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our website at c-span.org/history. fell 25 yearsl ago on november 9, 19 89. we will revisit that date tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern time with archival c-span video featuring president george from the oval office. reaction from senate leaders bob dole and george mitchell. and speeches from president kennedy in 1963 and president reagan in 1987 that galvanized berlin in the free world. that is tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span 3's american history tv. c-span cities tour takes book tv and american history tv on the road. traveling to u.s. cities to learn about their history and literary life. next weekend we parted with charter communications for a visit to madison, wisconsin. >> there is room for everyone. it is large. it is a glory to service.
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-- a glorious service. the call comes to every citizen. it is an unending struggle to make and keep government representative. >> he is probably the most important political figure in wisconsin history. one of the most important in the history of the 20th century in the united states. he was of reforming governor. he defined what progressivism is. he was one of the first to use the term progressive to self identify. he was a united states senator who was recognized by his peers in the 1950's as one of the five greatest senators in american history. above all, he was about the people. war, americail
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changed radically from a nation of small farmers and small producers and small manufacturers and by the late 1880's and 1890's, we had concentrations of wealth. we had growing inequality. and we had concern about the influence of money in government. so, he spent the later part of giving speeches all over wisconsin. if you wanted a speaker for your club or your group, bob the llette would give a speech. he went to county fairs. he built a reputation for himself. for900, he was ready to run behalfr, advocating on of the people. he had two issues. one, the direct primary. no more selecting candidates. two, stop the interests.
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. specifically the railroads. events about madison next saturday. join american history tv next saturday for all day live coverage of the world war i centennial symposium. from the macarthur memorial in norfolk, virginia. we will hear from scholars about the war that inaugurated the 20th century. and welcome your calls, facebook posts, and tweets. our guests include lee craig on the u.s. navy's rolwartime role. that's next saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. here on american history tv. c-span veterans day coverage begins tuesday morning at 8:30 eastern during washington
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journal with an interview with american legion executive director werner jones. gala:00, the annual uso featuring general martin dempsey. we are live at 11:00 from arlington national cemetery for the traditional wreathlaying ceremony at the tomb of the unknowns. discussion onn a veterans mental health. and later, selections from this year's white house medal of honor ceremonies. of honoree medal recipients reflect on their service in world war ii, vietnam, and afghanistan at a history conference held by the u.s. naval academy in annapolis. joinedlk about why they the military, the events for which they received their commendation, and their personal view of heroism in light of their experience in combat. the program is approximately an hour and a half. >> i'm going to present three artifacts, three pieces of evidence that i think will put
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us all in a mindset to look at here was a man ask such as these as a -- to look at heroism as the traditional view of the culmination of human potential. these are three distinct acts from three separate wars. decade to separating them. and three unique individuals, all who distinct themselves in these acts. all three are connected with what the represent for the rest of us. the culmination of human potential. exemplars for the rest of us. what we aspire to be. three artifacts, these three piece of evidence. right,ng to my immediate corporal woody williams, united states marine. for gallantry at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as demolition sergeant

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