Season 6 Episode #603
Wayne Morse an Oregon Experience, Senator Wayne Morse
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Broadcasts: July 21, 7:30 p.m. [OPB PLUS], September 23, 10:00 p.m. [OPB TV], September 25, 3:00 a.m. [OPB TV], February 10, 9:30 p.m. [OPB TV], February 12, 2:30 a.m. [OPB TV], February 12, 11:30 p.m. [OPB TV], February 14, 4:30 a.m. [OPB TV], May 4, 7:00 p.m. [OPB PLUS], May 10, 4:00 a.m. [OPB PLUS], May 16, 9:30 p.m. [OPB TV], May 18, 2:30 a.m. [OPB TV], October 9, 8:30 p.m. [OPB PLUS], October 16, 5:30 a.m. [OPB PLUS]
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Wayne Morse served four terms (1945–1969) in the US Senate. He represented Oregon with brilliance and bravado and followed a vision of “principle above politics.” He could be quick to criticize, and he rankled many opponents. But he wrote and sponsored legislation that was well ahead of its time. Morse also warned of an American war in Vietnam — a full decade before an incident in the Gulf of Tonkin formally started it. He was one of just two members of Congress to vote against it. And for the rest of his career, Morse led a national outcry to end the war and bring the troops home.
September 6, 8 p.m. [OPB TV]
September 12, 9 p.m. [OPB TV]
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Oregon Experience: Episode #603
Most Recent Broadcast: July 21, 2013
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Most Recent Broadcast: November 4, 2013
Funding Provided By: Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Oregon Cultural Trust, Clark Foundation
OREGON EXPERIENCE is a co-production of Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Historical Society.