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How Did Thanksgiving End Up On The Fourth Thursday?

Why not on a Friday? And why not the last Thursday? There is an explanation. But you have to go back to things decreed by presidents Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt (FDR, that is).
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Paul Reid: "The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965"

An award-winning journalist presents a revelatory portrait of Winston Churchill as a brilliant, flawed and dynamic leader in the last 25 years of his life.

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Remembering Lawrence Guyot

Lawrence Guyot's lifetime of activism spanned from the Mississippi Freedom Summer to local debates about the future of Ward 1 in Washington, D.C.

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Sally Field Captures History In Role Of Mrs. 'Lincoln'

In the film Lincoln, Sally Field plays Abraham Lincoln's wife Mary Todd, opposite actor Daniel Day-Lewis. Field lobbied hard for the role of Lincoln's emotionally-tormented wife, and did extensive research to capture the character.
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40 Years Since Marvin Gaye's Forgotten Classic

In 1972, Motown legend Marvin Gaye composed the soundtrack for the film, Trouble Man. Many critics say it was one of his finest musical achievements. To mark the film's 40th anniversary, Universal Music is releasing a special edition. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with saxophonist Trevor Lawrence and director Cameron Crowe.
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Heidi: The Little Girl Who Changed Football Forever

On Nov. 17, 1968, the New York Jets had taken a two-point lead over the Oakland Raiders with 50 seconds left on the clock. But before the final whistle blew, the stadium faded out and the Swiss Alps faded in for fans watching the game in their living rooms.
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Coalition Proposes Immigration And Migration Museum

A coalition of ethnic and minority groups is calling for a presidential commission to look into creating a new and different type of museum in D.C.

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"Snow-Storm in August:" D.C.'s First Race Riot (Rebroadcast)

In 1835, a drunken slave entered his mistress' bedroom with an axe, setting in motion events that would lead to Washington's first race riot. We learn about the fascinating, and nearly forgotten, characters involved in the incident and its aftermath.

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