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Subseries 2. Transcripts

Scope and Content Notes:

There are over 70 transcripts in this section that exhibit similar diversity as of the speeches and testimonies in Thornburgh’s ongoing career. Most of these transcripts are from television appearances when Thornburgh was invited to discuss various timely and controversial issues in the headlines. Primarily the transcripts are from program appearances such as: MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, CNN “Late Edition” with Wolf Blitzer, and “Larry King Live.” Others include: CNN’s “Early Edition,” “World Today,” “Judy Woodruff Inside Politics,” and ABC’s “Ron Owens Program” and more.

Topics include, for example: President Clinton’s legal troubles, the controversial year 2000 election, tax cuts, FBI leadership, sniper murder case, Pledge of Allegiance decision, 9/11 terrorism, the Patriot Act, Three Mile Island (TMI), CIA Leak, and Supreme Court matters and appointees. Some additional transcripts are from Congressional Subcommittees.


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Folder 1 CNN "Late Edition" regarding Racial Divisions in the Criminal Justice System October 8, 1995
Folder 2 "MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour," 'Family Feuds' regarding relationship between presidents and attorneys general December 3, 1997
Folder 3 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," 'Dick Thornburgh on Starr's Next Move' April 5, 1998
Folder 4 "MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour," 'Vote for Democracy' regarding Hong Kong's Elections May 25, 1998
Folder 5 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," 'Ground Zero: Global Threat of Nuclear Weapons; How do you make Campaign Finance Reform a Reality?' June 14, 1998
Folder 6 CNN "Early Edition," 'Allegations of Leaks to Reporters Through Ken Starr' June 15, 1998
Folder 7 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding new developments in the Monica Lewinsky story June 21, 1998
Folder 8 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding Clinton/Lewinsky matters October 4, 1998
Folder 9 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding Clinton/Paula Jones matters October 18, 1998
Folder 10 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," 'Showdown With Iraq: The World Watches' November 16, 1998
Folder 11 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding Clinton/Lewinsky/Tripp matters December 29, 1998
Folder 12 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," 'Trial of the President' January 24, 1999
Folder 13 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," 'Congress and President Face the Task of Moving Beyond Impeachment Trials; Republicans and Democrats Call for Bipartisan Cooperation' February 14, 1999
Folder 14 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding Branch Dividian standoff with FBI, Waco, TX September 5, 1999
Folder 15 CNN "Early Edition," 'Thornburgh: Waco Investigation "Troublesome"' September 7, 1999
Folder 16 CNN "World Today," 'Debate Continues on Impeachment Process' December 17, 1999
Folder 17 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding Independent Counsel's Continuing Investigation of Clinton March 19, 2000
Folder 18 CNN "Early Edition," 'Thornburgh: Justice Department's Delay in Acting to Reunite Elian Gonzalez with Father "Very Troublesome"' April 21, 2000
Folder 19 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding President Clinton's Legal Troubles May 28, 2000
Folder 20 CNN "Early Edition," 'Thornburgh: News of Criminal Investigation of President Clinton "Nothing New"' August 18, 2000
Folder 21 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding Legal Consequences from Monica Lewinsky Affair August 20, 2000
Folder 22 CNN "Larry King Live," 'How Long will America have to Wait for a President-Elect?' November 10, 2000
Folder 23 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," 'Battle for the White House Continues in Florida' November 12, 2000
Folder 24 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," 'The Florida Recount' November 19, 2000
Folder 25 CBS "Face the Nation" regarding the 2000 Election Recount November 19, 2000
Folder 26 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," 'Election 2000: Florida Recount Deadline Approaches; Palm Beach County Continues Counting' November 26, 2000
Folder 27 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," 'When Will America Know Who its Next President Will Be?' December 4, 2000
Folder 28 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," 'Will the Supreme Court be the Final Stop for Campaign 2000' December 10, 2000
Folder 29 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding Clinton's legal issues January 21, 2001
Folder 30 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," 'Exactly How Big Should the Federal Cut Be?; How Should Clinton be Penalized for Pardoning Marc Rich, if at all?' February 18, 2001
Folder 31 CNN "Early Edition," 'Lanny Davis, Dick Thornburgh Discuss Clinton's "New York Times" Op-Ed Article' February 19, 2001
Folder 32 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," 'Is Bush's Proposed Tax Cut Too Large?; How Have Pardon Scandals Hurt the Federal Government?' February 25, 2001
Folder 33 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding the FBI Directorship May 6, 2001
Folder 34 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding the Chandra Levy/Condit Case June 24, 2001
Folder 35 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding the Chandra Levy/Condit Case July 15, 2001
Folder 36 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding the Chandra Levy/Condit Case July 22, 2001
Folder 37 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding final report on investigation of former President Bill Clinton March 10, 2002
Folder 38 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding the United States' role in its War against Terrorism June 16, 2002
Folder 39 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding Pledge of Allegiance Ruling June 30, 2002
Folder 40 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding the sniper murder cases November 10, 2002
Folder 41 CNN "NewsNight with Aaron Brown" regarding race and civil rights December 19, 2002
Folder 42 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding the leak of an undercover CIA operative's identity October 12, 2003
Folder 43 ABC "The Ron Owens Program," Interview with Dick Thornburgh regarding multiple issues October 28, 2003
Folder 44 CNN "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" regarding the terror threat level in the United States December 21, 2003
Folder 45 CNN interview regarding 9/11 Commission Hearing April 14. 2004
Folder 46 CNN "Judy Woodruff's Inside Politics" regarding the Patriot Act April 19, 2004

