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    U.S. Energy Policy

    James Mulva talked about opportunities in the U.S. at the start of a new administration to tackle energy security and climate change. He urged the new president and Congress to make…

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    The Economy and Capital Markets

    Bob Greifeld talked about the turmoil in the financial markets and offered an assessment of the future of the equities market. He also spoke on the need for more transparency and…

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    Fourth Estate Award Dinner

    Christiane Amanpour received the National Press Club’s 36th annual Fourth Estate Award for achieving distinction for a lifetime of contributions to American journalism. Wolf…

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    Religion in the Public Square

    Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori spoke about the role of religion in politics, the separation of church and state, and public profession of faith. Among the topics she addressed were…

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    Economic Crisis

    Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman talked about the country’s economic crisis. He responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Paul Krugman is a…

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    Arts Education

    Marin Alsop, the first woman to lead a major symphony, talked about her background and arts education. She responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.

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    Future of the Housing Market

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston talked about steps being taken to help homeowners and about the future for the housing market. Following his remarks he…

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    National Education Reform

    Michelle Rhee, chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, talked about her professional life, her role in hiring teachers, continued training for teachers, the process of…

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    Energy Policy Reform Proposals

    T. Boone Pickens talked about his alternative energy proposal and the government’s plan for stabilizing financial markets. Following his remarks, he responded to questions from…

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    Future of Colombia

    Colombian President H.E. Alvaro Uribe delivered the luncheon keynote speech to the National Press Club. He talked about his country’s recent economic progress and security…

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    Future of U.S. Energy Policy

    Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, talked about U.S. energy security, programs to stimulate energy innovation and job growth, and protect the…

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    Philanthropy

    Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, talked about his life experiences as a leading NASCAR driver and philanthropist. He and his wife, Chandra, founded the Jimmie Johnson…

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    Housing Market

    Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Brian Montgomery talked about the overall state of housing and the role of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) in stabilizing the…

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    Role of Public Media in a Democracy

    Sharon Percy Rockefeller spoke about the role of public media in the democratic process. Among the topics she addressed were public television and radio coverage of the 2008 election…

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    Gerald Ford Journalism Awards

    Vice President Dick Cheney spoke during the annual journalism awards presentation luncheon for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation. In his remarks he criticized former White House Press…

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    Care of Wounded Warriors

    Former Senator Robert Dole talked about the changes being made to improve care for wounded veterans. The former senator, who was gravely wounded in World War II, is co-chair of…

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    National Press Club 100th Anniversary Celebration

    The National Press Club held a centennial gala to mark its 100th year. Bob Edwards spoke about the press club and the changes in the journalism industry over the past 100…

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    History of the Washington Press Corps

    Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the press corps as part of the National Press Club’s centennial birthday celebration. Topics included reporting in Washington, the…

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    Ocean Preservation

    Ted Danson talked about threats to the world’s oceans posed by overfishing, pollution, and climate change. Topics included destructive fishing that destroys corals and other…

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    Future of American Health Care

    Dr. Denis Cortese talked about the problems with the current health care system in America and how it should be overhauled. He talked about the different components that make up a…

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