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1964 Universal Newsreel on Warren Report Release
A Universal News report on the September 24, 1964 completion of the work of the President’s Commission to Investigate the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren.
September 21, 2014 : 2 min. 10 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: President Ford and the Nixon Pardon
John Robert Greene talked about why President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, and considered the existence of a deal between the two men.
September 6, 2014 : 4 min. 35 sec.

James Madison - "Father of the Constitution"
Richard Brookhiser discussed James Madison's role in the creation of the Constitution and his title of "Father of the Constitution"
September 4, 2014 : 4 min. 45 sec.

CLIP: United States Diplomacy
Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the importance of diplomacy in foreign policy as well as the role the U.S. should play in resolving world conflicts.
September 3, 2014 : 4 min.

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: The Story of Hoover Dam
This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the waters of the Colorado River. The film examined the 1928 passage of the Boulder Canyon Project authorizing construction of the Hoover Dam, the construction of diversion tunnels and then the dam itself, building of support facilities such as a steel fabrication plant for giant pipe construction, and creation of hydroelectric operations that provided electricity to California, Nevada, and Arizona.
August 30, 2014 : 5 min. 6 sec.

CLIP: Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" - Education
Ulrich Boser and Darleen Opfer talked about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. They described the changing landscape of education and the impact of the Act today. This segment was part of a week-long Washington Journal series focused on the impact of legislation related to President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society.”
August 18, 2014 : 9 min. 47 sec.

Teapot Dome Scandal
Phil Roberts talked about the history of the Teapot Dome Scandal, its connection to Casper, Wyoming, and the impact it had on oil production. The scandal was a bribery incident that took place from 1920 to 1923, during the administration of President Harding.
August 17, 2014 : 15 min. 5 sec.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Bruce Berst gave a tour of the National Historic Trails Center, which recreates the experience of the settlers who traveled the four historic routes that passed through Casper, Wyoming. During the 19th century, Immigrants traveling the Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, the Pony Express, and the California Trail traveled through Casper in order to reach their final destinations as they settled the American West.
August 16, 2014 : 12 min. 35 sec.
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