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  • Brumidi Corridors
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    Brumidi Corridors

    The Brumidi Corridors are some of the most highly decorated spaces inside the U.S. Capitol. Designed in the late 1850s by Italian painter Constantino Brumidi, these five corridors in the…

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  • The Senate Chamber
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    The Senate Chamber

    C-SPAN toured the U.S. Senate Chamber, in use since 1859, to learn about its history, art, and artifacts, including the famous Senate desks.

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  • Old Senate Chamber
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    Old Senate Chamber

    C-SPAN toured the Old Senate Chamber, where the body met from 1810-1859, is where the Senate grew in stature and became the primary forum for debating the issues of the day, including slavery.…

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  • QA with Diane Skvarla
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    Q&A with Diane Skvarla

    Diane Skvarla was interviewed about the works of art displayed around the Senate, her job as curator for the U.S. Senate, and about the taping of C-SPAN’s “The Capitol.” Video from behind…

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  • The Capitol  US Senate
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    The Capitol: U.S. Senate

    This program is one of three parts of the Capitol History Video Collection which can be obtained at c-span.org/store. The third program on the U.S. Capitol focused on the north wing, the Senate side of the Capitol. It…

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  • Exhibit on 19th Century Inaugural Images
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    Exhibit on 19th Century Inaugural Images

    Senate Curator Diane Skvarla gave a tour of the exhibit of engravings and photographs featuring scenes from the inaugurations of 19th century presidents and talked about the inaugurations. The…

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  • Old Supreme Court Chamber
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    Old Supreme Court Chamber

    Ms. Skvarla and Ms. Marcus talked about the old Supreme Court chamber in the U.S. Capitol, which was originally planned as the Senate chamber. The Court met in this room from 1810 to 1860.

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  • Senate Fine Arts Collection
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    Senate Fine Arts Collection

    The speakers discussed the Senate’s collection of fine art, which is featured in The United States Senate Catalogue of Fine Art. A slide presentation accompanied prepared remarks.

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  • Legislative Branch Budget Proposals
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    Legislative Branch Budget Proposals

    Witnesses testified regarding the proposed fiscal year 2005 budget proposals for the offices of the Architect of the Capitol and the Secretary of the Senate. They talked about the…

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  • Senate Reception Room
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    Senate Reception Room

    Ms. Skvarla talked about the Senate Reception Room, five portraits on display in the room, and the history of the Capitol building. Following her remarks she answered questions from the…

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  • Senate Refurbishing
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    Senate Refurbishing

    The Senate chamber is refurbished each year. This year’s changes are described.

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  • Road to the White House
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    Road to the White House

    This week’s program included a rehearsal for the inaugural ceremony and parade, a media briefing on the high school bands in the parade and a historical retrospective on past inaugurations.

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