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    On War and Politics

    Major General Arnold Punaro (Retired) talked about his book, On War and Politics: The Battlefield Inside Washington’s Beltway, about his life in the military and in Congress. Major General…

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    The Art of Tough

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) talked about her book The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, in which she recalls her life in politics. She spoke at the 2017 Rancho Mirage…

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    U.S. Marine Corps and Congress

    Marine Corp University professor Nathan Packard talked about the relationship between the U.S. Marine Corps and Congress. This interview was recorded at American Historical Association’s…

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    African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott used a selection of artifacts from their collections to tell the story of black members of congress between the 1920s and the 1970s. This program draws…

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    U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project

    Stephen Ayers, the architect of the U.S. Capitol, held a news conference to announce the completion of the restoration of the Capitol Dome. He discussed some of the work of the three-year…

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    Hart Senate Office Building

    Don Ritchie talked about the history of the Hart Senate Office Building. He spoke about the building’s construction, its place in congressional history, and about the building’s namesake,…

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    U.S. Capitol Rotunda Opening

    Stephen Ayers welcomed the first tour groups to the Capitol Rotunda following a year of repairs and a six-week closure to remove scaffolding. The work was part of the $60 million Capitol…

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    Black Faces, Black Interests

    Carol Swain talked about her book, Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress. She was interviewed at Vanderbilt University. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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    George Washington and the First Congress

    Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government. Mr. Bordewich read passages from…

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    Congress Hall

    Matthew Ifill talked about Congress Hall, located next to Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. The U.S. Congress met in the building from 1790 to 1800 and Presidents George Washington and John…

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    Congressional Careers Remembered

    Former Representatives Nancy Johnson (R-CT) and Peter Torkildsen (R-MA) talked about their time in Washington, D.C., and how things have changed in the U.S. House of Representatives since…

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    U.S. Capitol Page History and Research

    Congressional historians Matthew Wasniewski, Farar Elliott, and Katherine Scott spoke about the U.S. Capitol Page program. Using a variety of images, they discussed their research on the program, recent…

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    African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and House curator Farar Elliott discussed the history of African Americans who served in Congress during the late 19th century.

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    Senator McConnell on the Republican Leader's Suite

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave a tour of some of the oldest rooms in the U.S. Capitol. He spoke about historic events that occurred in what is now the Senate Republican Leader’s Suite,…

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    The Compromise of 1850

    Fergus Bordewich talked about the Compromise of 1850 and the two generations of senators who dominated the great debate. Mr. Bordewich focused on Henry Clay, Stephen Douglas, and the impact…

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    Reed O. Smoot Papers

    Ryan Lee talked about Senator Reed O. Smoot (R-UT) and showed items from Senator Smoot’s papers, housed in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. Reed Smoot was elected to the Senate in…

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    Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink

    Professor Judy Wu talked about the life and career of Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink (D-HI). She was interviewed at the 2016 meeting of the Organization of American Historians in…

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    Former U.S. Capitol Pages

    Former House and Senate Pages, who served between 1967 and 2001, talked about their experiences. Cokie Roberts moderated the discussion. “Pages Through the Decades” was a panel discussion at…

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    Dirksen Senate Office Building

    Don Ritchie talked about the history of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. He spoke about the building’s construction, its place in congressional history, and about the building’s…

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    30 Years of Gavel-to-Gavel Senate Coverage

    To mark the 30th anniversary of C-SPAN2's live gavel-to-gavel Senate coverage since June 2, 1986, key moments from the past 30 years were shown, as well as an interview with Majority Leader…

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