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  • The Sidebar With Ray Smock
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    The Sidebar With Ray Smock

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    Ray Smock discussed the history of congressional investigations. Ray Smock is the director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University and a former Historian…

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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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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)…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Recorded History of the US Congress
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    Recorded History of the U.S. Congress

    Panelists talked about the state of congressional history. Topics included current projects attempting to retrieve old records from individual members of Congress, as well as the differences between…

    165 views
  • 2013 Constitution Day Lecture
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    2013 Constitution Day Lecture

    Raymond Smock talked about how lawmakers have dealt with the complexities of the U.S. Constitution throughout the document’s history. He suggested that lawmakers have struggled with…

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  • Constitution Day Lecture by Richard Dreyfuss
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    Constitution Day Lecture by Richard Dreyfuss

    Actor Richard Dreyfuss talked about the debates and the importance of compromise in the crafting of the U.S. Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. He emphasized the importance of the…

    1,738 views
  • Importance of the US Constitution
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    Importance of the U.S. Constitution

    The Shepherd University Foundation hosted the first annual Tom E. Moses Memorial lecture series. Senator Byrd, whose leadership added the appropriation act designating September 17th as…

    1,687 views
  • Public Access to Personal Congressional Papers
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    Public Access to Personal Congressional Papers

    Ray Smock, Former historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, led a discussion with former members of congress about making their personal congressional papers publicly available. Two…

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  • Capitol Security
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    Capitol Security

    Raymond Smock gave a historical perspective on violence against members of Congress and existing security measures in the Capitol.

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  • National Constitution Center
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    National Constitution Center

    Washington Journal was telecast from Signers' Hall in the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA. Signers' Hall features life-size bronze statues of 42 men: the 39 delegates who signed…

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  • QA with Raymond Smock
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    Q&A with Raymond Smock

    Ray Smock talked about Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), who on November 18, 2009, would become the member with the longest continuous service in Congress in the history of the country. Mr. Smock…

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  • Smock and Perlstein What Are You Reading
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    Smock and Perlstein, What Are You Reading?

    Raymond Smock and Rick Perlstein were each asked what books they were reading. Ray Smock is the author of the forthcoming book Booker T. Washington: Black Leadership in the Age of Jim Crow…

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  • 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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