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  • Political Climate During President James Buchanan Administration
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    Political Climate During President James Buchanan Administration

    Edna Medford talked about the political climate of America during President Buchanan’s term, which ended immediately before the start of the Civil War but included the secession of South…

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  • Battle of the Bulge and VE Day
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    Battle of the Bulge and V-E Day

    Mr. Heller and Mr. Vonnegut, both of whom actively participated in World War II, reminisced about their experiences during the war. Mr. Heller was a bombardier during the war and Mr. Vonnegut was an…

    1,612 views
  • William F Buckley Jr Interview
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    William F. Buckley, Jr. Interview

    In an excerpt from the American Writers program, “Writings of Kirk and Buckley,” William F. Buckley, Jr. was interviewed at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He talked about the history of…

    3,472 views
  • Discussion on Watergate with House Judiciary Committee Members
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    Nixon Resignation Special: Watergate Impact

    The panel includes legislators who were members of the House Judiciary Committee that, in 1974, passed three articles of impeachment against President Nixon charging him with obstruction of…

    236 views
  • Life and Career of Dick Cheney
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    Life and Career of Dick Cheney

    Secretary Cheney spoke about his tenure as the single representative for the state of Wyoming. He also spoke about the decision-making process in which he presently finds himself concerning…

    797 views
  • Homosexuals in the Military
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    Homosexuals in the Military

    President Clinton announced his position on the issue of homosexuals in the military. He made a distinction between conduct and status, and said that while he feels homosexuals should be…

    535 views
  • Oral Argument Audio Tapes emRoe v Wadeem
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    Oral Argument Audio Tapes: Roe v. Wade

    Sarah Weddington, the attorney who argued and won the case of Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court, discussed the publication of audio tapes of the arguments. She indicated that she was…

    827 views
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor
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    Remembering Pearl Harbor

    On the anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the guests remembered the events of fifty years ago. The guests discussed what the situation was like in the United States before the…

    542 views
  • emApollo The Race to the Moonem
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    Apollo: The Race to the Moon

    In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, authors Charles Murray and Catherine Bly Cox discussed their recent book, Apollo, The Race to the Moon. Rather…

    4,241 views
  • Supreme Court Pictorial Book
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    Supreme Court Pictorial Book

    Fred and Suzy Maroon discussed their newly published pictorial book, The Supreme Court of the United States published by Thomasson-Grant & Lickle. It is a companion to their book on the…

    72 views
  • emRaines v Byrdem Oral Arguments
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    Raines v. Byrd Oral Arguments

    Mr. Murray discussed the case before and after the oral tapes were played. Audio tapes of the oral arguments for Raines v. Byrd were played with corresponding courtroom drawings. The case was the first Supreme Court…

    182 views
  • Justice Souter Fifth Anniversary Observance
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    Justice Souter Fifth Anniversary Observance

    C-SPAN highlighted the fifth anniversary of Justice David Souter’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Shown were portions of his confirmation hearing with comments from friend Warren…

    104 views
  • Justice Profile  William Rehnquist
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    Justice Profile: William Rehnquist

    Guests discussed the tenure of Chief Justice Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court, his outside interests and other biographical information. Video clips of interviews and speeches were also…

    340 views
  • Chief Justice Burger Retrospective
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    Chief Justice Burger Retrospective

    Warren Burger served as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1969 to 1986, during the terms of four presidents. He died in June 1995. In an overview of his life and career, a clip…

    977 views
  • Television and the Judicial System
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    Television and the Judicial System

    Panelists spoke to students about the impact of television cameras in the courtroom. They also talked about potential coverage of future Supreme Court proceedings. Following their remarks…

    72 views
  • Writings of Kirk and Buckley
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    Writings of Kirk and Buckley

    Set in Dutch Barn Library at Russell Kirk Center, the guests talked about the history of the modern conservative political movement in the U.S. through the life and writings of Russell Kirk and William…

    1,193 views
  • America and the Courts
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    America and the Courts

    America and the Courts has two parts. Assistant Attorney General Dinh talks about the federal judicial selection process and the role of the Department of Justice in filling judicial vacancies. One of…

    49 views
  • Supreme Court Justices Postage Stamps
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    Supreme Court Justices Postage Stamps

    Mr. Ziehl talked about Supreme Court Justices that have appeared on U.S. postage stamps.

    115 views
  • Cameras in Federal Courtrooms
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    Cameras in Federal Courtrooms

    Participants debated whether cameras should be allowed in federal courtrooms, including the trial of suspected September 11 conspirator Zacharias Moussabi. They responded to audience…

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  • Writings of Theodore Dreiser
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    Writings of Theodore Dreiser

    Guests examined the history of the Progressive Era, the publishing industry, and social reform through the writings of Theodore Dreiser. He wrote several works including Sister Carrie and a…

    1,735 views
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