tv Dallas GOP Dinner- Pete Sessions Charlie Kirk Ryan Sitton CSPAN April 20, 2019 2:47am-3:39am EDT
you can preorder your copy and hardcover or e-book today. website or wherever books are sold. more now from the dallas county republican party dinner with former congressman pete sessions and turning point usa founder charlie kirk. this part of the event is 50 minutes. one of my dear friend said you must talk to pete sessions. if you want to understand what is happening in texas and the fight. he is the manteno. , i startedi must say learning about pete. as we all know, the honorable pete sessions is a legend. , he has fought. he has served us in the fifth district. he served us in the 32nd
district. and he served us and the most powerful committee and the entire country, the rules committee. only reason the u.s. house of representatives section got anything done was because of the leadership of one man and one committee, and that is our beloved pete sessions. make no mistake about it. when you want to go and say how did we take back the house? i can tell you one name. that is pete sessions. he knows how to sell the fight. he knows that the serve. and he knows what it means to make sure that we protect the entire country. in terms of liberty, opportunity , and he understands the threats on the left. most importantly he understands us. with that, i would like to take give our beloved pete sessions a tremendous round of applause.
[applause] mr. sessions: thank you very much. our opportunity tonight to hear from ryan zinke he and administrator pruitt gives us an understanding. exactly the thoughtful, articulate republican party and why we believe that our policy makes life better for americans. have smart and able people who are able at the discussed thely importance attributes of policy, but also to play them out. i go too say before
far, i want to thank each and everyone of you, not only for your hard work, your sweat and tears over the years, but also for your firm believe that our greatest days in america lie in front of us. look forward to what we need to do in two years. i want to thank you, table 17 and 18, my staff is over there. all of you who stand beside me. thank you very much. [applause] i know they are timing me tonight. they're going to time all of us tonight. sorry about that. what ryanwant to say zinke he said and what administrator pruitt said was correct. better,rica has gotten marginally better, it is because republicans have utilized the policy that we believe in. i think back to 2000 and five,
when it was the republican party , signed by a law president bush, that said all ground and surface water will be controlled by the states as opposed to the federal government. because we understood that the takeover by the democratic party was exactly that, over every creek, river, lake, to take over every single part of whatever was water that the federal government will control. that led us directly to the ability, just a couple of years ago, were republicans came up with this darn idea, that we should put our energy into the world market as opposed to not offering our opportunity for the world to buy our energy products. in texas, over six weeks, gas prices went down.
-- [applause] it has opened up a marketplace .or our products overseas we are the world. [applause] it are these things that we have stood for. have four returned from singapore and china, where i spent the last 10 days. the big discussion over there is about how they are going to fall not quiteth america, america. as you know, the commonest party of china had their great egg yearly meeting. unanimous votes. there was no dissension. believe that. i would not want to dissent either. decidedpened was they
that they are going to open themselves up to american ideas of investment and opportunities from the world. here is why this is happening. this is happening because our president has the guts and the on this tariff issue. you would say the timing is bad. yes, it was bad. but the outcome will be on his timeline. the chinese and the americans are going to use stop all tariffs. the winners and this becomes a chinese people, not the chinese government. the chinese government has been winning and taking money off of these tariffs for a long time.
thethen sticking it to chinese consumer. just like you see in france. where the french government makes money off of energy. they make money off taxing gasoline. they are sick and tired of it. you will see a huge revolution. it has already starter where the chinese government is now developing their own irs. they are commanding that every single person in china above a certain level start processing and turning in what money they have. they have never had to report it. they now have over 340 billion billionaires. million. we will look up and say,
comrades, how does that feel? the bottom line is the money will be taken away from the chinese government. consumers wellse want to be just like american consumers and have the best of all products in the world. at the best price. i think the long-term attribute of what you're going to see from president trump and this outcome will mean that the stock market will come roaring back and we will be prepared in 2020 two not only reclaim the presidency but ,ake back the house, the senate and we will have american republican ideas of free enterprise across the country. i am very excited. i want you to know. [applause]
the last thing i will say, and we know this, we have to work. for the past two years, i've been telling people, hold on. this is that what you think it is. we have problems. we have a lot of things that have moved to town. tonight, we have a real special guest. me, i asked him if jennifer is here. he said theret are a lot of texas aggies in here who know me well. starting out in irving, texas. he was a businessman. he went the texas a&m. he started a great big company that really makes sense. he is the first engineer in the history of the railroad commission. he has an idea about efficiency, ratio, he understands mathemal ter.
