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    Book Discussion on Extremism in America

    George Michael talked about his book, Extremism in America, in which he discusses the history and impact of political extremists in the United States. Professor Michael spoke about…

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    The Beginning of American Politics

    Professor Douglas Bradburn of Binghamton University in New York contrasted British and American politics in the 18th century. He examined why Colonial America was unable to duplicate…

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    Independent Voters and the 2012 Elections

    Linda Killian talked about how the political system is losing faith among the public and more deeply among independent voters. Topics included the rising self-identification of…

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    Tom Brokaw Remarks on State of U.S. Political Debate

    Tom Brokaw discussed the state of U.S. political debate and his new book, The Time of Our Lives: Past, Present, Promise, a broad view of how American life had changed since the Great…

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    Coffee Party Rally

    Annabel Park talked about the Coffee Party, its platform, and its first major rally. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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    American Politics

    Laura Clawson talked about the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress, what to expect from the incoming 112th Congress and its new leadership, and other current political topics. She…

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    Conservatives and Tea Party

    Matt Kibbe talked by video uplink from Dallas, Texas about the future impact of the Tea Party and whether social and national security issues should be part of he Tea Party…

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    News Review

    David Drucker and Reid Wilson talked about the week’s major stories, the congressional agenda, and the 2010 midterm elections. Topics included the latest jobless rate figures and…

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    Young Progressive Movement

    Erica Williams talked about the Campus Progress 2009 Annual Conference. Guests included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Bill Clinton. The theme was…

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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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    Lenora Fulani on Independent Political Movements

    The panelists talked about the characteristics, history, and direction of Independent politics. They discussed political issues that they labeled as being under-covered by the major…

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    Presidential Occupation Project

    Kathy Kelly talked about, "Seasons of Discontent, A Presidential Occupation Project", which held non-violent demonstrations at the campaign headquarters of the presidential candidates to…

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    Politics and Culture

    At an event to mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of George magazine, a panel, moderated by Tom Brokaw, was held on the relationship between culture and politics. Panelists…

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    Book Discussion on On Bullshit

    Program contains language that some viewers might find offensive. Professor Frankfurt was interviewed at the New York Times Great Read in the Park about his book On Bullshit, published by…

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    Life and Career of Alberto Gonzales

    Mr. Gonzales served in Texas Governor George W. Bush’s administration as general counsel to the governor and as a Texas Supreme Court justice. Prior to the Bush appointment…

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    Book Discussion on The Two Americas: Our Current Political Deadlock

    Mr. Greenberg talked about his book The Two Americas: Our Current Political Deadlock and How to Break It, from Thomas Dunne Books. The author suggested different ways that both…

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    Book Discussion on The Political Action Handbook

    As a part of the legislative conference’s Author Pavilion, Ms. Rockeymoore spoke about her book, The Political Action Handbook: A How-To Guide for the Hip-Hop Generation,…

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    Political Activism

    Rock band musician Krist Novoselic and activist Mark Andersen talked about the importance of youth voting. Mr. Novoselic, author of Of Grunge and Government: Let’s Fix This…

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    Book Discussion on Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America

    Mr. Fiorina talked about his book, Culture War?  The Myth of a Polarized America, published by Longman. He asserted that, while many perceive the current political climate as…

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    Presidential Debates

    Ms. Brown spoke by video link from Boston about the status and history of presidential debates. She discussed the process for selecting debate dates and locations, as well as the…

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