Life and Career of William Armstrong

Retiring Senator William Armstrong spoke of his work as a Senator and Representative, and of the workings of the American political system. Senator Armstrong has served the… read more

Retiring Senator William Armstrong spoke of his work as a Senator and Representative, and of the workings of the American political system. Senator Armstrong has served the U.S. Senate for twelve years and the U.S. House for four years, following several years of service in the Colorado Congress. Senator Armstrong is described in Politics in America as being an “intelligent, personable, and utterly confident” man. The book also talked about his federal government political career as being hampered because “he is engaged in an enterprise of which, in a profound philosophical sense, he disapproves.” The Senator counted the televising of the Senate as one of the highlights of his tenure. Describing the effect of televising the sessions he said, “What it has changed is the impact that the Senate has over the life of the nation. It tends, I think, when people see us in action, to dispel the mystique that somehow Senators are different than other kinds of people...” On his retirement, Se close

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Life and Career of William Armstrong

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Program ID:
14519-1
Category:
American Profile
Format:
American Profile Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 08, 1990 | 7:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Oct 09, 1990 | 1:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Oct 08, 1990 | 7:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 08, 1990 | 11:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 08, 1990 | 9:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 09, 1990 | 1:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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