Open Phones

Telephone lines were open for comments to the question, “Is America exceptional?”
James Billington talked by telephone about the… read more

Telephone lines were open for comments to the question, “Is America exceptional?”

James Billington talked by telephone about the recent revelation that Thomas Jefferson referred to the American population as “subjects” in an early draft of the Declaration of Independence, replacing it with the word “citizens.” The document is normally kept under lock and key in one of the Library of Congress vaults. On Friday July 2nd, officials revealed the wording glitch when the document traveled under police escort for an additional round of high-tech imaging. It was the first time in 15 years that the document was unveiled outside of its oxygen-free safe.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson previewed topics for Sunday morning news shows at the end of the program. close

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

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