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Encore Booknotes: "The Senate, 1789-1989"

Sen. Robert C. Byrd

About the Program

The late Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) was the longest serving member of Congress in the history of the United States.  He was first elected to the Senate in 1958 and held that office until he died on June 28, 2010. 

This Booknotes program was taped in 1989.  His book, "The Senate, 1789-1989,"  is a compilation of weekly speeches Senator Byrd gave from the Senate floor on the history of the institution.

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Sen. Robert C. Byrd

Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) was first elected to the Senate in 1958 and held that office until he died on Monday, June 28, 2010.  He was the longest serving member of congress in U.S. history.  He was also the author of "Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency."

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Encore Booknotes: "The Senate, 1789-1989"

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