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Senator Daniel Moynihan of New York reminisced about his ten years in the U.S. Senate, and described his early life and his career in politics. This interview was part of the American Profile series in which statesman are interviewed and offer a biographical picture of their lives.
Footage was shown of the fiscal year 2011 federal budget proposal being delivered to the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
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Senator Robert Byrd commemorated 200 years of Senate history in his recent book, The Senate: 1789-1989. The book consists of speeches Senator Byrd delivered on the floor of the Senate about its history. Senator Byrd includes stories about senators such as Daniel Webster and Henry Clay as well as h...
Mr. Young discussed the impact that wartime entertainers had on the spirit of the soldiers.
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Lady Bird Johnson conducted a tour of some of the public areas of the White House and spoke about their significance. The video was shot by the Naval Photographic Unit of the White House in 1968. This program was part of "White House Week" programming and is available on a White House Video Collec...
Mr. Mahoney talked about global warming, including the Kyoto Accord, and the science and politics behind the debate on global warming. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.
The conferees met to resolve differences between Senate and
The committee heard testimony on the current economic outlook for the agriculture industry, and the effect of current government agriculture policies on the economies of rural America. Witnesses included the new Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy and representatives of farmers' organizations.
A portion of the original telecast of House proceedings was shown as part of C-SPAN's 25 anniversary programming.
Vice President Nixon and Premier Krushchev waged an impromptu debate on the benefits of communism vs. capitalism, which became known as the "kitchen debate." They were standing before a new color television camera at an international trade exibition in Moscow.
Howard Friel was interviewed about the book he co-wrote, The Record of the Paper: How the "New York Times" Misreports U.S. Foreign Policy, published by Verso. He was interviewed by Mr. Adelman, who was assistant secretary of defense, 1975-1977. Among the topics they addressed were U.S. policy in t...
The contra leader testifies that Oliver North gave military advice to the contras. Colero also gives a financial accounting of contra operations, which included giving traveler's checks to North for an operation to rescue hostages in Lebanon.
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A Universal Newsreel showed portions of President Kennedy delivering his first state of the union address.
Participants talked to reporters about new video game technologies which allow games to provide more realistic images, violence depicted in video games, and about the need to understand and enforce the video game ratings system. They also talked about how violent video games were being marketed to...
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The NRA held is 120th annual meeting. Members heard speeches from leaders of the organization.
Mr. Levin was interviewed in the band room at the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Academy Charter School in the Bronx, New York, where he is the superintendent and also one of the mathematics teachers. He described in detail the theories he and his KIPP co-founder developed for the free, college...
On April 22nd, 1971, 27 year-old former Navy Lt. John Kerry testified against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War as a member of "Vietnam Veterans Against the War". Senator J. William Fulbright (D-Arkansas) chaired the committee. Coverage included, in its entirety, John Kerry's opening remarks to ...
Senator Gore and others spoke on the benefits of television coverage of the U.S. Senate. After nearly fifty years of television of the executive branch, June 2, 1986 marked the beginning of television coverage of the U.S. Senate.
A 1963 newsreel report on the largest peaceful demonstration in the history of the United States is shown.
The text of the governor's speech is available.
Canadian Secretary of State Joe Clark delivered a speech before the United Nations on the reform of the institution. His remarks were followed by other addresses which included the foreign ministers of Congo, Cuba, and Norway.
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President and Mrs. Ford were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal Award for their service to the nation. President Ford was honored for healing the nation after President Nixon's resignation and Mrs. Ford was honored for her work on behalf of those addicted to alcohol and drugs.
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