The Bitter History of Elections

December 6, 2012

Elections

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Political parties were new, the losers became Vice Presidents, and negative campaigning was finding its feet in the election of 1796. Professor Jack Lynch has the history.


Banning football?

December 5, 2012

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Are we getting dumber??

December 5, 2012

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Are we wasting food?

December 5, 2012

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This boy really wants to vote!

November 7, 2012

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Killing bin Laden

November 7, 2012

For the first time, a first-hand account of the raid that killed the world’s most wanted terrorist from one of the Navy SEALS who pulled the trigger. Scott Pelley interviews “Mark Owen,” a former SEAL who was in the room when Osama bin Laden died from American bullets, in an exclusive interview.

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Are you excited about the new Lincoln movie? I am!!!!

November 7, 2012

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Journey through history with David McCullough

November 7, 2012

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Meet Aaron Rodgers

November 7, 2012

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Ever hear of the Teleprompter?

November 1, 2012

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A Brief History of the Teleprompter

How a makeshift show business memory aid became the centerpiece of modern political campaigning

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A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials

October 7, 2012

One town’s strange journey from paranoia to pardon

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A girl is accused during the Salem Witch Trials


Samuel Morse’s Reversal of Fortune

October 7, 2012

It wasn’t until after he failed as an artist that Morse revolutionized communications by inventing the telegraph

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Telegraph key


The Shark Attacks That Were the Inspiration for Jaws

October 7, 2012

One rogue shark. Five victims. A mysterious threat. And the era of the killer great white was born

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Fisherman with shark


Eight Lessons for the Presidential Debates

October 7, 2012

What are the key dos and don’ts the candidates should remember when campaigning for the White House?

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The Unknown Story of the Black Cyclone, the Cycling Champion Who Broke the Color Barrier

October 7, 2012

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The Dark Side of Thomas Jefferson

October 6, 2012

A new portrait of the founding father challenges the long-held perception of Thomas Jefferson as a benevolent slaveholder

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Thomas Jefferson Illustration


Lunch Atop a Skyscraper Photograph: The Story Behind the Famous Shot

October 6, 2012

For 80 years, the 11 ironworkers in the iconic photo have remained unknown, and now, thanks to new research, two of them have been identified

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How Did the Pigskin Get Its Shape?

October 6, 2012

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football evolution


Learn more about Presidential Debates

October 2, 2012


As Supreme Court reconvenes, civil rights issues in the fore

October 1, 2012

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