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7:00 am ET Approx. 34 min. LIVE Bob Cusack on the 113th Congress, Part 1 ; Bob Cusack previewed some of the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as potential ... Bob Cusack previewed some of the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as potential legislative priorities, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included the demographics of the Congress, leadership positions, sequestration, and the debt ceiling. 6:17 am ET Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on Season of the Witch David Talbot presents a history of San Francisco from 1967 to 1982. The city, connected to the ... David Talbot presents a history of San Francisco from 1967 to 1982. The city, connected to the counter culture movement of the 1960s, witnessed a series of transformative events in the succeeding decade, from the assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk to the onset of the AIDS epidemic. David Talbot spoke at The Booksmith in San Francisco. Some community residents also shared reminiscences. Mr. Talbot responded to questions from members of the audience. 6:10 am ET Approx. 56 min. White House Family Memories Jenna and Barbara Bush, Steve Ford, and Lynda Johnson Robb shared personal family memories of ... Jenna and Barbara Bush, Steve Ford, and Lynda Johnson Robb shared personal family memories of their time in the White House. They also talked about what it is like to grow up as a child of a president.

This event was part of a conference which examined the legacies of America’s First Ladies and took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. This conference was the last of three in Texas, focusing on First Ladies. The previous gatherings were at the George Bush Presidential Library and the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
7:35 am ET Approx. 18 min. LIVE Representative-Elect Pete Gallego on the 113th Congress ; Representative-elect Pete Gallego (D-TX) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as ... Representative-elect Pete Gallego (D-TX) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as his legislative priorities during his first term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communication. He also discussed his experience in the Texas Legislature, immigration reform, and other issues. 7:11 am ET Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House ; ; Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation ... Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President Madison. The author used correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before to report on Mr. Jennings' life as a slave in the White House and his relationship with James and Dolley Madison. Upon gaining his freedom in 1847, Mr. Jennings was involved in the Pearl Affair, the largest, single slave escape ever attempted, and he authored the first White House memoir. Ms. Taylor responded to questions from members of the audience at this “Books and Beyond” presentation in the Mumford Room of the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress. 7:07 am ET Approx. 59 min. A Conversation with Barbara and Laura Bush ; ; Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush recalled their time and experiences in the White ... Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush recalled their time and experiences in the White House. Among the topics they addressed were Christmas time at Camp David and the difficult days and months after the September 11th terrorist attacks. This event was part of a conference which examined the legacies of America’s first ladies and took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. They also responded to questions from the audience.
7:55 am ET Approx. 15 min. LIVE Representative-Elect Tom Cotton on 113th Congress ; Representative-elect Tom Cotton (R-AR) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as ... Representative-elect Tom Cotton (R-AR) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as his legislative priorities during his first term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included his military service, Social Security and Medicare, and the debt ceiling. 8:05 am ET Approx. 24 min. Book Discussion on What This Cruel War Was Over ; Chandra Manning talked about her book, What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the ... Chandra Manning talked about her book, What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War. In her research she delved into the motives of the common soldiers in the Civil War. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Georgetown University in the Riggs Library. 8:10 am ET Approx. 25 min. A Photographer's View with David Hume Kennerly Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly shared images of First ... Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly shared images of First Ladies. Mr. Kennerly was the White House photographer during the Ford Administration from 1974-77. This event was part of a conference which examined the legacies of America’s First Ladies and took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. This conference was the last of three in Texas, focusing on First Ladies - the previous gatherings were at the George Bush Presidential Library and the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
8:12 am ET Approx. 18 min. LIVE Senator-Elect Jeff Flake on the 113th Congress ; Representative and Senator-elect Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about the major debates for the 113th ... Representative and Senator-elect Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as his legislative priorities during his first term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 8:32 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on Freedom's Forge ; Arthur Herman recounts President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s call to industrial business ... Arthur Herman recounts President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s call to industrial business magnates William Knudsen and Henry Kaiser to leave their private sector positions and lead the U.S. war production effort during World War II. Knudsen, president of General Motors, and shipbuilder Kaiser utilized their connections to build a team of former private sector industrial minds from the likes of GE, Frigidaire, and Chrysler; dubbed the “dollar-a-year men,” they transformed the U.S. military’s aircraft and munitions productions. Mr. Herman argued that this success was not due to government direction of the economy but rather to freeing private enterprise to meet the demands of the market. He showed slides during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience at this Book Forum of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. 8:36 am ET Approx. 54 min. First Ladies Throughout History Panelists talked about at the historical roles and responsibilities of the first lady as well as ... Panelists talked about at the historical roles and responsibilities of the first lady as well as how those roles had evolved. They talked specifically about Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy and Betty Ford as well as Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush. 
