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    Close Up on C-SPAN Anniversary

    Close Up Foundation marked 25 years of its programs on C-SPAN. Founder Mr. Janger, Mr. Bond, and Mr. Milewski talked about the history of Close Up Foundation and C-SPAN,…

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    Presidential Allegation News Coverage

    Mr. Rieder talked about the print, broadcast and online coverage of the allegations of sexual misconduct against President Clinton. He examined issues of journalistic credibility…

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    Mass Media and Democracy

    Mr. Vanassed and Mr. Grossman talked about the impact of mass media on democratic values and institutions. They discussed whether new technologies will contribute to or…

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    Welfare Reform in Virginia

    Virginia changed its welfare system in 1996 after a national welfare reform law allowed states to design their own welfare programs using federal monies. Two Virginia officials…

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    Race Relations

    Three college journalists expressed their views on race relations in the United States and on college campuses. Dr. Adams described the civil rights era and the differences…

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    Online News

    Mr. McCullagh and Mr. Meeks discussed the use of online news sources. They examined online journalism standards and sources and how online communication can contribute to the…

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    Associated Press 150th Anniversary

    The Associated Press is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Mr. Mears and Mr. Hart took part in this discussion about the world’s oldest and largest news service and its…

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    Middle East Issues

    Panelists talked about the Middle East peace process and the status of negotiations and the U.S. role in the attempt to bring about peace in the region.

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    Hispanic Press in the U.S.

    The Close Up Foundation hosted this forum which discussed how Latino journalists fare when working in the United States. Spanish-speaking journalists discussed their work and how they…

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    Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    Panelists discussed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which came before the Supreme Court earlier this year and how it was handled in the Court. Ms. Hamilton and…

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    Native American Education

    The federal role in Native American education, the programs available to Native American students and funding priorities for the future were discussed during this…

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    Cameras in the Courtroom

    Judge Hamilton and Mr. Graham debated the need for and advisability of televising court proceedings. They discussed whether televised proceedings led to more confidence and…

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    Violence and Local News

    Panelists discussed news coverage of crime. They particularly examined the increasing news coverage of crime and violence while crime rates have remained constant or…

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    Teaching Values in the Classroom

    Participants discussed how schools teach values, both implicitly and explicitly, and how they can work with parents and communities to teach values. They also examined what values…

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    U.S. Cuba Policy

    Reps. Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen, who are both Cuban-Americans, and Mr. Birns debated U.S. policy toward Cuba. They examined the policy alternatives to bring about the end…

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    U.S. Cuba Policy

    The panelists discussed U.S. policy towards Cuba, including sanctions and the lack of a diplomatic relationship. Students from Bora High School in Boise, St. Brendan High School…

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    Youth Involvement in Politics

    The guests discussed youth involvement in politics, how many voted in the 1996 election, and the amount of activity in local, state, and national politics. Students from Cappucino High…

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    South Africa Developments

    Guests discussed developments in South Africa over the past three years since multiracial democracy replaced the apartheid regime. They examined the pace of change in economic,…

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    Television Ratings System

    Guests discussed the current television ratings system, which television executives implemented in January 1997. They talked about how the system has worked thus far, how it can be improved…

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    Students' First Amendment Rights

    The panelists answered high school students' questions about first amendment and freedom of speech rights. Courts have often ruled in favor of schools being able to censor student…

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