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    Life and Career of Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) spoke about her life and political career. She discussed her role among House Republican leadership, her reasons for going into politics,…

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    Life and Career of Godfrey Sperling

    Mr. Sperling, the originator of “Sperling breakfasts” between public figures and journalists, spoke about some of his favorite memories from these breakfasts over the years.

    1,665 views
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    Life and Career of Condoleezza Rice

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reflected on her tenure as the 66th U.S. secretary of state and the election of Senator Barack Obama as president. Among the topics she addressed…

    1,314 views
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    Life and Career of Joe Manchin

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke about his life and political career. Topics included his childhood in Farmington, West Virginia, his family’s political history, and his own…

    1,267 views
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    Life and Career of Neil Postman

    The author of Amusing Ourselves to Death discussed his experiences in teaching and research and his thesis that television has fundamentally altered the terms of discourse in our…

    1,084 views
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    Life and Career of I. King Jordan

    Mr. Jordan is the president of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The 124 year old university is the only liberal arts institution in the nation for deaf…

    1,007 views
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    Life and Career of Kwame Ture

    Mr. Ture, formerly known as Stokely Carmichael, talked about his life as a civil rights and Pan-African activist. He also talked about the effect of the Vietnam war on the civil…

    998 views
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    Life and Career of Bill Clinton

    Governor Clinton discussed his life and career. He also commented on his speech to the Democratic convention nominating Michael Dukakis. Television viewers and delegates to the…

    812 views
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    Life and Career of Dick Cheney

    Secretary Cheney spoke about his tenure as the single representative for the state of Wyoming. He also spoke about the decision-making process in which he presently finds himself…

    733 views
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    Life and Career of Hugh Liedtke

    Mr. Liedtke talked about his earlier years as a business partner with George Bush prior to Mr. Bush’s political career. He also discussed his thoughts about the United…

    635 views
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    Life and Career of George W. Bush

    Mr. Bush, the oldest son of President Bush, talked about life as a member of the first family, his thoughts about running for Governor in 1994, and the parallels between baseball and…

    635 views
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    Life and Career of Shirley Chisholm

    Former Congresswoman Chisholm talked about her career as a politician,
    a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and a fighter for civil
    rights. She was a candidate for the…

    628 views
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    Life and Career of Kimi Gray

    Ms. Gray was interviewed as part of a series of “Washington Profiles”
    featuring media, business and political leaders in the capital. She is chairperson of the…

    608 views
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    Life and Career of Senator Bob Corker

    Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), in his second term as a U.S. senator, talked about his life, family, and career. He was interviewed in his Washington, D.C., Senate office.

    606 views
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    Life and Career of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    Senator Daniel Moynihan of New York reminisced about his ten years in the U.S. Senate, and described his early life and his career in politics. This interview was part of the American…

    586 views
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    Life and Career of Paul Clement

    Mr. Clement talked about his life and his career that culminated in becoming U.S. Solicitor General in 2005. Topics included debating skills, arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme…

    548 views
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    Life and Career of Senator John Thune

    Senator John Thune (R-SD) talked about his career, family, and time in the U.S. Senate. The senator, in his second term, was part of his party’s leadership. Topics included…

    540 views
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    Life and Career of Pete Domenici

    Senator Pete Domenici spoke about his career in the Senate and his future as a private citizen. He was interviewed in his office prior to his retirement in January 2009, after having…

    466 views
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    Life and Career of Eric Sevareid

    The veteran broadcast journalist discussed his career. Sevareid
    joined CBS in 1939 as an original member of Edward R. Murrow’s news
    team. His work for CBS since then has…

    432 views
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    Life and Career of Lindy Boggs

    Retiring Representative Lindy Boggs reflected on her nine terms in
    Congress serving Louisiana’s 2nd District.

    Rep. Boggs was elected in 1973 to a seat vacated by her husband

    428 views
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