The Senate and the Political System
Richard Baker provided historical perspective on the role of the Senate in the U.S. political system. He was the first Senate historian and retired after 35 years in 2009. Topics included Senate history, procedures, and personalities.
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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Career of Senator Bob Dole
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Dole Institute Dedication Ceremony
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Senate Party Leadership Yesterday and Today
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Senate Reception Room
Mr. Baker described the history of the Senate Reception Room in the U.S. Capitol Building. He conducted a…