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Jun 13, 2015 4:00pm EDT
story. the guy who i identified as the hero was george e.q. johnson. anybody heard of george e.q. johnson? not -- i saw one hand. that's more than i usually get. he was the u.s. attorney who prosecuted capone. and i very quickly just checked to see if any of his kids are alive. it turns out his son was still alive. he was 95 years old. i found an article in 1980s where he said trying to get somebody to write his father's story. and he'd given all his papers to this college professor in nebraska in the hopes somebody would finally tell his father's story. i contacted this college professor. he had still all of these original materials from the capone trial. things that were not in the national archives. not in the library congress. nobody had this stuff except for this college professor who was collecting dust in his office for 25 years. not just new material, new material that told a story. told a story that capone was a scapegoat and the federal government was hell bent to put him away, and part because herbert hoover needed some kind of public relations score. and they wanted t
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Feb 14, 2016 12:45pm EST
exactly the kind of result that george gallup produced in 1953, when asking about taft-hartley. the taft-hartley act was an act that had received a great deal of publicity. but, when george gallup preceded the policy question with a question about whether they had even heard of taft-hartley, 60% had no idea what it was about, which by itself, was amazing. given the publicity. that those who had heard about it an additional 7% said they , had no opinion as to whether or not it should be extended or curtailed. two thirds of the public, not knowing anything about it, you will never see a poll result in a newspaper or on tv these days that says 67% of the public doesn't know. if they did, you would say, why are you polling them? what is the point ?if people are not engaged, why are we looking for opinion? that goes back to what george gallup wanted to do in 1935. he wanted a poll to monitor the pulse of democracy. his polling came after a period, the progressive period. that was from about 1880's-1920 one primaries began to be adopted and women were given the right to vote. it is when t
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2016 4:00pm EDT
the commonwealth of virginia and the cabinet of governor and now senator george allen. she was also a senior official in the reagan administration. assistant to the president and the department of his cabinet. she then served as deputy undersecretary for the department of the interior. like the subject of our program today, she has been a staunch advocate for conservative ideas and values and serves as a board member for numerous public policy organizations and associations that are advancing the conservative movement. colleague.atomic, my becky: thank you. welcome to all of you who are here and those of you watching on television. this is the book. i first met phyllis schlafly in the fall of 1973, and she was already a famous lady. i'd read a choice, not an echo when i was in junior high school because it was part of the , goldwater campaign and we were all learning about presidential candidates in those years. it is, she is a delightful lady, and it is a real treat and an honor to have today a guest who has written this very insightful book about her. our guest is dr. donald critc
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Aug 4, 2016 9:52am EDT
personal instrument of god. in contrast to that, by the way, lloyd george remarked after the peace conference quote, i think i did pretty well, as might be expected, seeing as i was between jesus christ and napoleon bonaparte. that was george's view what it was like between them. he refused to compromise with some relatively small reservations, that with his closest friend, then senate majority leader henry cabot john insisted on. they were not serious. they were reiterating the fact that the senate has to declare war and no one else has a right to do so. has to have the responsibility for treaties. it was something not very serious, but wilson refused to compromise whatsoever saying notably the senate must take its medicine. well, that was not a wise thing to say, particularly when the senate and house were controlled by the republican party after 1918 elections. but to get the treaty passed, he went on a barn storming tour throughout the country and during that tour on september 28th, 1919 that he had a severe stroke in colorado, and on september 28th. he was not seen by anybody
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2015 8:00am EDT
george h.w. bush told me that this group had been an inspiration to him in becoming a navy aviator in world war ii. but this list of accomplishments just scratches the surface with this group. what really grabbed me was when i read the letters of kenneth mcleish, a member of the group, to his fiance during the war. he was, like most of the boys, the son of a very well-to-do family, but in his case his father had been a self-made man. he had emigrated to the u.s. as a teenager from scotland and came here chasing a woman and dreams of a fortune and he got both. after his first wife died, he married an educated woman from old connecticut stock who raised many bright, strong-willed children infused with their father's scotch sense of romance and desire to make good. for instance kenneth's older brother archibald mcleish would go on to be a famed journalist, statesman, librarian of congress, and three-time pulitzer prize winner and also a harvard professor. so kenny and archie, i learned, were in many ways typical of this generation at yale and in many of the ivy league schools of the p
