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    Q&A with Mark Shields

    Mark Shields, syndicated columnist and political analyst for PBS, talked about his early days in politics and shared stories of his role as a legislative assistant to Senator William…

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    Comity and Contention in Congress

    Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on Capitol Hill have changed in the past fifty years, and how important those relationships are…

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    Peter Hart Focus Group with Virginia Voters

    Peter Hart led a focus group with Virginia voters and talked with political reporters about the group’s comments. Telephone lines were open following the meeting for viewer…

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    Shooting from the Lip: Book Party

    A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling…

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    Peter Hart Focus Group with Virginia Republican Voters, Part 2

    Pollster Peter Hart and political reporters from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, CNN, and NBC analyzed a Republican focus group in Virginia’s opinions on…

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    Building and Construction Trades Department National Conference

    The Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO held its annual national legislative conference. Speakers at the opening plenary session included Vice President Joe…

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    Peter Hart Voter Focus Group

    Eleven voters from the Philadelphia area participated in a Hart Research Associates focus group. Peter Hart moderated the discussion on a wide range of topics including the Obama…

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    News Review with Mark Shields

    Mark Shields talked about recent political and economic news. He responded to telephone calls, electronic mail, and tweets.

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    Hart Republican Focus Group Meeting

    Peter Hart conducted a focus group among Virginia Republican primary voters on behalf of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. This was the second of…

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    Presidential Politics

    Mark Shields delivered the keynote luncheon address at the 50th anniversary convention. He talked about presidential politics and the differences in the 2008 campaigns. He also…

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    Spina Bifida Roast of Bob Schieffer

    Mr. Shields moderated a roast of Bob Schieffer at the 18th annual dinner to benefit the Spina Bifida Association. Journalists and politicians made tongue-in-cheek remarks about…

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    William Proxmire Memorial Service

    The family of former Senator William Proxmire (D-WI) held a memorial service for him. Tributes were given by Mr. Paul Volcker, former Vice President Mondale, Senator Kennedy, and…

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    Spina Bifida Roast of Barbara Walters

    Mr. Shields moderated a roast of Barbara Walters at an annual dinner to benefit the Spina Bifida Association. Journalists and politicians made tongue-in-cheek remarks about her…

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    Military Draft

    The Center for American Progress hosted a discussion on whether a military draft was necessary to meet overseas military commitments. An article in the Washington Monthly had argued…

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    Presidential and Congressional Elections

    Political columnists and analysts described their insights into the 2004 election strategies. After their presentations they answered audience members' questions.

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    Don Hewitt Roast for Spina Bifida

    A roast of Don Hewitt, the creator of CBS’s "60 Minutes", was held to benefit the Spina Bifida Association. A number of prominent media and political figures spoke, making jokes…

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    Washington: Publication Party

    A party was held to celebrate the posthumous publication of Meg Greenfield’s book Washington, published by PublicAffairs. Meg Greenfield was a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer for…

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    Annual Congressional Dinner

    Mr. Shields served as master of ceremonies of the 57th Congressional Dinner. A videotaped message from President Bush was shown. Reps. Dreier and Frost delivered…

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    Mike Barnicle Show

    A simulcast of the Mike Barnicle talk radio show was shown with guests and audience talking about the undecided presidential election.

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    Off Stage at the White House

    Participants spoke about the presidency, life in the White House, and about past presidents' personal and family life. They also talked about their own experiences behind the scenes…

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