Long Live George Washington

This “live” report from New York City on April 30, 1789 captures the hopes of Americans after George Washington’s inauguration as the nation’s first president under the new Constitution.

Lincoln Sick During Short Gettysburg Speech

How much was President Abraham Lincoln’s very short speech on November 19, 1863 at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg impacted by the President’s fever as he spoke? This “live” report from the day following his Gettysburg Address looks at political reaction to the speech as well as Lincoln’s own assessment of how well he did.

Electrifying News About the Executive Mansion

A “live” report from September 28, 1891 on what President Benjamin Harrison is requiring his staff to do after he had electric lights installed in the Executive Mansion.

Late Ballots Help Re-Elect Woodrow Wilson

Surprising breaking news interrupts the live news broadcast from the morning of November 8, 1916 after the close race between incumbent Woodrow Wilson and challenger Charles Evans Hughes.