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Folder 101 List of transcript additions
Folder 102 "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer CNN :Ronald Reagan, June 6, 2004
Folder 103 CNN "American Morning" with Bill Hemmer CNN: Ronald Reagan, June 7, 2004
Folder 104 "Inside Politics" with Judy Woodruff: Reagan's Impact on Judiciary, June 9, 2004
Folder 105 "Wolf Blitzer Reports" CNN: Comments about Reagan at memorial service, June 11, 2004
Folder 106 "Wolf Blitzer Reports" CNN: Classified material, July 20, 2004
Folder 107 "Jim Lehrer News Hour" PBS: Regarding CBS Report, January 14, 2005
Folder 108 Conversation with Bill Steigerwald re CBS Report (Tribune Review article), January 15, 2005
Folder 109 Conversation with Michael McGough (Post Gazette article), CBS Report, January 16, 2005
Folder 110 9/11 Public Discourse Project, Panel discussion re changes to CIA & FBI following recommendations of 9/11 Commission, June 6, 2005
Folder 111 "CNN's Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer, Supreme Court appointments ,Patriot Act, & Guantanamo Bay, June 19, 2005
Folder 112 "Larry King Live": Roberts selection to Supreme Court, July 19, 2005
Folder 113 "CNN's 'CNN Saturday Night'": Supreme Court and death of Chief Justice Rehnquist, September 3, 2005
Folder 114 "CNN's American Morning": Death of Chief Justice Rehnquist, September 4, 2005
Folder 115 "Your World with Neil Cavuto": Appointment of Judge Roberts, September 14, 2005
Folder 116 "CNN's Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer: Supreme Court appointment of Harriet Miers and CIA leak, October 9, 2005
Folder 117 "CNN's Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer: CIA leak investigation, October 23, 2005
Folder 118 "The Situation Room" CNN with Wolf Blitzer: CIA leak probe, October 26, 2005
Folder 119 "CNN's Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer: Lewis Libby indictment and CIA leak, October 30, 2005
Folder 120 "CNN Breaking News" with Wolf Blitzer: Nomination of Alito to Supreme Court, October 31, 2005
Folder 121 "CNN Larry King Live": Cyril Wecht criminal charges, February 6, 2006
Folder 122 "CNN American Morning": Constitutional Clash? Re Congressman William Jefferson's FBI office raid, May 29, 2006
Folder 123 Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice, & Commerce, Statement by Thornburgh, Chairman FBI Transformation Panel, September 14, 2006
Folder 124 Thornburgh Interview by Vagel Keller regarding Three Mile Island Cleanup, January 22, 2011
Folder 125 Testimony before Judiciary Committee, US House of Representatives": Need for Balanced Budget Amendment to US Constitution", October 4, 2011
Folder 126 "Justice Unfunded - Justice Undone" Assuring Sustainable Funding for Courts", Penn State Dickinson School of Law Panel Discussion, November 10, 2011
Folder 127 University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics Event: Thornburgh's Reflections on Political Life of Elsie Hillman, May 17, 2012