This event was part of a conference which examined the legacies of America’s First Ladies and took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. This conference was the last of three in Texas focusing on First Ladies - the previous gatherings were at the George Bush Presidential Library and the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
8:34 am ET Approx. 26 min. LIVE Representative-Elect Mark Pocan on the 113th Congress ; ; Representative-Elect Mark Pocan (D-WI) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as ... Representative-Elect Mark Pocan (D-WI) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as his legislative priorities during his first term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed his background and bipartisanship.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
9:42 am ET Approx. 58 min. BBC Parliament Year-End Review BBC Parliament television looked back at the major events in the British Parliament since ... BBC Parliament television looked back at the major events in the British Parliament since September 2012. 9:32 am ET Approx. 27 min. Secretary Solis on Women in Leadership ; Washington Post editor Mary Jordan interviewed Hilda Solis about her experience serving as ... Washington Post editor Mary Jordan interviewed Hilda Solis about her experience serving as the secretary of the Department of Labor. Ms. Solis talked about the importance of encouragement and shared a personal story about a high school guidance counselor who told her not go to college but to instead be a secretary. 
This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership.
9:01 am ET Approx. 29 min. LIVE Bob Cusack on the 113th Congress, Part 2 ; The Hill's Bob Cusack talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as ... The Hill's Bob Cusack talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as potential legislative priorities, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Hurricane Sandy disaster relief legislation. 10:41 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. All-Female New Hampshire Delegation The women who would hold all five of New Hampshire’s major political offices talked about ... The women who would hold all five of New Hampshire’s major political offices talked about women legislators, politics, bipartisanship, and priorities for their new positions. In 2013, for the first time in U.S. history the congressional delegation of a state would be made up entirely of women. In addition, New Hampshire would be swearing in its second female governor in its history. The panelists talked about the historic significance of the moment, including role models, family issues, and their personal stories. 
The “First in the Nation” event at Saint Anselm College was co-sponsored by the school’s New Hampshire institute of Politics and Political Library, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, and the New Hampshire Women’s Initiative.
10:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Arnold Palmer Arnold Palmer was awarded a congressional gold medal.
The congressional gold medal is awarded ...
Arnold Palmer was awarded a congressional gold medal.
The congressional gold medal is awarded to those “who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement.”
9:32 am ET Approx. 29 min. LIVE Representative-Elect Gloria Negrete McLeod on the 113th Congress ; Representative-elect Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-CA) talked about the major debates for the 113th ... Representative-elect Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-CA) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as her legislative priorities during her first term, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her experience and background, her campaign, gun control, and California’s open primary system. 11:54 am ET Approx. 5 min. Senate Opening Day and Rules Changes Manu Raju was interviewed via Skype about possible Senate filibuster rule changes on the opening ... Manu Raju was interviewed via Skype about possible Senate filibuster rule changes on the opening day of the 113th Congress He said that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) would keep the first legislative day going through the month of January in order to preserve the right to change the filibuster rule. 11:20 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. U.S. Role in Global Democratization Panelists talked about U.S. and democratic nations' intervention around the world. It was ... Panelists talked about U.S. and democratic nations' intervention around the world. It was argued that isolationism is not possible in the modern world. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience, including Senator Mikulski. Kathleen Koch moderated.
