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  • After Words with Martha Kumar
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    After Words with Martha Kumar

    Professor Martha Kumar talked about her book Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power, in which she looks at presidential transitions. Professor…

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  • Discussion on the Legacy of President George W Bush
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    Presidential Legacy of George W. Bush

    Authors and academics talked about the legacy of the George W. Bush administration. They focused on the former president’s ideology and the role of his vice president, Dick Cheney, in…

    438 views
  • Discussion on Recent First Ladies
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    White House Perspectives on Recent First Ladies

    Former White House staff members talked about the roles of the first lady of the United States. They told stories of their experiences with various first ladies.*Topics included state dinners, administration…

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  • Presidents and the Press
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    Presidents and the Press

    Professor Martha Joynt Kumar talked about presidents and their relationships with the press, focusing on the ways the White House press corps and coverage of presidents have evolved from the mid-19th century into…

    286 views
  • Evolution of the White House Correspondents Association
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    Evolution of the White House Correspondents Association

    Journalists and historians talked about the evolution of the White House Correspondents' Association, which marked its centennial in 2014. The organization was founded in 1914 after…

    242 views
  • Washington Classroom with Martha Kumar
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    Washington Classroom with Martha Kumar

    Towson University Professor Martha Kumar talked about her book, Managing the President’s Message: The White House Communications Operation. She also responded to questions from students…

    163 views
  • The Kennedy White House and the Press
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    The Kennedy White House and the Press

    A panel discussion was held on President Kennedy’s relationship with the press. The event was held in the State Department auditorium where President Kennedy held the first regularly…

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  • Coolidge Administration Communications and Tax Policy
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    Coolidge Administration Communications and Tax Policy

    A panel discussion was held on the communications and tax policies of President Calvin Coolidge. This was the closing panel at the 50th Anniversary of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial…

    144 views
  • Press and the Presidency
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    Press and the Presidency

    Martha Kumar talked about the press and the presidency.

    102 views
  • Presidential Libraries Symposium
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    Presidential Libraries Symposium

    Representatives of public and private presidential libraries and museums gathered for a congressional symposium on their mission and future. Among the topics discussed were funding, current…

    466 views
  • Press and the Presidency
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    Press and the Presidency

    Martha Kumar talked about the press and the presidency. Students from the University of Denver, George Mason University, and Pace University in New York City participated by broadband feed…

    107 views
  • White House Press Secretaries
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    White House Press Secretaries

    Former White House press secretaries for Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton talked about what the job was like and speculated on whether it would be harder in today’s digital age of 24/7 news coverage and…

    127 views
  • emManaging the Presidents Messageem
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    Managing the President's Message

    Martha Joynt Kumar talked about her book Managing the President’s Message: The White House Communications Operation, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Martha Kumar spent nearly…

    117 views
  • West Wing The Press Room
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    West Wing: The Press Room

    The panelists talked about the West Wing of the White House, focusing on the White House Press Room.

    68 views
  • White House and the Press
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    White House and the Press

    Professor Kumar moderated a panel of White House correspondents and White House press secretaries discussing the dependent relationship between the press corps and presidents. They…

    93 views
  • West Wing The Oval Office
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    West Wing: The Oval Office

    The speakers talked about the West Wing of the White House, focusing on the Oval Office.

    128 views
  • Covering the Presidency
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    Covering the Presidency

    At the Sphinx Club, the panelists talked about covering the president from a media perspective, including the changes that occur when a new administration enters the White House and the…

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  • The Rhetorical Presidency
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    The Rhetorical Presidency

    In a forum marking the 200th anniversary of the White House, Mr. Brinkley talked about Theodore Roosevelt’s conservationism and Ms. Brasco talked about political cartoons portraying various…

    122 views
  • The Transition Between Presidential Administrations
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    The Transition Between Presidential Administrations

    Former White House officials talked about ways to achieve a successful transition between presidential administrations. They described their experiences in various transitions, including…

    78 views
  • Presidential Leadership
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    Presidential Leadership

    Former White House officials described successful and unsuccessful transitions from presidential candidacy to the presidency, including how the chief of the Executive Branch lays the…

    80 views
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