Changes to Congress

Panelists discussed “What Would the Founders Think of Congress Today?” at the Institute on Congress and American… read more

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 the teaching of history and about Congress. Officials of Congress talked about the changes in the operation of Congress brought on by the growth of government and staff, length of sessions, modern technology, and changes in the rules of the Congress and in law as well as the persistence of traditions. Professor Cooper talked about how the founders of the nation would apply their principals in the context of today’s issues. After the presentations, Mr. Baker, Ms. Hammond and Mr. Smock joined the presenters in responding to questions from the teachers in the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
182294-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Austin, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Aug 2, 2004
Last Aired:
Mar 2, 2009

Airing Details

  • Aug 02, 2004 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 03, 2004 | 1:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 03, 2004 | 2:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 09, 2004 | 5:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 30, 2004 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 30, 2004 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 01, 2009 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 01, 2009 | 10:52am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 01, 2009 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 01, 2009 | 4:51pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 01, 2009 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 01, 2009 | 10:51pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 2009 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 2009 | 4:51am EST | C-SPAN 3
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