Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II: First Pontiff To Visit The White House

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On October 6, 1979, Pope John Paul II became the first Pontiff to visit the White House. In the video above, Jimmy Carter addresses the media following an hour-long meeting with the Pontiff in the Oval Office. Of their discussion, President Carter noted: “We share a belief that the church … Continue reading

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Bill Clinton on How He Met Hillary Clinton

Bill Clinton on How He Met Hillary Clinton

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton recalls how he admired Hillary Rodham Clinton, his future wife, from afar while they were both students at Yale Law School. Clinton did not, at the time, want to get into a serious relationship so he tried to avoid Rodham until she decided to come … Continue reading

Gerald Ford
President Ford’s Would-Be Assassin Speaks


Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “I definitely think that it was wrong. I think I was misled. I think I was mistaken. I think I made a serious error.” On September 22, 1975, Sara Jane Moore carried out an assassination attempt against U.S. … Continue reading

Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs: Battle of the Sexes

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Billie Jean King talks about being a female professional tennis player in the early 1970s. She discusses the famous 1973 tennis match called the Battle of the Sexes in in Houston, Texas where she beat her male opponent, Bobby Riggs: “By beating him, people started to change their hearts and … Continue reading

Patty Hearst
Patty Hearst in Her Own Words

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Granddaughter of a newspaper tycoon, victim of a kidnapping and a member of the FBI’s most wanted list–Patricia Hearst’s life is one of the most bizarre and unpredictable in American history. In her own words, Hearst talks about the time between her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) in … Continue reading

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward on Nixon’s ‘Dirty Tricks’ During Watergate

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Pulitzer Prize winner and journalist Bob Woodward remembers the Watergate scandal, his role in reporting on it and how it changed how we perceived the presidency. Specifically, Woodward highlights the “dirty tricks” used by the Nixon administration. Tricks such as the Watergate break-in and the leaking of then vice-presidential candidate … Continue reading

Boston Busing Crisis
Kevin White on Almost Losing to Anti-Busing Candidate

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Former mayor of Boston, Kevin White, talks about almost losing in the 1967 general election to Louise Day Hicks, a Boston School Committee member who was anti-desegregation and “anti-black.” The 1965 Racial Imbalance Act, which desegregated the public schools in Boston via court-ordered busing of children into different neighborhood schools, … Continue reading

Mao Zedong
Voices of Victims and Mao’s Red Guards

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Between the years of 1966 and 1976, Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong helped to lead what is now known as the Cultural Revolution. This was a time when his Communist Party was worried that capitalistic beliefs were going to take over Chinese society. Because of this threat, Mao Zedong and his … Continue reading

Andy Warhol
Business Manager of Andy Warhol Found Him Incompetent

Business Manager of Andy Warhol Found Him Incompetent

Film director Paul Morrissey who was Andy Warhol’s business manager describes how unimpressed he was with Warhol: “He couldn’t influence anybody. He was incapable of doing anything. He was so severely autistic…He couldn’t read!” Morrissey cites Warhol’s name recognition as the reason for his star power versus his art–and says … Continue reading