Smithsonian Institution Oversight

Witnesses testified about the management of the Smithsonian Institution. It was noted that the Smithsonian’s governance… read more

Witnesses testified about the management of the Smithsonian Institution. It was noted that the Smithsonian’s governance structure needs reconsideration. Its Board of Regents membership is largely honorific and includes Vice President Cheney and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Topics included extravagant spending by Secretary Lawrence Small who resigned March 24, the need for infrastructure maintenance in many of the Smithsonian’s 18 museums, and the “confidence gap with Congress and with the American people.” close

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Smithsonian Institution Oversight

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Program ID:
197544-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 11, 2007
Last Aired:
Apr 14, 2007

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  • Apr 11, 2007 | 9:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 11, 2007 | 4:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 11, 2007 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 12, 2007 | 4:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 14, 2007 | 3:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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