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CLIP: President Obama Statement on Cuba Policy
President Obama announced a major change in U.S. policy toward Cuba, including opening an embassy in Havana and opening trade and travel to the country, following the release of American Alan Gross, who was imprisoned there for five years.
December 17, 2014 : 8 min. 36 sec.

CLIP: Fall of the Berlin Wall
A clip from President Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech is shown, followed by comments from Dieter Dettke, a native of East Germany and a professor Georgetown University’s Security Studies and German and European Studies Centers. Mr. Dettke talks about the history of the Berlin Wall on the 25th anniversary of its fall.
November 9, 2014 : 7 min. 13 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: 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: Scottish Independence Referendum
Brian Taylor, Political Editor, BBC Scotland discusses the upcoming Scottish independence referendum.
August 26, 2014 : 8 min. 30 sec.

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.
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