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tv   White House Reporter Sarah Mc Clendon  CSPAN  May 5, 2018 2:04pm-2:15pm EDT

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civil war campaign, and sunday at 11:00 a.m. eastern, a new arlington national cemetery dedicated to honor the almost 5000 helicopter pirates pilots and crew members killed during the vietnam war. watch this weekend on the c-span networks. this weekend, american history tv is featuring tyler, texas. tour staffes recently visited many sites showcasing its history. located 100 miles southeast of dallas, tyler is considered an economic of in northeast texas, rose capital of america. learn more about tyler all weekend here on american history tv. sheriff, did you screen them before you sent them? the republicans are saying there there that things in
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are totally unnecessary. i cannot believe you sent them up there, and maybe somebody did it for you. [laughter] sarah: and even a project on studying it. [laughter] sarah's career to becoming a journalist was a series of advancement. women were not hired as news reporters in that era. not tied by national syndication saying well, you cannot talk about that, or you cannot say that, and her behavior was not questioned. she could do what she wanted, because she was on her own, and that allowed her the freedom to from more thane one viewpoint. sarah mcclendon was born in this house. she was the ninth child of
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sydney junior and annie mc clendon. she had eight brothers and sisters. mrit was a political family. clendon thought of a group, was a postmaster, and with the chairman of the democratic committee for many years. was afe, annie, suffragette, and sarah can remember her going to and is "vote for women," look of a dining room, and i think about her parents talking about local, national, international events, so they would know. the breadth of what they read i think means that they were open. they did not have one particular
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idea about the world and life. they opened themselves up and took on a lot of different. this was a very eclectic reading family. they just did not look at murder mysteries. they ran the gamut. they did have a lot of different books subject was. susan: i was told -- i first started working in washington, i would have to ask the international questions and things like that. difference of what people want to know about and things like that, so i always try to pick out some question of the people outside of washington want to know about. and believe me you, they appreciate it. they really do. they tell me often they would ask -- is that i ask the questions they would ask if i were there. the washington white house press corps do not and are stand
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what i am asking about, because they do not know what goes on outside of washington. a woman in the news agency was unique in the fact that her few independent news bureaus were open. most of them were associated with the radio station or the up-and-coming tv station, so that was the primary source for she did not just go with the ordinary stories. she liked to look at what was happening with the little people, not the air force or not the government, but she wanted to see the impact that some of had ons and events people back home. was once asked why her "are you in favor of
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big dams upstream more downstream?" of course he rolled his eyes. had aen he got back, he report from the department of engineers, that they were building big ones upstream and little has downstream. she knew it, and he did not. susan: we should have some training before they get there, well, i canhis man, tell you, eisenhower, when you ask him a question, you had to tell him what agency you were talking about, what had been happening, where it was in the government, and what did he think about it. you had to educate him with your question. daye: sarah wrote two books. the first was "my age presidents." and you can see her energetic face there. her memories and she kept wonderful notes.
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she has very detailed information about her relationship, and also she has got pictures thrown in here as well. the latterone was part of her life, called appropriately "mr. president, mr. president." there were press conferences, and she would say "mr. president, mr. president." they really hated to get her itstions, because either a, was something they did not know about, or they thought that it was not, you know, to the point. i would say 99.9%, it really was on point. i don't see sarah as a real crusader for women's rights, i see her as an example for women's rights. she took on the jobs. in worldinto the army war ii.
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she started her own business. she was a bulldog about finding out the details and getting the right point of a program. susan: there is nothing wrong with being open-minded to the point where you want all information to come into you, and that is what reporters are trying to do. reporters -- you need us. whether we get kicked around or not, we are still supposed to be reporters, and we're supposed tell you what is going on in the world. if you do not have us, you would have a lot worse government then you have got now. unitas badly, and if anybody is trying to stop they were order from being a reporter, taking it conservative or liberal, anyone trying to stop us from the reporters is hurting democracy.
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our cities tour staff recently traveled to tyler, texas to learn about its rich history. learn more about tyler and other stops on our tour at c-span.org /citiestour. americanatching history tv all weekend, every weekend, on c-span3. monday morning, and lincoln, nebraska for the next stop on c-span bus 50 capitals tour. nebraska governor pete ricketts will be our guest. on landmark cases, a case on capital punishment, greg v. georgia. gregg, atroy leon convicted murderer, challenged his case.
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the supreme court ruled against him but establish stricter guidelines for states wishing to impose the death penalty. case,s you discuss this carol steiger and a professor at harvard law school. she has argued against the death penalty in a number of cases. can't scheidegger, the legal director of the criminal justice legal foundation, capitalng for punishment. cases monday at 9:00 eastern on c-span and joined the conversation. #landmarkcases. resources on our website, the "landmark cases" companion book, and the "landmark

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