274Sep 17, 2013
2013 Constitution Day Lecture
Raymond Smock talked about how lawmakers have dealt with the complexities of the U.S. Constitution throughout the document’s history. He suggested that lawmakers have struggled with ...
2,457Sep 17, 2011
Constitution Day Lecture by Richard Dreyfuss
Actor Richard Dreyfuss talked about the debates and the importance of compromise in the crafting of the U.S. Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. He emphasized the importance of the ...
72May 19, 2011
Public Access to Personal Congressional Papers
Ray Smock, Former historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, led a discussion with former members of congress about making their personal congressional papers publicly available. Two years ...
49Jan 10, 2011
Raymond Smock gave a historical perspective on violence against members of Congress and existing security measures in the Capitol.
406Nov 11, 2009
Q&A with Raymond Smock
Ray Smock talked about Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), who on November 18, 2009, would become the member with the longest continuous service in Congress in the history of the ...
150Mar 27, 2009
Smock and Perlstein, What Are You Reading?
Raymond Smock and Rick Perlstein were each asked what books they were reading.
Ray Smock is the author of the forthcoming book Booker T. Washington: Black Leadership in the Age of Jim ...
528Sep 16, 2005
Importance of the U.S. Constitution
The Shepherd University Foundation hosted the first annual Tom E. Moses Memorial lecture series. Senator Byrd, whose leadership added the appropriation act designating September 17th as ...
552Mar 4, 2005
National Constitution Center
Washington Journal was telecast from Signers' Hall in the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA. Signers' Hall features life-size bronze statues of 42 men: the 39 delegates ...
46Jun 14, 2004
Congress: Representative Government
Dr. Livingston, Mr. Gillette, and Mr. Flanagan spoke about the history of the Institute and the forthcoming publication of the The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress. ...