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    The Political Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Todd Purdum talked about his book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in which he recounts the political battle to…

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    Congress at 225 Years

    Panelists talked about the the First United States Congress, which met from March 4, 1789 to March 4, 1791 to implement the Constitution and create a new government. Charlene Bickford,…

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    C-SPAN - 35 Years - Timeline

    In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a yearly timeline of memorable moments in the House of Representatives was shown.

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    1954 Newsreel on Shooting in Congress

    A Universal-International News newsreel report on the March 1, 1954, shooting attack on the floor of the House of Representatives by three Puerto Rican activists. Five members of Congress…

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    1954 Shooting in Congress

    A Universal-International News newsreel report was shown on the March 1, 1954, shooting attack on the floor of the House of Representatives by three Puerto Rican activists. Five…

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    Memorial Service for Speaker Tom Foley

    House members and President Obama attended a memorial service in Statuary Hall for the late Speaker Thomas S. Foley.

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    Book Discussion on Tip and the Gipper

    Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” talked about his book, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked, in which he recalled the working relationship between…

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    Opening of 82nd Congress

    This portion of a 1951 “News Magazine of the Screen” newsreel detailed the opening of the 82nd Congress.

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    The Caning of Charles Sumner

    Stephen Puleo talked about the background and aftermath of pro-slavery Representative Preston Brooks' assault on abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner on the Senate Floor. On May 22,…

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    U.S. Senator Key Pittman on Ice

    Retired State Archivist Guy Rocha talked about the story that U.S. Senator Key Pittman actually died before his last re-election and his body was kept on ice until after his victory was…

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    Senator Frank Lautenberg Funeral Service

    Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries delivered eulogies at the funeral service for Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), who died on June 3, 2013, at the age of 89. The service was…

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    Annapolis as the Seat of Congress 1783

    Kenneth Bowling, history professor at George Washington University talked about the relocation of Congress from Princeton, New Jersey to Annapolis, Maryland in 1783. He stated that the plan…

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    Debate on Naming Federal Building After Tip O'Neill

    Members of the U.S House of Representatives debated the naming of a federal building after former Speaker of the House Thomas Phillip “Tip” O’Neill, Jr. (D-MA).

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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, the first U.S. Senator with Native Hawaiian ancestry, was an eyewitness to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and served during World War II with the U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on America's Great Debate

    Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas and the Compromise That Preserved the Union. In it he tells the story of the…

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    Representative Mike Honda Oral History Interview

    American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian American members of Congress. This week we hear from Representative Mike Honda of…

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    Senator Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview

    American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian American members of Congress. This week we hear from Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii…

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    The Compromise of 1850

    Fergus Bordewich talked about the Compromise of 1850 and the two generations of senators who dominated the great debate. Mr. Bordewich focused on Henry Clay, Stephen Douglas, and…

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    History of the House of Representatives

    Walter Oleszek talked about the founders' intentions for the House of Representatives and the evolution of the institution. The House was originally the only part of the national…

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    Changes in the Senate Since the 1960s

    U.S. Senate Historian Don Ritchie talked about changes in the Senate since the 1960s. He displayed a picture taken in the Senate chamber on September 24, 1963, which he said represents a…

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