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    Truman and Domestic Policy

    The panel talked about the domestic politics of President Truman. They focused on President Truman’s expansion of social programs and the relationship between the presidency and…

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    The Capitol: U.S. House of Representatives

    The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were featured through taped segments on the various public and private spaces in the building,…

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    Changes to Congress

    Panelists discussed “What Would the Founders Think of Congress Today?” at the Institute on Congress and American History’s week-long symposium for high school teachers on…

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    Preview: Electoral College Ballot Count

    Guests discussed the history and procedures for counting and certifying electoral votes. Live shots were shown of Senate members proceeding to the hall of the House of Representatives…

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    Congress in the 19th Century

    Mr. Smock discussed the U.S. Congress and its characteristics during the time of Tocqueville’s visit to Washington, DC in January 1832.

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    Washington Wednesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes,…

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    House Leadership Over Two Centuries

    Panelists spoke about the House leaders over the past 200 years, their personalities and their leadership styles. After several political figures, there were two panels, one on the…

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    The United States Congress

    Ms. Nickels, Mr. Smock and Mr. Baker discussed the structure and powers of the U.S. Congress during a vignette on the legislative branch of the U.S. government. The…

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    Retrospective on 1969 Nixon Inauguration

    The guests discussed the Nixon inaugural address.

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    Retrospective on 1965 Johnson Inauguration

    The guests discussed the Johnson inauguration.

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    Retrospective on 1961 Kennedy Inauguration

    The guests discussed the Kennedy inauguration.

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    Presidential Inaugural Address

    Mr. Smock and Mr. Ritchie discussed President Harry Truman’s 1949 inauguration and footage of the inaugural speech was shown. This is a Universal Newsreel featuring…

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    Retrospective on 1933 Roosevelt Inauguration

    Mr. Ritchie and Mr. Smock discussed the history of presidential inaugural addresses and commented on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first inaugural address on March 4,…

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    The Voice of Women: Making a Difference

    Ms. Boggs spoke about women’s issues and how women can make a difference in national politics.

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    History of the State of the Union

    Mr. Smock, historian of the United States House of Representatives, discussed the history of the State of the Union speech. He also responded to audience telephone calls.

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    The Speakers' Role: An Historical Perspective

    The House calendar for the upcoming week is given by Rep. Foley, with Rep. Michel inquiring about specific scheduling issues. Mr. Smock is interviewed concerning the…

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