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C-SPAN's The Weekly shares recordings from the past 40 years of politics connecting it with today's political discourse. Using audio taken from C-SPAN's vast Video Library, each episode focuses on a theme tied to current events providing a unique perspective on today's news. You can conduct your own search of the Video Library at C-SPAN.org.

C-SPAN's The Weekly shares recordings from the past 40 years of politics connecting it with today's political discourse. Using audio taken from C-SPAN's vast Video Library, each episode focuses on a theme tied to current events providing a unique perspective on today's news. You can conduct your own search of the Video Library at C-SPAN.org.

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C-SPAN's The Weekly shares recordings from the past 40 years of politics connecting it with today's political discourse. Using audio taken from C-SPAN's vast Video Library, each episode focuses on a theme tied to current events providing a unique perspective on today's news. You can conduct your own search of the Video Library at C-SPAN.org.

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@cspanradio

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English

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(202) 737-3220


Episodes

Washington Football Team Name Change: What Congress Said About The Old One

1/27/2022
The Washington Football Team soon will announce its new name. This comes after years of controversy about its old discarded name -- controversy which even made its way to the floor of Congress. This week's "The Weekly" podcast remembers when Representatives and Senators urged the team to get rid of what some called a racist name. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:56

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA): Bipartisan Friendship, Bipartisan Hugs

1/20/2022
This program remembers the friendship and mutual admiration between Republican Johnny Isakson and Democrat John Lewis. Twenty years of public praise -- and equally public hugs -- in the House of Representatives and Senate for these two Georgians. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:46

Remembering Harry Reid and his role in the 2012 presidential campaign against Mitt Romney

1/13/2022
An episode on the passing of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, by remembering his role in the 2012 presidential campaign. During the spring and summer of 2012, Harry Reid took to the Senate floor multiple times and offered pointed remarks about the Republican running against President Obama, Mitt Romney, and taxes. We'll replay some of Harry Reid's tougher statements about future Senator Romney and tax transparency in the Senate chamber. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:12:03

Jan. 6 Riot: The Opening Prayers That Guided Congress

1/6/2022
One way to mark the anniversary of the January 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill is by remembering the prayers offered by Congressional chaplains. Both the House and Senate chaplains offered memorable and often remarkable language in the hours before and after the riots. You'll hear excerpts from the prayers delivered by House chaplain Kibben and Senate chaplain Black surrounding the events of January 6. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:41

Christopher Hitchens: Remembering The Writer Ten Years After His Death

12/30/2021
This episode marks ten years since writer Christopher Hitchens died. Remembered as a slashing polemicist, Mr. Hitchens' targets ranged from Henry Kissinger to Mother Teresa to the British monarchy, and even religion. Hear some of his best moments from his 100 C-SPAN appearances: People he hated, things he liked, funny things he said. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:33

When The Senate Met on Christmas Eve

12/23/2021
On December 24th, 2009, the Senate met in the early morning to debate and vote on the Affordable Care Act. Vice President Biden presided over the Senate. We look back at the day, one of the rare times Congress has met and held a vote on Christmas Eve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:37

Bob Dole, Master Comedian of the Senate

12/16/2021
Many tributes to the late Senator noted his fondness for quips, jokes, and humor throughout his public life. We look back specifically at jokes he made in connection with his time in the U.S. Senate -- and play some of his funniest lines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:12

COVID Vaccine approval one year later

12/9/2021
On the one-year anniversary of the FDA approval of the COVID vaccine, we look back at the history of what the FDA calls emergency use authorization. Its roots are in the post 9/11 war of terror -- preparing for a bio attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:19

30 Years of asking the abortion question at Supreme Court confirmation hearings

12/2/2021
This week. a look back at 30 years of Supreme Court justice nominees being asked their positions on abortion and Roe v. Wade. This topic is particularly noteworthy right now because the Supreme Court recently heard oral argument about a Mississippi law that is a direct challenge to the Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which established the legal right to abortion in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:47

Thanksgiving and Christmas: Presidents Visit Troops

11/25/2021
C-SPAN remembers U.S. Presidents making surprise holiday visits to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. With President Biden withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the United States now has no troops engaged in an active war overseas. So, this year, no surprise presidential visits to active war zones for the holidays. Revisit President Bush visiting U.S. troops in Iraq in 2003 for Thanksgiving and again for Christmas in 2008; President Obama in Afghanistan during the 2010 holiday season; and...

Duration:00:12:41

Popes, Presidents & Politics

11/18/2021
Starting with President Biden's recent visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome, we look back at other presidents who have met with -- or mentioned -- Popes. We'll hear President Carter citing Pope John Paul II at the 1980 Democratic Convention, remarks from President Clinton welcoming Pope John II to America, President George W. Bush welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to the White House, and Presidents Obama and Trump remarks on Pope Francis. Plus a special bonus clip featuring former House...

Duration:00:17:55

Veterans Day: Politicians Speaking At War Memorials

11/11/2021
Memorable moments from politicians speaking at America's national war memorials. President Ronald Reagan at Arlington National Cemetery, Sen. John Warner at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, President Bill Clinton at the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Sen. Bob Dole at the National World War II Memorial, and President Joe Biden at the National World War I Memorial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:20

What Bipartisanship -- and Laughter -- Sounds Like

11/4/2021
People wonder when -- or if -- we'll hear bipartisan language from our country's political leaders again ...in this episode examples of when United States' political leaders had nice things to say about those who differed from them ideologically. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:42

Where are they now: The Progressive Caucus

10/28/2021
In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we'll remember several members of the Progressive Caucus from the early days -- and see where they are now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:41

Colin Powell: Not a Presidential Candidate

10/21/2021
Colin Powell died October 18, 2021, from complications from COVID ... His career included Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, and, as National Security Adviser..... But it was one thing that he didn't do -- run for president -- that's the focus of this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:26

When Mark Zuckerberg apologized to Congress

10/14/2021
After the Facebook whistleblower - Frances Haugen - testified to Congress, Mike Allen of Axios reported "Facebook says Zuckerberg has testified before Congress seven times in the past four years." In this episode, we'll remember the times Mark Zuckerberg apologized or admitted errors to Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:52

Debt Limit Politics: 2021 – And 2011

10/7/2021
Looking back to 2011...and another debt-ceiling debate. Compromise seemed elusive, angry words seemed abundant...and it all came down to the wire. Sound familiar? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:53

Military Leaders Before Congress

9/30/2021
In this episode, we'll use the C-SPAN Video Library to remember other significant hearings in Congress which involved military officials Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:23

German chancellor Angela Merkel with America's leaders

9/23/2021
After over a decade and a half, the era of Angela Merkel is coming to an end... She has chosen not to run in national elections... Germany will have a new leader... But, after serving as chancellor of Germany over a period that lasted through four different United States Presidents, she'll always have a place in C-SPAN's Video Library. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:59

Matt Drudge and the Clinton Impeachment

9/16/2021
In this episode learn more about one of the characters portrayed in the FX impeachment story -- Internet news pioneer Matt Drudge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:25