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Rob Kennedy's MyC-SPAN

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewers to comment on the question “Should civics education be mandatory?” The question was inspired by an article in the Wall Street Journal that morning.

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    Collegiate Sports Programs

    Steve Berkowitz talked about issues affecting colleges with major sports programs, including reforms suggested by college and governmental policymakers. Topics included the movement to unionize players; academic standards and athletic eligibility; athletes' personal and ethical behavior; and the cost of athletic programs, and the profits generated from them. He commented on video clips of Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and University of Iowa President Sally Mason being interviewed from the C-SPAN Bus about college athletics. Mr. Berkowitz responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including telephone lines divided between students, parents, educator, and all others.

    The program concluded with a video clip of Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT), the new chair of the Democratic Governors Association, being interviewed December 23, 2014, for “Newsmakers.”

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    Federal Tax Preparation Advice

    Kevin McCormally talked about year-end strategies taxpayers could employ in preparing for filing their 2014 tax returns, as well as new tax provisions in effect for 2015.

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the minimum wage increases in 20 states and the District of Columbia slated for 2015.

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    White House Tribal Nations Conference Morning Session

    Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, HUD Secretary Julian Castro, and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for Democrats only to comment on who their favored 2016 presidential nominee was.

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    Justice Breyer on the Magna Carta

    Justice Stephen Breyer spoke with David Rubenstein about the importance of Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. They also talked about the document’s influence on American law.

    The two men spoke at the Library of Congress, where a 1215 copy of the Magna Carta was on display. King John originally signed the document, under pressure from his barons, at Runnymede, England. American revolutionaries looked to the rights guaranteed by the Magna Carta when they rebelled against the English crown.

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    Clarence Page on Culture Worrier

    Clarence Page talked about his book, Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change, a collection of columns that he had written between 1984 and 2014 on a range of subjects including race, politics, and social change.

    This was part of a week-long series with authors who have published books in the past year.

    The program concluded with a video clip of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) paying tribute to retiring Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA).

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    Book Discussion on West Point '41

    Anne and P.J. Wilcox talked about their book West Point '41: The Class That Went to War and Shaped America.

    This interview was held at the 347th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser held by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, in partnership with Politics & Prose, for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library and the SEED Foundation. It was held November 18, 2014, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the National Press Club ballroom.

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    Agenda for the 114th Congress

    Columnist Terry Jeffrey talked about what he would like to see accomplished in the Republican-led 114th Congress.


    The program concluded with a video clip of Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT), the new chair of the Democratic Governors Association, being interviewed December 23, 2014, for “Newsmakers.”

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