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  • Five Years of Commons on Television
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    Five Years of Commons on Television

    Regular televised coverage of the British House of Commons began November 21, 1989. Since then C-SPAN has aired the twice-weekly prime minister’s Question Time. Margaret Thatcher, who was…

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  • Politics in Russia
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    Politics in Russia

    Former Prime Minister Gorbachev was on a six-day European tour. He was part of a panel which took questions from the audience on issues in Russian politics. The panel covered a variety of…

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  • A European View of Our Changing World
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    A European View of Our Changing World

    Sir Geoffrey Howe, former deputy prime minister of Great Britain, talked about President George H.W. Bush’s recent trade mission to Japan and how that trip was viewed by European allies.

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  • Deputy Prime Minister Resignation Statement
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    Deputy Prime Minister Resignation Statement

    On November 1, 1990 Sir Geoffrey Howe resigned his post as Deputy Prime Minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Thatcher. In his resignation notice he expressed strong concern that Prime Minister…

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  • Debate on Television Coverage
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    Debate on Television Coverage

    Last November, after years of debate, members of the House of Commons voted to allow cameras to cover debate for nine months as an experiment. During the experiment the Select Committee on…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister Thatcher was hosting the NATO Summit and was, therefore, unable to respond to questions from members. Sir Geoffrey Howe heard questions instead. The topics covered were the NATO…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was not present at question time because she was hosting the NATO summit meeting being held in London. Deputy Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Howe answered questions…

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  • Television Coverage of House of Commons
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    Television Coverage of House of Commons

    The Select Committee on Televising the Proceedings of the House, chaired by Geoffrey Howe, hears testimony regarding the television experiment that began last November. Witnesses include…

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  • Life  Career of Geoffrey Howe
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    Life & Career of Geoffrey Howe

    In a wide ranging interview, Sir Howe discusses his past role as foreign secretary as well as his new role as leader of the House of Commons. Howe also discusses the advent of television…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Audio coverage only. Video consists of photographs of the prime minister, members of the House of Commons, the Commons chamber and Westminster.

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