kathleen, charlie, manchin, california, manson, joanne, nancy, scott, san francisco, nasa, charles...
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On October 12, 2000, two al-Qaeda suicide bombers attacked the Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in Yemen's Aden harbor, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the FBI led a joint investigation into the bombing. The National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted two former NCIS special agents who shared their experiences working on the USS Cole inquiry and explained how their findings shaped investigations of subsequent terrorist...
Topics: fbi, yemen, kathy, afghanistan, naples, navy, bahrain, csis, manchin, lori, oklahoma city,...
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Sponsor: University of Georgia
Topics: hamburg, south carolina, butler, doc adams, augusta, charleston, new york, mckee, stephen berry,...
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Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He also tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, who constructed the scenes in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation. Sponsor: C-SPAN | American History TV
Topics: boston, francis, george mcgrath, baltimore, harvard, judson, smithsonian, maryland, frances...
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Reno played a transformative role in the history of divorce in the United States. Nevada legislation shortened the time required to establish state residency making the city an ideal place for many to file for divorce. Reno Historian , Alicia Barber, shared the history and impact the divorce industry had on the city's cultural and economic development. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: nevada, reno, maryland, frances glessner
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California State University professor Andrew Stoner talked about his biography of author and journalist Randy Shilts, who covered the HIV/AIDS epidemic for the San Francisco Chronicle and in his book, "And the Band Played On." He died of AIDS in 1994. Mr. Stoner described Shilt's work to bring gay culture and issues to mainstream media. Indy Reads Books in Indianapolis hosted this event. Sponsor: Indy Reads Books
Topics: shilts, san francisco, randy, dugas, indiana, randy shilts, oregon, illinois, new york, los...
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In 1918, a flu virus infected one-third of the world's population. Nancy Bristow from the University of Puget Sound talked about the correlations between that earlier pandemic and today's global crisis. Lora Vogt with the National World War I Museum and Memorial moderated the conversation. The museum provided the video and hosted this discussion in partnership with the Northeast Kansas Library System. Sponsor: National World War I Museum and Memorial
Topics: nancy, spain, kansas, seattle, laura, new york, france, san francisco, philadelphia, china, kansas...
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Produced by the Communicable Disease Center of the U.S. Public Health Service, this film documents the effort to immunize every citizen living in Columbus, Georgia. In 1961 the polio vaccine had been in existence for more than six years, but many at-risk members of this Georgia population had not yet been immunized. The community-wide effort is detailed from planning and surveys to vaccination shots. Sponsor: U.S. Public Health Service
Topics: columbus, bruce goldfarb, georgia, bozo, reagan, hershey
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The U.S. Surgeon General and several other leading health officials appeared on an educational TV broadcast to explain the origins, severity, symptoms, treatment, and predictions for an Asian influenza pandemic which was then in its early stages. The 1957-58 Asian H2N2 virus killed about 1 million worldwide and 116,000 in the United States. Some health officials have compared the coronavirus pandemic to the 1957-58 pandemic. This program was co-sponsored by Westinghouse Broadcasting Company,...
Topics: bernie, pittsburgh, hong kong, newport, rhode island, crabtree, australia, leroy bernie, american...
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This United Nations film briefly documents the history of human diseases and describes how the newly-founded World Health Organization planned to coordinate efforts to fight disease. The film argues that because of ever- increasing human travel, epidemics will increase unless nations work together to identify outbreaks and limit the spread of contagious diseases. Sponsor: World Health Organization
Topics: mankind, egypt, bruce goldfarb, maryland, france, china
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This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital Service to its fight against AIDS in the 1990s. The U.S. Public Health Service is headed by the Surgeon General, and falls under the authority of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which produced this program to mark the service's bicentennial. Sponsor: U.S. Public Health Service
Topics: cdc, maryland, bruce goldfarb, mcclintic, bethesda, nih
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This United States Public Health Service film details a variety of methods used to combat the spread of communicable disease; from inspecting ships and immigrants at Ellis Island, to combating mosquito and rat populations, to working with state and local authorities. The United States Public Health Service originated with an Act of Congress in 1798 for the "relief of sick and disabled seamen." The role and responsibilities of what is now called the Commissioned Corps of the U.S....
