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Focus: "Dirty Politics & Negative Campaigning: A Historical Perspective"

Gary L. Knepp talks about some of history’s most unusual tactics that have been used in an attempt to gain advantages over a political opponent.

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Barbara Kellar talks with David Fankhauser, Ph.D. about his experience being a “Freedom Rider.”

Rabbi Isaac Wise

Gary Zola, Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, shows Joyce Kamen the highlights of the Center's digital collection of the writings of Rabbi Isaac Wise.


As part of the Lincoln Legacy project, renowned author, historian and presidential scholar Doris Kearns Goodwin has taped an interview with Nick Clooney in which she and Mr. Clooney discuss Lincoln's impact on the nation, insights into the character of Abraham Lincoln's legacy and his unique brand of moral leadership.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Goodwin has written many historical books including Team of Rivals, the New York Times best seller about Abraham Lincoln, his leadership and the former rivals he chose to have serve as his cabinet during his presidency.

Hall of Heroes - Leslie Edwards

Sharon Drees interviews Leslie Edwards, a Tuskegee Airman during WWII, in the Hall of Heroes at Winton Woods Primary North School.

World War 2 veteran Norman Purdy

World War 2 Vet Norman Purdy tells about his experience as a pilot patrolling the east coast of the US and on bombing missions in Europe.

WWII John Leahr

Tuskegee Airman John Leahr talks about his experience during WWII.


A WWII soldier from Lookout, Indiana discussed his life and War experiences with his granddaughters shortly before he passed away.

John Dolibois

John Dolibois shares his experiences as a WWII Veteran.

Dr. David Fankhauser

Professor and Freedom Rider, Dr. David Fankhauser shares stories from his life and career.

Betty Daniels Rosemond

Freedom Rider and Civil Rights Activist, Betty Daniels Rosemond shares stories about her life and career.