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    The Gerald Ford Journalism Awards

    President Ford presented awards for excellence in journalism for work in various areas of national politics. Following the presentations he talked about Congressional oversight of…

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    Restoring Investor Confidence

    Mr. Paulson talked about consumer and investor confidence in business and financial institutions in the wake of scandals which led to the financial collapse of Enron…

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    Shanghai Communique Anniversary

    Mr. Kissinger marked the anniversary of President Nixon’s 1972 official visit to China with a talk about the history of U.S.-China relations, diplomatic efforts to forge a…

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    Book Discussion on The Power Game

    Mr. Smith discussed his book, The Power Game: How Washington Works, published by Ballantine Books. The book discusses the various powers affecting the decision-making process in…

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    Annual Fourth Estate Award

    As part of a black-tie dinner, John Aubuchon presented the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award to Brian Lamb, the CEO of C-SPAN television networks. The award is for…

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    Comedian Perspective

    Mr. Newhart, recipient of the 2002 Kennedy Center Mark Twain Award, talked about his career as a comedian and actor and answered questions from the audience.

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    Academic Scholarships

    Miss America 2002 talked about the value of scholarship programs for college educations, noting that May is National Scholarship Month. The Miss America organization is the…

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    Teaching Children About History

    Mrs. Cheney’s speech is titled, “Why History Shouldn’t Be a Mystery: The Importance of Teaching Kids About the American Past.” She is the author of a recent…

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    Impact of September 11 Journalism

    As part of the National Writers Workshop, New York and Washington, DC journalists talked about the September 11 attacks and the impact on their various forms of journalism. They also…

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    Health Care Issues

    Senator Kennedy spoke about Democratic proposals for health care reforms. Among the issues he addressed were prescription drug coverage for the elderly, reducing health care costs, and…

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    Military and the Media

    Participants talked about the inherent and necessary tension between the military and the news media, particularly during times of armed conflict. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Challenges for Financial Markets

    Mr. Sodano talked about the stability of the nation’s financial markets following terrorist attacks on the U.S. and the financial collapse of the Enron…

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    Future of the Republican Party

    Rep. Armey talked about the past, present, and future of the Republican Party. Following his prepared remarks, he responded to questions from the audience.

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    The Future of Corporate Reporting

    Mr. DiPiazza talked about corporate accounting practices, reforms needed to restore consumer confidence in business following several accounting scandals, and the need for accurate and…

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    Journalism and the War on Terrorism

    Participants talked about American journalism and how well it had served the public interest in the wake of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Diversity in Journalism

    Mr. Smith moderated a debate over efforts to provide greater diversity in news rooms and whether those policies had distorted the news and changed the ways in which news was presented…

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    Housing Issues

    Mr. Raines talked about the U.S. housing market and the reasons for its continuing growth. He described the role of Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association), a private…

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    National Gallery of Art

    Mr. Powell talked about the history and development of the National Gallery of Art, and about art in general. He also responded to questions from the audience.
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    Democratic Party Agenda

    Former Governor Cuomo spoke about the state of the U.S. economy and the Democratic Party agenda for the coming year. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.

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    Campaign for Secularism in Iran

    Mr. Pahlavi spoke about a campaign to introduce secularism and democracy in Iran. Among the issues he addressed were popular movements in Iran, the need for regime change, and the…

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