Philip Viles--Some biographical information
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M.L.I.S. 1998 (Master of Library and
Information Studies), University of Oklahoma. Classes taken at Rogers
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Comment, Student Practice and the Oklahoma Legal Internship Program, 10 TULSA LAW JOURNAL 463 (1975).
Wrote four-page handout entitled "Your Participation in College Nights" and used with my speech to 40 people attending University of Virginia's Alumni Club Workshop, October, 1994, detailing how to promote U.Va. to high school students. Handout used by the University at same workshop in 1995 and mailed to all its alumni chapters for their use. Updated the handout and delivered another speech on September 27, 1996. Material still being used in 2008 and is now posted on Virginia's web site.
C-SPAN live national TV appearances (7)
On September 7, 1995, I appeared on C-SPAN to discuss my Statuary Hall guidebook and to take questions from callers. The 35 minute broadcast was live from Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. Susan Swain was the host. C-SPAN Archives # 67008
On November 8, 1995, I again appeared live from Statuary Hall for 30 minutes. The program followed the same format--a brief discussion of the collection, some information about three or four of the statues, and then open phone lines. Connie Brod (now Executive Producer of BOOKTV for C-SPAN) was the host. C-SPAN Archives # 68206
Then, on November 9, 1995, I had 30
additional minutes of the same format, this time from the Hall of Columns
on the first floor of the Capitol.
Susan Swain was the host.
C-SPAN Archives # 68231
On September 23, 1996, I again appeared live for 26 minutes, this time from the Senate Reception Room of the U.S. Capitol, to discuss not only the art in that room but art throughout the Capitol. I was able to promote both the Statuary Hall book and the forthcoming "Highlights of Art in the U.S. Capitol" book. Brian Lamb, founder of C-SPAN, was the studio host. There were approximately ten questions phoned in during the show; one was from Hawaii. C-SPAN Archives # 75330
On May 23, 1997, I appeared live for 25 minutes, from the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. I discussed the statue of astronaut Jack Swigert, dedicated the day before, by the State of Colorado. I also talked about the recently-moved Suffragette Portrait Monument. Steven Scully was the host. C-SPAN Archives # 81401
On June 6, 2000, I appeared live for almost 10 minutes, from the House Connecting Corridor (2nd floor) to discuss the four states which had not sent a second statue and the plans of three of them to do so. I also talked about the proposed legislation which would allow substitution of statues. Paul Orgel was the host. C-SPAN Archives # ?
On September 8, 2000, I appeared live for 15
minutes, from the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. I discussed the
statue of Chief Washakie, dedicated the day before, by the State of
Wyoming. I also gave an update on the legislation which I had
mentioned in June. I worked with Connie Brod - see November 8, 1995
above. Have we
NBC News national TV appearance
NBC News sent a two-man crew to Tulsa on April 15, 1999 to tape me commenting on a possible move by Kansas to change its Statuary Hall nominees. Story was aired on the "Today Show" in the summer of 1999.
U.Va. graduate U.Va. graduate
Cherokee Nation Medal of Patriotism awarded September, 2003
Updated: April 16, 2008 9:30 p.m.