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  • Former White House Chiefs of Staff Discuss White House Transitions
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    Presidential Transition Conference, Part 1

    Panelists talked about White House transitions. Participants included officials who have helped to plan the past few White House and federal agency transitions, including former White House…

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  • The Presidential Message
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    The Presidential Message

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Students from…

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  • State of the Union Address Program
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    State of the Union Address Program

    President Obama gave his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. C-SPAN coverage of the event included interviews with journalists, members of Congress, and others prior…

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  • White House Transition Project
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    White House Transition Project

    Participants in a conference on the upcoming presidential transition spoke about past administration efforts during transition periods, promises made by both 2008 presidential candidates to “change the way Washington…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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
  • 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…

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  • The President and the Media
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    The President and the Media

    Journalists and former officials spoke about the changing relationship between the press corps and the White House, particularly as a result of a 24-hour news cycle and the introduction of…

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  • Running the White House
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    Running the White House

    Participants discussed the administrative role of the White House staff and how to effectively run the White House and implement a president’s agenda. After formal presentations they held a…

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  • Covering the White House
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    Covering the White House

    Participants discussed media coverage of the White House. Mr. McCurry and several journalists examined the issue from both sides and the dynamic between the press desire for information and Mr.…

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