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Apr 11, 2015 4:01pm EDT
everyone could necessarily afford to do so. which rings me to an interesting point that george washington's stepson wanted to get inoculated because he was going to do a grand tour of europe, but martha washington was terribly afraid because she had lost some of her other children. she had lost her father, i think her brother, all in a very short time. she was terribly afraid her two children that her daughter actually had epilepsy and would die pretty soon after 1771, but jackie went and got inoculated and did not tell his mother. george, his stepfather, actually conspired with him to allow him to get inoculated and hit it -- kid -- hid it from market. you can imagine her outrage. she would never have given her permission. she was terribly terribly afraid of using her children. a kind of puts to lightly whole idea among historians that because that was so ubiquitous people died early, parents would regularly outlive their children -- the belief was that they did not care about their children as much, did not form attachments. easley it you read the letters and diaries of all t
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Apr 5, 2015 8:00am EDT
very young age. george the republican party which he -- he joins the republican party and then he said was the least corrupt of the two corrupt parties as he said in new york, the legislature was not 100% corrupt but perhaps 90% corrupt. soviet family will so he could -- he had a rich family so he could afford virtue. didn't have to be corrupt. he is elected he assumed at age 20. at age 25 he's the leader of the republican party. he is the republican minority leader. then tragedy strikes. on valentine's day, 1884, his wife gives birth on west 57th street in new york where they are living. and she dies on childbirth. she dies upon giving birth to the first child, alice, that day, valentine's day, 1884. roosevelt goes upstairs where his mother is living. she dies on the same day. so this was our most prolific writer as a president. i mean i am impressed with , barack obama's two books. teddy roosevelt wrote 15 books before his 40th birthday. he wrote 10,000 letters while he was president. he wrote -- he was a prolific diarist. but what did he put on valentine's day 1884? this thing
CSPAN
May 2, 2015 4:00pm EDT
george the sixth and several dozen of the most senior commanders have gathered to review for it last time the plan called overlord, which is the invasion of france, which is to take place in three weeks. they met in an auditorium at st. paul's called the model room and the general said that girls were bundled up in their overcoats because even that was the middle of night, it was cold as a meat locker and they sat on hold with benches normally reserved for schoolboys. the poet john milton among other english luminaries had gone to st. paul. on the florida cop put it this auditorium was an enormous paris relief map of the normandy coast, where the rivers and teeth into the atlantic and a british brigadier and no skid socks shuffled around on this hop is a discussed the individual locales and what would be coming in three weeks the most famous battlefield in the world. the beaches, for example. utah omaha, gold, juno, sword and towns no one had heard of it soon would become infamous. towns like saint lo and sure board and just on the edge of the map there is paris. and for the next 12
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2015 4:00pm EDT
george bush were skinny-dipping. [laughter] timothy: in the potomac. or rahm emanuel and barack obama. cable news cycle would play this. they would go for these horseback ride or skinny dip in the potomac or they would vigorously hike through -- and they say roosevelt burned up $2000 before noon and a cup of coffee with sugar as well. but that is where the conservation idea came from. pinchot said a came on one of these. that he brought the idea to roosevelt. it's a very simple idea. they didn't call it environmentalism. they didn't public safety or that basically said we're a nation of 92 million people. what will it be like when we are a nation of 300 million people. by the way, we are a nation of more than 300 million. will that be anything left for our great-grandchildren? it was so the idea, let's not consume it all in our generation. we owe something to future generations. so that was the simple idea around conservation. so they set up this public land and they set it up for the little guy. remember, they're not taking private land and putting it in the public domain. they are t
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Aug 2, 2015 8:04am EDT
, richard nixon, gerald ford, ronald reagan, and george h.w. bush all served in world war ii. up nexni
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Mar 1, 2015 8:00am EST
. >> born on february 22 1732, george washington became the first american president on february 4, 1789. up next, author karla killough mcclaferty recalls a project where historians and scientists set off to understand what the first u.s. president looked like in different moments of his life. this event was filmed in 2012 in little rock, arkansas. >> i have written nonfiction books on a wide variety of topics from george washington to x-rays to marie currie to an american holocaust rescuer, to tech titans like bill gates and steve jobs and others. when i begin a project, i know little about my topics. i begin to do the research, i go on a treasure hunt that's the way i like to look at it. i use primary sources in order to gather the material that i need to write nonfiction books that are accurate and interesting as well. so when i began to look into this book about george washington and decided to write this book, i began to write about george washington in the same way. i knew little about washington. i heard, of course, he chopped down the cherry tree, which he didn't. i heard
