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    Communicators with Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson

    Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson discussed the effect of video streaming on cable, satellite, and broadcast television. They discussed the development of web-streaming content by CBS and HBO in same manner as was being done by Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Several other companies such as ESPN, Sony, and DirecTV were also experimenting with video streaming.


    Mr. Moffett and Mr. Nathanson participated by remote video from New York City.

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    Publication of The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture

    Dennis Johnson was interviewed by telephone about his plans to publish The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture about the Central Intelligence Agency’s enhanced interrogation techniques (EIT). The book would contain the results of the Senate committee’s study of the detention and interrogation techniques utilized by the CIA in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Melville House was planning to release both paperback and eBook editions December 30, 2014.

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    2015 Postal Service Changes

    Mark Dimondstein talked about U.S. Postal Service changes scheduled for 2015 which would not only affect delivery but and lead to the reduction of 7,000 jobs. He discussed his efforts to keep these changes from occurring and the future of the postal services as more people conduct communications and commerce over the Internet.

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    Payday Lending

    Michael Calhoun talked about the payday lending industry and its regulation. He discussed the uses and abuses of various quick loans and how they can negatively effect borrowers by deepening their debt and undermining their quality of living and financial independence.

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    Use of Presidential Memoranda

    Gregory Korte talked about President Obama’s use of presidential memoranda as a means of executive action. He discussed the frequency of the use of this document by President Obama and the legal power it holds.

    A video clip of a White House briefing was shown. A video clip of President Obama giving his year-end news conference the previous day was shown.

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “How Would You Rate President Obama’s Year?” The question was inspired by the president’s year-end news conference held the previous day. Video clips were shown.

    The program included a video clip of Representative Tom Price (R-GA), incoming chair of the Budget Committee, being interviewed the previous day for “Newsmakers.”

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    Congressional Career of Representative Buck McKeon

    Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA), who was retiring at the end of the 113th Congress, reflected on his 11 terms in the House of Representatives and his leadership of the House Armed Services Committee.

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    Congressional Career of Representative Dave Camp

    Representative Dave Camp (R-MI), who was retiring at the end of the 113th Congress, reflected on his 12 terms in the House of Representatives and his leadership of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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    Open Phones on President Obama's Year-End News Conference

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s year-end news conference.

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    Newsmakers with Representative Tom Price

    Representative Tom Price (R-GA), incoming chair of the Budget Committee, talked about the budget process, the government funding bill passed by Congress, and how budget negotiations could change once Republicans take control of both chambers.

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