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  • Political Satire in America
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    Political Satire in America

    A panel discussion was held on political satire in America. The panelists shared samples of their work and Lewis Lapham read an essay on the subject of American satire. Following their…

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  • End of WWII Eyewitness Panel
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    End of WWII Eyewitness Panel

    The first panel for “War’s End: Eyewitness to History,” a symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, was composed of eyewitnesses to events at the end of the war who talked about their experiences and…

    203 views
  • emWashingtonem Publication Party
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    Washington: Publication Party

    A party was held to celebrate the posthumous publication of Meg Greenfield’s book Washington, published by PublicAffairs. Meg Greenfield was a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer for The Washington…

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  • Art Buchwald Memorial Service
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    Art Buchwald Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for humorist Art Buchwald. Media luminaries, dignitaries, family and friends eulogized Buchwald with warm and funny stories about his wit, love, generosity, and…

    835 views
  • emToo Soon to Say Goodbyeem
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    Too Soon to Say Goodbye

    Art Buchwald read from his book, Too Soon to Say Goodbye, published by Random House, which describes his experiences as a hospice patient. On February 7, 2006, Mr. Buchwald checked into a…

    215 views
  • emThe Politics of Presidential Appointmentem
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    The Politics of Presidential Appointment

    Mr. Hackney discussed his experience after being nominated by President Clinton to head the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Hackney reads, and comments on, various sections of his book The…

    43 views
  • Novak Fourth Estate Award
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    Novak Fourth Estate Award

    Journalists paid tribute to Mr. Novak’s career and presented him with the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award for lifetime achievement in journalism. Mr. Novak also spoke.

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  • Mood Disorders and Depression
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    Mood Disorders and Depression

    Mr. Buchwald spoke about his personal and professional experiences with anxiety and depression. He peppered his speech with humor, poking fun at numerous political figures while explaining…

    67 views
  • A Journalists Perspective
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    A Journalist's Perspective

    Mr. Buchwald spoke humorously about the problems facing the nation. He also talked about how he got into journalism after serving in the U.S. Marines.

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  • Trust and Participation in Democracy
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    Trust and Participation in Democracy

    Panelists discussed citizens' connection to their communities. Ms. Stahl moderated the panel which focused on participation in local and national politics. The panelists talked about the…

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  • Art Buchwald Reflections
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    Art Buchwald Reflections

    Art Buchwald shared humorous stories and talked about why some people are funny. He also took written questions from the audience. This was part of a lecture series titled, “Funny People.”

    109 views
  • Art Buchwald Book Reception
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    Art Buchwald Book Reception

    Dignitaries such as Senator Kennedy, Senator Graham, David Broder and William Safire were shown arriving at Katharine Graham’s home. Mrs. Graham held a reception to honor Art Buchwald for the…

    131 views
  • Booksellers Convention Highlights
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    Booksellers Convention Highlights

    Interviews, speeches and highlights from the American Booksellers Association convention were shown. Mr. Buchwald talked about his book, I’ll Always Have Paris. Ms. Clift talked about her…

    65 views
  • Jack Nelson Roast
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    Jack Nelson Roast

    Friends and colleagues gathered to pay tribute to Jack Nelson for his long career in journalism. Then Mr. Nelson thanked those who helped him succeed.

    43 views
  • Political Humor in the Media
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    Political Humor in the Media

    Mr. Buchwald discussed his new book, \f2Leaving Home: A Memoir\fR, and took questions from viewers on his career as a humorist. He also discussed the nature of political humor.

    73 views