and inflection points. that can bring to bear on taxes and its assets and resources to where they will be utilized of they for the benefit people of the state of texas. please help me welcome our railroad commissioner. [applause] mr. sitton i have to brag on pete. what myt remind him wife's name was. he just walked up and said, is jennifer here? and i said no. but he said, you are an idea right -- an aggie right? that.t remember those moments stick in your mind when you connect with someone like pete. he honored me. thank you for that. think of the time in your life when something happens that
changed the way you thought. changed your perspective. changed how you think things should be done. the biggest time in recent history i can remember is november 6 of last year. hotel as the election results were rolling in. cruz race.d when ted was getting ready to do debate prep, they wanted do a mock debate. they were looking for somebody who was comfortable going after ted. obviously tall and attractive. [laughter] so i got to debate ted cruz. i play the liberal socialists. i mastered the hand motions. i did the whole thing. [laughter] andtion night was going on
we knew it was going to be a closer is the normal. credit, we gave him beto had worked hard. he went all across the state. charismatic guy. as we are watching the results come in, i was not exciting it to be as close as it was. as i'm sitting there in the hotel, my mind is blown. this -- buyle by this? this does not make any sense. throughout history, we have watched socialism implode every single time it has been tried. from ancient rome through communist russia, greece and venezuela, every single time it crashes. look at china, where they are trying to unwind it, trying to undo it. it never, ever, ever works. in particular, as we are hearing the news stories come in, we are
hearing about the young voters and the turnout and what the young voters were saying. my mind is blown. so i take a step bacreize, you t about policy. we've got a brand problem. we've got a brand problem. if you grew up in the 1970's and 80's like i did, you remember the cold war. words like communism and socialism struck fear in us. i remember sitting at home and my parents talking about what was going on in russia and gorbachev and reagan going toe to tell. ou ah ol daha sliea you? social is a good thing, you should be social, you don't want to be antisocial. we have a brand problem. in order for us to understand
this brand problem we have to think about what life was like when we were that age. county,p here in dallas my parents are both teachers, my dad served in high school for 34 years. my mom taught at a little private school for about 38 years, 82 years of education between the two of them. i have a younger brother and younger sister, for the first time my date tonight is my brother. my younger, more attractive brother is here with me. he is police officer here in dallas county, he serves at highland park police department. [applause] knowrowing up, we didn't -- a big evening out, we go to the cafeteria. when my mom had us, she stayed
home until my brother went off to school so for about 10 years we lived off my dad's paycheck, north liked haulage of the evening and he worked at a racetrack that my uncle owns and we supported a family of five on $25,000 per year. we knew no different. growing up, because my parents are both teachers, i was a fantastic student, which is a total lie. remember that kid that was awful in school? the kid that always disrupted class and could never pay attention? the teachers would take that kid if they didn't have to have me in their class. i was the worst kid in my school and my parents put up with it. all the way through school i didn't know envy until i got to high school because i got to go where my mom taught. a lot of kids came from north
dallas, 15, 16 years old, all the other kids had brand-new mustangs. i worked to summer jobs and saved up $900 to get a camaro, but i was proud of it. when it came time to go to college i wasn't a good enough student in my parents didn't have enough money so i didn't apply anywhere else except for texas a&m and that other school, like to thes finest academic institution on the planet. i got my mechanical engineering degree, not out of school and got my first job in the oil business. around the time i was 30 years old about 12 years ago, the company that was working for was not a multinational company. and like that i was out of a job. and at this point i had quit work -- you know how you hear of double income, no kids? income, double
kids. but that is when i have the opportunity. in november of 2005 i was fit -- i was fired. then we started our company, put $10,000 in a business account and for the rest of 2006 we did not take a paycheck. that is how we started our company. we had hope and positive energy and we knew we had a solution to the world, it employs 900 people and does business all over the world. [applause] thank you. story --ell you that it sounds a little braggadocio's and i don't mean it to be -- i tell you that story because of the conversation my father had with me. i'm talking to my father about the way i grew up -- i'm about 30 at the time and we are talking about the risk of starting a business. my dentist telling me about the way i grew up. you know why we didn't have money for you to go to college?
you weren't a planned pregnancy. it was that day i found out not only did my parents not plan to have me, my parents are both coming out of divorces at the time when my mom got pregnant with me and they had a plan to have me aborted. four days before she had the abortion she said she couldn't do it. and he says ok, let's get married. and are still married today they even had two more kids. [applause] he says you know what you were such a bad student? you are severely add. we had to take you to a guidance counselor and the counselor did some tests and said he is off the scale, put him on ritalin. they said no. i said why didn't you tell me the stuff growing up? he says very clearly -- we did
not want you to be defined by your disadvantages. we want you to be defined by the possibilities. [applause] when i was about 30 years old that stuck with me, and about 12 years later, 14 years later, it hits me like a ton of bricks. that is what the republican party stands for. we believe in people more than we believe in government. we believe in defining people by their possibilities in their opportunities, not by their disadvantages and the problems. this is what makes the republican party great. why is it that kids aren't getting it? why is that message not getting through to the next generation? when you think about the things that we go through growing up, the lessons that we learn, if someone had come along and said when you were a young kid in school if somebody from the
forcedent would have that school to accommodate your add, or when you were a kid looking to get a car, what if we tax the rich and give you a car -- what if we raise taxes and pay for your college? what if we would have promised that to you? when i was that kid i probably would have liked it. it was pretty good. but if you came and asked me if we could go back in history and do all that stuff wouldn't that have made life easier? possibly. would you take it? don't you dare. because of those experiences i believe in me. i believe in people more than i believe in government. it to look out for those of us who are in need? whose job is it for those who are at the biggest risk who don't have what they need?
it is absolutely my job. i have been tremendously blessed and it is no of us who have been the most blessed to look out for 4:48,r supposed -- luke on to him much is given, of him much will be required. it is my job as an individual, not the job of government. we believe in people more than we believe in government. [applause] way becausek this you have been successful, some will say. possibly. because i'm successful i think this way. that is the message that makes the republican party strong. as we go out and we share our vision in 2020 for what we came for we talk about things like liberty. we talk about freedom. we talk about limited government. those things are crucial.
but if you are an 18-year-old or 22-year-old, i submit to you that you don't know what that means. when you talk about opportunity and where you are going, when you talk about what you do to opportunity, that is something we can get excited about. thingsalk about some today we don't talk enough about. let's talk about the bold ideas that republicans have that represent the future of our country and state. let's talk about national debt. right now the federal government isn't $23 trillion worth of national debt. when you add in social security and medicare it is a hundred thousand worth of dollars on every person in the u.s. i'm talking to an 18-year-old, do you want to be settled with $200,000 worth of debt to pay for something you have the benefit from? republicans alike to balance the budget.
