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    Changing Media Habits

    Participants talked about a recent survey of news viewers and their media habits in finding sources of news. They then conducted a panel discussion on how political leanings influence…

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    Life and Work of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    Panelists examined Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s prolific career as a senator, ambassador, scholar and author. Moynihan served as a Democratic senator from New York from 1977-2001.…

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    Political Book Fair Interview

    The authors talked about their book, The Media and the War on Terrorism.

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    Book Discussion on The Media and the War on Terrorism

    The Media and the War on Terrorism is a collection of conversations between public officials and journalists, compiled by co-editors Marvin Kalb and Stephen Hess and published by Brookings…

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    Book Discussion on Organizing the Presidency

    Organizing the Presidency, published by Brookings Institution Press, examines how presidents from FDR to George W. Bush organized the executive branch and distributed power. To…

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    West Wing: The Oval Office

    The speakers talked about the West Wing of the White House, focusing on the Oval Office.

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    Press Coverage of Anti-Terrorism Policies

    In the final forum in a series that began shortly after the September 11 attacks, Democratic foreign policy experts presented an overview of how the president and the press have handled…

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    Broadcast News

    Mr. Wallace was interviewed about his career in journalism and the history of broadcast news. He talked about his experiences and interviews for “60 Minutes,” business…

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    Experiences in Afghanistan

    Journalists talked about their experiences covering military operations in Afghanistan and about the dangers to reporters in various war zones. Following their remarks they answered…

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    Public Opinion and the War on Terrorism

    Participants talked about public diplomacy, propaganda, and the U.S. information campaign in efforts to combat terrorism. Among the issues they addressed were the effectiveness of the…

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    Media and the War on Terrorism

    Panelists talked about the relationship between the government and the media, information management policies in current efforts to combat terrorism, and media access to deployed…

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    Press Secretaries in Times of Crisis

    Panelists talked about their experiences as White House press secretaries, focusing on the pressures and the responsibilities of government spokesmen during times of crisis. Following…

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    The Role of the Press During War

    Participants talked about media participation in wartime activities, reporting on military campaigns, and the lessons learned for coverage of past wars. Among the issues they addressed…

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    The Clinton Legacy

    Participants spoke about the Clinton presidency and how it might be remembered. Among the issues they addressed were his trade and foreign policies, economic policies, relations with…

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    Vietnam and the Presidency

    The forum participants discussed the costs and consequences of the Vietnam War, especially as it related to the office of the presidency. They also told stories of their involvement in…

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    Running the White House

    Participants discussed the administrative role of the White House staff and how to effectively run the White House and implement a president’s agenda. After formal presentations…

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    Book Discussion on The Little Book of Campaign Etiquette

    Scenes were shown of a congressional reception hosted by Senator Moynihan for Mr. Hess, the author of The Little Book of Campaign Etiquette, published by Brookings…

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    Impeachment Process

    The guests discussed the history and process of special investigations which might lead to impeachment. They also responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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    Presidential Succession

    Mr. Hess and Secretary Glickman, who was the emergency official during this year’s State of the Union Address, talked about the law which governns presidential succession through…

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    Watergate: 25 Years Later

    Panelists reflected on the Watergate scandal that culminated in the resignation of President Richard Nixon. This was part of a symposium that marked the 25th anniversary of the…

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