Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 6

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. In this last excerpt, Specter discusses, among other things, the 2008 financial crisis, his cancer diagnosis, health care, and his decision to switch political parties. 

This program is about one hour and 20 minutes. close

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

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Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 6

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Program ID:
306994-6
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
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No Location
First Aired:
Aug 25, 2012
Last Aired:
Aug 27, 2012

Airing Details

  • Aug 25, 2012 | 7:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2012 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2012 | 4:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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