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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    376 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
  • 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…

    234 views
  • Rare Senate Ledger
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    Rare Senate Ledger

    Senator Daschle and Mr. Baker spoke to reporters about the discovery of several old ledgers dating from 1791 to 1881 in which were recorded the expenses of the Senate. The first volume also…

    60 views
  • Senate Party Leadership Yesterday and Today
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    Senate Party Leadership Yesterday and Today

    The panelists talked about the history of the U.S. Senate leadership, including the consequences of changes in party control. They told stories about many of the leaders and compared their…

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  • Senate Reception Room
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    Senate Reception Room

    Mr. Baker described the history of the Senate Reception Room in the U.S. Capitol Building. He conducted a tour of the room and explained the origins of the portraits of outstanding senators…

    164 views
  • Capitol Art Senator Sumner
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    Capitol Art: Senator Sumner

    Mr. Baker provided a short biography of former Senator Charles Sumner.

    48 views
  • The Twentieth Century Senate
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    The Twentieth Century Senate

    The scholars discussed a variety of issues such as floor deliberations, reforms, leadership, minority rights, and rules and regulations. They expressed opinions as to how well the Senate…

    41 views
  • First Day On Televison for the Senate

    First Day On Televison for the Senate

    Richard Baker and Robert Dove talked about the first day of the Senate being broadcast on television. They answered questions from the callers.

    64 views