Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 2

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 excerpt, Specter details his role on the Warren Commission, the evolution of the “single bullet theory,” and the trip to Dallas to question Jack Ruby, who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald while he was in police custody for the president’s assassination. This program is about one hour and 15 minutes. 

This program includes photographs taken during President Kennedy’s autopsy and may be offensive to some viewers close

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

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Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 2

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Program ID:
306994-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
No Location
First Aired:
Jul 28, 2012
Last Aired:
Oct 14, 2012

Airing Details

  • Jul 28, 2012 | 7:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 29, 2012 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 30, 2012 | 4:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 14, 2012 | 4:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3