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    State of the Union Address Preview

    Prior to the president’s annual State of the Union Address, reporter Scott Wong previewed the address and former House Historian Ray Smock talked about the history of the annual event…

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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the opening day speeches of former House speakers. He introduced the January 4, 2007, House session in which Representative Nancy Pelosi…

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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Dennis Hastert

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the opening day speeches of former House speakers. He introduced a program about the first day in office of House Speaker Dennis Hastert…

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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Newt Gingrich

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the opening day speeches of former House speakers. He introduced the January 4, 1995, House session in which Representative Newt Gingrich…

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    Ray Smock on House Speaker's Lobby

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the the House Speaker’s Lobby.

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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Tip O'Neill

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the role of speaker of the House of Representatives and how the role evolved through history. Video was shown in the background as he…

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    Recorded History of the U.S. Congress

    Panelists talked about the state of congressional history. Topics included current projects attempting to retrieve old records from individual members of Congress, as well as the…

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    2013 Constitution Day Lecture

    Raymond Smock talked about how lawmakers have dealt with the complexities of the U.S. Constitution throughout the document’s history. He suggested that lawmakers have struggled…

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    Constitution Day Lecture by Richard Dreyfuss

    Actor Richard Dreyfuss talked about the debates and the importance of compromise in the crafting of the U.S. Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. He emphasized the…

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    Public Access to Personal Congressional Papers

    Ray Smock, Former historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, led a discussion with former members of congress about making their personal congressional papers publicly…

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    Capitol Security

    Raymond Smock gave a historical perspective on violence against members of Congress and existing security measures in the Capitol. 

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    Q&A with Raymond Smock

    Ray Smock talked about Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), who on November 18, 2009, would become the member with the longest continuous service in Congress in the history of the…

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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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    Smock and Perlstein, What Are You Reading?

    Raymond Smock and Rick Perlstein were each asked what books they were reading. Ray Smock is the author of the forthcoming book Booker T. Washington: Black Leadership in the Age of Jim Crow…

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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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    Congressional History

    Mr. Weinstein, the new Archivist of the United States, gave the opening address at the third annual meeting of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress. He talked…

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    Importance of the U.S. Constitution

    The Shepherd University Foundation hosted the first annual Tom E. Moses Memorial lecture series. Senator Byrd, whose leadership added the appropriation act designating September 17th…

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    Constitution Day

    Participating via videoconference from Shepherdstown (WV), Mr. Smock, Legislative Studies Director at the Robert C. Byrd Center, talked about Constitution Day and its…

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    National Constitution Center

    Washington Journal was telecast from Signers' Hall in the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA. Signers' Hall features life-size bronze statues of 42 men: the 39 delegates…

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    Congress: Representative Government

    Dr. Livingston, Mr. Gillette, and Mr. Flanagan spoke about the history of the Institute and the forthcoming publication of the The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress.…

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