Life & Career of Margaret Thatcher

Former Prime Minister Thatcher was in the United States to receive the Presidential
Medal of Freedom. This is the highest honor the… read more

Former Prime Minister Thatcher was in the United States to receive the Presidential

Medal of Freedom. This is the highest honor the United States

president can bestow on a civilian in peace time.

Prime Minister Thatcher talked about the British government and the way it

operates. She said that when the prime minister’s question time

began airing on C-SPAN, she received a great deal of correspondence

from Americans who had been unfamiliar with the British governing

system. The impact of media on the process was also discussed.

Prime Minister Thatcher said the British system of government works very well

for them, but that the differences from the United States legislative

and administrative processes make the two systems difficult to

compare. For example, in the United States, the president is a

combination of the prime minister and the monarchy. close

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Life & Career of Margaret Thatcher

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Program ID:
17011-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 10, 1991
Last Aired:
Feb 12, 2008

Airing Details

  • Mar 10, 1991 | 9:37pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 11, 1991 | 12:40am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 11, 1991 | 7:20am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 11, 1991 | 2:56pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 11, 1991 | 6:55pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 16, 2005 | 2:12am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 16, 2005 | 7:16am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 18, 2005 | 10:14pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 19, 2005 | 2:12am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 19, 2005 | 7:16am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 20, 2005 | 10:14am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 20, 2005 | 2:12pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 20, 2005 | 7:16pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 30, 2006 | 8:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 30, 2006 | 11:17am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 30, 2006 | 5:22pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 11, 2008 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 12, 2008 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
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