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    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 changed in their respective careers and in American journalism in general. Stephen Hess spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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    Front Row Seat

    Eric Draper talked about his book, Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush. He was interviewed while at the American Conservative Union’s 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference held at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland, March 14-16, 2013.

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    President Nixon on the End of the Vietnam War

    This is a portion of a televised address from March 29th, 1973, in which President Nixon spoke to the nation about the end of the Vietnam War. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

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    Dr. Oz on Personal and Governmental Responsibility

    Dr. Mehmet Oz spoke about the balance between personal and state responsibility for health. He urged governors to make health a top priority in their states, warning against obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and smoking.
    This was the keynote speech of the closing session of the National Governors Association (NGA) 2013 Winter Meeting, an annual meeting in which a bipartisan group of U.S. governors gathers in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues affecting the states.

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    History of the Gold Standard

    Coming up next, a discussion on the history of the gold standard. Three panelists-including author Lewis Lehrman-debate the origins, benefits, and drawbacks of the system. They also discuss why the U.S. left the gold standard, and the arguments for reinstating it.
    The New York Historical Society hosted this event and it’s just over an hour.

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    Missouri Governor's Mansion

    Cindy Van Camp gave a tour of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion as she talked about the history, art, and architecture of the building, including stories about some of the governors whose families lived there. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Jefferson City, Missouri, on June 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Mediacom local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.

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    Greek Elections and European Debt Crisis

    Panelists talked about the Greek election results and its potential effects on the European debt crisis. They focused on the causes of the crisis and the prevention of future crises. Jacob Kirkegaard argued that the European Union was flawed and that insistence on national sovereignty impeded unified action. They responded to questions from the audience.

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    John Perkins Lecture on Global Economics

    Author John Perkins gave a talk on global economics, a subject that forms the basis of his most recent books, The Secret History of the American Empire: The Truth About Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World and Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--and What We Need to Do to Remake Them. Mr. Perkins responded to questions from members of the audience at this community lecture of the Lifelong Learning Society at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida.