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  • 1960 Presidential Candidates Fourth Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in New York City for the last of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. The debate focused on…

  • News and Documentary Emmy Awards
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    News and Documentary Emmy Awards

    The 27th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were presented by the National Television Academy at a black-tie ceremony at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York City. Newsmakers and…

  • Past Present and Future of Television News
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    Past, Present and Future of Television News

    Ms. Ashton moderated a discussion about the past, present and future of television news featuring Walter Cronkite, the CBS News anchor from 1952-81 and Brian Williams, the NBC correspondent…

  • Hall of Fame Dinner
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    Hall of Fame Dinner

    Mr. Donaldson acted as master of ceremonies for the annual Broadcasting and Cable magazine’s annual dinner for the Hall of Fame inductees. Eleven awards were given for contributions to the…

  • 1996 Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner
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    1996 Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner

    Radio and television correspondents, members of Congress and the Cabinet and others gathered at this annual dinner. Walter Cronkite presented the Joan Shorenstein Barone award to Michel McQueen for her…

  • The 1960s and the US Space Program
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    The 1960s and the U.S. Space Program

    Former NASA astronauts and officials talked about their experiences with the space program in the 1960s and their impressions of President Lyndon Johnson. Reporters reflected on the atmosphere of…