we would like to get out of national debt. what about education? we believe we need more choices for kids. is goinge that if it to trade school or selecting a private institution, whatever suits your passion, that is what republicans support. that is opportunity. that is possibility. we need to get away with every kitchen goes to college -- when the average kid who graduates from junior college or trade school makes more than the average kid who graduates from four-year university if you take a business and engineering. we have got to send a message of possibility and opportunity. as your railroad commissioner you heard ryan zinke you talk about it -- we believe that it is our job to do the minimum possible so people know that it is safe, so we keep energy as affordable and as reliable as possible. when gasoline prices and electricity prices are low, who
benefits the most? it is the poorest people in our society that benefit from those low-cost. that's what we believe in. that's what republicans stand for. in 2020, our mission should not simply be about us and them. it should be about carrying this bold vision that we believe in [applause]e than government. what will i do about it? 2020, the president will be the top of the ticket. john cornyn will be the next statewide elected official. your railroad commissioner will be the third statewide elected official on the ballot. i will be leaving the state take it and i am not being bashful about the fact that my mission is to go out and do better in 2020 than we did in 2018, making sure every person we connect with years this message, that we
believe in people more than we believe in government. i will be working with your state representatives and judges and county commissioners, county chairwoman, to make sure that we are sending this message, especially in areas where we lost a congressman or a state rep a few months ago. i believe that when we connect with people on that message, that is when we attract people to our cause. here is what i ask of you -- if you are here already, thank you for being here. what's the role of the county party in our state mission this year? it is that when we need a ground game, when i come to dallas to block walk, when i go out and connect with motorists, the dallas county party will help us protect the ground game. your resources are going to support it so we can be really
effective. here's the second thing. please help me repeat this message. when people talk to you, especially young people, about what the republican party believes in, we believe in leadership, we believe in service, and we believe in perseverance. we believe an opportunity and accountability, which comes out of the possibilities. we believe in protecting opportunity for every single texan, especially those who are most in need, but we do not believe in doing it by taking something from somebody to give to somebody else. is keepingieve in what we do as small as possible and letting individuals take care of the rest. people more than we believe in government. thank you very much for having me this evening. it's a pleasure to serve you as your railroad commissioner. god bless you. [applause]
[applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, let's give a tremendous run of applause again, thank you so much, we could not be more proud of you on that ticket. we will be there for you in 2020 as you were here for us tonight. speaking of who's here for us tonight, it is my great honor to introduce -- have a seat, this is so exciting. know, our finance chair. in addition to being an incredibly committed man and now happily married man, congratulations, we are so happy for you -- when doug puts his mind to something it happens,. we all know that. he will be sitting in an office
and will tell you i think you should consider running for county chair, and i laughed, and guess what you are doing, and you are thrilled to be doing it and thrilled to serve. i don't know what the conversation was for you but clearly you know i'm talking about something that is quite effective. withveryone else, working doug is an absolute owner. when you work together, things happen. think about it. people have been working for 20 years to get criminal justice reform through and when does it happen? when he is there getting the first step act enacted and we are so grateful, and i must say, it is not any mistakes that doug because youdoes created a wonderful man for us. you have made the difference that so many of us acknowledge. you are properly honored by the texas public policy foundation,
and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts because your story , where we believe in people, your story of coming here in creating which you have been bringing it to texas and changing the world and making entrepreneurs like me flourish it in an environment where the whole world is connected, that is because of you. you take that gift and you actually give it back to us. thank you. you have given us doug and we thank you. [applause] with that, without any further do, it is my honor and privilege to introduce to you our finance chair and friend, doug deason. [applause] >> thank you. it's an honor to the up here, it is great to see such a good crowd. you have witnessed to the most
add, high-energy people in this state -- if governor perry were here we would have the trifecta. unfortunately the governor is not here but he would be. i have the great honor of introducing our friend. charlie just flew in. i have been watching my phone, listening to everything everyone said as we track this course across the united states. he was picked up and he has been with the president today and i will let him tell the story. theas with the president, announcement of an executive order to require free speech on college campuses. [applause] a lot of people take credit for that but the guy that deserves the credit is charlie kirk. ceo,ie is ceo, founder and
he is anint usa, he travels for me, the world and you never know when you will get a text from him, i don't know when he sleeps. he is one high-energy person. we are really proud that he is here and i think you guys will enjoy him. charlie kirk. [applause] >> thank you. thank you all for having me. it has been a long week. i technically started my day in phoenix, arizona. i took a redeye flight to washington, d.c.. last night i was talking to 1400 college students at arizona state university at one of our events.
