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  • Robert F Kennedys Political Legacy
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    Robert F. Kennedy's Political Legacy

    Authors Jules Witcover and John Bohrer spoke with U.S. Senate Historian Emeritus Donald Ritchie about Robert F. Kennedy’s political legacy 50 years after his assassination during the 1968…

  • The Sidebar With Ray Smock
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    The Sidebar With Ray Smock

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    Ray Smock discussed the history of congressional investigations. Ray Smock is the director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University and a former Historian…

  • Recorded History of the US Congress
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    Recorded History of the U.S. Congress

    Panelists talked about the state of congressional history. Topics included current projects attempting to retrieve old records from individual members of Congress, as well as the differences between…

  • 2013 Constitution Day Lecture
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    2013 Constitution Day Lecture

    Raymond Smock talked about how lawmakers have dealt with the complexities of the U.S. Constitution throughout the document’s history. He suggested that lawmakers have struggled with…

  • Constitution Day Lecture by Richard Dreyfuss
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    Constitution Day Lecture by Richard Dreyfuss

    Actor Richard Dreyfuss talked about the debates and the importance of compromise in the crafting of the U.S. Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. He emphasized the importance of the…

  • Importance of the US Constitution
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    Importance of the U.S. Constitution

    The Shepherd University Foundation hosted the first annual Tom E. Moses Memorial lecture series. Senator Byrd, whose leadership added the appropriation act designating September 17th as…

  • Public Access to Personal Congressional Papers
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    Public Access to Personal Congressional Papers

    Ray Smock, Former historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, led a discussion with former members of congress about making their personal congressional papers publicly available. Two…

  • Capitol Security
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    Capitol Security

    Raymond Smock gave a historical perspective on violence against members of Congress and existing security measures in the Capitol. On January 8, 2011, Representative Gabrielle Giffords…

  • National Constitution Center
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    National Constitution Center

    Washington Journal was telecast from Signers' Hall in the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA. Signers' Hall features life-size bronze statues of 42 men: the 39 delegates who signed…

  • QA with Raymond Smock
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    Q&A with Raymond Smock

    Ray Smock talked about Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), who on November 18, 2009, would become the member with the longest continuous service in Congress in the history of the country. Mr. Smock…

  • Smock and Perlstein What Are You Reading
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    Smock and Perlstein, What Are You Reading?

    Raymond Smock and Rick Perlstein were each asked what books they were reading. Ray Smock is the author of the forthcoming book Booker T. Washington: Black Leadership in the Age of Jim Crow…

  • Congress  Representative Government
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    Congress: Representative Government

    Dr. Livingston, Mr. Gillette, and Mr. Flanagan spoke about the history of the Institute and the forthcoming publication of the The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress. The Institute…