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Stories from the Holocaust
A discussion about the Holocaust including the stories of teachers, students, police officers, and others who survived.
April 29, 2013 : 46 min. 6 sec.

North Korea Sanctions
The United Nations Security Council voted for tougher new sanctions against North Korea for its latest nuclear test.
March 7, 2013 : 2 min. 50 sec.

President Truman's Grandson Visits Hiroshima
President Truman’s eldest Grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel, talked about his trip to Japan in August of 2012, the first ever for a Truman.
December 9, 2012 : 1 hr. 55 min.

World War II
History Professor Gary Ostrower of Alfred University in New York examined the origins of World War II and discussed the war’s major battles and turning points.
November 11, 2012 : 1 hr. 44 min.

2012 Veteran's Day Observance
President Obama paid tribute to American veterans by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.
November 11, 2012 : 1 hr. 7 min.

Iran's Role in Syria
Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace talked about how and why the Iranian regime is supporting the Syrian regime.
August 19, 2012 : 37 min.

American Foreign Policy
Marvin Kalb of the Brookings Institute talked about the Presidential candidates' foreign policy views and how they differ.
August 5, 2012 : 55 min. 23 sec.

American Artifacts: 1297 Magna Carta
After a year of conservation treatments, the National Archives is returning a 1297 copy of the Magna Carta to public display - one of only four known originals.
February 26, 2012 : 27 min. 3 sec.

50th Anniversary of Berlin Wall
On the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, Angela Stent talked about the historical, cultural, geopolitical and economic impact of a divided Germany.
August 14, 2011 : 32 min.

Tale of Two Cities
Tale of Two Cities is a film produced in 1946 by the United States War Department that tells the story of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan.
July 18, 2011 : 12 min.
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