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    Life and Career of Shirley Chisholm

    Former Congresswoman Chisholm talked about her career as a politician, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and a fighter for civil rights. She was a candidate for the Democratic…

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    Life and Career of Peter Rodino

    Rep. Rodino talked about his life and political career. Topics included the U.S. Constitution, his Italian background, his retirement after 40 years in Congress, and his feelings about…

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    Battle of the Bulge and V-E Day

    Mr. Heller and Mr. Vonnegut, both of whom actively participated in World War II, reminisced about their experiences during the war. Mr. Heller was a bombardier during the war and Mr. Vonnegut was an…

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    Life and Career of Dick Cheney

    Secretary Dick Cheney spoke about his career. He discussed many topics including his tenure as the single representative for the state of Wyoming.

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    Homosexuals in the Military

    President Bill Clinton announced his position on the issue of homosexuals in the military. He made a distinction between conduct and status, and said that while he feels homosexuals should…

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    Supreme Court Pictorial Book

    Fred and Suzy Maroon discussed their newly published pictorial book, The Supreme Court of the United States published by Thomasson-Grant & Lickle. It is a companion to their book on the…

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    Raines v. Byrd Oral Arguments

    Frank Murray discussed the case before and after the audio tapes of the oral arguments for Raines v. Byrd were played with corresponding courtroom drawings. The case was the first Supreme Court case on the…

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    Justice Souter Fifth Anniversary Observance

    C-SPAN highlighted the fifth anniversary of Justice David Souter’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Shown were portions of his confirmation hearing with comments from friend Warren…

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    Chief Justice Burger Retrospective

    Warren Burger served as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1969 to 1986, during the terms of four presidents. He died in June 1995. In an overview of his life and career, a clip…

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    Life and Career of Barbara Mikulski

    The first-term senator described moving from social work and neighborhood causes into politics. Senator Mikulski served in the U.S. House of Representatives for ten years before being…

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    Life and Career of Trent Lott

    Senator Trent Lott (R-MS), majority whip, is a candidate for the Senate leadership role being vacated by the retiring Senator Robert Dole. The other contender is his fellow Mississippi…

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    Capitol Freedom Statue Removal

    William Allen, Architectural historian for the Capitol, and Barbara Wolanin, Curator for the Capitol, discussed the historical importance of the Statue of Freedom atop the dome of the U.S.…

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    Book Collecting

    Rolland Comstock talked about why he collected books and his personal library of over 50,000 volumes attached to his house in Springfield, Missouri. He also talked about the process of book…

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    Clinton v. Jones Oral Arguments

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Clinton v. Jones.

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    Posterity Lost

    Richard Gill, an author, talked about his book, “Posterity Lost: Progress, Ideology, and the Decline of the American Family.” The book examines the breakdown in families and its…

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    Life and Career of Rodney Slater

    Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater talked about his position as head of the Department of Transportation as well as his life and times prior to serving in Washington, DC. He talked…

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    Buckley v. Valeo

    Audio portions of the oral arguments in Buckley v. Valeo were reviewed and participants in the case were interviewed on the significance of the case, which established the current rules and…

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    Life and Career of Bill Paxon

    Representative Bill Paxon, Republican from New York, talked about his career as a Member of Congress from New York. He discussed the time commitment of representatives and the struggle to…

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    Watergate 25th Anniversary

    Mr. Leonard Garment, a White House aide during Watergate, talked about the controversies surrounding the Nixon administration, especially Nixon himself. He also took viewer calls.…

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    Watergate 25th Anniversary

    Former Washington Post Reporter Carl Bernstein took viewer calls on the 25th anniversary of the burglary at the Watergate Hotel that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

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