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    History of Televised Presidential Debates

    Professor John Splaine discussed the history of presidential debates in the television age and screened video examples as he led a discussion on the history and evolution of televised…

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    Book Discussion on 1960, LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon

    David Pietrusza talked about 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies (Union Square Press; September 2, 2008). In his book he recounts the…

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    Ideological Culture Wars in America

    James Davison Hunter and Morris Fiorina talked about “culture wars” and whether America is more or less culturally divided than previously. Mr. Hunter believes our…

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    Campaign 2008 Bus Debuts in New Hampshire

    Phones were opened and callers talked about the qualifications to be president. Campaign ads and topical news stories were talked about by Steven Scully and callers. br/ Interviews of…

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    2008 Election Forecast

    Panelists examined the early primary and caucus states and talked about the implications of the primary season being condensed. They also talked about the political ideologies of…

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    Legacy of George McGovern

    Participants talked about the legacy of George McGovern, especially relating to his fight against world hunger and malnutrition. The celebration included toasts, remembrances, and a…

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    Book Discussion on 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs

    Professor Chace discussed his book 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft, and Debs--The Election That Changed the Country, published by Simon and Schuster. He described the personalities and…

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    Mondale 1980 Acceptance Speech

    Vice President Mondale accepted the Democratic nomination for a second term as vice president. In his remarks, he contrasted the recent Republican Convention in Detroit with the…

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    Eagleton Acceptance Speech

    Senator Eagleton accepted the vice presidential nomination. He eventually resigned from the ticket and Senator McGovern chose Sargent Shriver to replace him.

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    1956 Republican Convention Newsreel

    This was United Newsreel footage of the 1956 Republican Convention in San Francisco.

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    Book Discussion on Fraud of the Century

    Mr. Morris talked about his book Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876, published by Simon and Schuster. In 1876, New York…

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    Hispanic Americans and Elections

    Ms. Lemus talked about the history and role of Hispanic Americans in the American electoral process. She responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.  …

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    Presidential Debates

    Mr. Schroeder talked about the history of televised presidential debates. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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    Political Memorabilia

    By remote link from Union Station, Mr. Fake conducted a tour of Political Americana, his store which sells political memorabilia. He talked about the popularity of different…

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    Announcement Not To Seek Nomination

    President Johnson spoke in a nationwide broadcast from the Oval Office to announce his reasons for declining to run for president in 1968. He said he sought to work on the immense problems…

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    McGovern 1972 Presidential Campaign

    Campaign managers and activists recounted stories and events of the 1972 McGovern presidential campaign. Included on the panel was Hunter Thompson who wrote “Fear and Loathing on…

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    U.S. Party Politics

    The speakers talked about the history of the two-party system in the U.S., low voter participation, campaign financing and other issues. After each presentation, the speaker took…

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    Dick Tuck Interview

    Mr. Tuck, a long-time Democratic consultant and activist, talked about his views on U.S. politics and shared some of his favorite pranks in various campaigns.

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    Florida 11th Congressional District

    Mr. Locker talked about the race for Florida’s 11th congressional district which is centered around Tampa. Democrat Jim Davis, the Florida House majority leader, and…

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    Presidential Debates

    Panelists reflected on some of the greatest historical moments in presidential debates from the first televised debate in 1960 between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon to today. They…

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