“The Good Guys? The Special Burden of Democratic Nations” was a panel of the 2012 Halifax International Security Forum.Global security leaders from over 50 countries gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discuss pressing security and defense issues during the three-day summit.
10:03 am ET Approx. 1 min. 113th Congress Freshman Class Photo Newly-elected members of the 113th Congress gathered on the House steps on the east front of the ... Newly-elected members of the 113th Congress gathered on the House steps on the east front of the Capitol for a photo opportunity on the opening day of Congress. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate convened on the opening day of the 113th Congress. Vice President Biden ... The Senate convened on the opening day of the 113th Congress. Vice President Biden administered the Oath of Office to newly elected and re-elected senators in the Well of the Senate. 12:29 pm ET Approx. 40 min. Women in Leadership Roles Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) talked ... Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) talked about women in leadership. Michelle Kwan discussed using the discipline she learned as an Olympic athlete to her transition out of sports. Representative Herrera Beutler spoke about being a woman in Congress. This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership.
10:05 am ET Approx. 32 min. Bob Cusack on the 113th Congress, Part 1 ; Bob Cusack previewed some of the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as potential ... Bob Cusack previewed some of the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as potential legislative priorities, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included the demographics of the Congress, leadership positions, sequestration, and the debt ceiling. 1:10 pm ET Approx. 38 min. Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected ... Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier in the Senate chambers on the opening day of the 113th Congress. 1:09 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. LIVE Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected ... Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier in the Senate chambers on the opening day of the 113th Congress.
10:38 am ET Approx. 21 min. LIVE House Democratic Women House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic women took a picture on the House ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic women took a picture on the House steps on the east front of the Capitol. The 113th Congress marked the most women serving in the House in U.S. history. The 113th Democratic Caucus was the first that was not majority white men, with 61 members, the most-ever, being women. 1:49 pm ET Approx. 9 min. Senator Mark Kirk Returns to Senate Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Senate for the first time since suffering a stroke early ... Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Senate for the first time since suffering a stroke early in 2011 that left the left side of his body mostly paralyzed. Vice President Biden greeted the senator as he climbed the Capitol steps. Senator Kirk won President Obama’s Senate seat in 2010. 2:36 pm ET Approx. 18 min. Senator-Elect Jeff Flake on the 113th Congress ; Representative and Senator-elect Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about the major debates for the 113th ... Representative and Senator-elect Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as his legislative priorities during his first term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
11:00 am ET Approx. 3 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The House of Representatives convened for legislative business in the a lame duck session of the ... The House of Representatives convened for legislative business in the a lame duck session of the 112th Congress. A session that day was highly unusual because the 113th Congress convened, as prescribed in the Constitution, later at noon. 1:58 pm ET Approx. 36 min. LIVE Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected ... Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier in the Senate chambers on the opening day of the 113th Congress. 2:55 pm ET Approx. 9 min. Representative-Elect Mark Pocan on the 113th Congress ; ; Representative-Elect Mark Pocan (D-WI) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as ... Representative-Elect Mark Pocan (D-WI) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as his legislative priorities during his first term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed his background and bipartisanship.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
11:06 am ET Approx. 18 min. Senator-Elect Jeff Flake on the 113th Congress ; Representative and Senator-elect Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about the major debates for the 113th ... Representative and Senator-elect Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as his legislative priorities during his first term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 2:36 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Senate Opening Day and Rules Changes Manu Raju was interviewed via Skype about possible Senate filibuster rule changes on the opening ... Manu Raju was interviewed via Skype about possible Senate filibuster rule changes on the opening day of the 113th Congress He said that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) would keep the first legislative day going through the month of January in order to preserve the right to change the filibuster rule. 3:04 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. LIVE House Mock Swearing-In Ceremony, Part 1 House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected ... House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier on the House floor. There were 35 new Republican members and 49 new Democratic members.
