The Capitol: U.S. House of Representatives

This program is one of three parts of the Capitol History Video Collection which can be obtained at c-span.org/store. 
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This program is one of three parts of the Capitol History Video Collection which can be obtained at c-span.org/store. 

The second program on the U.S. Capitol 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. Additionally a segment focused on the Mace of the U.S. House of Representatives, one of the oldest and most important symbols of the nation’s government, and on restoration by the Smithsonian Institution of the Mace. 

Videotaped portions of interviews with various leaders were included, and both midway and at the end of the program studio guests responded to viewer telephone calls. 

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. close

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

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  • Farar Elliott Curator U.S. House of Representatives->Office of History and Preservation
  • Susan Swain Executive Vice President C-SPAN
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Program ID:
192301-2
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Tour
Location:
Washington, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
Nov 24, 2006
Last Aired:
Nov 25, 2006

Airing Details

  • Nov 24, 2006 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 24, 2006 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 25, 2006 | 1:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1

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