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    Book Discussion with Paul Johnson

    Book TV’s Peter Slen interviewed Paul Johnson in London on Winston Churchill and contemporary politics. Paul Johnson is the author of more than 40 books, including biographies of Queen…

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    Basra Air Base

    Freelance journalist David Axe was embedded with British Forces near Basra in the Southern region of Iraq during December 2007. He talked with members of the Royal Air Force and British Army…

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    British Hand-Over of Basra

    Freelance journalist David Axe was embedded with British Forces near Basra in the Southern region of Iraq. He observed members of the Scots Guards as they trained the Iraqi Army at the Shaiba…

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    Tour of the Queen's Mews

    C-SPAN staff toured the Queen’s Mews where coaches, carriages, horses and automobiles are stored for the use of Queen Elizabeth II and her royal family.

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    British House of Lords

    Lord Richard talked about the role of the House of Lords in British government. He focused on the creation of the body and how many members it contained. He spoke about how some members…

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    Reflections of the Retiring British Speaker

    Bernard Weatherill discussed his career in the British Parliament. Mr. Weatherill talked about the powers of the Office of the Speaker and his own greatest challenges throughout his nine…

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    British Politics

    Edward Heath talked about British politics and parliamentary procedures. He also talked about his years as Prime Minister and his experiences in the House of Commons as the longest,…

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    2005 British Election

    In East London, anti-war candidate MP George Galloway was shown campaigning in the British general election on May 5, 2005 against incumbent Labour MP Oona King, who supported the war. They are running…

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    2005 British Election

    As a member of Parliament, Prime Minister Blair represents the constituency of Sedgefield, a rural area in northeast England. They are the voters who will actually see Tony Blair’s name on…

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    U.S.-Great Britain Relations

    Ambassador Lader talked about his role as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, U.S.-Great Britain relations, and his prior career.

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    British Politics

    Ms. Mahon talked about her experience as a women in the British House of Commons and the role of women in British politics. Mr. Sear talked about the history and significance of procedures…

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    British House of Commons

    Mr. Bell talked about the role he plays in Parliament as the only independent Member of Parliament. He was followed by Ms. Kirkbride who talked about how Members of Parliament represent…

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    Madame Tussaud's Museum

    Juliet Simpkins, Press and Publicity Director of Madame Tussaud’s Museum in London, gave C-SPAN a tour of the politicians, statesmen, world leaders, and royalty captured in wax at the…

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    British Education System

    Sir Malcolm Thornton, chairman of the British House of Commons' Select Committee on Education, described Great Britain’s education system. Although the overall education system is very…

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    Minority House of Commons Members

    Dianne Abbott and Nirj Deva talked about their political careers, particularly their experiences as minority members of the British House of Commons. There are six minority members of the…

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    Look Inside London Financial Times

    Following an editorial meeting concerning the current issue of the Financial Times, editor Richard Lambert spoke about the daily operation of the Times and its importance in Great Britain.

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    Great Britain Judicial System

    Mr. Rozenberg, a legal correspondent for the BBC. spoke on the British judicial system. He contrasted the British judicial system with the American judicial system, and discussed the…

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    British Labour Party

    Roy Hattersley, Deputy Leader of the British Labour Party, participated in a conversation about the role of the Labour Party in British Politics.

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    British Liberal Democratic Party Perspective

    Paddy Ashdown, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, spoke about its history and its role in British politics. He listed his party’s priorities as free enterprise, education and the environment. Mr.…

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    Prime Minister John Major's Visit

    Mr. Walker talked about the upcoming visit by British Prime Minister John Major to President Bush. He also talked about the British reaction to events in the Soviet Union.

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