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    Q&A with Stephen Puleo

    Stephen Puleo talked about his book, The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War, about Senator Charles Sumner’s 1856 speech vilifying slave owners and his subsequent…

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    Q&A with Don Ritchie and Ray Smock, Part 1

    Senate Historian Emeritus Donald Ritchie and former House Historian Raymond Smock talked about the history of the House and Senate, including the leaders, characters, legislation, and…

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    Senator Lamar Alexander Office Tour

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) recalled his walk across Tennessee as part of his successful 1978 gubernatorial campaign, and shared the stories behind political mementos in his Washington,…

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    Summer Reading with Representative Thomas Massie

    Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” He was interviewed on Capitol Hill.

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    Funeral Service for Former House Speaker Jim Wright

    A funeral service was held at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, for former House Speaker and Representative Jim Wright (D-TX). Representative Wright died on May 6, 2015,…

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    Evolution and Future of Congress

    Scholars talked about a report, The Evolving Congress, the Congressional Research Service made as part of its centennial celebration. The panelists analyzed the evolution of Congress…

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    Funeral Service for Former Senator Edward Brooke

    A funeral service was held in Washington National Cathedral for former Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), the first African American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate. He died…

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    Former Senator Barry Goldwater Statue Dedication Ceremony

    House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi dedicated a statue to the late Barry…

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    Senate Clerk Tribute by Majority Leader McConnell

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) paid tribute to Senate reading clerk Kathy Alvarez, who was retiring after 30 years with the Senate. Ms. Clark was the first female clerk in…

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    Representative John Conyers' 50 Years in Congress

    Guests, including Danny Glover, Julian Bond, and others, celebrated Representative John Conyers (D-MI) 50 years in Congress. Born in 1929, John James Conyers, Jr. was first…

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    The Capitol Documentary on Senate Chamber

    In 2006, C-SPAN aired a documentary titled “The Capitol” which gave viewers an in-depth look at the building and its history. Part of the documentary included a tour of the…

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    Senator Mitch McConnell Interview

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talked about the Senate’s history and meaning in a 2010 interview.

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    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie on Former Senate Majority Leaders

    As the Senate leadership changed with the convening of the 114th Congress, American History TV looked back at former Senate Majority Leaders Robert Byrd, Howard Baker, Bob Dole, and George…

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    The Capitol Documentary on House Chamber

    In 2006, C-SPAN aired a documentary titled “The Capitol” which gave viewers an in-depth look at the building and its history. Part of the documentary included a tour of the…

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    Capitol Documentary on Senate Desks

    In 2006, C-SPAN aired a documentary titled “The Capitol” which gave viewers an in-depth look at the building and its history. Part of the documentary included a tour of the…

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    David Hawkings on Congressional Operations

    David Hawkings talked about the day-to-day operations in the House and Senate and the role of different officials, including the parliamentarian, the clerk of the House, and sergeant at…

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    Capitol Documentary on House Chamber Symbols

    In 2006, C-SPAN aired a documentary titled “The Capitol” which gave viewers an in-depth look at the building and its history. Part of the documentary included a tour of the…

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    Book Discussion on Working Congress

    Robert Mann talked about his book, Working Congress: A Guide for Senators, Representatives, and Citizens. He spoke at the 2014 Louisiana Book Festival, held on November 1 in downtown Baton…

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    Women in Congress, Part 2

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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