11:26 am ET Approx. 23 min. LIVE Senator Mark Kirk Returns to Senate Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Senate for the first time since suffering a stroke early ... Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Senate for the first time since suffering a stroke early in 2011 that left the left side of his body mostly paralyzed. Vice President Biden greeted the senator as he climbed the Capitol steps. Senator Kirk won President Obama’s Senate seat in 2010. 2:42 pm ET Approx. 21 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate convened on the opening day of the 113th Congress. Vice President Biden ... The Senate convened on the opening day of the 113th Congress. Vice President Biden administered the Oath of Office to newly elected and re-elected senators in the Well of the Senate. 4:17 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected ... Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier in the Senate chambers on the opening day of the 113th Congress.
11:49 am ET Approx. 7 min. Susan Ferrechio on the Opening of the 113th Congress, Part 1 ; Susan Ferrechio was interviewed by video link about the opening of the 113th Congress. She ... Susan Ferrechio was interviewed by video link about the opening of the 113th Congress. She talked about the election of the speaker of the House of Representatives and the House vote on a new rules package. 3:04 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Senator Mark Kirk Returns to Senate Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Senate for the first time since suffering a stroke early ... Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Senate for the first time since suffering a stroke early in 2011 that left the left side of his body mostly paralyzed. Vice President Biden greeted the senator as he climbed the Capitol steps. Senator Kirk won President Obama’s Senate seat in 2010. 5:39 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Cyber and Drone Warfare Panelists talked about drones and cyber attacks as tools of modern warfare, including the ability ... Panelists talked about drones and cyber attacks as tools of modern warfare, including the ability to find the source of cyber attacks and the rules of engagement for unmanned aerial drones. Speakers included NATO Commander Jean Paul Palomeros and Elisa Massimino of the group Human Rights First.
This was a panel of the 2012 Halifax International Security Forum.Global security leaders from over 50 countries gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to discuss pressing security and defense issues during the three-day summit.
11:57 am ET Approx. 4 min. LIVE Susan Ferrechio on the Opening of the 113th Congress, Part 2 ; Susan Ferrechio was interviewed about the opening of the 113th Congress as live scenes from the ... Susan Ferrechio was interviewed about the opening of the 113th Congress as live scenes from the floor of the House of Representatives were shown before the session began. 3:16 pm ET Approx. 53 min. House Mock Swearing-In Ceremony, Part 1 House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected ... House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier on the House floor. There were 35 new Republican members and 49 new Democratic members. 6:51 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. History and Future of The New York Times ; Daniel Schwarz talked about his book, Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, ... Daniel Schwarz talked about his book, Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009. In his book, Mr. Schwarz explores the inner workings of The Times during a pivotal decade, providing an in-depth history of the paper’s transformation from the age of print into the digital age. His investigation draws on more than 40 one-on-one interviews with Times staff, including the publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., every living executive editor, masthead figures, section editors, and reporters. In his book he concludes of this iconic New York institution in transition that “It is the worst newspaper in the world, except for all the others.” Professor Schwarz responded to questions from members of the audience.
12:01 pm ET Approx. 5 hr. 17 min. LIVE House Session The House of Representatives convened on the first day of the 113th Congress. John Boehner ... The House of Representatives convened on the first day of the 113th Congress. John Boehner (R-OH) was re-elected the speaker of the House with 220 votes. After he was sworn in, he swore in the members and delegates. The leaders of the House were announced and the rules for the 113th session were agreed upon. 4:11 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Senate Opening Day and Rules Changes Manu Raju was interviewed via Skype about possible Senate filibuster rule changes on the opening ... Manu Raju was interviewed via Skype about possible Senate filibuster rule changes on the opening day of the 113th Congress He said that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) would keep the first legislative day going through the month of January in order to preserve the right to change the filibuster rule. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 53 min. U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War History Professor Roger Davidson discusses Emancipation and U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil ... History Professor Roger Davidson discusses Emancipation and U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Professor Davidson explains how African Americans used the disorder caused by the Civil War to escape enslavement. He also details how former slaves offered their services to Union forces to help bring about the end of slavery. This fifty-minute class took place at Coppin State University in Baltimore.
