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Close Up Foundation

The Close Up Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic education organization in Washington, D.C.  Established in 1971, Close Up offers impactful, hands-on programming to educate and inspire young people to participate in their government. To date, more than 850,000 students and teachers from around the world have participated in its programs. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Close Up Foundation has hosted 1,003 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1979 News Conference. The year with the most events was 1992 with 76 events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2011 with an average of 776 views per video. Most appearances with John Milewski (496), Anne Nicholas (131), Frank Bond (95). Most common tags: Journalism, Media, Education Policy.

Recent Programs

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    Reagan Youth Conference

    Participants spoke about the legacy of the Reagan presidency, President Reagan’s governing style, and the relations between…

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    Visions of America: Photographing Democracy

    Joseph Sohm talked about his book Visions of America: Photographing Democracy, published by Visions of America. Joseph Sohm talked about his…

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    30 Years of Close Up Television

    Current and former associates of the Close Up Foundation looked back on 30 years of television programming on C-SPAN. They…

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    Politics and Documentary Films

    AJ Schnack, Dana Flor, and Toby Oppenheimer talked with high school students from across the nation about their documentary films that…

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