William Fulbright Funeral Service

President Clinton delivered the main eulogy at the funeral service for former Senator J. William Fulbright. Hundreds gathered to pay… read more

President Clinton delivered the main eulogy at the funeral service for former Senator J. William Fulbright. Hundreds gathered to pay their last respects to the Arkansas politician and statesman who died at the age of 89. He began nearly 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate in 1945. After retiring in 1974, Senator Fulbright was an attorney in private practice. President Clinton recalled Senator Fulbright’s work for progress and peace and his leadership efforts in helping to found the United Nations, as a driving force behind the Kennedy Center, and in fighting to change the U.S. course in Vietnam. The president cited the Fulbright Scholarship Program as a perfect example of Senator Fulbright’s faith--different kinds of people learning side by side, building what he called “a capacity for empathy, a distaste for killing other men, and an inclination for peace.” The president also credited Senator Fulbright with inspiring his own political career and awarded him the medal of freedom. close

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William Fulbright Funeral Service

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Program ID:
63462-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 17, 1995
Last Aired:
Feb 19, 1995

Airing Details

  • Feb 17, 1995 | 10:25am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 17, 1995 | 9:57pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 18, 1995 | 1:15am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 18, 1995 | 7:19am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 19, 1995 | 8:19am EST | C-SPAN 1
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