Jim Sasser

James Ralph Sasser is an American politician, diplomat, and attorney. A Democrat, Sasser served three terms as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1977 to 1995, and was Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Jim Sasser has 302 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 Senate Committee. The year with the most videos was 1989 with 52 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1987 with an average of 4,035 views per program. Most appearances with Leon E. Panetta (17), Pete V. Domenici (14), Tom Foley (10). Most common tags: Federal Budget, U.S. Economy, China.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. Senator, D-TN January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1995 Videos: 288 Ambassador, China, United States c. January 10, 1996 - c. July 1, 1999 Videos: 11

Recent Appearances

  • Divided Government and Bipartisanship

    Divided Government and Bipartisanship

    Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator James Sasser (D-TN) discussed the role of divided…

  • U.S.-China Relations

    U.S.-China Relations

    Former U.S. ambassadors to China spoke about their personal experiences as diplomats and current relations with China. Among…

  • U.S.-China Relations

    U.S.-China Relations

    James Sasser, former U.S. ambassador to China and Shapiro Professor at the George Washington University Elliott School of…

  • U.S.-China Relations

    U.S.-China Relations

    Analysts talked about the future of U.S. China policy under a second Bush administration. Among the issues they addressed…

  • Public Diplomacy

    Public Diplomacy

    Representative Hyde talked about America’s image abroad and about developing new approaches to public diplomacy. Among the issues…

  • Press Coverage of Anti-Terrorism Policies

    Press Coverage of Anti-Terrorism Policies

    In the final forum in a series that began shortly after the September 11 attacks, Democratic foreign policy experts…

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