Topics: new york, kentucky, washington, norfolk, boston, baltimore, ellis island, the laboratory, pan...
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Historian Nancy Bristow talked about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how it devastated American civilians and soldiers during the final year of World War I and beyond. She also explained why the epidemic isn't memorialized like the war itself, despite causing a higher number of deaths. Ms. Bristow is the author of "American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic." The National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this talk as part of...
Topics: lillian, kansas city, kansas, new york, nancy bristow, camille, france, boston, richmond, melvin...
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California State University professor Andrew Stoner talked about his biography of author and journalist Randy Shilts, who covered the HIV/AIDS epidemic for the San Francisco Chronicle and in his book, "And the Band Played On." He died of AIDS in 1994. Mr. Stoner described Shilt's work to bring gay culture and issues to mainstream media. Indy Reads Books in Indianapolis hosted this event. Sponsor: Indy Reads Books
Topics: shilts, randy, randy shilts, san francisco, oregon, andrew stoner, illinois, new york, los angeles,...
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In 1918, a flu virus infected one-third of the world's population. Nancy Bristow from the University of Puget Sound talked about the correlations between that earlier pandemic and today's global crisis. Lora Vogt with the National World War I Museum and Memorial moderated the conversation. The museum provided the video and hosted this discussion in partnership with the Northeast Kansas Library System. Sponsor: National World War I Museum and Memorial
Topics: nancy, spain, kansas, nancy bristow, seattle, san francisco, new york, france, kansas city,...
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Produced by the Communicable Disease Center of the U.S. Public Health Service, this film documents the effort to immunize every citizen living in Columbus, Georgia. In 1961 the polio vaccine had been in existence for more than six years, but many at-risk members of this Georgia population had not yet been immunized. The community-wide effort is detailed from planning and surveys to vaccination shots. Sponsor: U.S. Public Health Service
Topics: columbus, bozo, hershey, maryland, georgia, reagan
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The U.S. Surgeon General and several other leading health officials appeared on an educational TV broadcast to explain the origins, severity, symptoms, treatment, and predictions for an Asian influenza pandemic which was then in its early stages. The 1957-58 Asian H2N2 virus killed about 1 million worldwide and 116,000 in the United States. Some health officials have compared the coronavirus pandemic to the 1957-58 pandemic. This program was co-sponsored by Westinghouse Broadcasting Company,...
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This United Nations film briefly documents the history of human diseases and describes how the newly-founded World Health Organization planned to coordinate efforts to fight disease. The film argues that because of ever- increasing human travel, epidemics will increase unless nations work together to identify outbreaks and limit the spread of contagious diseases. Sponsor: World Health Organization
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This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital Service to its fight against AIDS in the 1990s. The U.S. Public Health Service is headed by the Surgeon General, and falls under the authority of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which produced this program to mark the service's bicentennial. Sponsor: U.S. Public Health Service
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This United States Public Health Service film details a variety of methods used to combat the spread of communicable disease; from inspecting ships and immigrants at Ellis Island, to combating mosquito and rat populations, to working with state and local authorities. The United States Public Health Service originated with an Act of Congress in 1798 for the "relief of sick and disabled seamen." The role and responsibilities of what is now called the Commissioned Corps of the U.S....
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Historian Nancy Bristow talked about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how it devastated American civilians and soldiers during the final year of World War I and beyond. She also explained why the epidemic isn't memorialized like the war itself, despite causing a higher number of deaths. Ms. Bristow is the author of "American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic." The National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this talk as part of...
