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    The Capitol

    The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were presented in a special 107-minute version of The Capitol. The documentary featured the impact…

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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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    Senate Reception Room and LBJ Room

    Located just off the Senate floor, the Senate Reception is one of the most ornately decorated spaces in the Capitol. It is today as it was when it first opened up in 1853--a place where senators can meet with constituents or…

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    Old Supreme Court Chamber

    Located on the ground floor of the U.S. Capitol, this room served as the home of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1810-1860. Designed by renowned architects Benjamin Henry Latrobe and later…

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    The President's Room

    This ornate room is located just off the Senate floor. It is where President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Voting Rights Act and where President Ronald Reagan established a tradition in…

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    Vice President's Ceremonial Office

    Just off the Senate floor, this decorative office provides the vice president a place to conduct business while at the Capitol. It is where Vice President Henry Wilson died in 1875 and six years…

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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

    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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    The Capitol Documentary on Senate Chamber

    In 2006, C-SPAN aired a documentary titled “The Capitol” which gave viewers an in-depth look at the building and its history. Part of the documentary included a tour of the Senate Chamber…

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    Capitol Documentary on House Chamber Symbols

    In 2006, C-SPAN aired a documentary titled “The Capitol” which gave viewers an in-depth look at the building and its history. Part of the documentary included a tour of the House Chamber…

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    Capitol Documentary on Senate Desks

    In 2006, C-SPAN aired a documentary titled “The Capitol” which gave viewers an in-depth look at the building and its history. Part of the documentary included a tour of the Senate Chamber…

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    The Capitol Documentary on House Chamber

    In 2006, C-SPAN aired a documentary titled “The Capitol” which gave viewers an in-depth look at the building and its history. Part of the documentary included a tour of the House Chamber…

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    The Capitol: U.S. Senate

    The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were featured through taped segments on the various public and private spaces in the building, tours, and personal…

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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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    The Capitol: U.S. House of Representatives

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

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    The Capitol: An American Icon

    This program is one of three parts of the Capitol History Video Collection which can be obtained at c-span.org/store. The first program on the U.S. Capitol focused on the history of the building,…

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    The Capitol: U.S. House of Representatives

    The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were featured through taped segments on the various public and private spaces in the building, tours, and personal…

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    The Capitol: An American Icon

    The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were featured through taped segments on the various public and private spaces in the building,…

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