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you go in and you press record. the story involves. it is not like, a fire at city hall, give me two pictures. that whole era -- and it's funny, will you have the same standards -- you have to understand gen y grew up with weapons of mass distraction saddam hussein harboring al qaeda, even though that anyone with half a brain knew they were natural enemies. the irony now is, what is happening, we go into iraq to get out al qaeda and then fuck it up so that we create isis which makes al qaeda look like a tea party, and you have to understand, young people see that. so when you say, are you going to have the same standards and practices -- if that is the gold standard of everyone -- everyone knew what was happening.
if that is the gold standard of integrity, you can have it. [applause] >> that's a great point. >> young people talk. >> old people are clapping too. when you talk about your core audience and the disillusionment that that generation has developed in the wake of the failure to change everything that is wrong with washington in the last five and a half, six years, does that translate into a withdrawal from political activism in your mind? people were already saying, in 2012, and i think republicans were banking on it in 2012, they said there is no way obama can reach me solutions, and he disappointed so many people that he cannot have the same electoral model, including the
record-setting levels of youth vote, again in 2012 that he had in 2008, and in fact they voted even more in 2012. have we really screwed them up now in 2014? >> what i would be worried about, and we are out of time, but i will finish this like no -- light note. we spend a lot of time embedded with isis, all the groups in the middle east, the arab spring was effectively a youth revolution. with the socialists and the anarchists and all of these people in europe, and here, we are embedded with occupy wall street. what i will say is you have a whole generation that is just getting back on its feet. they have been disenfranchised economically disenfranchised politically, dissatisfied with the media. they are young, which is dangerous, and they are pissed off.
god help us when the next economic downturn comes because you are going to see europe explode, southeast asia explode, the middle east to load, and if america has not forgotten its revolutionary past, america will explode as well. >> you heard it here first. thank you all very much. [applause] >> q&a is 10 years old and you mark a decade of conversations we are featuring one interview from each year of the series. today, former congressman bob ney. the ohio republican resign from congress in 2006 and pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for trading political favors with lobbyist jack abram off in exchange for gifts. after serving 17 months in prison mr. ney wrote a book about his experience. that is q&a tonight at 7:00 eastern.
also, conversations with astronauts and private citizens who have flown into space. the program begins with walter cunningham, lunar module pilot on apollo seven in 1968 nasa's third civilian astronaut talked about the early apollo missions among the space race with the russians, and the future of nasa in a conversation at the explorers club in new york city in october. here is a preview. >> apollo seven to this day is the longest, most ambitious most successful engineering test flight of any new machine ever and the reason it was so loaded was because we had lost 21 months after the apollo one fire , a year and a half -- maybe a little less because there was another flight in there -- to go to the moon, and we had to do it
supposedly by the end of the decade. so we were trying to make up for that. when we went out for an 11-day mission, none of us we were going to go 11 days. you could not do that on the first mission. we were actually surprised and a little year attended toward the end. no film left, nothing, but still had to go three more days. that was critical and because it was so successful, apollo 8 then went out and went around the moon. >> you can see the entire conversation tonight at 8:00 eastern. he was the lunar module pilot on apollo seven in 1968. heart of a series of conversations of astronauts and private citizens that have flown into space. >> the c-span cities tour takes book tv and american history tv on the road, traveling to u.s. cities to learn about their history and literary life. his weekend, we partnered with time warner cable or a visit to austin, texas.
>> we are in the private suite of linden and lady bird johnson, the private quarters for the president and first lady. when i say private, i mean that. this is not part of a tour offered to the public. this has never been opened to the public and you are seeing it because of c-span special access. vip's come into the space as they did in lyndon johnson's day but it is not open to the visitors on a daily basis. the remarkable thing about this space is it is really a living breathing artifact. it has not changed at all since president johnson died in january 1973. there is a document in the corner of the room signed by among others, the then-archivist of the united states, and lady bird johnson, telling my predecessors, myself, my successors, that nothing in this room can change. we are here at the 100 block of congress avenue.
to my left down the block is the river, the colorado river. this is an important historic site in the city's history because this is where waterloo -- processor was. i am actually standing at about the spot where the herald cabin was. this is where they were staying when he and the rest of the men got wind of this big buffalo herd in the vicinity. so lamarr and the other men jump on their horses. congress avenue, in those days a muddy ravine that led north to where the capital now sits, and the men galloped on their horses, have stuffed their belts. pistols come and vote in the mist of this herd of buffalo firing and shouting. lamarr and became a fan congress, shot this enormous buffalo. from there he went to the top of the capital and that is where he
told everyone, this should be the seat of the future empire. >> watch all of the events from boston, saturday at noon eastern on book tv and sunday afternoon at 2:00 on american history tv on c-span three. >> up next, members of the tuskegee airmen recover their experiences during world war ii including combat missions and discrimination in the military. the airmen were the first african-americans to serve as military aviators in the u.s. armed forces. this is part of a conference hosted by the american veterans center. it is about 45 minutes. [applause] >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. i am in the united states military class of 2015, aspiring aviator. i have the honor of introducing veterans of the first african-american aviation unit
in united states military history, the tuskegee airmen. these men overcame segregation and his commission in order to proudly serve their nation. he had the distinct pleasure of hearing from a few of those dedicated and determined men including jim cried, former radio operator of the tuskegee airmen, dr. ivan where, or my airmen of the 33rd fighter group , major anderson former ground support servicemen of the tuskegee airmen, bill fauntroy, former cadet for the tuskegee airmen, and finally stephen mccoy, chairman of the speakers bureau. ladies and gentlemen please help the in welcoming these brave men of the tuskegee airmen. [applause] >> good morning, everybody. how are we this morning? excellent. first, i'd like to thank the wonderful introduction.
i'd like to go ahead and give her a round of applause. iq. -- thank you. [applause] i would also like to thank cadet nicole cable for her introduction of us. the tuskegee airmen, seated here, and i, want to welcome you to this panel discussion about the history and legacy of the tuskegee airmen. we wish to thank the american veterans service for allowing us to speak with you in this venue. we wish to express our special thanks to our contact within the american veterans center, wes smith. please feel free to chat with her during -- after the completion of our panel this morning. i would like to start off with a brief introduction. seated before you, you have ivan where, built on board, and major anderson. this morning, they are here to represent the 16 to 19,000 men and women who are part of the
teske airmen story. during world war ii, it is often referred to as the tuskegee experience. this morning, i'd like to start with the definition of a tuskegee airman. a tuskegee airman is any person, man or woman, military or civilian, black or white, who served at tuskegee army airfield or at any of the other locations that supported programs stemming from the teske dx periods between 1941 to 1949. all these individuals are considered tuskegee airmen. the tuskegee experience that we will be discussing was a unique and extremely important development in race relations in the history of our country for black citizens and the nation as a whole. it established in 1941 through political and legal