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    Lewis Black on Politics and Social Issues

    Lewis Black spoke about political and social issues. He described growing up in the middle class and becoming a socialist. Following his speech, he answered written questions…

    2,827 views
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    1967 Bob Hope Christmas Special

    This film is an historic recording of comedian and entertainer Bob Hope’s travels across the Pacific for an annual United Service Organizations (USO) tour of Southeast Asia in 1967.…

    675 views
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    Political Journalism and Entertainment

    Joe Mathews moderated a panel discussion on the role of journalism and the pressures of the entertainment industry. Among the topics they addressed were the coverage of political news…

    521 views
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    Panel on Hollywood and Public Policy

    Panelists talked about Hollywood’s portrayal of politics and policymaking in movies and television shows. Featured panelists included Howard Gordon the Creator and Executive…

    160 views
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the role of celebrities in public policy. A video clip was shown of comedian Stephen Colbert testifying before a congressional committee the…

    111 views
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    Funniest Celebrity in Washington

    At the 13th annual charity contest politicians, journalists and political activists tried their hand at stand-up comedy. George Stephanopoulos and his wife Ali Wentworth made the…

    832 views
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    National Prayer Breakfast

    At the annual congressional prayer breakfast, chaired by Senators Coleman and Pryor, legislators and officials gathered to offer thanks for the blessings bestowed on America. Senator…

    3,765 views
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    Memorial Day Concert Planning

    Participants for the Memorial Day Concert in Washington, DC will talk about planning for the event, the significance of the annual concert, and their participation in the…

    97 views
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    Conversation with Ron Silver

    Jeff Greenfield interviewed Ron Silver about changes in his political overview following terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, politics in Hollywood, and the role of the entertainment…

    249 views
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    2005 Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner

    Radio and television correspondents gathered for their annual dinner featuring tongue-in-cheek humor about current events and press coverage of politics. Vice President Cheney paid tribute…

    3,288 views
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    Book Discussion on Tales from the Left Coast

    Columnist and author James Hirsen talked about his new book, Tales From the Left Coast: True Stories of Hollywood Stars and Their Outrageous Politics, published by Crown Forum. He…

    59 views
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    Comedian Perspective

    Mr. Newhart, recipient of the 2002 Kennedy Center Mark Twain Award, talked about his career as a comedian and actor and answered questions from the audience.

    82 views
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    National Christmas Tree Lighting

    In an annual holiday ceremony called the “Pageant of Peace,” entertainers performed traditional music and President Bush lit the national Christmas tree on the Ellipse.

    144 views
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    California State University at Fullerton Commencement

    Mr. Cage, an Academy Award winner and graduate of California State University at Fullerton, addressed the class of 2001. He talked about his life-long desire to be an actor, and what…

    487 views
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    Literacy Issues

    Ms. Parton spoke about her efforts to improve youth literacy and other philanthropic activities undertaken by her Dollywood Foundation. After her remarks she answered questions…

    59 views
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    Marceau Speaks

    Mr. Marceau spoke briefly about the art of mime and then answered questions from the audience.

    18 views
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    Millennium on the Mall Opening Ceremony

    Participants gathered to mark the beginning of a new century. Choirs, bands and entertainers performed for the crowd and Mrs. Clinton described a time capsule which was created…

    216 views
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    Millennium Gala

    Event coordinators spoke to reporters at the base of the Lincoln Memorial about plans for a millennial gala to be held at the memorial on New Year’s Eve. After ther remarks they…

    91 views
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    Funniest Celebrity in Washington

    Washington area celebrities and political leaders presented and judged comedy stand-up routines to benefit charities. Senator Lieberman won the event. Some of the language used in…

    740 views
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    Political Humor

    Mr. Franken spoke about humor in campaigns and politics. He showed clips of Saturday Night Live’s political satires which span five administrations. He also promoted…

    119 views
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