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    African American National Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony

    At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture speakers included President Obama, the museum’s director, the secretary of the…

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    Executive Compensation

    The committee held a second oversight hearing on executive compensation practices. Experts and government officials in the first panel testified about the current mortgage crisis…

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    Plessy v. Ferguson Today

    The duBois Institute hosted a conference marking the 100th anniversary of the Plessy v. Ferguson U.S. Supreme Court decision which was argued in April 1896. The case dealt with the…

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    Online Entertainment and Copyright Law

    Witnesses testified about providing entertainment through online sources. Among the topics addressed were how to protect intellectual property rights, fair use, and the future of…

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    Social Security Reform

    Commissioners talked about a series of three recommendations to reform Social Security, all of which allowed some degree of personal investment of payroll taxes.

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    Future of the Communications Industry

    After a special address by Kyle McSlarrow, a panel discussion titled, “View from the Top: Leadership Perspectives,” was moderated by Ms. Bartiromo. Industry executives…

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    Children\'s Media

    A conference was held on the effect on children of growing up in an environment saturated by media. Among televisions, the Internet, iPods, movie screens, cell phones, and video games,…

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    America Online and Time-Warner Merger

    Company officials announced a proposed merger between Time Warner and America Online. They said that the merger would offer limitless ways to develop new Internet content and…

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    Social Security Issues

    Commission members questioned witnesses about the outlook for the Social Security program, as well as potential changes in Social Security.

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    Black Culture and the Arts

    Professor Gates talked about the Harlem Renaissance, black culture and its contribution to the arts in the past 25 years.

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    Awards Dinner

    As part of the Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner, Representative Jefferson recognized members of the caucus. Various awards were given to members of the African American…

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    Telecommunications Industry

    Kyle McSlarrow delivered the keynote address, giving an overview of the telecommunications marketplace. Then a discussion on the customer alternatives afforded by competition in the…

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    Cable Television and Digital Broadband Services

    Company executives talked about new cable television and digital broadband applications. Topics included the availability of high-definition television and increased digital broadband…

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    Minorities in the News Media

    Mr. Parsons talked to students about diversity in the media. Among the topics he addressed were minority staffing at various levels of the news industry, media coverage of the…

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    Internet Sales Taxes

    The commission heard testimony from elected officials and others about the impact of Internet sales tax proposals on local governments.

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    Social Security Reform

    Participants talked about proposed reforms to the Social Security system, including plans to add personal investment accounts, changing retirement ages, and extending the solvency of the…

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    Cable Industry Issues

    Cable industry leaders spoke about the future of the industry, integrating broadband technology in cable services, the state of competition, capability to deliver more and faster services,…

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    Driving Success in the Digital Age

    At a Town Hall Meeting, Mr. Parsons spoke about future business models for media conglomerates. He addressed comments by investor Carl Icahn that Time Warner was “terribly…

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    Impact of Taxes on the Internet

    In the final meeting of the commission, participants voted on recommendations they would make to Congress on whether and how to regulate and tax electronic commerce. Among the issues…

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    Internet Sales Taxes

    Commission members heard testimony about potential taxation of electronic commerce. They began by discussing various mechanisms and implications for taxation of international Internet…

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