After Words

After Words: Ira Shapiro, "The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis," hosted by Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT

About the Program

Ira Shapiro shines a spotlight on the Senators of the 1960s and 1970, who passed the Civil Rights and Great Society legislation.  He argues that the Senate was diminished by the Republican gains of the 1980s and hasn't recovered in the elections of the last 30 years.  He discusses the evolution of the institution over the last half century with independent Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders.

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Ira Shapiro

Ira Shapiro practices international trade law in Washington, D.C. and spent 12 years working in the U.S. Senate.  Among his Senate projects were work on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Senate Code of Ethics.  Mr. Shapiro was also a trade negotiator during the Clinton administration, earning the rank of ambassador.


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After Words: Ira Shapiro, "The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis," hosted by Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, February 26th at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, February 20th at 3am (ET)
  • Monday, February 20th at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 19th at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, February 18th at 10pm (ET)
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