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A collection of memories from the past and lessons for the future.

  • Apr 18, 2019

Start your day with short audio updates on politics, history, D.C. weather and more with daily briefings from The Washington Post.

  • Mar 27, 2018

Know what to look for in Trump's address with this analysis from Washington Post national political correspondent Karen Tumulty and senior editor Marc Fisher.

  • Jan 26, 2018

One year ago, President Trump's inauguration speech painted his picture of America and made promises for his presidency. White House correspondents Jenna Johnson and Josh Dawsey listen back and discuss what’s happened since.

  • Jan 19, 2018

The Eyde brothers continued writing each other long after the end of the war. In their letters over the next decades, it’s clear that their experiences in the war changed the course of their lives in dramatic, and in very different, ways.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Frank has seen his first combat, as Ralph and John prepare for their own deployments. Facing war has the brothers engaged in intense battles — both physical and mental.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Back at home, Ralph and Frank struggle to recover and readjust to civilian life. Meanwhile, as the Allies move toward victory, John’s role in the war is just about to begin.

  • Jan 3, 2018

With the country at war, the Eyde brothers await their fates. Frank and Ralph inch closer to action, as they anxiously try to keep younger brother John away from the front lines.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Meet the Eydes, four brothers from Rockford, Ill., living through the Great Depression. Even with two away at basic training, and Adolf Hitler’s conquest of Europe well underway, war still seemed a remote possibility. Until the unthinkable.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Though the idea of a "Ken Burns" movie inevitably conjures up the image of the shaggy-haired director himself, Burns has long worked with a number of important collaborators. And none of them is more essential than Lynn Novick. Though virtually unknown, Novick conducts the majority of the interviews for the movies she and Burns make together. And for "The Vietnam War," it was she, rather than Burns, who traveled to Vietnam to bring back essential stories for the film.

  • Sep 21, 2017
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