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of par troopers. this is inside the airplane and moves outside into the slip stream and deflects the wind so e par troopers can jump away without striking the airplane. this was donated and interesting how he got it and where he kept it for 20 years, but there it is. next, we have foot lockers that
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1951 and this was in this is where you put all your belongings next to the foot of your bed from the barracks. over here is a display over here of some of the items that you would find inside the yoke or steering wheel. this is the landing gear handle that puts the landing gear up and down. oxygen regulator. every seat in the cockpit that had someone sit there.
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decided to take it home and make a table out of it and ended up here in the museum. >> this display is one of our first displays we have at the museum. she was the first woman in the group of women who become a pilot in the air force and chosen to come here to norton
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and fly the 141 and she became an aircraft commander and able to take the plane and crew throughout the world. first woman here at norton to make that rank and that responsibility as being an aircraft commander and this highlights some of her career and milestones. when she became aircraft commander, that's quite a feather in her cap and when she made that milestone the air force wasn't quite ready for women in that role, so the certificate that was given to er says --
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>> brought our soldiers and sailors back home after the war. took them from hanoi to the phillipines. historic airplane now at the air force museum in wright patterson air force base, ohio. the base closed as the reaction of a program called brach where
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the government decided to close a number of their military installations throughout the united states. norton was one of those and this display is dedicate the to the closure of norton and shows the last flag that flew over the headquarters building during the closing ceremony. they had a commemorative wine bottle given to each of the participants and this is from that event that is highlighted here. and right here is the uniform of the last base commander and wing commander, colonel underwood and he is still in the area and still a supporter of the museum. when the base closed, the san bernandino and inland empire lost a lot of jobs, about 8,000 to 10,000 military and civilian
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jobs left the greater area and went on to other employment or retired here and called their careers over. the base was transitioned into the san bernandino international airport and has taken a while for it to come along and it is still a rose that is blossoming. >> our cities tour staff recently traveled to san bernandino, california, to learn about its rich history. learn more about san bernandino and other stops on our tour at c-span.org/citiestour. you are watching american history tv, all weekend every weekend on c-span3. >> on american history tv on c-span 3, a senate select committee chaired by senator urch democrat from idaho
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convened to look into activities i.r.s.f.b.i., cray and >> and guaranteeing citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures without a warrant bearing upon the national security response bits of the president. >> two former staffers of the church committee are with us to provide some historical context and understand the significance of the 0--year-old video. the committee's chief counsel is with us and here in our studio in washington iselle yot maxwell, counsel to the committee. thank you to both of you for joining us. so, let's start with the basics,
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mr. maxwell, how did the church committee get started. what was the impet us? >> most of it came about because of the series of articles about activities by the intelligence community within the united uirsch in ten by cyh the post-watergate hearings, resignation of president nixon and still continuing concern about the vietnam war and the thought that the intelligence agencies were being directed against u.s. citizens led to some public concern and response from both the senate and the house to establish special committees to look at the intelligence activities overall. it was in that context that i think you need to place the activities of the committee and
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the response to things that happened during the vietnam war, the civil rights movement and other political activities led to the creation of these two committees. >> some people thought we would just expose more bad things about the nixon administration, but our single most important finding was to say that every one of six presidents starting with franklin roosevelt and running through nixon, four democrats and two republicans, every one of them abused their secret powers, and by making that broad finding, it helped with the internal cohesion of the committee and helped with its national reputation. >> but what happened in this area, when i should have known better and more others thought it was in other areas, the wheal
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concept of inherent executive power that really extends beyond anything contemplated by those who made the incremental claims. >> the historian of the senate and watching tom charles houston or the portion we are showing, what's your reaction to that? >> it's a terrific example of this ongoing debate that the constitutional convention where it was created, this need to carefully balance powers within the federal government. i think history is best when it remind us that the current issues we are talking about today are some ways not new. we need to look back in our past and say, we faced these problems before, we have seen these crises in the past, how are we going to respond to them that is
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mindful of the progress that we made then and also maybe the limitation for that nvestigation 40 years ago. sfloo >> monday on "the communicators, michael o'reilly like net neutrality, spectrum auctions and political divide within the cc and join by howard buskirk. >> take the most aggressive approach to policy making.
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leaves little ground when it becomes the first primary goal of the item, when the policy and direction they want to go becomes the first goal rather than any consideration consensus. you end up with what we have today, where there is little interest in bringing my opinions on board, and i'm less likely to be supportive. "communicators" monday at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span two. >> on lectures in history, robert childs of the university of maryland talks about labor and social unrest at the turn of the 20th century, as well as the reforms that tried to combat this disconnect. the tension between corporations, workers, and the government over issues such as working conditions.
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he also discusses how all levels of society sought to alleviate fears about the rapid societal changes of the gilded age by a return to nature movement, as evidenced by the creation of urban parks. begins with aes brief example of period music. his class is about 50 minutes. ♪ ♪ prof. chiles: welcome back, everybody. as you know we have been in the gilded age for some time now. we've already seen the technological innovations that made this economic expansion possible. we saw the economic transformations and the effect

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