18,933Jun 1, 1997
Sing Sing Prison Documentary
Unedited footage from Sing Sing prison was shown. Some of the
language may be offensive to some viewers. French aristocrat Alexis
de Tocqueville wrote a report on the American ...
2,056Jun 6, 1997
Inside the Sing-Sing Prison
Guests and viewers discussed Tocqueville’s impressions of Sing-Sing prison and U.S. correctional principles and how these relate to debates about the criminal justice system ...
573Apr 26, 1997
Tocqueville in France
The Tocqueville series was launched with a live program from the Normandy, France chateau of the Tocqueville family. Descendants of Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont, Tocqueville ...
544Jan 19, 1998
Congress in the 19th Century
Mr. Smock discussed the U.S. Congress and its characteristics during the time of Tocqueville’s visit to Washington, DC in January 1832.
524Dec 12, 1997
Music of the 1830s
Mr. Lynch, musicians, and scholars talked about the popular music in the 1830s in the U.S. and its role in social functions. This program focused particularly on Appalachian ...
341May 9, 1997
Tocqueville in Rhode Island
The Tocqueville tour through the United States was launched with a live program from the Old Colony House. Tocqueville and Beaumont arrived in Newport after a sea voyage of 38 days which began ...
339May 29, 1997
Tocqueville in Ossining
Tocqueville and Beaumont visited Ossining, where Sing Sing prison is located, in June 1831. Professor Panetta talked about Tocqueville’s and Beaumont’s studies of the penitentiary system ...
312Dec 16, 1997
Tocqueville Town Meeting: Religion & Society
After a broadcast of a forum on religion and civil society from October 28, two of the participants responded to comments by broadcast audience members. They talked about the past and present ...
263Nov 25, 1997
Democracy in America Town Hall Meeting
Before the discussion, Mr. Drescher and Ms. Kraitchman provided background on Tocqueville and the discussions in Pittsburgh and took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail. Members ...
263Jan 6, 1998
Republic vs. Democracy
Tocqueville and Beaumont arrived by stagecoach from Mobile in January 1832. While there, they talked with a local lawyer about various legal issues. Mr. Wood talked about the impact Alexis ...
223Oct 14, 1997
Tocqueville in Philadelphia
Tocqueville and Beaumont visited Philadelphia in October 1831. During their stay there, they visited Eastern State Penitentiary. Mr. Kelley talked about the Eastern State Penitentiary and ...
201Aug 8, 1997
Tocqueville and Native Americans
The Washington Journal focused on the travels of Alexis de
Tocqueville and his observations of Native Americans in northern
Michigan and how they relate to today. Video clips were ...
201May 14, 1997
Tocqueville on Slavery
Professor Kremer talked about Alexis de Tocqueville’s views of slavery as he toured the U.S. in 1831. Kremer said that Tocqueville’s insistent questions wherever he traveled may have ...
182Aug 13, 1997
Tocqueville on Liberty and Equality
Professor Galston talked about Tocqueville’s ideas on liberty and equality in volume two of Democracy in America. He emphasized that Tocqueville believed that the desire for equality ...
174Sep 29, 1997
Professor Bailyn discussed the history of Harvard University, founded in 1636, and Alexis de Tocqueville’s impressions of the college in 1831.
165Jan 19, 1998
Mr. Lynch, who has acted as a Tocqueville interpreter, discussed his experiences on the C-SPAN School Bus and presentations to students.
149Sep 18, 1997
John James Audubon
Mr. Parker talked about the life and work of John James Audubon, who painted and catalogued North American birds. The Fenimore House Museum in Cooperstown, New York has an extensive ...
134Jul 10, 1997
Tocqueville in Auburn
Tocqueville and Beaumont visited Auburn, New York on their way
westward toward Buffalo in July 1831. Professor Lombardo talked
about their observations on the U.S. penal system, especially ...
112Jul 25, 1997
Tocqueville in Flint
Tocqueville and Beaumont visited Flint, Michigan on their way westward through the Great Lakes region. Mr. Dohonhue talked about Tocqueville’s observations on U.S. industry and the ...
109Jul 16, 1997
Tocqueville in Canandaigua
Tocqueville and Beaumont visited Canandaigua, New York on their way westward toward Buffalo in July 1831. Mr. Ewing and Mr. Ewing talked about the history of Canandaigua and ...
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