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  • The Senate Conflict and Compromise
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    The Senate: Conflict and Compromise

    This C-SPAN Original Production look inside the U.S. Senate explores its history, traditions, and constitutional powers.

    10,372 views
  • QA with Congressional Historians
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    Q&A with Congressional Historians

    Congressional historians Richard Baker, Ray Smock, and Donald Ritchie talked about American history and the U.S. Congress.

    1,407 views
  • The LBJ Tapes Senator Dirksen Conversations
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    The LBJ Tapes: Senator Dirksen Conversations

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    President Lyndon Johnson’s calls with Senator Everett Dirksen about negotiations on key legislation including the Civil Rights and Voting Rights bills, bargaining over key appointments and…

    422 views
  • LBJ Tapes Dirksen Phone Calls
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    LBJ Tapes: Dirksen Phone Calls

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    The 1963-1969 calls between President Johnson and Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen as they negotiate over key legislation, including the Civil Rights, Voting Rights bills and tax and gold…

    360 views
  • QA with Richard Baker
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    Q&A with Richard Baker

    Richard Baker talked about the historical narrative he co-wrote with Neil MacNeil, The American Senate: An Insider’s History. The book details the emergence of the U.S. Senate as what Mr. Baker termed “the…

    2,274 views
  • Freedom Award Presentations
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    Freedom Award Presentations

    Norman Ornstein presented the award to Richard Baker, who became the first Senate historian in 1975. An advocate for the openness of government, he drafted the Senate’s first rules for…

    133 views
  • Senate Procedures
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    Senate Procedures

    Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Senate Historian Richard Baker, and the Wall Journal's Capitol Hill reporter Janet Hook talked about the history of Senate procedures. Topics…

    180 views
  • The Senate and the Political System
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    The Senate and the Political System

    Richard Baker provided historical perspective on the role of the Senate in the U.S. political system. He was the first Senate historian and retired after 35 years in 2009. Topics included…

    192 views