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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum marks its 30th
anniversary with speakers including former Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero and
former Reagan speechwriter Peter Robinson.
the upcoming 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth, the
National Association for Olmsted Parks and Olmsted 200 host a
conference on the landscape architect's work and legacy. Olmsted
designed the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.,
and Central Park in New York City, among other notable places.
Featured programs include:
and College Campus Design Olmsted
Design at Stanford University Olmsted
Brothers Legacy at Duke University
“He also repeatedly spoke and wrote about design
responses to health requirements ... He wrote, ‘The most desirable
qualities and home grounds for a retreat for the insane are
probably those which favor an inclination to moderate exercise and
tranquil occupation of the mind.’”
LAURIE OLIN, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
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Holiday Week Programming on C-SPAN3
On Monday, American History TV
begins another week of special programming leading into the three-day
New Year's holiday weekend. Below are program highlights from each
evening. Watch out for this newsletter again on Thursday for a look
at the long weekend.
— Oral Histories
American War Veterans
— The Civil War
Caroline Janney, Ends of War
— Lectures in History
— Olmsted & Landscape Design Conference
Olmsted Model in Contemporary Campus Design
In 1787, between May and September, James Madison gave 167 speeches,
made 72 motions and served on four committees at the Constitutional
Convention in Philadelphia. Jay Cost writes that "most
importantly, Madison authored the Virginia Plan, a bold call for a
total redesign of the national government that set the agenda for the
convention and established the foundation upon which the Constitution
would be built." At that time, James Madison was 36. Mr. Cost, a
senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of James
Madison: America's First Politician, joined Booknotes+ to talk
about the influential Founding Father.
Books talks with New York Times Book Review editor
Pamela Paul about her latest book, 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet,
and some notable books of the year. Presidential
Recordings looks at calls about the passage of
the Medicare and Medicaid Act of 1965.
Explore our nation's past and discover the people and events that
document the American story — Saturdays on C-SPAN2. Come along with
American History TV to museums and historic sites. Watch archival
speeches from former presidents and other national leaders. Visit
classrooms, lectures and symposiums featuring professors and