it is amazing how many students are interested and curious of the conservative message when they are given a plant to hear the other side. it is not that students are opposed to our ideas, it is that they are not exposed to them in the first place. we saw that last night at arizona state university, were 1400 students showed up. i finished it up and took a redeye flight to washington, d.c., where i spent the day in the white house, getting prepared for -- something that was years in the making and something that the family played an instrumental role in. today, president trump signed an executive order that requires any institution of higher education that receives taxpayer the first protect amendment rights of all students and failure to do so will mean they will not get any federal funding anymore. [applause]
a massive accomplishment. let's give it up for that kind of courage. [cheers and applause] someone may me walk you through how we got here today, how we have a president for the first time in 40 years where college campuses have gone far to the left which all of us in this room i know are concerned about and have probably experienced in one way or another. i'm sure if i asked around a couple people in this room will have seen a can or grandkids, knees or nephew, grown up as a christian conservative and they go off to university and come back somebody different. this president did something so courageous but how did we get there? we play a part in it at turning point usa, the largest
conservative student organization that fights for free markets and fiscal responsibility and american exceptionalism. i found this organization when i was 18 years old in chicago, illinois instead of going to college. i had no money,, no experience no idea what i was doing, so i was off to a perfect start, but i had one word -- hustle. i hustled my opponents. i had no idea what i was doing but i outworked everybody and that is what makes this country so amazing, that you can outwork your competition, you can have a vision, and achieve it. started when i was 18 years old, met some amazing people along the way, and in the summer of 2016 i met doug deason. he was nice enough to take me along to a fundraiser for the donald trump campaign, then candidate trump. that moment changed everything for turning point usa, for myself, and some would say for the country.
at that reception in fort worth i met a group of dallas young that said have you met donald trump, jr. yet? i said he seems like a great guy. wey took me and i met him, hit it off immediately and we spent the entire remainder of the presidential campaign campaigning with him and we defied all the odds and obviously we got the greatest political upset arguably in american history. [cheers and applause] and three fats, they became huge supporters of ours in many different ways and i would never have had that relationship at all if it wasn't for doug and darwin connecting me to the trump family. right after the election in the victory, he said tell me more about this turning point usa organization.
at the time we had a $2 million operating budget, 10 people on total, we weree on about 300 campuses across the country. i explained that we believe that college campuses are fundamental to winning the culture war in the country, that politics are important but if we lose campuses we lose the country. and he said that makes a lot of sense, how can i help? i said i want to grow turning point usa to be the battle tank, not a think tank, but a battle tank for the values of american exceptionalism and free enterprise. what started to form was this ,roup of unbelievable patriots and don jr. is one of the leaders that grew turning point to to a respectable size honestly a powerhouse. we are on 1400 high school and college campuses, 100 people on our staff in all 50 states, of
$15 million operating budget. a pretty amazing success story for a kid from chicago with no money, no connections, no idea what i was doing. only in america is that kind of story possible. [applause] you have probably seen our communications director, candace owens, one or 200 times. you have probably seen our amazing other voices. what happened a month ago today was nothing short of the straw that broke the camels back. we had one of our chapters at the university of california berkeley -- mind you, candace owens and myself, we are the only conservative duo in the history of the country to speak at uc berkeley, stanford, and ucla and live to tell about it. our visit last spring at uc berkeley inspired a core group of conservatives to start a
turning point usa group at uc berkeley. we understand we are not going to be the majority. we understand that we are not going to win over 90% of students, but that doesn't mean you should not advocate for your beliefs and do everything you can to recruit other students. our students ago, were tabling with socialism sucks t-shirts, with signs that said fake hate crimes hurt real victims, things that should not .e that controversial in what happened honestly changed the face of our entire education. it wasn't intentional but it just so happened that hayden williams, who was tabling for our organization, got in a confrontation with a solid who said how dare you come online seens, and you probably
