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    Book Discussion on Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    Steven Weisman moderated a discussion about former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY). Mr. Weisman is the editor of the book Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an…

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    Book Discussion on Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012

    Stephen Hess talked about his book, Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012, in which he revisits some of the 450 journalists he surveyed in 1978. He reported on what has…

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    Nixon Funeral Departure from Stewart Air Base

    Author and historian Stephen Hess spoke about his memories of former
    President Richard M. Nixon during the departure of the former president’s casket from Stewart Air
    Force…

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    Moynihan in the White House

    Prior to his career in the United States Senate, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) worked in four presidential administrations. He served in the Nixon administration from 1969-71 as…

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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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    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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    Media Relations and the Obama Presidency

    A group of former White House press secretaries participated in a panel discussion
    on White House media relations and advice for President-Elect Obama for his transition period. Topics…

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    Role of White House Press Secretaries

    Stephen Hess, author of What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect, moderated a panel on the role of the White House press secretary, especially in the outset of a new…

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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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    The Role of Media in Politics

    The panelists discussed the role the news media plays in both public opinion and politics, and whether the influence of news media shapes the national debate.

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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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    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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    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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    Media Bias in Reporting on Congress

    The participants discussed the role of the media in reporting on the Congress. They analyzed the evolution of media bias and the need for fair journalism in Washington, D.C.

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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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    Congress and the White House

    Former White House officials and presidential aids spoke about White House relations with Congress and their advice for President-Elect Obama during his transition period. They also…

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    The President's First Year in Review

    Stephen Hess, senior fellow emeritus for Brookings Institution, and Dan Thomasson, columnist and former vice president for Scripps Howard News Service, talked about the achievements of the…

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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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    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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    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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