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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | 11:00 AM
George Washington (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Biographer Ron Chernow says our first president was a passionate man, not the waxwork saint of our schoolbooks. We look at the real George Washington.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Excerpted from WASHINGTON by Ron Chernow. Reprinted by arrangement with The Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Copyright (c) Ron Chernow, 2010. Prelude: The Portrait Artist In March 1793, Gilbert Stuart crossed the North Atlantic for the express purpose of painting President George Washington, the supreme prize of the age for any […]

 
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates on blackness, whiteness, and the first African-American president in the White House.

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Friday, August 6, 2010 | 11:00 AM
The Golden Gate Bridge (AP)

The facinating stories around the Golden Gate Bridge. We explore the span of its colorful history.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Singer Gloria Lambert is shown with Mitch Miller during recording session at Columbia Studios, New York, May 8, 1961. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)

Music producer and sing-along man Mitch Miller died this weekend at 99. We talk about how he shaped the modern pop record and changed musical history.

 
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | 10:00 AM
The view before a stock price indicator in Tokyo, June 21, 2010. (AP)

Finance historian Niall Ferguson joins us for a step-back look at the global economy and America’s economic staying power.

 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A Graeco-Egyptian statue of a Ptolemaic queen found at the site of Heracleion. (Credit: The Franklin Institute, Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation, Christoph Gerigk)

The real Cleopatra. A big new exhibit opens in Philadelphia. We get the inside story of Egypt’s immortalized queen.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

A new exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia prompted our discussion today of the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. See images from the exhibit and related archaeology.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Richard Nixon says goodbye outside the White House as he boards a helicopter after resigning the Presidency in this Aug. 9, 1974 file photo. (AP)

A critic says we live in a world of media myths, from “The War of the Worlds” to Watergate. We look at when the press gets it wrong.

 
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A rendering of the 1847 Battle of Buena Vista, during the Mexican-American War. (Credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

As tension simmers over immigration in America, we look back to beginnings, and the Mexican-American War.

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Jul 29, 2014
The U.S. Senate is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP)

The “Do-Nothing” Congress just days before August recess. We’ll look at the causes and costs to the country of D.C. paralysis.

Jul 29, 2014
This April 28, 2010 file photo, shows the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal-fired power plant in Colstrip, Mont. Colstrip figures to be a target in recently released draft rules from the Environmental Protection Agency that call for reducing Montana emissions 21 percent from recent levels by 2030. (AP)

A new sci-fi history looks back on climate change from the year 2393.

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Jul 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker watches as wounded American soldiers arrive at an American hospital near the front during World War I. (AP Photo)

Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. We’ll look at lessons learned and our uneasy peace right now.

 
Jul 28, 2014
This June 4, 2014 photo shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreen Co. _ which bills itself as “America’s premier pharmacy” _ is among many companies considering combining operations with foreign businesses to trim their tax bills. (AP)

American companies bailing out on America. They call it inversion. Is it desertion?

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This 15-Year-Old Caller Is Really Disappointed With Congress
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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The Art Of The American Pie: Recipes
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

In the odd chance that our pie hour this week made you hungry — how could it not, right? — we asked our piemaking guests for some of their favorite pie recipes. Enjoy!

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