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    Homosexual Rights

    Mr. Knight and Ms. Carter discussed the issue of homosexual rights in the 1990's. Issues raised in the discussion included recent legislative proposals preventing discrimination…

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    First Amendment in Schools

    A panel discussion was held on the exercising of First Amendment rights in schools. Topics included: how the First Amendment applies to public schools; how First Amendment freedoms…

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    Situation in Iraq

    The guests discussed the situation in Iraq and possible U.S. military action that may result from the current problems. The guests then took questions from the audience of high school…

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    Understanding the Legislative Process

    The panelists talked about the legislative process, including public perceptions of Congress. They responded to questions from the audience and the moderator. Mr. Milewski…

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    How Congress Works

    Former Rep. Andrews and three Washington area high school students discussed the congressional system and reviewed the last 100 days in Congress.

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    Gay Rights Movement

    Mr. Sheldon and Ms. Vaid discussed opposing viewpoints concerning gay rights in America.

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    Reagan Youth Conference

    Participants spoke about the legacy of the Reagan presidency, President Reagan’s governing style, and the relations between his White House and the other branches of…

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    Media Coverage of the Civil Rights Movement

    Veteran journalists talked in detail about their experiences in the South during the civil rights movement. Topics included the nation-wide effects of the movement, the influence of…

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    30 Years of Close Up Television

    Current and former associates of the Close Up Foundation looked back on 30 years of television programming on C-SPAN. They also talked with high school students from across the…

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    Armenian Genocide

    Andrew Goldberg discussed his movie, The Armenian Genocide. He talked about the Armenian Genocide, speaking on the events leading up to it, the internal politics that allowed the genocide…

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    Book Discussion on Affluenza

    Mr. De Graaf is one of the authors of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Mr. De Graaf was also the producer of the PBS…

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    Sex Education in Schools

    The panel of students discussed their thoughts on how sex education should be taught in school.

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    Investigative Journalism

    The guests discussed investigative reporting issues, including tactics and ethics associated with it. Much of the discussion focused on the dispute between Food Lion and ABC News over…

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    Agism: America's Young and Old

    Two senior citizens and two high school students engaged in an intergenerational dialogue. The discussion addressed the question: Is there a generation gap between America’s…

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    Flag Desecration and Free Speech

    The guests discussed the First Amendment and flag desecration with students from Virginia-area high schools and American University. Discussion centered on whether or not flag burning…

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    Intelligent Design Debate

    The panelists discussed the theory of intelligent design and the debate surrounding it. They talked about the shortcomings of the theories of evolution and intelligent…

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    Life and Career of Malcolm X

    Two analysts familiar with the work and career of the late civil rights activist Malcolm X spoke on the affect of Malcolm X on the civil rights movement and American society. Scenes…

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    2008 Independent Party Candidate for President

    Ralph Nader, the founder of Public Citizen, discussed his campaign for the 2008 Independent Party presidential nomination with students from around the nation participating in the Close Up…

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    Liberalism and Conservatism

    James Carville and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talked about the philosophies of liberalism and conservatism with students participating in the Close Up Foundation’s…

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    Media Coverage of Native Americans

    Jeff Harjo and Rhonda LeValdo, both of the Native Americans Journalists Association, talked with Sonya Gavankar about their problems with the media coverage of Native Americans. They…

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