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    Book Discussion on Mark Twain's America

    Harry Katz talked about his book Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration in Words and Images, a collection of photographs, illustrations, and newspaper clippings that depicts the world…

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    White House Kennedy Center Honors Reception

    President Obama spoke about the arts in America at a Kennedy Center Honors reception. The 2014 honorees were actor Tom Hanks, musician Sting, singer Al Green, comedian Lily Tomlin, and…

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    Celebrity Activists

    Celebrities speaking during 2014 about issues that concerned them were shown in a collection of video clips. Seth Rogen spoke about Alzheimer’s Disease; Montel Williams on a…

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    Politics and Humor with Seth Rogen

    Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Lizz Winstead spoke with Harvard Lampoon President Alexis Wilkinson about politics and humor. Clips of their work were shown. Topics discussed…

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    Book Discussion on Even This I Get to Experience

    Norman Lear talked about his memoir, Even This I Get to Experience, in which he discusses growing up during the Depression, the social commentary he presented in TV shows like “All in…

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    Book Discussion on Cosby

    Mark Whitaker talked about his book, Cosby: His Life and Times, in which he chronicles the life and career of Bill Cosby, including Mr. Cosby’s political activism since the…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

    1,110 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…

    3,417 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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