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  • Oral Histories LBJ
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    James Symington Interview

    Former congressman and U.S. chief of Protocol James Symington talked about his family’s relationship with Lyndon B. Johnson and his work in the White House from 1967-68. For two years he handled diplomatic visits to…

  • Truman Presidency 50th Anniversary
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    Truman Presidency 50th Anniversary

    President Clinton, former presidents, and others paid tribute to President Truman’s leadership during the end of World War Two and the beginning of the Cold War. He became president on…

  • emInside the House How Congress Really Worksem
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    Inside the House: How Congress Really Works

    Inside the House: Former Members Reveal How Congress Really Works, published jointly by the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress and University Press of America, consists of a series of…

  • USFrance Relations
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    U.S.-France Relations

    Ambassador Bujon de L’Estang spoke about relations between the U.S. and France. Among the issues he addressed were international efforts to combat terrorism, trade issues, and European…

  • Campaign 2000 and Congressional Issues
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    Campaign 2000 and Congressional Issues

    Panelists talked about the upcoming presidential and congressional elections in 2000. They focused on the strengths and weaknesses of the presidential candidates and how voters perceive the…

  • Russian Economic Issues
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    Russian Economic Issues

    Former Prime Minister Gaidar spoke about developments in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Among the issues he addressed were the effectiveness of Russian economic reforms,…

  • Former Members of Congress Annual Meeting
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    Former Members of Congress Annual Meeting

    Current and former members of the House gathered for the annual meeting of the former members association. They paid tribute to their former colleague, Bill Richardson, who now serves as the U.S.…

  • Bipartisan Congressional Cuba Trip
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    Bipartisan Congressional Cuba Trip

    Rep. Frey, the chair, and several other members of a delegation of former members of Congress which recently visited Cuba released a report on their findings. They briefed reporters on what…

  • Washington Thursday Journal
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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…