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California State University professor Andrew Stoner talked about his biography of author and journalist Randy Shilts, who covered the HIV/AIDS epidemic for the San Francisco Chronicle and in his book, "And the Band Played On." He died of AIDS in 1994. Mr. Stoner described Shilt's work to bring gay culture and issues to mainstream media. Indy Reads Books in Indianapolis hosted this event. Sponsor: Indy Reads Books
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This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital Service to its fight against AIDS in the 1990s. The U.S. Public Health Service is headed by the Surgeon General, and falls under the authority of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which produced this program to mark the service's bicentennial. Sponsor: U.S. Public Health Service
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This United States Public Health Service film details a variety of methods used to combat the spread of communicable disease; from inspecting ships and immigrants at Ellis Island, to combating mosquito and rat populations, to working with state and local authorities. The United States Public Health Service originated with an Act of Congress in 1798 for the "relief of sick and disabled seamen." The role and responsibilities of what is now called the Commissioned Corps of the U.S....
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Historian Nancy Bristow talked about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how it devastated American civilians and soldiers during the final year of World War I and beyond. She also explained why the epidemic isn't memorialized like the war itself, despite causing a higher number of deaths. Ms. Bristow is the author of "American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic." The National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this talk as part of...
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California State University professor Andrew Stoner talked about his biography of author and journalist Randy Shilts, who covered the HIV/AIDS epidemic for the San Francisco Chronicle and in his book, "And the Band Played On." He died of AIDS in 1994. Mr. Stoner described Shilt's work to bring gay culture and issues to mainstream media. Indy Reads Books in Indianapolis hosted this event. Sponsor: Indy Reads Books
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In 1918, a flu virus infected one-third of the world's population. Nancy Bristow from the University of Puget Sound talked about the correlations between that earlier pandemic and today's global crisis. Lora Vogt with the National World War I Museum and Memorial moderated the conversation. The museum provided the video and hosted this discussion in partnership with the Northeast Kansas Library System. Sponsor: National World War I Museum and Memorial
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Nominated for a 1950 Academy Award for documentary feature, this film by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union covers its history from 1910 to 1950. The dramatized story is told using the memories of an immigrant worker who is about to retire with a union pension after 40 years on the job. This film is part of the National Film Preservation Foundation's online screening room. Sponsor: International Ladies' Garment Workers
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This Academy Award-winning short documentary takes viewers on a tour through the Library's reading rooms and facilities, highlighting how the institution benefits the public and scholars worldwide. The U.S. Office of War Information Overseas Branch, which included many Hollywood veterans, created this film and dozens of others which were designed to showcase American society and institutions for foreign audiences. Sponsor: U.S. Office of War Information
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Filmmakers and former White House officials described their work on productions depicting the White House and the presidency. The discussion hosted by the White House Historical Association was recorded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Sponsor: White House Historical Association
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Hampden-Sydney College professor Matthew Hulbert looked at depictions of slavery in Hollywood films ranging from "Birth of a Nation" and "Gone with the Wind" to "Django Unchained" and "Free State of Jones." He talked about how early films glorified the Lost Cause and argued that while recent films show the horrors of the slave trade and resistance by enslaved people, the idea of the white savior is often still central to the narrative. Virginia Tech's...
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Produced for the motion picture industry by RKO Pictures, this short film documents the early history of American cinema beginning with Thomas Edison, then shows how celluloid film is manufactured from cotton and silver, how sound is recorded, and how Hollywood films are created. Sponsor: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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This Academy Award-winning short film uses animation, live action, narration, natural sounds, music, and sound effects to ponder the creative process. The film was sponsored by the Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation and directed by Saul Bass, a noted designer of Hollywood film title sequences, film posters, and corporate logos. Sponsor: Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation
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Nominated for a 1950 Academy Award for documentary feature, this film by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union covers its history from 1910 to 1950. The dramatized story is told using the memories of an immigrant worker who is about to retire with a union pension after 40 years on the job. This film is part of the National Film Preservation Foundation's online screening room. Sponsor: International Ladies' Garment Workers
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This Academy Award-winning short documentary takes viewers on a tour through the Library's reading rooms and facilities, highlighting how the institution benefits the public and scholars worldwide. The U.S. Office of War Information Overseas Branch, which included many Hollywood veterans, created this film and dozens of others which were designed to showcase American society and institutions for foreign audiences. Sponsor: U.S. Office of War Information
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Filmmakers and former White House officials described their work on productions depicting the White House and the presidency. The discussion hosted by the White House Historical Association was recorded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Sponsor: White House Historical Association
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