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2015 4:00pm EST
in his life. his father was a miner. born in missouri, george hearst, actually came out west, struck it rich with comstock silver and the copper mines. he was a business rival of your great donor, mr. clark in the anaconda mines in montana. george hearst at 41 married 19-year-old phoebe hearst. she was a school teacher in missouri. she came out west, settled with her husband in san francisco. determined to become an art collector herself, embrace culture, of course she became one of the america's greatest philanthropists, the copounder of the pta, the builder of free kindergartens. the restorer of all the missions of california. she built the national cathedral girl's school here in washington. when william was born in 1863 he had a very indulged childhood. only two years after his birth that his father, george, bought up land in the middle of the california coast. exactly equal distance between san francisco and los angeles this large ranch of san simeon. in 1865, california had only been a state for 15 years. and george hearst was buying up what had been mexican land grants
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Feb 8, 2015 8:00am EST
minor. george hearst came out west. struck it rich with the come stock silver and the gold and the anaconda copper mines was ap business rival of your great donor, mr. clark in the anaconda mines at montana. joshlg haes at 41 married 19-year-old phoebe actorson haes. she was from missouri. she came west. settled with her husband in san francisco, determined to become an art collector herself. she became one of america's greatest philanthropist, the co-founder of the pta, the builder of free kindergartens, she built the national cathedral girl's school here in washington. william away in 1863 he had an indulged childhood. his father george bought up land to the california coast exactly equi distant between san francisco and los angeles. this large ranch in san simian. and 1865 california had only been a state for 15 years and he was buying up mexican land grants. this is the valley of the cross. and the slide on the left is san simian bay. when william was a boy, the family would take the steamers down from san francisco which they would dock at the bay and the family would make a h
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2015 8:00am EDT
istanbul. and the captain of the u.s.s. george washington agreed to do it. what's worse is they made him fly the algerian flag above the united states flag. he did that as well. that would give you a sense of how small or puny the united states was. so we were that puny but we had big dreams. there were courageous americans who were furious at the indignity of being bullied by countries like algiers and tripoli. and one of them al eaton, the hero of this book. and he said he would rather be impaled than fly the algerian flag on the masthead of the u.s.s. washington. he was a fearless man and he hated the idea of anyone being slaves. the idea of an american citizen traveling on a summer vacation and winding up a slave in tripoli appalled him. he didn't just complain about it, he did something about it. and we'll find out about his mission. so basically in 1801 tripoli was dissatisfied with the amount of money we were sending them. so they declared war on us. you can imagine if libya was the first country in the world to ever declare war on the united states. and jefferson -- our entire na
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Nov 7, 2015 4:00pm EST
refer to the white man as either king george's men or boston men. boston have monopolized the trade. the greed of the trappers and traders had cause to the near extinction of the local otter population. not just here, but the russians were forcing-- by the 1820's, the trade came to an end for a while. wow that was progressing, the american fur trade branched out to the pacific over st. louis. -- when louisia the louisiana purchase was announced, it expanded the fur trade. traveled to the mouth of the columbia and back again. mission wasl of the to scope out the potential of the western land for the fur trade. referred to this trade as explorers followed in their wake. this map was in their book. i worked with an artist in new york. i read a lot of books to write this book. a lot had interesting maps. none of them tried to capture of impacty network the first trade had on the mississippi. thisshows many of the pad that some of the -- paths that famous not men took and key locations of the fur trade. many trappers went to the upper missouri, where they trapped beavers and treated with
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Sep 6, 2015 8:00am EDT
up a church killing for small girls. -- four small girls. kennedy gave a speech and blamed george wallace for inflaming public opinion to the point where such actions were taken. adelei stevenson, the u.s. ambassador ventured to dallas to give a speech. he was greeted by hecklers. he was spat upon as he made his way to his car and hit over the head with a cardboard placard. this is the end of october. cause gold attended the event. -- oswald attended the event. stephenson reported that dallas was overtaken by a spirit of madness in the white house should think twice before they send president kennedy into such a dangerous city. kennedy committed himself to going. there was a rift between johnson and connolly, and yarborough on the other side. johnson wanted to run a conservative against yarborough. he ventured to dallas. it was kennedy. to see any violence occurring as emanating from the radical right, anti-communists or racists. when word spread that afternoon that kennedy had been shot, broadcasters began to speculate quickly that some forces from the right were responsible. the