the video one or 2 million times on cable tv, punched him in the face, gave him a concussion and a black eye. i put that video on twitter and it goes totally viral. and the left skate unusually silent and refused to press charges for nearly two weeks which in the most beautiful irony i could imagine -- the fact that they didn't pursue charges made this a news story for two weeks which gave us more time to talk about this injustice and more time to talk about how crazy college campuses have become. so thank you, berkeley pd, for the anarchy that you usually allowed to run amok to backfire. for weeks this went on and it really struck a chord with the president, and it seemed at cpac -- a great gathering -- we had for mainstage speakers, including myself, the president got up and surprised us all and committed to doing something
that i've been pushing for for , which is tocareer withhold federal funding from any institution that there is not protect the first amendment rights of its students. why should we be sending our taxpayer dollars to these islands of totalitarianism? and the president committed to doing it. moment, wherethat he did what he said he was going that, and for those of you follow my writing or my tweeting which i tend to do a lot of, i get asked a lot -- what do you make of donald trump's moral character? i got this question last night at asu, some students said he's obviously the most immoral president in american history. thing, the first way i judge morality of a politician or a leader -- is that leader doing what he said he was doing? to that leader turn his or her back on their constituents? did the leader move the embassy
when they said they want, cancel the arend deal when they said they wanted? did they put strong judges on the supreme court on the circuit court, did they deregulate the economy? of course. and every single turn this president has kept his promises, unlike presidents of the last 30 years or leaders that say they will secure the border and don't and will move the embassy and don't -- this president has done everything he said he was going to do at every single turn, despite the media trying to assassinate him, despite the elites in both parties trying to demagogue him, despite every single person in both parties that have been happy with the status quo at our expense and i think it deserves great praise for everyone in this room that our president has done exactly what he said he's going to do, despite the elites trying to demagogue him and attack him time and time again. i think it's truly extraordinary.
and today is no different. [applause] might work today really liberates college campuses and allows students the opportunity to allow our opinions to be heard in the amazing way, whether it be talking about life or whymost moral system the constitution is the greatest political document ever written or why this is the most moral framework to run a country under or why the bible is the most spectacular book ever composed -- these ideas can now be expressed without fear of retribution or silence because of a president that has finally decided to hold these universities accountable. you have seen what happens on campuses will soon be in congress. thisned audiences like that there will soon be a young, clueless,emale,
probably hispanic, socialist that will go to congress, be constantly wrong but never in doubt, and get nonstop media coverage around ideas we all thought were why did i know that? is it because i'm clairvoyant? no. it's because what happens in campus will soon happen in congress. she's a mod wrist compared to what these most activists believe in. she's considered not to be radical enough if you don't believe me go on the campus of university texas austin and wear a trump hat and see how long you can go without having the worst names possibly thrown at you or wear a shirt that says america is the greatest done troy ever exist. you're a mass only nist. the culture war will determine the future of this beautiful country that we all love is not in the halls of congress.
it's just not. it's in the lecture halls across the country and in our college cam pews that will determine the future of this country. that's what turning point u.s.a. has decided to focus on. we don't have an office in d.c. and we never will. because what happens in america, not washington, d.c. because the disconnect between the ruling elites and the actual citizens of this great country has never been more dramatic. and you will see a rising socialist party which honestly the democrats have become. they've become outward socialists versus those who dare become the alternative. that's what our work is doing every single day. and it is involved in that culture war. there's two ways -- this is the question that will happen. this is the only question that matters. are you angry or are you thank to feel live in america? that's the only question that matters anymore. that's the only question that matters.
