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  • Discussion on the Life and Legacy of Ronald Reagan
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    Life and Legacy of Ronald Reagan

    Panelists talked about the legacy of President Ronald Reagan. 2014 marked ten years since President Reagan’s death. Panelists included Reagan biographer Lou Cannon and former Reagan speech…

  • emWhat I Saw at the Revolutionem
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    What I Saw at the Revolution

    Former presidential speech writer Peggy Noonan talked about her book What I Saw at the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era. She answered her critics and talked of the publicity surrounding…

  • The Character of President Reagan
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    The Character of President Reagan

    In the seventh of of ten “Character Above All” lectures examining the character and leadership of presidents of the past 50 years, Ms. Noonan, a speechwriter for President Reagan, discussed his life, character and…

  • Catholic Politicians in the US
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    Catholic Politicians in the U.S.

    Moderated by Mr. Russert, the panelists discussed Catholic politicians in the U.S. and whether their faith may affect their public policy decisions, particularly on social issues where the…

  • Legacy of Ronald Reagan
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    Legacy of Ronald Reagan

    Panelists discussed the life and legacy of Former President Ronald Reagan and told anecdotes from Reagan’s long political career, including his first gubernatorial race and his two terms as…

  • emPresidential Leadershipem
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    Presidential Leadership

    From the Harvard Club in New York City, James Taranto talked about the book he co-edited with Leonard Leo, Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House,…

  • Presidents as Communicators
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    Presidents as Communicators

    Members of the press who have followed presidential politics talked about presidents in the broadcast age and their effectiveness as communicators. Mr. Matthews moderated the discussion and…

  • Literary Brunch
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    Literary Brunch

    The 25th annual New York Times “New York is Book Country” Literary Brunch, held in the Waldorf-Astoria, was hosted by New York Times contributor Robert Lipsyte. It featured eight authors talking…

  • In Depth with Peggy Noonan
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    In Depth with Peggy Noonan

    Ms. Noonan talked about her books and her career in politics and responded to audience telephone calls. She was a speechwriter and special assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to…

  • emThe Case Against Hillary Clintonem
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    The Case Against Hillary Clinton

    Ms. Noonan talked about her book The Case Against Hillary Clinton, published by Regan Books. The author examined the issues of economic growth, race relations, and patriotism during the Clinton…

  • Republican Party Issues
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    Republican Party Issues

    In the first panel, panelists talked about ways to get their message out through the media, including conservative radio programs and the Internet. They also discussed network news coverage…

  • The Presidents and Their Prose
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    The Presidents and Their Prose

    Ms. Noonan discussed how recent presidents have used prose to persuade and how their language has reflected their personalities. After her remarks she answered questions from the audience.

  • Speakers and Speeches Special Program
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    Speakers and Speeches Special Program

    Mr. Lamb spoke to speech writers and others by telephone about public speaking and orators. He also took questions from viewers by phone, fax and electronic mail about orators they like and…

  • emSimply Speakingem
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    Simply Speaking

    Ms. Noonan talked about her new book, Simply Speaking: How to Communicate Your Ideas with Style, Substance and Clarity. She summarized her ideas on proper speechwriting rules and provided…

  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    Ms. Noonan has a new book, Simply Speaking. She was a speech writer for President Reagan and also wrote for President Bush when he was a presidential candidate. The guests debated current…

  • About Books Special
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    About Books Special

    The three authors talked about the state of book writing and selling and took questions from viewers by telephone. They discussed various issues, including the process of writing and…