The Politics of Presidential Appointment

Mr. Hackney discussed his experience after being nominated by President Clinton to head the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Hackney reads,… read more

Mr. Hackney discussed his experience after being nominated by President Clinton to head the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Hackney reads, and comments on, various sections of his book The Politics of Presidential Appointment: A Memoir of the Culture War , published by New South Books, including one that describes what he went through during the Senate appointment hearings. He also talks about the Wall Street Journal editorials that criticized his support of speech codes at the University of Pennsylvania following an incident on campus where an African-American student was called a “water buffalo.” Following Professor Hackney’s remarks he responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Program ID:
173973-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 23, 2002 | 4:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Nov 27, 2006 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 23, 2002 | 4:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 11, 2003 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 12, 2003 | 2:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 14, 2005 | 5:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 17, 2005 | 5:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 18, 2005 | 5:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 27, 2006 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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