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  • Ray Smock on the Role of the House Speaker
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    Ray Smock on the Role of the House Speaker

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the role of speaker of the House of Representatives and how the role evolved through history.

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  • Ray Smock on House Speakers Lobby
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    Ray Smock on House Speaker's Lobby

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the the House Speaker’s Lobby.

    201 views
  • QA with Don Ritchie and Ray Smock Part 2
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    Q&A with Don Ritchie and Ray Smock, Part 2

    Senate Historian Emeritus Donald Ritchie and former House Historian Raymond Smock talked about the history of the House and Senate, including the leaders, characters, legislation, and…

    433 views
  • QA with Don Ritchie and Ray Smock
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    Q&A with Don Ritchie and Ray Smock, Part 1

    Senate Historian Emeritus Donald Ritchie and former House Historian Raymond Smock talked about the history of the House and Senate, including the leaders, characters, legislation, and…

    710 views
  • State of the Union Address Preview
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    State of the Union Address Preview

    Prior to the president’s annual State of the Union Address, reporter Scott Wong previewed the address and former House Historian Ray Smock talked about the history of the annual event and…

    1,442 views
  • Ray Smock on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the opening day speeches of former House speakers. He introduced the January 4, 2007, House session in which Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)…

    58 views
  • Ray Smock on House Speaker Dennis Hastert
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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Dennis Hastert

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the opening day speeches of former House speakers. He introduced a program about the first day in office of House Speaker Dennis Hastert…

    33 views
  • Ray Smock on House Speaker Newt Gingrich
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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Newt Gingrich

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the opening day speeches of former House speakers. He introduced the January 4, 1995, House session in which Representative Newt Gingrich…

    50 views
  • Interview with Former House Historian Ray Smock
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    Ray Smock on House Speaker Tip O'Neill

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the role of speaker of the House of Representatives and how the role evolved through history. Video was shown in the background as he talked about…

    82 views
  • Truman and Domestic Policy
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    Truman and Domestic Policy

    The panel talked about the domestic politics of President Truman. They focused on President Truman’s expansion of social programs and the relationship between the presidency and Congress in legislating President…

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  • Changes to Congress
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    Changes to Congress

    Panelists discussed “What Would the Founders Think of Congress Today?” at the Institute on Congress and American History’s week-long symposium for high school teachers on the teaching of history…

    48 views
  • The Capitol  US House of Representatives
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    The Capitol: U.S. House of Representatives

    The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were featured through taped segments on the various public and private spaces in the building, tours, and personal…

    787 views
  • Preview Electoral College Ballot Count
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    Preview: Electoral College Ballot Count

    Guests discussed the history and procedures for counting and certifying electoral votes. Live shots were shown of Senate members proceeding to the hall of the House of Representatives and…

    126 views
  • Congress in the 19th Century
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    Congress in the 19th Century

    Mr. Smock discussed the U.S. Congress and its characteristics during the time of Tocqueville’s visit to Washington, DC in January 1832.

    426 views
  • Washington Wednesday Journal
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    Washington Wednesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes,…

    25 views
  • House Leadership Over Two Centuries
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    House Leadership Over Two Centuries

    Panelists spoke about the House leaders over the past 200 years, their personalities and their leadership styles. After several political figures, there were two panels, one on the 19th…

    60 views
  • The United States Congress
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    The United States Congress

    Ms. Nickels, Mr. Smock and Mr. Baker discussed the structure and powers of the U.S. Congress during a vignette on the legislative branch of the U.S. government. The vignette included brief…

    1,398 views
  • Retrospective on 1969 Nixon Inauguration
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    Retrospective on 1969 Nixon Inauguration

    The guests discussed the Nixon inaugural address.

    25 views
  • Retrospective on 1965 Johnson Inauguration
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    Retrospective on 1965 Johnson Inauguration

    The guests discussed the Johnson inauguration.

    25 views
  • Retrospective on 1961 Kennedy Inauguration
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    Retrospective on 1961 Kennedy Inauguration

    The guests discussed the Kennedy inauguration.

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