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CLIP: Money and Campaign 2014
Shira Center talked about the amount of money raised and spent by congressional committees and major interest groups in the 2014 midterm elections.
October 11, 2014 : 7 min. 19 sec.

The Secret Service Story
This 1953 short film showed the responsibilities of the Secret Service by depicting the activities of a new recruit as he learned about counterfeiting, self-defense, and the protection of the President.
October 5, 2014 : 15 min. 44 sec.

1964 Universal Newsreel on Warren Report Release
A Universal News report on the September 24, 1964 completion of the work of the President’s Commission to Investigate the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren.
September 21, 2014 : 2 min. 10 sec.

CLIP: The Causes of the War of 1812
Vince Vaise discussed the causes of the War of 1812 from both the United States and British perspectives while he gave a tour of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland.
September 14, 2014 : 4 min. 43 sec.

CLIP: President Ford and the Nixon Pardon
John Robert Greene talked about why President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, and considered the existence of a deal between the two men.
September 6, 2014 : 4 min. 35 sec.

James Madison - "Father of the Constitution"
Richard Brookhiser discussed James Madison's role in the creation of the Constitution and his title of "Father of the Constitution"
September 4, 2014 : 4 min. 45 sec.

CLIP: United States Diplomacy
Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the importance of diplomacy in foreign policy as well as the role the U.S. should play in resolving world conflicts.
September 3, 2014 : 4 min.

CLIP: History and Significance of the Magna Carta
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts talked about the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. He spoke about why there was a need for the Magna Carta, how it helped to shape a young and growing America, and its significance today.
August 31, 2014 : 7 min. 56 sec.

CLIP: The Story of Hoover Dam
This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the waters of the Colorado River. The film examined the 1928 passage of the Boulder Canyon Project authorizing construction of the Hoover Dam, the construction of diversion tunnels and then the dam itself, building of support facilities such as a steel fabrication plant for giant pipe construction, and creation of hydroelectric operations that provided electricity to California, Nevada, and Arizona.
August 30, 2014 : 5 min. 6 sec.

CLIP: Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" - Education
Ulrich Boser and Darleen Opfer talked about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. They described the changing landscape of education and the impact of the Act today. This segment was part of a week-long Washington Journal series focused on the impact of legislation related to President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society.”
August 18, 2014 : 9 min. 47 sec.
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