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  • Lincoln Library Dedication
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    Lincoln Library Dedication

    Participants talked about the legacy of President Lincoln and dedicated a new presidential library in Springfield, Illinois. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is part of a larger…

    212 views
  • Death Penalty
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    Death Penalty

    Former Governor Ryan spoke about reforming the imposition of the death penalty and his decisions in 2000 to impose a moratorium on the death penalty in Illinois. He also talked about his…

    99 views
  • Commutations of Death Sentences
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    Commutations of Death Sentences

    Governor Ryan announced that he had commuted the death sentence to life in prison for 167 inmates on death row. His decision was made after he had placed a moratorium on executions after…

    111 views
  • Capital Punishment
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    Capital Punishment

    Witnesses testified about the implementation of capital punishment and a recent report by an Illinois commission on the state’s moratorium on executions. Among the issues they addressed…

    429 views
  • Illinois Governors Announcement
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    Illinois Governor's Announcement

    Governor Ryan spoke to constituents about his decision not to seek another term as governor. In his remarks he praised the people of his home town and state who had supported him, reviewed…

    37 views
  • Lincoln Presidential Library Groundbreaking
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    Lincoln Presidential Library Groundbreaking

    On the anniversary of President Lincoln’s birth, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The groundbreaking itself was shown briefly, followed by a…

    92 views
  • Illinois State of the State Address
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    Illinois State of the State Address

    In his State of the State address, Governor Ryan talked about the accomplishments of his administration and his plans for 2001. It is not known yet whether Governor Ryan will seek another…

    46 views
  • Oil Industry Competition
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    Oil Industry Competition

    Committee members heard testimony on gasoline prices in the Midwest and possible solutions to the crisis. Witnesses included governors from Midwestern states, as well as Energy Department…

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  • Illinois State of the State Address
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    Illinois State of the State Address

    Governor Ryan delivered an annual state of the state address. He reviewed several programs enacted over the last year and unveiled several new measures.

    46 views
  • Illinois Issues
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    Illinois Issues

    Governor Ryan talked about issues facing his State and responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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  • Opening News Conference
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    Opening News Conference

    Governors Carper and Leavitt talked to reporters about the agenda for the governors' winter meeting. Among the issues to be discussed were reducing the welfare roles, education, and…

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  • Illinois State of the State Address
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    Illinois State of the State Address

    Governor Ryan discussed the importance of America’s racial diversity and urged everyone to remember their immigrant ancestors. He also focused on the need to teach children technological skills…

    46 views
  • State Society Reception
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    State Society Reception

    An Illinois delegation met to honor Representative Dennis Hastert on the eve of his election as Speaker of the House.

    88 views
  • Illinois Gubernatorial Debate
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    Illinois Gubernatorial Debate

    Candidates debated various issues of national and regional concern.

    71 views
  • Illinois Gubernatorial Debate
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    Illinois Gubernatorial Debate

    The candidates answered questions from moderators about education, crime, and taxes.

    85 views
  • Repub Platform Cmte Meeting
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    Repub. Platform Cmte. Meeting

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  • Economic Policy
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    Economic Policy

    Lieutenant Governor George Ryan discussed the federal deficit and what the Reagan administration is doing to cut the deficit.

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  • Platform Subcommittee Hearing
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    Platform Subcommittee Hearing

    Members of the Republican National Committee debated proposals for the party’s 1984 national platform. Note: This program is missing audio.

    70 views
  • Democratic and Republican Partys Obstacles
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    Democratic and Republican Party's Obstacles

    Lietuenant Governor Ryan discussed problems with President Reagan’s administration and problems the Democratic party is facing.

    31 views