CSPAN
May 16, 2015 4:00pm EDT
. each of the first four presidents, george washington, john adams, james madison, with cabinet colleagues were all aware of his unconscionably close contacts with the spanish authorities in new orleans. they discussed question should be done with him. the founding fathers were no fools. clearly there was something that wilkinson did that was more important than the threat of his treachery. it is not just the psychological puzzle of what made him do it. there is this historical mystery to it all. i'm just going to give you a quick outline of the first half of his life. he is born the son of the penniless maryland tobacco grower. his father, joseph wilkinson died when james was eight years old. the boy takes him as the model for the way in maryland gentlemen should live his life. it's pretty obvious joseph was a swindler. he borrowed from his friends never paid them back. he built up huge debts and he died bankrupt. this is not really a very good model on which to build your life. after his father's death he was brought up by a dohring grandmothers who spoiled him hopelessly. on
CSPAN
Jun 28, 2015 8:00am EDT
clear at the time. and then george hearst buys the election and that is very clear at the time. there is a period weren't they are building up -- where they are building up with the octopus. 1892 is essentially divided machine. he trains them far too well. they convene the grand jury. he decides he is suffering poor health. and he goes to london. even though the grand jury indictments are illegal, thrown out in court, he sees the writing on the wall. he is done. huntington comes to stanford and says, here is the evidence that you bought the senate seat. here's what i want you to do. we will send you back to the senate to resign as president of the southern pacific railroad. you can keep the central. stanford takes the deal. huntington takes over, giving the southern pacific out of -- guessing the southern pacific -- getting the southern pacific out of politics, but he is not getting it out of politics. southern pacific will be running three different candidates three different factions of the southern pacific. with a seat in 1892 is the miraculous. they allow somebody named ste
CSPAN
Feb 21, 2015 4:00pm EST
. george washington became the first american president in 1789. next a 2000 five project where historians and scientists from george washington's mount vernon estate set out to better understand what the first u.s. president looked like an different moments of his life. this 40 minute event was found in 2012 at the central arkansas library in little rock arkansas. >> i have written nonfiction books on a wide variety of topics. when i begin a project, i know very little about my topics. as i begin to do the research, i go on a treasure hunt. that is the way i like to look at it. i use primary sources in order to gather the material i need to write nonfiction books that not only inaccurate but hopefully interesting. when i began to look into a book about george washington and decided to write this book i began with george washington in the very same way. i knew very little about washington. i had heard of course that he had chopped down a cherry tree, which he didn't, and i had heard that he worked with which he did it. and i heard that he had wooden teeth, which he didn't. so i
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Jan 17, 2016 8:45am EST
, george griffin, the butler would get down on all fours and the girls would jump on their backs and go hunting for tigers in the jungle and have big adventures in here. it was a busy place. very famous guests would come to visit. dancing dinners in the evening. the family would be around the table themselves. sam clemens was known to get up between courses and pace. almost try out his material. he was often on the road lecturing so he would tell the stories again and again. the girls said they would sneak down some nights and they could tell from where pop a was in his story what course was being served. family.the feel of the we are on the third floor. this is the billiard room. we like to call out -- to call it the original man cave. this is a great room because his friends would come here. they could play into the evening, into the late hours. sam clemens was a big fan of cats. he would have to go around and check all the pockets to make sure there were no critters sleeping in them. this was another fun space because george griffin, the butler, would come upstairs from time to time
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Nov 20, 2016 7:55am EST
one on 1848? or 1860. and as george said, i would spend a lot of time riding about the. we got on the topic of 1876 and why would i want to do that? well, i had written some chapters in a new version of a textbook called the civil war and rejuxz - chapters of reconstruction a bit yert. there was the onstruction of two things of the one was the university of colorado as a centennial state in the summer of 1876. why, i wanted to know, did this happen? because the admission of colorado with its three electoral votes changed the game. arguably, it was the single most important thing preventing the democrat tilden from winning the election, because had colorado not been admitted as a state, the winning electoral vote majority would have been 184 electoral votes, which is exactly what tilden got. he was beaten 185 to 184 in the electoral vote count. absent colorado, tilden would have won no matter what happened to the dispute from the south. and since the democrats had a 19-seat majority in the house and representatives in 1876, i wondered, how can they be so full formal. when the hp he