12:10 pm ET Approx. 7 min. LIVE Susan Ferrechio on the Opening of the 113th Congress, Part 3 ; Susan Ferrechio was interviewed about the opening of the 113th Congress as live scenes from the ... Susan Ferrechio was interviewed about the opening of the 113th Congress as live scenes from the floor of the House of Representatives were shown during the first roll call. 4:18 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Senate Opening of 113th Congress Vice President Biden presided and swore in new and re-elected senators at the opening of the 113th ... Vice President Biden presided and swore in new and re-elected senators at the opening of the 113th Congress. 8:56 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Overview of World War II History Professor Gary Ostrower of Alfred University in New York examined the origins of World War ... History Professor Gary Ostrower of Alfred University in New York examined the origins of World War II and discussed the war’s major battles and turning points. He also detailed the tactics and weaponry used, and the resulting casualties. The class is from a course on Modern Western History. He responded to questions from students.
5:19 pm ET Approx. 15 min. LIVE Open Phones on 113th Congress On the occasion of the opening of the 113th Congress telephone lines were open for viewers to ... On the occasion of the opening of the 113th Congress telephone lines were open for viewers to comment on their goals for the members.
Live scenes were shown of the ceremonial swearing-in of House members.
4:41 pm ET Approx. 13 min. Senator-Elect Jeff Flake on the 113th Congress ; Representative and Senator-elect Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about the major debates for the 113th ... Representative and Senator-elect Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as his legislative priorities during his first term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:43 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Vietnam Veterans Meredith Lair, history professor at George Mason University, spoke to college students about the ... Meredith Lair, history professor at George Mason University, spoke to college students about the treatment of soldiers returning from the Vietnam War and looked at the accuracy of accounts of Vietnam Veterans being “spat upon” by anti-war activists. This class is from a course called “Legacies of the Vietnam War” and took place at George Mason University in Virginia. Throughout the lecture she answered questions from students.
5:34 pm ET Approx. 19 min. House Leaders Remarks on the Opening of the 113th Congress ; Democratic Leader Pelosi (D-CA) and Speaker Boehner (R-OH) made remarks at the opening of the ... Democratic Leader Pelosi (D-CA) and Speaker Boehner (R-OH) made remarks at the opening of the 113th Congress after they were re-elected as minority leader and speaker. Speaker Boehner was sworn in, and then he swore in the other members of the House. 4:54 pm ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE House Mock Swearing-In Ceremony, Part 2 House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly elected ... House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier on the House floor. There were 35 new Republican members and 49 new Democratic members. 11:58 pm ET Approx. 53 min. U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War History Professor Roger Davidson discusses Emancipation and U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil ... History Professor Roger Davidson discusses Emancipation and U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Professor Davidson explains how African Americans used the disorder caused by the Civil War to escape enslavement. He also details how former slaves offered their services to Union forces to help bring about the end of slavery. This fifty-minute class took place at Coppin State University in Baltimore.
