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  • Congressional Reaction to Tower Commision Report
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    Congressional Reaction to Tower Commision Report

    Members of the House and Senate made statements and responded to questions about the Tower Commission Report on the Iran-Contra Affair on the day it was released. This is a selection of…

  • Vice President Joe Biden Delivers Remarks at Funeral for John Glenn
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    John Glenn Funeral Service

    A funeral service was held for John Glenn at Ohio State University’s Mershon Auditorium.. John Glenn, a decorated U.S. marine aviator and astronaut, was the first American to orbit the Earth and, much later in life, became the oldest…

  • John Glenn Reflects on Orbital Flight
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    First Orbital Flight Anniversary

    John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. On the 40th anniversary of his Mercury flight former Senator Glenn talked about his space flight and…

  • 1984 Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate
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    1984 Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

    Former Vice President Walter Mondale, Senators Gary Hart (D-CO) and John Glenn (D-OH), former Senator George McGovern (D-SD), and Jesse Jackson participated in a debate for the 1984 Democratic presidential…

  • 1984 Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate
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    1984 Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

    Candidates for the 1984 Democratic presidential nomination participated in a debate. Candidates included former Vice President Walter Mondale, Senator Gary Hart (D-CO), former Senator…

  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Distinguished Astronauts
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Distinguished Astronauts

    Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives held an event honoring former astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin with the Congressional Gold Medal,…

  • 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Flight
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    40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Flight

    NASA commemorated the forty-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to send the first human being to the moon with the 3 astronauts of the Apollo 11. Crew members Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and…

  • Space Shuttle Discovery Transfer Ceremony
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    Space Shuttle Discovery Transfer Ceremony

    After 39 missions, the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery was transferred to the Smithsonian and placed on permanent display. The National Air and Space Museum hosted a “Welcome Discovery”…

  • Mercury Astronauts
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    Mercury Astronauts

    Former astronauts talked about the formation and development of the Mercury Space Program, the transformation of the space program since its inception, their personal experiences as space…

  • 50th Anniversary of the Korean War Ceremony
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    50th Anniversary of the Korean War Ceremony

    President Clinton attended a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Speakers noted the accomplishments of American and South Korean troops in repelling the…

  • Democratic National Convention Day 3 Afternoon
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    Democratic National Convention, Day 3 Afternoon

    Democratic Party leaders spoke about party platform issues and Senator John Kerry’s candidacy for president. Proceedings also included entertainment and short videos highlighting issues.

  • Life of Senator Mike Mansfield
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    Life of Senator Mike Mansfield

    As part of the Leaders of Capitol Hill series, former Senator John Glenn and others remembered the life and career of the late Senator Mike Mansfield (D-MT), including his 24 years in the U.S. Senate,…

  • Robert F Kennedy Commemoration
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    Robert F. Kennedy Commemoration

    Friends and family of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy gathered to remember and reminiscence about his influence in politics and impact on their lives. The occasion was the 25th…

  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

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  • US Troops in Bosnia
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    U.S. Troops in Bosnia

    In an excerpt, senators debated President Clinton’s plan to send U.S. military troops to Bosnia as part of a NATO peacekeeping force.

  • CIA Director Confirmation Day 1 Part 1
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    CIA Director Confirmation Day 1, Part 1

    The committee heard testimony in the first day of confirmation hearings for Deputy National Security Adviser Robert Gates, nominated to become Director of Central Intelligence. Mr. Gates…

  • Alan Shepard Memorial Service
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    Alan Shepard Memorial Service

    A video tribute to astronaut Alan Shepard was shown at his memorial service. Former NASA astronauts and others paid tribute to the accomplishments of Alan Shepard.

  • Redefining Workplace Rules
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    Redefining Workplace Rules

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the impact of older Americans that remain active in the workforce. They noted that the number of older Americans in the workforce has grown in…

  • Kerry Campaign Event
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    Kerry Campaign Event

    Sen. Kerry spoke to supporters at a campaign rally in Ohio. He discussed his plans for improving the economy, creating better access to health care, and building a coalition in Iraq. He…

  • Kerry Campaign Rally
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    Kerry Campaign Rally

    Senators Kerry and Edwards addressed supporters at a rally in Cleveland, Ohio. They spoke about their vision for America, in particular health care, education, and middle-class tax relief.

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