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    Q&A with Robert Gates

    Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates talked about his book A Passion for Leadership, in which he examines the failures of large institutions and how smart leadership can improve them.…

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    Book Discussion on The Cosmopolites

    Atossa Abrahamian talked about his book, The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen, about the buying and selling of citizenship, what citizenship means today, and the impact of…

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    National Service

    Panelists, including former Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), and Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA), talked about making national service more…

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    Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

    James Ho and John Eastman talked about birthright citizenship and varying interpretations of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Should the U.S. end birthright citizenship?” Jonathan Turley also spoke by phone about the history of the 14th…

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    Purdue University Civic Competence Poll

    Carolyn Curiel and Haley Sands talked about a new national poll by the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication that measured citizens' civic competence. The poll found that Americans…

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    High School U.S. Government Exam

    High school government teachers Andrew Conneen and Daniel Larsen talked about the Advanced Placement Government Exam that was to be administered the following week. They discussed the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewers to comment on the question “Should civics education be mandatory?” The question was inspired by an article in the Wall Street Journal that…

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    National Conference on Citizenship

    Speakers at the 68th Annual Conference on Citizenship talked about ways to engage citizens to become active civil participants in their communities. General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.)…

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    StudentCam 2015 Theme Announcement

    Susan Swain announced the theme for C-SPAN’s 2015 StudentCam documentary competition: “The Three Branches and You.” Contestants were asked to tell a story that…

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    Senator Cruz on Terrorism and American Citizenship

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced legislation that would strip U.S. citizenship from Americans who join, or provide material assistance to, a terrorist organization.

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    White House Naturalization Ceremony

    President Obama hosted an Independence Day naturalization ceremony at the White House for active duty military service members and their spouses, as well as veterans and…

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    High School U.S. Government Exam

    High school government teachers Andrew Conneen and Daniel Larsen talked about the Advanced Placement Government Exam that was to be administered the following week. They discussed the…

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    Senator Ted Cruz and Canadian Citizenship

    Aaron Blake was interviewed by telephone about the disclosure that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was born in Canada. Topics included the status of Senator Cruz’s citizenship, his…

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    Naturalized Citizenship and the Economy

    Economists, authors, and immigration advocates talked about the economic effects of naturalization. Topics included the difficulties of the naturalization process and why millions of…

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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 2

    Supporters of immigration reform talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress, the path to citizenship for immigrants, and the DREAM Act. “Immigration…

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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 1

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress. They both said they were hopeful a final…

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    Person on the Street Interviews on U.S. Citizenship

    People in Old Town of Alexandria, Virginia, were asked, “What does it mean to be a U.S. citizen?”

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    Naturalization Ceremony

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas made remarks at a department naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens.

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    Person on the Street Interviews on U.S. Citizenship

    People in Old Town of Alexandria, Virginia, were asked, “What does it mean to be a U.S. citizen?”

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