tv PROMO SOT First Presidential Addresses to Congress KEYED CSPAN February 20, 2017 7:42pm-7:48pm EST
are available at c-span.org, either on our home page or by searching the video library. president trump delivers his first address to congress on tuesday, february 28, tomorrow the first addresses to congress from presidents ronald reagan, george h.w. bush, bill clinton, george w. bush, and barack obama. that is 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. this then is our proposal, america's new beginning, a program for economic recovery. i don't want it to be simply a plan of my administration. i am here tonight to ask you to join me in making it our plan. together, we can embarq on this plan. [applause]
>> thank you very much. [applause] >> i should have arranged to quit right there. [laughter] now, there will be many different opinions and ideas about how to achieve reform. that's why bringing together businesses and workers, doctors and health care providers, democrats and republicans, to begin work on this issue next week here at i suffer no illusions that this will be an easy promise. it will be hard, but i know that a century after teddy roosevelt called for reform, the costs of
our health care has weighed down our economy and our conscience long enough, so let there be no doubt, health care reform cannot wait. it must not wait. it will not wait another year. [applause] announcer: watch a c-span president donald trump delivers his first address to a joint session of congress. >> this congress will be the busiest congress we have had in decades. live tuesday, figure 28th, at 9:00 on c-span and c-span.org, and listen live on the free c-span radio app here . announcer: which presidents where america's greatest leaders? c-span ask 91 presidential historians to rate our presidents and 10 areas of leadership. top billing went to the president who preserved the union, abraham lincoln. he has held the top spot for all three surveys.
three other top voters continue to hold their positions, george washington, franklin roosevelt, and theodore roosevelt. dwight eisenhower, who served from 1953-1961 makes his first appearance in the c-span top five this year. rounding out the historian's 10 choices, harry truman, thomas jefferson, john f. kennedy, and ronald reagan. up one spoton jumps this year to return to the top 10. but pity pennsylvania's james buchanan, he is rented dead last in all three c-span surveys. for andrewd news jackson as well. our seventh present found his overall rating dropping this year from number 13 to number 18. the survey had good news for outgoing president barack obama. on his first time on the list, historians placed him at number 12 overall. and george w. bush moved three spots up to 33 overall, with big
gains in public persuasion and relations with congress. how did our historians rate your favorite president? through our the leaders and losers in each of the 10 categories? you can find all this and more on her website at c-span.org. announcer: c-span has been talking with freshmen members of congress. here is our conversation with representative brian fitzpatrick, a former fbi agent and al qaeda interrogator. andeplaces his brother representing pennsylvania's eighth district. >> congressman, brian fitzpatrick, representing the eighth district. you are replacing your brother. why did you decide to run? a tough decision. i was an fbi agent for 18 years leading up to this. i knew there was an open seat and i knew my brother was going
to be honoring his word for term limits, which is something i believe in. it's something i thought long and hard about, just like somebody making a huge monumental step like that. it was especially challenging for me given that once you leave the bureau, typically you can't get back, so it is essentially a nonreversible decision. i was about 14 years in six , years from retirement in a job that i love and i got to travel the country and the world working with some amazing people. it was really difficult, especially stepping forth in what was an uncertainty. i live in a pretty tough district. it's a swing district so there's no guarantee what the outcome was going to be or every two year cycle. so it was definitely a risk, but one worth taking for me, because like everybody else, i love my country and i wanted to do what i could to step forth and offer a different perspective because a lot of people that run for office, particularly for congress, are coming off the up through the political system, whether it