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  • Presidential Economic Address
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    Presidential Economic Address

    President Bush announced his proposed budget in his first address to a joint session of Congress. The president’s remarks were interrupted numerous times by applause. This speech was…

  • 1988 State of the Union Address
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    1988 State of the Union Address

    President Ronald Reagan delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. He talked about the values of work, family, religion and freedom. He set out several objectives: take…

  • Former House Speaker Jim Wright DTX Funeral
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    Funeral Service for Former House Speaker Jim Wright

    A funeral service was held at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, for former House Speaker and Representative Jim Wright (D-TX). Representative Wright died on May 6, 2015,…

  • Former Representative James Wright DTX on emWorth It Allem
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    Worth It All

    Former Speaker James Wright discussed his new book, Worth It All. Mr. Wright served as House speaker from 1987 to 1989. He resigned as speaker and as a member of House in June, 1989 amid…

  • House Speakers Photo Opportunity
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    House Speakers Photo Opportunity

    Former House speakers gathered at a photo opportunity and answered questions from reporters.

  • Representative Jim Wright Speakership
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    Representative Jim Wright Speakership

    Former Representative Jim Wright (D-TX) talked about his experiences as Speaker of the House. Following his remarks he and former colleagues talked about his speakership, political style,…

  • Resignation Speech of Speaker Wright
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    Resignation Speech of Speaker Wright

    Speaker of the House Representative James Wright, Jr. (D-TX) delivered his resignation speech on the floor of the House.

  • Congress Celebrates 200th Anniversary
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    Congress Celebrates 200th Anniversary

    The House and Senate met jointly to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the U.S. Congress. Remarks by leaders are followed by the unveiling of commemorative stamps.

  • House Session
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    House Session

    Elections for the 101st Congress was shown. Rep. Jim Wright (D-TX) was elected Speaker of the House. Party leaders were announced and an election of other House officers was held.

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  • Former Speaker Address
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    Former Speaker Address

    Former Speaker Wright spoke about his years in the House leadership and his book “Worth it All.” Following his opening statement, he took questions from the audience.

  • Keynote Address by Ann Richards
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    Keynote Address by Ann Richards

    Ann Richards of Texas delivered the keynote address to delegates at the Democratic National Convention.

  • emThe Flying Circusem  Book Party
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    The Flying Circus: Book Party

    Former Speaker of the House Jim Wright talked about his WWII memoir The Flying Circus: Pacific War, 1943, as Seen Through a Bombsight, published by The Lyons Press. Former Speaker Wright…

  • Kennedy Assassination 40th Anniversary
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    Kennedy Assassination 40th Anniversary

    For the 40th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy American Perspectives featured some of the people who were in Dallas on the day of the assassination in 1963. Oral histories were obtained…

  • An Evening with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
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    An Evening with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

    The former Nobel Peace Prize winners talked about the prospects for peace in war-torn areas of the world, including Afghanistan. Former House Speaker Wright served as moderator. They…

  • President Reagan and Congress
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    President Reagan and Congress

    As part of the symposium on President Reagan, scholars and former members of Congress described President Reagan’s relations with Congress. Topics included the president’s many vetoes of…

  • Campaign 1996
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    Campaign 1996

    Persons with new political books participated in a panel discussion entitled, “Campaign '96: The Candidates, the Conflicts, the Constitution.” They discussed the personalities and issues of the…

  • emBalance of Powerem
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    Balance of Power

    Former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Wright talked about his book, Balance of Power, which covers his forty years in Congress during the terms of nine presidents. He took…

  • Washington Wednesday Journal
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    Washington Wednesday 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…

  • Former Speaker Wright Archives
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    Former Speaker Wright Archives

    Former House Speaker Wright spoke about his archives located at Texas Christian University and his career in Congress. He also praised his hometown of Fort Worth, TX and discussed the…

  • Texas Delegation Party
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    Texas Delegation Party

    Governor Richards, Mr. Wright, and members of the Texas Democratic delegation talked among themselves, ate, danced, and drank at Lincoln Center to celebrate the beginning of the Democratic…

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