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Sep 27, 2015 8:01am EDT
ultimately the history of the 21st century. thank you very much. [applause] >> george will be delighted to take questions if you have some. let me ask you if i may because we have television crews here from c-span, if you would pause and allow the gentleman with the microphone to get in your general area so the question can be heard. we are privileged to be joined by cardinal keeler who we hoped would be here this evening. we were hoping that you might say a few words. cardinal keeler: thank you very much. i know the adjective "few." [laughter] i want to congratulate george on the book, on this moment. i was happy to be here most of the presentation. i was thrilled to hear in your presentation as i found in those parts of the book i was able to read a warm, a sense of the holy father's wit, and intellectual penetration of the quality of leadership pope john paul ii has brought to our church. i would like perhaps to say one word of a special witness. when the holy father came to baltimore, after a very long day that had begun in new york where he said goodbye to every police of
CSPAN
May 29, 2016 8:46am EDT
were in the books. in our schools, we didn't have books. probably we had a book with george washington carver, but we had books that taught us black history. we were exposed to literature and poetry. not just choral music but music where we were taught how to play the guitar. we were taught freedom songs. we had choir. and for me probably the most significant thing was being exposed to the oratorical content. students from other churches were brought here. we would have oratorical contest. we were taught the skills of debate and speech. that was a first for us. it opened our eyes to a world beyond hattiesburg, mississippi and what we were getting at school and exposed to other things. but there was also a time where during freedom school we were taught that there is some danger that you could be up exposed to during that time. we were taught survival skills. what to say in what to do if you were approached by the people. how to react and what to say if someone comes to your house. we knew there was a danger element as well. after the summer of 1964, most of the volunteers le
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Apr 25, 2015 4:00pm EDT
then liberal intel jensia, the people george wallace called the pointy heads. back then in the mid-1950s conservatism was considered dead, dead as the etsl. linm trilling provided an off hand obituary of it writing that quote in the united states at this time, liberalism is not only the dominant but even the sole intellectual tradition. a dismissal of such olympian dimensions that the name of the deceased american conservatism was not mentioned so irrelevant that it did. the establishments "national review" was to ignore it. with any luck, it would founder because after all, the fill osraphy was preposterous, but nr refused to go away. it was becoming an active annoyance. thus six month or so so after its arrival on the scene in november, 1955, the liberals rolled out their big guns, a triple sell voe intended to blast the inteloper out of the water. boom went john fisher. editor of harper's lengthy and ponderous critique. boom, boom, followed dwight mcdonald all condescension and commentary. boom, boom, boom, went mary kempten, bringing the 18 pounders to bear in what was intended
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Oct 11, 2014 4:00pm EDT
never taught this. , shepardsonht about and george washington and the work they did around building democracy. we were never told these other side of the story. we knew george washington had slaves. we knew thomas jefferson was getting it on with sally hemmings. we have those stories. we didn't have the full stories and context. the evolution of the white house. part of what i have begun to uncover, all of these remarkable fascinating stories about individuals who came through this process. what i wanted to do was talk bring it upistory, to date, and open it up for questions, comments. the white house itself, the building we now call the white house, didn't exist when the country was first founded. washington, d.c. did not exist. underthe constitution and a specific act of congress in 1790 it was designated that virginia and maryland would see a part of their territory in which the nation's capital would be built. a 10 year process. they were projecting this would be one of the grandest cities to exist in the world at the time. it would take 10 years to make this happen. now, part o
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Oct 19, 2014 8:00am EDT
taught about thomas jefferson and george washington and kind of the work they do democracy and freedom in the u.s. we were never told the other sides of the story. knew george washington had slaves. we knew thomas jefferson was sally it on with hemings. we had the story. but we didn't have the full context and full we didn't locate it in to the of the n in the history white house. and so part of what i was uncover were all of remarkable, fascinating stories about individuals who came through this process. what i want to do is talk a kind of t about that history, bring it up for and like that. now, the white house itself, the we now call the white house didn't exist, of course; when the country was first founded. and, in fact, washington, d.c. exist.t under the constitution and then under a specific act of congress designated that maryland would cede a certain part of their in which the nation's capitol would be built. this would be a ten-year process because they were projecting this is going to be one of the grandest cities to exist in the time and it would take ten years to make this
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