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    Robert Kennedy Assassination Anniversary

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    Noting the anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s assassination with calls with President Lyndon Johnson, part of Robert Kennedy’s last speech, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968 and…

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    Robert Kennedy Retropective

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    Senator Robert Kennedy’s phones calls with President Lyndon Johnson. Senator Edward Kennedy’s eulogy after his brother’s assassination on June 5, 1968. Evan Thomas talked about Robert…

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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 1

    The committee heard a statement from Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas to begin his reopened confirmation hearings. Anita Hill, a former employee under Judge Thomas…

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    Judicial Nomination Hearing

    Mr. Kavanaugh testified at a hearing on his nomination as a judge on U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Among the issues he addressed were his qualifications and…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Calls With Robert Kennedy

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    C-SPAN Radio notes the 50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s assassination with calls with President Johnson.  Topics include the Civil Rights Act and racial unrest after its enactment and the war in…

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    Bork Nomination Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9 to 5 to send the Judge Bork nomination to the Senate with a recommendation that it not consent to the appointment.

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    Bork Nomination Day 1, Part 1

    The committee begins hearings on the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to be associate justice of the Supreme Court. Former President Ford, Senators Dole and Danforth, and Congressman Fish present…

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    Supreme Court Justices' Confirmation Hearings

    C-SPAN looked back at the opening statements of all eight current Supreme Court Justices at their confirmation hearings. The program also included remarks by Senators who introduced the…

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    Senator Edward Kennedy 1980 Convention Speech

    At the 1980 Democratic National Convention, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), a presidential candidate that year, delivered a speech stressing party unity and the problems of the nation. He said to his…

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    Senator John Kerry Presidential Campaign Event

    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and others addressed a crowd at the Old Post Office Pavilion following Senator Kerry’s victories in the Super Tuesday primaries. The senator thanked his…

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    Harvard Convocation Ceremony

    Senator Edward Kennedy received an honorary degree at a special Harvard convocation. Speakers paid tribute to Senator Kennedy’s life in public service and contributions to both American…

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    2004 Democratic National Convention, Day 2 Evening

    On the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA, party leaders, former presidential candidates and others spoke about Senator John Kerry’s candidacy and building on the unity and…

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    Profiles in Courage Awards

    Annual John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Awards were presented to President Ford for his pardon of President Nixon and Representative Lewis (D-GA) for his participation in the civil…

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    Bork Nomination Day 11, Part 2

    Former Attorney General Elliot Richardson testified in support of Robert Bork’s Supreme Court confirmation. In October 1973 Richardson resigned rather than carry out President Nixon’s order to fire special…

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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…

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    My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams

    John and Abigail Adams kept a written correspondence throughout their relationship that contained a commentary on the political landscape of the newly formed country. My Dearest Friend: Letters…

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    Senate Session, Part 3

    Senators delivered speeches regarding the terrorist attacks that occurred the day before, on September 11th, 2001. They issued a joint-resolution condemning the terrorist attack.

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    Update on Military Situation in Iraq

    General Patraeus and Ambassador Crocker testified on the situation in Iraq and progress made by the government of Iraq in meeting benchmarks for progress and achieving reconciliation. They…

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    Alito Confirmation Hearing, Day 1

    The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on President Bush’s nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Members delivered their opening statements on the nomination,…

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    Roberts Confirmation Hearing, Day 1

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on the appointment of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated after the death of Chief Justice William…

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