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    President Obama Biographers

    Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential power. Topics included his motivations, the 2012 election, and comparisons with…

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    Lessons from the Kennedy Administration

    Gwen Ifill moderated a discussion among journalists about President John F. Kennedy and how lessons learned during his presidency can be applied to current times. The panelists also…

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    After Words with Dinesh D'Souza

    Mr. D’Souza asserts that President Obama poses an existential threat the United States, because he is heavily influenced by his father’s anti-colonialist…

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    Panel on President Obama

    Authors talked about their books on the election of President Obama and his first year in office. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Evan Smith…

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    Book Discussion on The Promise

    Jonathan Alter talked about his book The Promise: President Obama, Year One (Simon & Schuste; May 18, 2010). He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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    Presidents and the Presidency after Franklin Roosevelt

    William Leuchtenburg talked about his book In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to Barack Obama (Cornell University Press; 4 ed. December 2009). William Leuchtenburg is the author…

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    President Obama's First 100 Days

    Jonathan Alter, author of The Defining Moment: The First Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope talked about the political and policy aspects of President Obama’s first 100 days in…

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    Panel Discussion: Inside the Presidential Debates

    Newton Minow is the vice chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates as well as the co-chair for the 1976 and 1980 presidential debates. He talked about the history of American…

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    2008 Democratic Convention, Day 3 Preview

    The third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, was previewed.  br/ A video of activity in the Denver Grand Hyatt the previous day was…

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    The First Hundred Days

    A discussion was held on the first 100 days of the next presidential administration. Topics included using President Franklin Roosevelt’s first hundred days as a good example for…

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    President Roosevelt and the Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about President Roosevelt and the 1930s U.S. Supreme Court. They discussed important Supreme Court decisions, appointments and presidential politics of the era…

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    Rural Philanthropy

    Panelists talked about the challenges of philanthropy for rural areas, where the poorest people live and there is the least philanthropic involvement. Topics included the episodic…

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    Book Discussion on The Defining Moment

    Jonathan Alter talked about his book The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, published by Simon and Schuster. He was interviewed in Watchung Booksellers.…

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    Book Discussion on The Defining Moment

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    Book Discussion on The Defining Moment: FDR

    Mr. Alter talked about his book, The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, published by Simon and Schuster. In his book Mr. Alter chronicles…

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    Book Discussion on The Defining Moment

    Professor Minow interviewed Mr. Alter onstage about his book, The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, published by Simon and…

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    The Clinton Presidency and the Media

    At the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope," a panel focused on the Clinton administration’s relations with the…

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    People in the News

    Mr. Alter talked by telephone about the Newsweek issue “Who’s Next,” which looks at those people who’ll be making news in 2005.

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    The Media and President Bush's Second Term

    Journalists talked about President Bush’s second term, the potential media focus on the new administration, and the role of the media in presidential politics. They also reviewed…

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    Daybook Interview

    In the daybook interview, Mr. Warren talked about current headlines and took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail. Mr. Alter talked about his recent interview with…

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