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    After Words with Elaine Lowry Brye

    Elaine Lowry Brye talked about her book, Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Homefront, about her experiences during the military service of her four children.

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    Communicators with Walter McCormick and Christopher Lewis

    Walter McCormick and Christopher Lewis talked about legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new Internet regulations. Walter McCormick is president and chief executive officer of U.S. Telecom, one of five organizations that had filed lawsuits against the FCC over the regulations. Christopher Lewis, Public Knowledge vice president for government affairs, supports the FCC’s regulations.

    The FCC plan calls for regulating the Internet like a public utility. Its intent is to make sure that service providers do not block or slow traffic but that the Internet remains “open” and “neutral.” The proposal would also extend the regulation to mobile phones and other devices and allows the FCC to step in and address issues as they arise.

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    History of the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

    White House Correspondents' Association President Christi Parson talked about choice of comedian Cecily Strong as the entertainer at the 2015 annual dinner.

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    Senator Thomas Carper Oral History Interview

    Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) talked about his experiences in the Vietnam War. Senator Carper was a naval flight officer during the war, and served in the National Reserve after the war as a P-3 aircraft mission commander until 1991. This oral history interview was conducted by David Winkler, historian for the Naval Historical Foundation, and David Taylor, curator for the Library of Congress.

    This oral history interview took place on November 17, 2002, and is part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Congress established the Veterans History Project in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The project collects oral histories from veterans around the country and makes them accessible to the public.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on news of the day.

    Video clips were shown of Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) and former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) speaking the previous day at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First in the Nation” Leadership Summit

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    Earth Day at 45

    Erich Pica and Nicolas Loris talked about how Americans view Earth Day 45 years after it was first celebrated, as well as the Obama administration’s approach to environmental challenges. A video clip was shown of President Obama’s Earth Day message in that week’s video address.

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    U.S. Army Morale

    Gregg Zoroya talked about data that shows more than half of soldiers expressed pessimism and unhappiness with their posts despite the Army’s $287 million “positive psychology” program started in 2009. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including telephone lines divided between active military, Iraq or Afghanistan veterans, and all others.

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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: “Your View of "Fast-Track” Trade Legislation?" Telephone lines were divided between those in support and opposition. The fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation for the president’s planned Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was to be considered in Congress during the coming week.

    Video from the previous day with was shown of a interview with Politico’s Doug Palmer and President Obama’s joint news conference.

    The program included a video clip from the C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) stop on their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in St. Augustine, Florida.

    The program concluded with a video clip of Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) being interviewed the previous day for “Newsmakers.”

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    Oklahoma City Bombing 20th Anniversary

    During special order speeches, members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation spoke on the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. Representatives Lucas (R-OK), Cole (R-OK) and Russell (R-OK) recounted memories of where they were on April 19, 1995.

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    Newsmakers with Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), chair of the Democratic National Committee, talked about the 2016 presidential campaign as Republican presidential hopefuls met in New Hampshire at the “First in the Nation” Republican Leadership Summit. She said that she was in New Hampshire to be sure alternative views were expressed. Topics discussed included the candidacy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and issues such as her use of a personal e-mail server. Representative Wasserman Schultz spoke via video link from Manchester, New Hampshire. After the interview the reporters in the studio discussed her responses with the host.