The Capitol

The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were presented in a special 107-minute… read more

The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were presented in a special 107-minute version of The Capitol. The documentary featured the impact of Presidents Washington and Jefferson on the Capitol’s creation, the grand public spaces, and areas off limits or rarely seen by the public, such as the top of the Capitol dome. The narrated segments, including tours of the building and interviews with members of Congress, historians, and curators, were recorded in high-quality video. 

The eleven chapters include: Introduction; Early Years, The Rotunda: Part 1; The Capitol and Slavery; The 1820s and Andrew Jackson; The Rotunda: Part II; The Dome; Dome Tour; The House Chamber; The Senate Chamber; Statuary in the Capitol. close

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

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Program ID:
194300-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Tour
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 25, 2008
Last Aired:
Mar 30, 2015

Airing Details

  • May 25, 2008 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 26, 2008 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 26, 2008 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 26, 2008 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 28, 2009 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 28, 2009 | 8:51pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 29, 2009 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 29, 2009 | 12:51am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 29, 2015 | 5:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 29, 2015 | 10:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 30, 2015 | 1:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 30, 2015 | 5:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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