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    Louisiana Senate Debate

    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Representative Bill Cassidy (R), and Rob Maness (R) met in a debate in the race for one of Louisiana’s Senate seats. Courtesy of WFAB-TV. br/ The…

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    The Idea of Honor in the Antebellum South

    This week, Professor William Cooper examines the idea of honor in the Antebellum South. Professor Cooper explains how a person’s “honor” was significantly defined by…

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    The 1964 Daisy Girl Advertisement

    On September 7, 1964, at approximately 9:50 p.m. NBC ran an ad for the presidential election campaign of Lyndon Johnson. The advertisement, featuring a little girl plucking a daisy…

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    History of U.S. Political Campaign Advertising

    Robert Mann showed many print and television ads as he lectured on the history of political advertising. Topics included the themes continuously used in political campaigns. He…

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    Louisiana State University Commencement Address

    Vice President Dick Cheney delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of Louisiana State University in the Maravich Assembly Center. He gave advice to graduates and…

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    Louisiana State University Commencement

    President Bush gave the 2004 commencement address at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He spoke about the importance of moral honesty and public service. Prior to his…

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    Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men

    The panelists, themselves Louisiana natives, discussed Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, All the King’s Men. The 1947 novel is the fictional story of politician…

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    Campaign Reflections

    Mr. McKinnon spoke about his experiences as a campaign advisor for President Bush, his political career, and his personal recollections of the 2000 presidential campaign and election.

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    Post Presidential Careers

    Mr. Assensoh talked about the legacy of the Clinton impeachment. He also focused on the affair of Thomas Jefferson with a slave Sally Hemmings, and how these events shaped their…

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    Careers of Carter and Hoover

    Mr. Brinkley talked about the post-presidential careers of Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover. He focused on Carter’s work with peace negotiations around the…

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    Politics and Politicians

    Mr. Carville defended politicians and politics in the U.S. He argued that politicians are no more perfect than other people and that confrontation is a necessary part of making sure…

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    Book Discussion on Gods and Generals

    Mr. Shaara talked about his new book, Gods and Generals, which is a prequel to his father’s novel, The Killer Angels, about Gettysburg. His book focuses on the Civil War…

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    Federal Court Structure

    Justice Ginsburg spoke about the structure of the federal judiciary system. She also compared it with other types of systems, especially the civil law, unified systems of Western…

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    James Carville and Mary Matalin Roast

    To benefit the Stanley Scott Cancer Center, political figures and journalists roasted Republican political adviser Mary Matalin and Democratic political adviser James Carville. They…

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    L.S.U. Law School Commencement

    Justice Thomas spoke about his experiences as a graduating law student and encouraged the graduates to remember who helped them whn they needed it.

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    L.S.U. Commencement Address

    Justice Blackmun spoke at the commencement of Louisiana State University School of Law concerning the need for diligence, hard work, and charity in their law careers. Justice Blackmun…

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    Louisiana State University Commencement

    Former President Jimmy Carter delivered the commencement address at Louisiana State University. President carter also received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters during the…

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    Strategies in the 1992 Presidential Election

    Ms. Matalin and Mr. Carville, strategists on opposing parties in the 1992 presidential campaign, lectured students on strategies involved in the campaigns, key campaign issues and…

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    Louisiana Gubernatorial Debate

    Moderated by Mr. Collins, six gubernatorial candidates debated Louisiana and national issues in preparation for the October 19 primary election and the November 5 general…

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