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CLIP: Presidential Inauguration History and Artifacts
Harry Rubenstein talked about the history of presidential inaugurations and displayed objects from past inaugurations.
January 19, 2017 : 8 min. 9 sec.

Electoral Ballot Arrival
The electoral ballots were seen being taken to the House Chamber to be counted, followed by the senators.
January 6, 2017 : 1 min. 2 sec.

CLIP: Life and Legacy of John Glenn
A brief look at the life and legacy of John Glenn who became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962.
December 9, 2016 : 4 min. 23 sec.

CLIP: Role and History of Third Parties in the U.S.
Donald Green, author of the book Third-Party Matters, talked about the evolution and impact role of third parties in the United States from the anti-slavery Liberty Party in 1841 to Ross Perot’s Reform Party in the early 1990s.
August 15, 2016 : 5 min. 43 sec.

History of the State of the Union Address
Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the State of the Union from George Washington to the present. The interview includes historic video clips, photographs, and artwork depicting joint sessions of Congress.
January 9, 2016 : 13 min. 5 sec.

Trailer: C-SPAN’s Landmark Cases Series
C-SPAN's Landmark Cases series will explore the human stories and constitutional dramas behind some of the most significant and frequently cited decisions in the Supreme Court’s history. This 12-part series delves into cases that represent some of the tipping points in our nation’s story and in our evolving understanding of rights in America. Produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center, each 90 minute program will air on Monday nights at 9pm ET, beginning October 5, 2015.
September 15, 2015 : 2 min. 52 sec.

CLIP: President Obama on 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
President Obama recounts his memories from the day of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
September 11, 2015 : 4 min. 39 sec.

CLIP: Homeland Security since 9/11
Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Michael McCaul (R-TX) delivers opening remarks on Homeland Security, terrorist threats, and lessons learned since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
September 11, 2015 : 4 min. 52 sec.

CLIP: 1297 Magna Carta
David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group Co-Founder and Co-CEO, talked about his philanthropy in the field of American history, specifically in regards to his purchase of the 1297 Magna Carta.
September 7, 2015 : 4 min. 20 sec.

CLIP: Hurricane Katrina - 10th Anniversary
President Obama delivered remarks in New Orleans about the region’s recovery and rebuilding process 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.
August 27, 2015 : 8 min. 43 sec.
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