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The 1600 Sessions

The White House Historical Association

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The 1600 Sessions
The 1600 Sessions

The 1600 Sessions

The White House Historical Association

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The White House Historical Association presents The 1600 Sessions, a podcast that explores the history, untold stories and personal accounts of America’s most iconic residence and office – The White House.

Latest Episodes

33 George Washington's Legacy

George Washington never lived in the White House, but played a major role in its design, as well as the design of the capital city that bears his name. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin talks to Association Historian Dr Matthew R. Costello, author of“The Property of the Nation: George Washington's Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President” about George Washington’s legacy and the important precedents he set, including how the nation remembers and memorializes our presidents.

43 MINOCT 15
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33 George Washington's Legacy

32 Blair House and the Chief of Protocol

When heads of state visit the United States and the White House, the United States Chief of Protocol is on point and the official President’s guest residence, Blair House, may be where the head of state stays. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin talks to three former Chiefs of Protocol - Selwa “Lucky” Roosevelt, Lloyd Hand and Capricia Marshall - about their experiences in that role and the importance of Blair House in American diplomacy.

58 MINSEP 30
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32 Blair House and the Chief of Protocol

31 Back to Basics - White House History with David Rubenstein

In this episode, we turn the tables on the podcast’s usual format. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein interviews White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin, posing more than fifty questions on White House trivia. It’s the perfect way to brush up on White House knowledge, covering all the basics as well as little known facts about the Executive Mansion.

36 MINAUG 19
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31 Back to Basics - White House History with David Rubenstein

30 Life at Camp David

Camp David has provided presidents and their families with a recreational retreat from the White House,as well as a place for presidential diplomacy since the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin joins a panel discussion hosted at The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas to discuss recollections and stories of life at Camp David.

35 MINJUL 29
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30 Life at Camp David

29 First Lady Barbara Bush

First Lady Barbara Bush was admired for her authenticity, as well as her advocacy on issues such as preserving the White House, family literacy, and diplomatic relations during the closing days of the Cold War. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin talks with USA Today Bureau Chief Susan Page about Barbara Bush’s legacy and her new book, The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty.

37 MINJUN 27
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29 First Lady Barbara Bush

28 Life on Lafayette Square

For more than two hundred years, Lafayette Square has been home to a wide variety of historical figures, from diplomats and naval heroes to future presidents and even former First Ladies. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin interviews author and historian William Seale about his new book, To Live on Lafayette Square: Society and Politics in the President's Neighborhood.

34 MINMAY 31
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28 Life on Lafayette Square

27 The White House Gardens

The White House includes 18 acres of historic grounds and gardens that have been cultivated for more than two hundred years by presidents and their gardeners. This spring, White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin interviews Jonathan Pliska, author of A Garden for the President, and Linda Jane Holden, author of The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, about the evolution of the White House gardens.

60 MINAPR 30
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27 The White House Gardens

26 The Legacy of First Lady Patricia Nixon

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Patricia Nixon entering the White House as First Lady. Through hard work and a personal touch, she had a remarkable influence on not only the White House, including its collection and preservation, but also on the role of First Lady. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin talks to Anita McBride, Former Chief of Staff to Laura Bush, Bob Bostock, Special Assistant to Former President Nixon, and Melanie Eisenhower, Granddaughter of Richard and Pat Nixon and Great-Granddaughter of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, about the life and legacy of First Lady Pat Nixon.

68 MINMAR 22
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26 The Legacy of First Lady Patricia Nixon

25 The White House in the Age of Eisenhower

President Eisenhower’s White House helped set the tone for an era of peace, economic prosperity, and technological advancement in America. For this year’s Presidents Day, White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin interviews Dr. William Hitchcock, professor of history at the University of Virginia, about his book, “The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s.”

