Former Tennessee Senator and President Reagan's Chief of Staff Howard Baker, Jr. is one of East Tennessee's most valuable treasures. His humble, somewhat homespun manner endears him to anyone who meets him and his sincere desire to listen to hear precisely what is said makes him an unusually insightful person.
His perception of our nation's history and future is aligned with his personal experiences and vast world knowledge. He sees the United States as the world's greatest hope for democracy and feels we are still feeling out the details of our republic. He believes the world's nations will all benefit from the grand experiment in public policy and governance that is our republic form of democracy.
It is a joy to listen to him. He was chosen as the very first video oral history to be completed by the newly formed Center for Oak Ridge Oral History. I was priviledged to be allowed to be a part of the four-person interview team that recently captured his thoughts on the history of Oak Ridge.
To see more photos of the filming go here:https://cid-465e8525eded80a6.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Senator%20Howard%20Baker%20Jr.%20Oral%20History%20-%208-19-09?link=1