21,536Nov 27, 1990
Checks and Balances
The system through which Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court regulate one another is examined, and the specific regulatory powers of each branch is detailed.
2,692Dec 5, 1993
Bill of Rights
The history and interpretations of the Bill of Rights are illustrated with interviews and video clips. Activities are suggested for the use of this program in classrooms.
2,058Jan 16, 1990
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Ms. Nickels explained the official “assembly line” flowchart of a
bill progressing through Congress. An unofficial “shell game” is also
described in which ...
1,277Mar 19, 2012
Book Discussion on The Mark Inside
Amy Reading presents a history of economic cons in the United States and specifically recounts the confidence game that left Texas rancher J. Frank Norfleet penniless in 1919. The author relays that ...
1,045Aug 28, 1963
1963 March on Washington
A 1963 Universal International newsreel report on the largest peaceful demonstration in the history of the United States shows scenes from throughout the day. A short portion of a speech by the ...
886Oct 21, 2010
Book Discussion on This Is Not Florida
Jay Weiner recalls the 2008 election for Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seat between Democrat Al Franken and Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and the subsequent eight-month ballot ...
611Dec 4, 1990
British Parliament Question Time
This program focused on the British Parliament and the Prime Minister’s Question Time in which the Prime Minister answers questions as the leader of Great Britain’s government.
574Jan 4, 1993
Powers and Duties of the President
Mr. Beschloss discussed the powers contained in the office of the presidency while his remarks were illustrated with pictures and video footage of former presidents.
541Feb 14, 2012
Book Discussion on The Invisible Arab
Marwan Bishara talked about the causes for the revolutions that made up the “Arab Spring.” Mr. Bishara argued that the uprisings have a long history that has been largely ignored by ...
411Aug 29, 1989
Supreme Court Tour
This video tour examines the history as well as the present layout of the Supreme Court building.
409Feb 13, 1990
The program examines the structure and function of standing committees, subcommittees, select and special committees, joint committees, conference committees and party committees.
367Oct 16, 1990
The process of creating a constitutional amendment is explained, and recent ratified amendments and rejected amendment proposals are listed along with their dates of ratification or rejection.
335Feb 26, 1991
War Powers Act
Professor Farer and Mr. Fisher explained the constitutional and historical background of the War Powers Act, and the implications of the stipulations of the Act on the presidency and the ...
237Jan 2, 1994
The Role of the Vice President
The responsibilities of the vice president of the U.S. were enumerated, as well as the kinds of assignments he or she might undertake. Professor Frantzich described uses of videotaped C-SPAN ...
237Oct 31, 1993
Role of Executive Departments
An examination of the president’s Cabinet was the topic of the C-SPAN Classroom. Topics included the general role of the Cabinet, the appointment process for Cabinet secretaries, the ...
221Dec 27, 1990
The Berlin Wall
Video clips were shown from Berlin Wall history, including maps and interviews with correspondents and authors. Some clips were shown of persons knocking down the wall. April 9, 1990 ...
179Oct 29, 1991
Powers and Duties of the President
This program deals with the powers and duties of the president of the United States as defined by the Constitution, the Congress, and the Supreme Court. The program outlines the qualifications ...
174Nov 5, 1991
Vietnam Veterans' Memorial
Arnold Goldstein narrated a brief description of the creation and details of the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Washington, DC.
173Aug 22, 1989
House and Senate Leadership Roles
The duties of leadership positions in the House of Representatives and Senate are outlined. Each of the current leaders is identified, with a brief biography.
166Feb 15, 1993
Economics in the 1980s
Professor Kwoka discussed the economic policies of the 1980's, including deregulation, the federal deficit, and health care costs.
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