The Capitol: U.S. Senate

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 third program focused on the north wing, the Senate side of the Capitol. It featured the old and current Senate chambers; the Old Supreme Court Chamber; the majority leader’s office suite; Senator Kennedy’s hideaway office space; the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office, where President Grant’s vice president, Henry Wilson, died in 1875; the Brumidi Corridors; and various Senate office spaces. 

Videotaped portions of interviews with Senators Frist, Kennedy, Lott, Byrd, Dodd and others were shown. During live segments, Mr. Baker responded to viewer telephone calls. close

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

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Program ID:
192302-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Tour
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 2, 2006
Last Aired:
Jul 15, 2013

Airing Details

  • Jun 02, 2006 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 02, 2006 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 08, 2006 | 8:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 08, 2006 | 11:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 14, 2013 | 7:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 14, 2013 | 10:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 15, 2013 | 5:47am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 15, 2013 | 10:52am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 15, 2013 | 11:15am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 15, 2013 | 1:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 15, 2013 | 6:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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