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The year you were born, Nora Johnson wrote about the inaccurate criticisms and unrealistic expectations college-educated woman faced in America.
Over the years, the moon landing has come to be lauded as the pinnacle of human achievement, although it was often derided at the time. In 1963, NASA astronauts took to The Atlantic to plead the case for landing on the moon.
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The Partridge Family premiered in 1970.
In September 2005, Michael Slenske wrote about assassination attempts on American presidents.
In January 2011, Sharmin T.M. Kent wrote about Oprah launching her own television network, Oxygen.
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In February 2015, Sam Fragoso interviewed Lee about Ferguson, getting tenure at NYU, and the eclecticism of his film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.
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