Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 3

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 recounts his arrival in the U.S. Senate just as President Reagan began his first term and he describes the culture of the institution he would call home for three decades. This program is just under an hour. close

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

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Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 3

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Program ID:
306994-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
No Location
First Aired:
Aug 4, 2012
Last Aired:
Aug 6, 2012

Airing Details

  • Aug 04, 2012 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 05, 2012 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2012 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3