5:55 pm ET Approx. 4 min. LIVE House Mock Swearing-In Ceremony, Part 3 House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected ... House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives.*The event happens at the start of each Congress.*The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier on the House floor.*There were 35 new Republican members and 49 new Democratic members. 5:41 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected ... Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier in the Senate chambers on the opening day of the 113th Congress. 12:54 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Overview of World War II History Professor Gary Ostrower of Alfred University in New York examined the origins of World War ... History Professor Gary Ostrower of Alfred University in New York examined the origins of World War II and discussed the war’s major battles and turning points. He also detailed the tactics and weaponry used, and the resulting casualties. The class is from a course on Modern Western History. He responded to questions from students.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 17 min. Representative-Elect Pete Gallego on the 113th Congress ; Representative-elect Pete Gallego (D-TX) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as ... Representative-elect Pete Gallego (D-TX) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as his legislative priorities during his first term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communication. He also discussed his experience in the Texas Legislature, immigration reform, and other issues. 7:03 pm ET Approx. 34 min. New Hampshire Gubernatorial Inauguration Democrat Maggie Hassan was sworn in as New Hampshire’s third female governor. Democrat Maggie Hassan was sworn in as New Hampshire’s third female governor. 2:40 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Vietnam Veterans Meredith Lair, history professor at George Mason University, spoke to college students about the ... Meredith Lair, history professor at George Mason University, spoke to college students about the treatment of soldiers returning from the Vietnam War and looked at the accuracy of accounts of Vietnam Veterans being “spat upon” by anti-war activists. This class is from a course called “Legacies of the Vietnam War” and took place at George Mason University in Virginia. Throughout the lecture she answered questions from students.
6:18 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Representative-Elect Tom Cotton on 113th Congress ; Representative-elect Tom Cotton (R-AR) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as ... Representative-elect Tom Cotton (R-AR) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as his legislative priorities during his first term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included his military service, Social Security and Medicare, and the debt ceiling. 7:37 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Senate Opening of 113th Congress Vice President Biden presided and swore in new and re-elected senators at the opening of the 113th ... Vice President Biden presided and swore in new and re-elected senators at the opening of the 113th Congress. 3:55 am ET Approx. 53 min. U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War History Professor Roger Davidson discusses Emancipation and U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil ... History Professor Roger Davidson discusses Emancipation and U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Professor Davidson explains how African Americans used the disorder caused by the Civil War to escape enslavement. He also details how former slaves offered their services to Union forces to help bring about the end of slavery. This fifty-minute class took place at Coppin State University in Baltimore.
6:34 pm ET Approx. 56 min. 113th Congress Rules and Procedures Debate Members debated the rules and procedures under which the House of Representatives would operate ... Members debated the rules and procedures under which the House of Representatives would operate during the 113th Congress. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on Working on Mars ; William Clancey talked about the people who control the Mars Exploration Rovers from NASA’s ... William Clancey talked about the people who control the Mars Exploration Rovers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the experiments they conduct. He showed many slides throughout his presentation. Then he was interviewed by Angie Coiro and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. This event at the Tech Museum in San Jose was held in partnership with the Commonwealth Club of California. 4:51 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Overview of World War II History Professor Gary Ostrower of Alfred University in New York examined the origins of World War ... History Professor Gary Ostrower of Alfred University in New York examined the origins of World War II and discussed the war’s major battles and turning points. He also detailed the tactics and weaponry used, and the resulting casualties. The class is from a course on Modern Western History. He responded to questions from students.
7:32 pm ET Approx. 8 min. House Democratic Women House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic women took a picture on the House ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic women took a picture on the House steps on the east front of the Capitol. The 113th Congress marked the most women serving in the House in U.S. history. The 113th Democratic Caucus was the first that was not majority white men, with 61 members, the most-ever, being women. 9:15 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Makers ; Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, contends that America is on the verge of a new ... Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, contends that America is on the verge of a new industrial revolution spurred by advances in computing. The author profiled a selection of start-up industrialists, “makers,” who are using social media, crowd sourcing, and open source software to redefine American industry and manufacturing. Chris Anderson spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. 6:37 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Vietnam Veterans Meredith Lair, history professor at George Mason University, spoke to college students about the ... Meredith Lair, history professor at George Mason University, spoke to college students about the treatment of soldiers returning from the Vietnam War and looked at the accuracy of accounts of Vietnam Veterans being “spat upon” by anti-war activists. This class is from a course called “Legacies of the Vietnam War” and took place at George Mason University in Virginia. Throughout the lecture she answered questions from students.
