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New York City
Sunday, May 11, 2014
A visit to Wall street in Manhattan to learn about markets, money, banking, stocks, and the booms and busts of history. Our tour guide is Chris Meyer, the museum's director of education.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:44pm (ET)
A visit to New York City's Lower East Side Tenement Museum to learn how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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A visit to the southern tip of Manhattan to learn the history of the reconstructed 1719 building where General George Washington bid farewell to his officers in 1783. The tour features historian & museum director Jessica Baldwin Phillips.
Housed in a 1936 subway station in Brooklyn, the New York Transit Museum chronicles the history of the city's public transportation systems through exhibits and a station full of vintage subway cars.
A visit to the Museum of the City of New York to learn how the "one percent" lived in the 19th century. The exhibit "Gilded New York" includes paintings, jewelry, gowns, and decorative arts used by the wealthiest New Yorkers in a time of unabashed excess. Our tour guides are museum curators Jeannine Falino and Phyllis Magidson.
American History TV interviewed Lawrence Knutson, author of “Away from the White House: Presidential Escapes, Retreats, and Vacations” about the history and politics of presidential getaways. We feature archival footage released by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library of President Kennedy summering in Cape Cod.
A panel of Vietnam veterans and scholars reflect on the events leading up to the Vietnam War and whether it was a necessary conflict for America. The speakers also discuss what it was like being in the war, both from the American and Vietnamese points of view. The Vietnam Veterans for Factual History organized this event.
We hear about Senator Sam Ervin’s time as chair of the Senate Watergate Committee from his former aide Rufus Edmisten and his grandson, Judge Sam Ervin IV. They recall Ervin’s character and how the self-proclaimed country lawyer relied on his knowledge of the law and personal convictions to guide the Senate Watergate Committee.
A conversation about the 2000 presidential election and the resulting Supreme Court case, Bush v. Gore. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled in favor of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush – and against his Democratic challenger, Vice President Al Gore. At issue was the tabulation of Florida’s votes. Panelists include lawyers from both sides of the case, as well as the Palm Beach County elections supervisor who oversaw the recount in that area. The St. Thomas University Ethics Center and the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust hosted this event.
From the American Bar Association's annual meeting, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts discusses the history and significance of Magna Carta as we approach its 800th anniversary in 2015.
Economist Mark Skousen reflects on the life of Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman and his contributions to the study of economics – especially his work to re-establish the American economy following World War II. Skousen also reflects on his personal relationship with Friedman and the economist’s influence on his own career. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event.