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Colleagues Recall L.A. Riots Unfolding Like 'A Movie'

Two decades after the Los Angeles riots, three former colleagues from the city's KJLH radio station recall watching the violence unfold from their studio window on Crenshaw Boulevard. The music station switched to an all-talk format for several days, as listeners called in to share what they were witnessing across the city.
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Dale Carpenter: "Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas" (Rebroadcast)

A law professor tells the story behind the landmark Supreme Court decision that expanded the legal rights of millions of gay and lesbian Americans.

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Smithsonian Unveils New 'American Stories' Exhibit

A  new section of the National Museum of American History provides a succinct chronology of the United States' story. 

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Unknown No More: Identifying A Civil War Soldier

A Washington, D.C-area, family has donated more than 1,000 Civil War photographs to the Library of Congress. But you won't find the men in these photos in history books — they're enlisted soldiers, and most are unidentified. We set out to learn the story behind one photo subject's military service.

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Ballard: 100 Years Later, Titanic Still Captivates

On April 10, 1912, the Titanic set sail for New York City. The rest of the story has been the subject of countless books, shows and films about the legend of the "unsinkable" ship. Bob Ballard, the explorer who discovered the Titanic wreckage, talks about why the Titanic still matters.
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New Clues about the Sinking of Titanic

It's been 100 years since the British ocean liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic, killing more than 1,500 people. Now, high-definition images made possible by advances in optical technology offer new clues about the ship’s violent descent to the sea floor.

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Howard Theatre Officially Reopens

City officials will cut the ribbon today on the renovated Howard Theatre, a recently renovated historic landmark that had previously been empty for more than three decades.

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Exposing Indonesia's Cold War Communist Purge

The wall of silence in Indonesia surrounding one of the 20th century's worst atrocities is beginning to fall apart. A forthcoming report estimates that in the mid-1960s, the Indonesian military killed up to 1 million suspected communists, and places blame squarely on former military dictator Suharto.
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Veteran Newsman Mike Wallace Of '60 Minutes' Dies

No question was too pointed during Mike Wallace's storied and notorious television career. The ambush interview. The gotcha. That trademark inflection conveying disbelief. Was there ever a more entertaining American television interviewer than Wallace? He died Saturday at 93.

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