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    Supreme Court 2014 Term Preview

    Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and legal scholars previewed the 2014-2015 Supreme Court term. Among the cases they discussed were racial gerrymandering of congressional…

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    Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy

    Participants talked about the role of courts in democracies. Among the topics they addressed were judicial procedures, judicial elections, separation of powers, and case…

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    Book Discussion on Visions of America: Photographing Democracy

    Joseph Sohm talked about his book Visions of America: Photographing Democracy, published by Visions of America. Joseph Sohm talked about his life and career as a…

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    30 Years of Close Up Television

    Current and former associates of the Close Up Foundation looked back on 30 years of television programming on C-SPAN. They also talked with high school students from across the…

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    Previewing 2006 Elections

    Panelists previewed the upcoming 2006 elections. They discussed the significance of the upcoming elections and how these midterm election might change the political landscape and…

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    Interfaith Dialogue and Media

    Panelists discussed dialogues between different religious faiths and how the Abrahamic traditions can be a source for finding common ground. They answered questions from students in…

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    Democracy in the Muslim World

    Panelists spoke about democracy in the Muslim world with high school exchange students from countries with predominantly Muslim populations. Topics included the level of interest for…

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    Documentary Filmmaking

    Ms. Finneran spoke about the Silverdocs Film Festival. Christopher Quinn, director of 21 Up America, and Frank Popper, director of Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?,…

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    Reporting on America's Inner Cities

    A panel discussed reporting on America’s inner cities. Topics included media involvement and identifying problems and policies in the cities. They responded to questions…

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    Immigration Issues

    The panelists discussed the current immigration debate with an audience of high school students from around the country. Topics included changes in U.S. immigration over time and the…

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    State of Democracy in Africa

    The Close Up Foundation and the Wilson Center hosted a panel on the state of democracy in Africa with United Nations officials. Among the topics addressed were the United…

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    Teaching World Religions in Public Schools

    The panelists discussed teaching world religions in public schools. A Modesto, California High School teacher talked about an initiative that required all the community’s high…

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    Memorial Dedication to Fallen Journalists

    Panel members discussed the risks journalists take in covering certain news stories. They also talked about, and video clips were shown of, the May 3 rededication when the names of the…

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    The Fourth Estate

    The Close Up Foundation discussed the media’s role as the fourth branch of government as part of the American Bar Association’s National Law Day events. The panelists…

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    U.S. Demographic Changes

    USA Today personnel talked about demographic changes in the U.S. Topics included census data analyzing, editorial implications, investigative reporting, increasing diversity in the U.S.,…

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    Democracy in Latin America

    The panelists discussed the state of democracy in Latin America and recent and upcoming elections in the region. Other topics included changes in Latin America in the last twenty…

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    Newsroom Diversity

    The panelists discussed about newsroom diversity, including their personal experiences and racial diversity in journalism. Mr. Milewski moderated the discussion. The…

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    Impact of Media Reports on Iraq

    A panel moderated by Mr. Milewski talked about coverage of events in Iraq and the impact on the homefront of news stories about warfare in Iraq. They also responded to questions…

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    Politics and the Media

    A panel discussion was held on politics and the media, moderated by Mr. Milewski. Topics included the relationship between media, government and politics, how press coverage of…

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    Minority Civic Engagement

    Panelists talked about the importance and challenges of minority student civic engagement. After their remarks the panelists answered questions from students in the audience.  br/…

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