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    American Children and Sex Education

    Guests Debra Haffner, of the Sex Information and Education Council of the US, and Jo Ann Gasper, of the National Association for Abstinence Education, took viewer calls to discuss differing…

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    Life and Career of William Armstrong

    Retiring Senator William Armstrong spoke of his work as a Senator and Representative, and of the workings of the American political system. Senator Armstrong has served the U.S. Senate for twelve years and the U.S. House for…

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    Life and Career of Lindy Boggs

    Retiring Representative Lindy Boggs (D-Louisiana) reflected on her nine terms in Congress serving Louisiana’s 2nd District. Rep. Boggs was elected in 1973 to a seat vacated by her husband following his…

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    Friends of Judge Souter

    Friends of Judge David Souter, who was nominated by President George HW Bush to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, spoke with us about his life away from the court.

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    Role of Congressional Press Secretaries

    This is a roundtable discussion with Capitol Hill Press Secretaries. Panelists discussed the role of Capitol Hill press secretaries, how they do their jobs, and the relationship between…

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    Life and Career of Augustus Hawkins

    Retiring U.S. Representative Augustus Hawkins(D-CA) spoke of his 28 years in the House and nearly three decades in the California State Assembly. His political career, which spanned the New Deal…

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    Life and Career of J. Carter Brown

    J. Carter Brown, Director of the National Gallery of Art, spoke about democracy and its role in protecting art from political interference. He also talked about “reach” or increasing museum…

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    Hostages in Iraq and Kuwait

    The guests talked about the Western hostages being held in Iraq and Kuwait and their rights under international law. Topics included employers' responsibilities, what the various…

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    Judge Souter Background

    The man described as David Souter’s best friend, Tom Rath, spoke about the Supreme Court nominee and his life. Mr. Rath suggested that the media has not fully illustrated David Souter, who he…

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    Roundtable with Soviet Lawyers

    Three Soviet lawyers compared similarities and differences in law of the U.S. and U.S.S.R. after completing six-month-long internships sponsored by the American Bar Association.

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    Judge Souter Confirmation

    New Hampshire Chief Justice Richard Dunfey discussed the nomination of Judge David Souter to the Supreme Court. He spoke of his personal relationship with David Souter and gave his comments…

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    Future of the Federal Judiciary, Part 3

    The Federal Courts Study Committee held a series of public meetings to talk about the future of the Federal Judicial System. This was one of the last meetings held. Bruce Collins, C-SPAN’s…

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    Smoking Issues

    Guests discussed the efforts of the federal government to combat smoking and its related diseases. Topics included smoking policies on airplanes, tobacco advertising, legislation now in…

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    Native American Economic Development

    S. Timothy Wapato, Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, spoke about his agency’s budget and jurisdiction. Commissioner Wapato also talked about the agency’s relationship…

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    Global Warming and U.S. Environmental Policy

    Thomas Lovejoy discussed U.S. environmental policies of the 1990s, and the problems of global warming. While stating that global warming is a reality that may or may not have started yet,…

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    Judge Souter Legal Background

    Former colleagues and friends of Judge David Souter discussed his legal background and their thoughts on his nomination to the Supreme Court.

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    Life and Career of Steve Bartlett

    Representative Steve Bartlett (R) is a member of the House of Representatives from the Third Congressional District of Texas, a region including much of the suburban Dallas-area and considered to be “one of the…

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    Community-Oriented Policing

    The guests discussed new policies that allow communities and police to work together to solve crimes. They answered viewer questions.

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    Judge Souter Confirmation

    Susan Orenstein, a reporter for the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, discussed her assignment to cover David Souter’s nomination to the US Supreme Court. She talked about how she went…

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    Lobbying and Public Relations in Washington, D.C.

    Peter Carlson, Washington Post Magazine staff writer, discussed his story on lobbying and public relations in Washington, D.C. He answered viewer questions.

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