Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 1

Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, he sat down for a series of extended oral… read more

Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, he sat down for a series of extended oral history interviews with the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Specter reflects on events that take him from his Russian immigrant roots to his involvement in some of this country’s most momentous events - from his work on the Warren Commission investigating President Kennedy’s assassination to the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton. We’re airing a selection of these interviews here on American History TV over the next few weeks. In this first excerpt, Specter recounts his family’s arrival in the U.S. and his formative years during the Great Depression and World War II, and how his personal experiences later informed his politics. This program is about one hour. close

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

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Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 1

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Program ID:
306994-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
No Location
First Aired:
Jul 21, 2012
Last Aired:
Jul 23, 2012

Airing Details

  • Jul 21, 2012 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 22, 2012 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 23, 2012 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3