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… read more

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, tours, and personal stories about the Capitol from members of Congress, historians and curators. Several areas rarely seen by the public, and which had never been shown on television, were highlighted throughout the three-part program. 

The second program focused on the south wing, the House side of the Capitol. Among the spaces highlighted were the House chamber; Statuary Hall; the Corinne “Lindy” Boggs Congressional Women’s Reading Room, site of John Quincy Adams' death in 1848; and the Board of Education Room, also known as Speaker Sam Rayburn’s hideaway office. 

Videotaped portions of interviews with Speaker Hastert and Representatives Marcy Kaptur, Paul Kanjorski, John Lewis, and Zach Wamp, as well as a 1968 tour with Senator Dirksen filmed by ABC news were shown. During live segments, studio guests responded to viewer telephone calls. close

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

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Program ID:
192301-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Tour
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 1, 2006
Last Aired:
Jul 8, 2006

Airing Details

  • Jun 01, 2006 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 01, 2006 | 11:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 07, 2006 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 08, 2006 | 12:03am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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