Every weekend, American History TV brings you 48 hours of people and events that help document the American story. Today's highlights include a panel of journalists reflecting on the life and legacy of U.S. House Speaker Thomas "Tip" O'Neill, a Democrat from Massachusetts.
This is followed by a panel including former staffers for Richard Nixon and Ronald who discuss the nomination process for Supreme Court justices. They share their personal experiences with assessing and selecting potential justices and speak about the importance of preparing nominees for the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation process.
Also, an interview with former Majority Leader Bob Dole, the Kansas Republican who served in the Senate from 1969 to 1996. He speaks about the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and his interest in Colin Powell as a running mate when he won the Republican nomination for President in 1996.