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unjustified intelligence operation. committee hearings convened to investigate the intelligence activities of the cia, fbi, irs, and nsa. formermission questioned associates and counsel on the plan he presented to president nixon about antiwar and radical groups. black black jobs were taken over number of years. particularly in matters of espionage. they felt given the revolutionary climate they needed to have the authority to do it. one person came and said you were chosen.
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she spoke hungarian also. and he asked her what is happening. ndc that smoke? anna recalls her experiences in nazi occupied hungary, and in auschwitz -- auschwitz camp in poland. then that ate on lectures in history -- >> and anarchists name alexander -- wroterote in office into office in nearby pittsburgh, shot twice. however one of the great failures and assassination history. killnly did he failed to
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rick, he undermined the strikers with whom he is professing sympathy. in many ways public opinion saw this outburst of violence as a discredit to the union. sunday morning at 10 on road to the white house rewind. for the complete american history tv schedule, go to >> our charter and time warner cable partners worked with tour staff when we travel to san bernardino california to explore history. opened inmcdonald's 1940. a mcdonald's medium was created at the original location. here on american history tv.
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>> we are inside san bernardino, we represent the railroad history and the local history of san bernardino valley. was completed in 1918 that replaced a wooden structure that was 100 yards east of here that burned in 1960. they decide to do the division headquarters at this location at that time. there were a number of businesses that supported the railroad. the lower part shows the trap.
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the upper part shows the shop facilities. are the largest facilities west of topeka. anything they needed to maintain the railroad down here. some of the items down here, some of the tools and measurement devices they use in the machine shops. in the next case, the products produced at the shop here. back then there was no airline. the only way to travel transcontinental was the railroad. there were 26 passengers per day that came through san bernardino. passenger service was the only way to commute from the east to the west.
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now that has been taken over by airports. with restaurants and other services. it had a lunch counter. a more deluxe dining area. 1876 -- eventually he took over and operated all of the restaurants for their route out here. we have different china from different locations. that hasilverware
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brett harvey on it. this has 12 that rooms where the harvey girls would stay. they have the certain uniforms they would use. girl, you a harvey are told you are not supposed to be here. >> they have a telegraph offer for issuing orders. citing with ajor bay window just like this.
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the operator would sit here in front of this typewriter. a train was coming in either direction. getting a hold of the operator and have the order. to issue instructions to the train about meeting and passing other trains or track conditions that were necessary to slow down. before the advent of the the operator always -- the operator would put the foreman there.
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let the trade order operator -- it told the operator of the train was about six miles away the dispatcher had any orders. stop,andles remain at unless the dispatcher had an order. if there is no order the train order operator would pull this back and give the train a clear signal. that meant they could go without stopping. if the dispatcher had orders
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for the train, the train operator would hold them up and put them in this hoop. he would hold it up and the engineer would reach out and put his hand through his hoop. >> this is called a ctc machine. it is made by a switching signal company in the 50's. cleared up to stockton on that end. you can see there is a mainline here.
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killing in the opposite direction or taking a slower train. that is controlled with these levers. they will work each end. the telegraph office where there and thebe in office train order. lining the switches and signals of the trains.
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>> most of the day so repair now -- it was al repair major impact on the community. lost some jobs in the peripheral businesses. >> our city to her staff recently traveled to san bernardino california. other stops on tour. you're watching american history tv. >> each week american artifacts
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takes you to historic places to review what artifacts reveal about history. the national museum of african american history is currently under construction, expected to open in 2016. we talked to museum staff and participants in the event in washington dc. >> today we are here with our african-american treasures program, where we invite people to bring objects. they look at them, find out the history of them, find out the materials they are made from and tell the public how to does -- how to preserve them. >> some sample photos my mother
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took from 1937 through 1947 in brooklyn new york. >> it amounts to a visual social history of black life in new york. it is a variety of scenes his mother took. corners in at playground or trips to the beach. going to coney island. there is a whole range of activities. they really constitute this social history of brooklyn and the black experience. in a time period of immense and gender changes as well as economic and social changes.
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it's hard to read that. souvenirs come out of all ball games. the negro leagues were famous for the player signing autographs just as they do today. you got a baseball signed by these premier players. >> one of our main missions is to preserve -- things they have in their basement and attic. they may not think they are important but tell a sitter -- tell the story of our history. >> recently our campaign 2016 funds made visit to pennsylvania during the primary. and 10 -- washington and
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jefferson college, where students and professors and local officials learn about our road to the white house coverage and covering the campaign trail. visitors were able to share their thoughts with us about the upcoming election. honoring seven and ninth graders. official thanks to our cable partners. you can view all the winning documentaries at student >> every lee -- every week leading up to the 2016 collections, we bring you archival coverage of presidential races. the 1968 campaign, entitled private decisions. this chronicles the race from the first primary in new hampshire to the surprise withdrawal of president lyndon johnson from the race through robert kennedy's assassination
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and the national political conventions to richard nixon's victory over hubert humphrey. during the cold war, the u.s. information agency made films for international audiences to promote american society. by law, they couldn't be shown in the u.s. until 12 years after they were produced. this half-hour film is courtesy of the national archives. >> the political situation in new hampshire, the rest of the country is watching us. >> once every four years, when the united states turns its attention to choosing a leader, a small, snowy state in the north of the country becomes the political center of the nation. >> new hampshire clearly wants richar


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