if you're angry that you live in america, you are a democrat. if you're thankful if you live in america, you are a republican. it is that simple. [applause] every other question, high taxes, low tax, regulation, it doesn't matter. if you're angry who lives here. do you think ocasio-cortez, harris or sanders are happy that they live here. if you listen to kamala harris live in a sexist homophobic -- i'm listening. why are you running for president? it's horrible. move somewhere else. we've been given a gift. god gave us a gift to flift this one trufment and we're so -- god gave us a gift to live in this country. and we're so thankful.
you saw it when robert francis o'rourke. don't call him that fake name he wants you to call him. i'm more hispanic than he is. and i'm not hays panic all. he's an irishman. call him robert francis o'rourke. you saw him how close the senate race was. it shouldn't have been that close. because they went to the university and colleges, and they sold utopia to a generation that wants to be generous with other people's money. it's very easy to be generous with other people's money, isn't it? it's very easy to vote other people's rights away if it doesn't affect yourself or have skin in the game. this is how 2020 will be defined. you have a president that says be thankful you the loast black, female unemployment. be thankful for this. and the other side is, be angry. be angry, we're a horrible bitter country. and those of us who believe in , all bad things come
after anger an spite and bitterness bittersness. we will win in 2020 and the future. and thanks to the many people in the room and the war that we have in college campuses, we will win the culture war in the history ever to exist. thank you so much. honor to be here. thank you. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, let's give a tremendous round of applause to charlie kirk. charlie, to have you here on such a day is such an honor. wow! my husband just created a new vegas bet called, what college will be the first to get its funding pulled. so if any of you guys know a good bookie, set me up. with that being said, it is with tremendous gratitude. our program here tonight was only possible because of you. you made tonight happen.
facilitated an absolutely beautiful evening. we give thanks to our major sponsors. darwin and doug, thank you so much for your support to lead folks here as well as james. it's truly amazing. all of our sponsors. and more importantly every single person in this room because tonight as pete told us, pete you were spot on. it's about work. we all came together to unite, to see what we're working for, to see what matters. and now we must go out, share our message because as commissioner sitton said it's about people not government in terms of who you trust. and now are we angry or are we grateful? i say in this evening as we end, we are incredibly grateful for you, for each other, we are grateful for this amazing
country that is the best example of human freedom we've ever seen and we are grateful of the freedom of religion and to support it. with that, i say thank you, tonight. and a happy reagan day dinner night. thank you. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] >> the c-span bus is stopping at middle and high schools across the country to present the prizes and awards of our student cam video competition. and throughout this month, you can see the top 21 winning entries every morning before washington journal and watch every student cam documentary awlong those honorably mentioned and the behind winners online at studentcam.org.
>> c-span's city tour is on the road. this weekend we take you to rochester, minnesota with the help of our spectrum cable partners located 9 o minutes south. >> mayo clinic is a good neighbor here in rochester. in many respects mayo clinic would have never happened except for the city of rochester. it was the small town. the intimate nature of rochester that allowed this incubator to expand that became a world presence in med sifpble >> and we'll speak with local authors in the city of 115,000. >> come gather aroun ♪ ♪ >> most people think that bob
dylan is leftist or, you know, somehow associated with the hippie movement of the 196 's or something like that. the voice of the generation of the 19 of 0's, which is a label that he detested. youleft or right. i think most people have a misconception of what bob dylan is. >> watch the city tours this saturday at noon eastern on c-span's book tv. and sunday on american history tv on c-span three. working with our cable affiliates as we explore the american story.
power to the people this was true people power in the 40 years since the landscape has clearly changed there. noo monolithic media. broadcasting has begin away to narrowcasting. youtube stars are a thing. and c-span's is more relevant today. it's nonpartisan coverage of washington is fund as a public service by your cable or satellite provider on tell viss or online. c-span is your unfiltered view of government so you can make up your own mind. >> we'll feature the winners of our student cam documentary comp tegs. middle and high school students created videos answering the question what does it mean to be american. our first prize high school central winners are jakub sa