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Richard Nixon: Up Close and Personal

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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One hundred years from now, historians will continue to debate the legacy of our 37th president, Richard Nixon. As we mark the 40th anniversary of

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Dad's Pocket Watch

Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday, June 15th, 2014
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Mothers got there first. After President Woodrow Wilson signed a declaration making the second Sunday in May a special day for mothers, individuals in many

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Is All That Glitters Really Gold?

Monday, December 30th, 2013
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Gold glitters, and especially so this time of year. But those who hold it in portfolios are seeing some tarnish on a commodity that historically

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Bob Smith: Playing for the Presidents

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Serving six presidents as the official White House pianist, Bob Smith played during many special gatherings. But one VIP night during the Reagan Administration stands

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Jacqueline Kennedy’s Gift

Monday, September 26th, 2011
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I would have loved to hear Martha Washington’s thoughts on how her husband George felt about the group we now refer to as the founding

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Fear And Loathing: On The Campaign Trail ’72

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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The best writers of fiction and nonfiction narratives alike are the ones whose words are capable of taking the reader away to another time and

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John Lennon: His Best Solo Songs

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
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As of December 8, 2010, the world will have existed without the voice of John Lennon for three decades. He was murdered by a deranged

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The Ultimate One-on-One, Frost vs. Nixon

Monday, January 26th, 2009
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Ten minutes into watching the absorbing Frost/Nixon, it’s easy to forget you are watching an actor portray Richard Nixon. Frank Langella transforms himself into the

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