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    Walter Mondale Oral History Interview

    Former Vice President Walter Mondale talked about his career and how the Senate has changed over the years. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS) and the…

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    Elizabeth Holtzman Oral History Interview

    Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) talked about the impeachment of President Nixon from her perspective as a freshman in Congress and described the impeachment hearing process. In 1973 she became…

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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…

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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how that event affected native Hawaiians and led to the Senator’s service in the…

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    Representative Ralph Hall Oral History Interview

    Representative Ralph Hall (D-TX) talked about his enlistment in the Navy during World War II and his experiences as a pilot on aircraft carriers. Representative Hall was a lieutenant in the…

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    Senator Thomas Carper Oral History Interview

    Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) talked about his experiences in the Vietnam War. Senator Carper was a naval flight officer during the war, and served in the National Reserve after the war as a…

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    Senator John McCain Oral History Interview

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about his experiences as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. Senator McCain was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967, and was held as a prisoner of war (POW) for…

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    Howard Baker, Jr. Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS). This never-before-aired interview with historian Richard…

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    Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, he sat down for a series of extended oral history interviews with the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Specter reflects on events that take him…

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    George McGovern Oral History Interview

    Former Senator George McGovern talked about his career, the life of the Senate, and his relationship with former colleague Senator Robert Dole, including their work on the McGovern-Dole…

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    Bob Dole Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Dole talked about his life and career. Topics included the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, his meeting with Saddam Hussein, the advice he gave President…

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    George Mitchell Oral History Interview

    Former Maine Senator George Mitchell, who was the majority leader from 1989-1995, talked about his career. He also talked about his political and personal relationship with his colleague,…

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    Noel Koch Oral History Interview

    Noel Koch talked about his work as a speechwriter for former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS). Mr. Koch recalled his political experiences in the Nixon White House and the 1976 Ford-Dole presidential…

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    Tom Daschle Oral History Interview

    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle talked about his life and career, including serving in both the House and the Senate. He also talked about his relationship with former Senator…

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    James Baker Oral History Interview

    Former Secretary of State and of the Treasury James Baker talked about his career. He also talked about former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS). Topics included the 1976, 1980, and 1988 presidential races,…

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    Dole Institute of Politics Oral History Project

    Richard Norton Smith talked about the origins and purpose of the oral history project at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. He is a former director of the institute.

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    Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 4

    In his 30 years representing Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, Arlen Specter participated in the confirmation hearings of 14 U.S. Supreme Court nominees. Soon after leaving the Senate in…

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    Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 5

    Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, he sat down for a series of extended oral history interviews with the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Specter reflected on…

    260 views
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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, the first U.S. Senator with Native Hawaiian ancestry, was an eyewitness to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and served during World War II with the U.S. Army…

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    Representative Mike Honda Oral History Interview

    American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian American members of Congress. This week we hear from Representative Mike Honda of…

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