Life and Career of Robert Strauss

Mr. Robert Strauss, recently appointed U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, despite his allegiance to the Democratic Party, which he served as national party chairman… read more

Mr. Robert Strauss, recently appointed U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, despite his allegiance to the Democratic Party, which he served as national party chairman during the 1970s. He explained his connections with national and world leaders and his belief in the importance of communications and negotiations with people. He defined what it meant to have power in modern politics and how power had changed over the decades. According to Mr. Strauss, to become a “bad guy” in politics, ethics are compromised and allegiances are broken. A Texas politician, Mr. Strauss described the aura of John Connally and Lyndon B. Johnson and the importance of Texas politics. He described himself as a “Yellow dog” Democrat implying that he always voted Democratic based on his belief in the two-party system. Many of Mr. Strauss’s comments were directed at the past two presidential administrations and his honesty and straightforwardness in his handling of business with Presidents Reagan and Bush. close

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Life and Career of Robert Strauss

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Program ID:
19168-1
Category:
American Profile
Format:
American Profile Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 15, 1991 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 20, 1991 | 8:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Jul 15, 1991 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 16, 1991 | 12:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 16, 1991 | 6:29am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 20, 1991 | 7:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 21, 1991 | 12:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 20, 1991 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 20, 1991 | 8:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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