7:41 pm ET Approx. 18 min. Senator-Elect Jeff Flake on the 113th Congress ; Representative and Senator-elect Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about the major debates for the 113th ... Representative and Senator-elect Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about the major debates for the 113th Congress as well as his legislative priorities during his first term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:23 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on No Time to Lose ; ; Peter Piot, who discovered the Ebola virus and has been on the front lines in the fight against ... Peter Piot, who discovered the Ebola virus and has been on the front lines in the fight against AIDS, talked about his career. Dr. Piot, the founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), was interviewed by Laurie Garret. He was then joined in discussion by his successor, Mr. Sidibe. They also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 20 min. House Leaders Remarks on the Opening of the 113th Congress ; Democratic Leader Pelosi (D-CA) and Speaker Boehner (R-OH) made remarks at the opening of the ... Democratic Leader Pelosi (D-CA) and Speaker Boehner (R-OH) made remarks at the opening of the 113th Congress after they were re-elected as minority leader and speaker. Speaker Boehner was sworn in, and then he swore in the other members of the House. 11:29 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did Lori Andrews contends that personal privacy rights are being eroded by social networks. The ... Lori Andrews contends that personal privacy rights are being eroded by social networks. The author examines the ways that users are surveyed by a host of parties that range from employers to data services and how personal information is often collected and sold. Professor Andrews also presents a “Social Network Constitution” that she argues is needed to protect privacy rights online. Lori Andrews was joined at this book launch event by Kashmir Hill and Jennifer Preston in a discussion moderated by Christopher Wink. The panelists also responded to tweets and other questions from members of the audience.
“What Would the Founding Fathers Think of Facebook?” was a program of the National Constitution Center.
8:22 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. House Mock Swearing-In Ceremony, Part 1 House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected ... House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier on the House floor. There were 35 new Republican members and 49 new Democratic members. 12:40 am ET Approx. 34 min. New Hampshire Gubernatorial Inauguration Democrat Maggie Hassan was sworn in as New Hampshire’s third female governor. Democrat Maggie Hassan was sworn in as New Hampshire’s third female governor.
9:34 pm ET Approx. 46 min. House Mock Swearing-In Ceremony, Part 2 House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly elected ... House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier on the House floor. There were 35 new Republican members and 49 new Democratic members. 1:14 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. All-Female New Hampshire Delegation The women who would hold all five of New Hampshire’s major political offices talked about ... The women who would hold all five of New Hampshire’s major political offices talked about women legislators, politics, bipartisanship, and priorities for their new positions. In 2013, for the first time in U.S. history the congressional delegation of a state would be made up entirely of women. In addition, New Hampshire would be swearing in its second female governor in its history. The panelists talked about the historic significance of the moment, including role models, family issues, and their personal stories. 
The “First in the Nation” event at Saint Anselm College was co-sponsored by the school’s New Hampshire institute of Politics and Political Library, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, and the New Hampshire Women’s Initiative.
10:20 pm ET Approx. 5 min. House Mock Swearing-In Ceremony, Part 3 House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected ... House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives.*The event happens at the start of each Congress.*The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier on the House floor.*There were 35 new Republican members and 49 new Democratic members. 2:29 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on Working on Mars ; William Clancey talked about the people who control the Mars Exploration Rovers from NASA’s ... William Clancey talked about the people who control the Mars Exploration Rovers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the experiments they conduct. He showed many slides throughout his presentation. Then he was interviewed by Angie Coiro and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. This event at the Tech Museum in San Jose was held in partnership with the Commonwealth Club of California.
