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  • Senator Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview
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    Senator Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview

    Daniel Inouye was the first Japanese American to serve in both the U.S. House and Senate. He served until his death on December 17, 2012. In this 2008 oral history, Mr. Inouye talked about…

    1,420 views
  • African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century
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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…

    701 views
  • African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century
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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.

    871 views
  • Jim Wright Special Collections
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    Jim Wright Special Collections

    Jim Wright represented Texas' 12th District for thirty-four years, rising to the speakership in 1987 and eventually resigning because of an ethics investigation. Mary Saffell, senior archivist at Texas Christian…

    151 views
  • emPuckem Magazine Cartoons on Congress
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    Puck Magazine Cartoons on Congress

    Michael Alexander Kahn, co-author of What Fools These Mortals Be! The Story of Puck, discussed a selection of political cartoons about the U.S. Congress. Published from 1876 to 1918, Puck was…

    206 views
  • Senator Grassley on Congressional Oversight
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    Senator Grassley on Congressional Oversight

    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) spoke about the role of congressional oversight. The Judiciary Committee chair talked about what he thought was an increasing shift in the balance of governing…

    198 views
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    Lone Star Leaders

    In Lone Star Leaders: Power and Personality in the Texas Congressional Delegation, author James Riddlesperger examined the representatives that fueled Texas' political influence during the past 125 years.…

    89 views
  • Beth Plemmons Testifies on US Capitol Visitor Center Operations
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    U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Operations

    Beth Plemmons, CEO of visitor services at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, testified at a House Administration Committee hearing on operations of the Center as it neared its tenth anniversary.…

    289 views
  • The Weekly with Cokie Roberts
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    The Weekly with Cokie Roberts

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    ABC and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts talked about the relationships between Congress and The White House. This program is available as a C-SPAN Podcast.

    161 views
  • Kentucky Lawmakers and US Senate Leadership
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    Kentucky Lawmakers and U.S. Senate Leadership

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the history of Kentucky lawmakers and how U.S. Senate leadership has changed. His speech focused on Senators Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn and Alben…

    91 views
  • Legacy of Jeannette Rankin
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    Legacy of Jeannette Rankin

    Jane Armstrong Hudiburg talked about the life and legacy of suffragist, pacifist and politician Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

    251 views
  • J William Fulbright Collection
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    J. William Fulbright Collection

    The University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collection’s Joshua Youngblood showed various images, documents, and personal items from J. William Fulbright’s career as a U.S. Senator, internationalist, and…

    149 views
  • First Federal Congress
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    First Federal Congress

    Journalist Cokie Roberts moderated a discussion on the First Federal Congress at the American Historical Association annual meeting. The panel talked about the nation’s founders, including…

    207 views
  • Senator Richard Pettigrew
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    Senator Richard Pettigrew

    Bill Hoskins gave a tour of former Senator Richard Pettigrew’s home. Richard F. Pettigrew was South Dakota’s first U.S. Senator and played a vital role in the development of Sioux Falls. C-SPAN’s Local…

    135 views
  • emJohn William McCormackem
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    John William McCormack

    Garrison Nelson talked about his book John William McCormack: A Political Biography, in which he recalls the life of John William McCormack, who served in the House of Representatives for…

    348 views
  • Partisan Politics and the Legacy of Newt Gingrich
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    Partisan Politics and the Legacy of Newt Gingrich

    Speakers talked about the historical and political legacy of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA). Speakers focused on two papers by political scientists looking at what one participant called…

    417 views
  • Trey Radel Discusses His Memoir emDemocrazyem
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    Democrazy

    Former Representative Trey Radel (R-FL) talked about his memoir, Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food. Mr. Radel resigned from Congress in 2014 after…

    681 views
  • QA with Cate Lineberry
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    Q&A with Cate Lineberry

    Cate Lineberry talked about her book, Be Free or Die, about the life of Robert Smalls, a slave who escaped bondage during the Civil War and went on to become a member of the U.S. Congress.…

    1,719 views
  • History of Committees in the US House
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    History of Committees in the U.S. House

    Speakers talked about the history of committees in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1789 until the beginning of the Civil War. This program focuses on three papers by political scientists. The…

    162 views
  • Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion
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    Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion

    Three political scientists and two former members of Congress talked about their perspectives on congressional dysfunction and the possibilities for reform on Capitol Hill. This roundtable…

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