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  • 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.

  • 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…

  • The Capitol  US Senate
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    The Capitol: U.S. Senate

    The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were featured through taped segments on the various public and private spaces in the building, tours, and personal…

  • QA with Richard Baker
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    Q&A with Richard Baker

    Richard Baker told stories from the history of the Senate and showed some rare photographs of senators. Mr. Baker retired in August 2009 after 34 years as the first historian of the United…

  • Party Control of Congress
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    Party Control of Congress

    Richard Baker talked about the history of party control in the House and Senate. Topics included control turnovers in the past, the implications of the current party control turnover in the…

  • QA with Richard Baker
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    Q&A with Richard Baker

    Mr. Baker was interviewed about the history of the U.S. Senate, as well as past major leaders and debates conducted in the body. He also talked about his academic training, experiences in the office of…

  • Senate Facts
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    Senate Facts

    Mr. Baker talked about the makeup of the Senate after the recent election, the history of filibusters and cloture, and other historical Senate facts. He compared and contrasted the current…

  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for audience comments. Mr. Baker talked by telephone about the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • Vice Presidents
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    Vice Presidents

    Mr. Baker talked about the many men who have served as vice president, the history and duties of the office, and a book he co-wrote about the office, Vice Presidents of the United State. He…