10:26 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Senator Mark Kirk Returns to Senate Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Senate for the first time since suffering a stroke early ... Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Senate for the first time since suffering a stroke early in 2011 that left the left side of his body mostly paralyzed. Vice President Biden greeted the senator as he climbed the Capitol steps. Senator Kirk won President Obama’s Senate seat in 2010. 3:43 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Makers ; Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, contends that America is on the verge of a new ... Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, contends that America is on the verge of a new industrial revolution spurred by advances in computing. The author profiled a selection of start-up industrialists, “makers,” who are using social media, crowd sourcing, and open source software to redefine American industry and manufacturing. Chris Anderson spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.
10:35 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Senate Opening of 113th Congress Vice President Biden presided and swore in new and re-elected senators at the opening of the 113th ... Vice President Biden presided and swore in new and re-elected senators at the opening of the 113th Congress. 4:50 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on No Time to Lose ; ; Peter Piot, who discovered the Ebola virus and has been on the front lines in the fight against ... Peter Piot, who discovered the Ebola virus and has been on the front lines in the fight against AIDS, talked about his career. Dr. Piot, the founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), was interviewed by Laurie Garret. He was then joined in discussion by his successor, Mr. Sidibe. They also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.
10:57 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected ... Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier in the Senate chambers on the opening day of the 113th Congress. 5:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did Lori Andrews contends that personal privacy rights are being eroded by social networks. The ... Lori Andrews contends that personal privacy rights are being eroded by social networks. The author examines the ways that users are surveyed by a host of parties that range from employers to data services and how personal information is often collected and sold. Professor Andrews also presents a “Social Network Constitution” that she argues is needed to protect privacy rights online. Lori Andrews was joined at this book launch event by Kashmir Hill and Jennifer Preston in a discussion moderated by Christopher Wink. The panelists also responded to tweets and other questions from members of the audience.
“What Would the Founding Fathers Think of Facebook?” was a program of the National Constitution Center.
12:21 am ET Approx. 56 min. 113th Congress Rules and Procedures Debate Members debated the rules and procedures under which the House of Representatives would operate ... Members debated the rules and procedures under which the House of Representatives would operate during the 113th Congress.
1:19 am ET Approx. 20 min. House Leaders Remarks on the Opening of the 113th Congress ; Democratic Leader Pelosi (D-CA) and Speaker Boehner (R-OH) made remarks at the opening of the ... Democratic Leader Pelosi (D-CA) and Speaker Boehner (R-OH) made remarks at the opening of the 113th Congress after they were re-elected as minority leader and speaker. Speaker Boehner was sworn in, and then he swore in the other members of the House.
1:40 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. House Mock Swearing-In Ceremony, Part 1 House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected ... House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier on the House floor. There were 35 new Republican members and 49 new Democratic members.
3:45 am ET Approx. 7 min. Senator Mark Kirk Returns to Senate Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Senate for the first time since suffering a stroke early ... Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Senate for the first time since suffering a stroke early in 2011 that left the left side of his body mostly paralyzed. Vice President Biden greeted the senator as he climbed the Capitol steps. Senator Kirk won President Obama’s Senate seat in 2010.
3:53 am ET Approx. 21 min. Senate Opening of 113th Congress Vice President Biden presided and swore in new and re-elected senators at the opening of the 113th ... Vice President Biden presided and swore in new and re-elected senators at the opening of the 113th Congress.
4:16 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected ... Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier in the Senate chambers on the opening day of the 113th Congress.
5:40 am ET Approx. 56 min. 113th Congress Rules and Procedures Debate Members debated the rules and procedures under which the House of Representatives would operate ... Members debated the rules and procedures under which the House of Representatives would operate during the 113th Congress.
6:39 am ET Approx. 19 min. House Leaders Remarks on the Opening of the 113th Congress ; Democratic Leader Pelosi (D-CA) and Speaker Boehner (R-OH) made remarks at the opening of the ... Democratic Leader Pelosi (D-CA) and Speaker Boehner (R-OH) made remarks at the opening of the 113th Congress after they were re-elected as minority leader and speaker. Speaker Boehner was sworn in, and then he swore in the other members of the House.