37 MINFEB 21
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25 The White House in the Age of Eisenhower

24 White House Military Social Aides

Military Social Aides perform a vital role for White House events, assisting the Social Secretary and representing the President and First Lady. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin interviews former Social Secretary Ann Stock, as well asthreeformer Military Social Aides about their experiences at the White House, including former Governor and Senator Charles “Chuck” Robb, founder of C-SPAN Brian Lamb, and Kenn Riordan, Jr., who leads The Society of White House Military Aide

52 MINJAN 30
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24 White House Military Social Aides

Latest Episodes

33 George Washington's Legacy

George Washington never lived in the White House, but played a major role in its design, as well as the design of the capital city that bears his name. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin talks to Association Historian Dr Matthew R. Costello, author of“The Property of the Nation: George Washington's Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President” about George Washington’s legacy and the important precedents he set, including how the nation remembers and memorializes our presidents.

43 MINOCT 15
Comments
33 George Washington's Legacy

32 Blair House and the Chief of Protocol

When heads of state visit the United States and the White House, the United States Chief of Protocol is on point and the official President’s guest residence, Blair House, may be where the head of state stays. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin talks to three former Chiefs of Protocol - Selwa “Lucky” Roosevelt, Lloyd Hand and Capricia Marshall - about their experiences in that role and the importance of Blair House in American diplomacy.

58 MINSEP 30
Comments
32 Blair House and the Chief of Protocol

31 Back to Basics - White House History with David Rubenstein

In this episode, we turn the tables on the podcast’s usual format. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein interviews White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin, posing more than fifty questions on White House trivia. It’s the perfect way to brush up on White House knowledge, covering all the basics as well as little known facts about the Executive Mansion.

36 MINAUG 19
Comments
31 Back to Basics - White House History with David Rubenstein

30 Life at Camp David

Camp David has provided presidents and their families with a recreational retreat from the White House,as well as a place for presidential diplomacy since the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin joins a panel discussion hosted at The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas to discuss recollections and stories of life at Camp David.

35 MINJUL 29
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30 Life at Camp David

29 First Lady Barbara Bush

First Lady Barbara Bush was admired for her authenticity, as well as her advocacy on issues such as preserving the White House, family literacy, and diplomatic relations during the closing days of the Cold War. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin talks with USA Today Bureau Chief Susan Page about Barbara Bush’s legacy and her new book, The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty.

37 MINJUN 27
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29 First Lady Barbara Bush

28 Life on Lafayette Square

For more than two hundred years, Lafayette Square has been home to a wide variety of historical figures, from diplomats and naval heroes to future presidents and even former First Ladies. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin interviews author and historian William Seale about his new book, To Live on Lafayette Square: Society and Politics in the President's Neighborhood.

34 MINMAY 31
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28 Life on Lafayette Square

27 The White House Gardens

The White House includes 18 acres of historic grounds and gardens that have been cultivated for more than two hundred years by presidents and their gardeners. This spring, White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin interviews Jonathan Pliska, author of A Garden for the President, and Linda Jane Holden, author of The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, about the evolution of the White House gardens.

60 MINAPR 30
Comments
27 The White House Gardens

26 The Legacy of First Lady Patricia Nixon

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Patricia Nixon entering the White House as First Lady. Through hard work and a personal touch, she had a remarkable influence on not only the White House, including its collection and preservation, but also on the role of First Lady. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin talks to Anita McBride, Former Chief of Staff to Laura Bush, Bob Bostock, Special Assistant to Former President Nixon, and Melanie Eisenhower, Granddaughter of Richard and Pat Nixon and Great-Granddaughter of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, about the life and legacy of First Lady Pat Nixon.

68 MINMAR 22
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26 The Legacy of First Lady Patricia Nixon

25 The White House in the Age of Eisenhower

President Eisenhower’s White House helped set the tone for an era of peace, economic prosperity, and technological advancement in America. For this year’s Presidents Day, White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin interviews Dr. William Hitchcock, professor of history at the University of Virginia, about his book, “The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s.”

37 MINFEB 21
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25 The White House in the Age of Eisenhower

24 White House Military Social Aides

Military Social Aides perform a vital role for White House events, assisting the Social Secretary and representing the President and First Lady. White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin interviews former Social Secretary Ann Stock, as well asthreeformer Military Social Aides about their experiences at the White House, including former Governor and Senator Charles “Chuck” Robb, founder of C-SPAN Brian Lamb, and Kenn Riordan, Jr., who leads The Society of White House Military Aide

52 MINJAN 30
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24 White House Military Social Aides
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