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  • The LBJ Tapes Panama Canal Treaty
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    The LBJ Tapes: Panama Canal Treaty

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    President Lyndon Johnson talked with advisors and members of Congress about Panama wanting to renegotiate the canal treaty, the U.S. plane shot down in East Germany, a Senate probe into a…

  • emA Journey Through Economic Timeem
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    A Journey Through Economic Time

    Professor Galbraith talked about his lifelong interest in economics and discussed his recent book. A Journey Through Economic Time describes the evolution of his own economic thought over…

  • emLetters to Kennedyem
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    Letters to Kennedy

    Former Ambassador John Kenneth Galbraith talked about his new book Letters to Kennedy published by Harvard University Press. Mr. Galbraith’s book contains a compilation of letters the author…

  • emJohn Kenneth Galbraithem
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    John Kenneth Galbraith

    Mr. Galbraith discussed his life with his biographer Richard Parker, author of the upcoming John Kenneth Galbraith: The Making of American Economics, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Mr.…

  • Presidential Medals of Freedom Ceremony
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    Presidential Medals of Freedom Ceremony

    President Clinton awarded presidential medals of freedom to several citizens for their work in behalf of peace and democracy both in the U.S. and overseas.

  • Future of Liberalism
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    Future of Liberalism

    In the 25th anniversary speech to the Honors College, Professor Galbraith talked about the future of U.S. liberalism. He also explored the meaning of liberalism in other countries, social concerns, the…

  • emName Dropping From FDR Onem
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    Name Dropping: From FDR On

    Mr. Galbraith talked about his book Name-Dropping: From FDR On, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. He scrutinized American statesmen from the Democratic Party of the mid-20th century…

  • emJohn Kenneth Galbraithem
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    John Kenneth Galbraith

    Richard Parker talked about his book John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. The author described the man who served under…

  • emComing of Age The Story of Our Centuryem
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    Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century

    Mr. Terkel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, talked about his new book, Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century by Those Who Lived It. He described some of the interviews which make up the…

  • The Past and Future of Democracy
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    The Past and Future of Democracy

    Historians and an editor discussed lessons from the past which can be used to help citizens be effective participants in U.S. democracy. They attempted to answer the question, “Why Study…

  • emThe Good Societyem
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    The Good Society

    Dr. Galbraith talked about his recent book, The Good Society: The Humane Agenda, published by Houghton Mifflin. He discussed the standards for judging a “good” society, especially one which…

  • Washington Tuesday Journal
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    Washington Tuesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

  • Robert Reich Roast
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    Robert Reich Roast

    In honor of the Economic Policy Institute, friends and peers roasted its founder, Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Humorous remarks were made by a number of economists, journalists, and…

  • Consummer Issues
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    Consummer Issues

    Mr. Galbraith talked about the evolution of consumer issues over time.

  • emThe Culture of Contentmentem
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    The Culture of Contentment

    Economist John Kenneth Galbraith, author of The Culture of Contentment published by Houghton-Mifflin, discussed the main theme of the book on the political response of an economically…

  • US Economy
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    U.S. Economy

    The committee heard testimony on economic recovery legislation introduced to the Senate by Sen. Kennedy that would attempt to stimulate the economy by providing $170 billion in domestic…

  • State of the Economy Day 2 Part 1
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    State of the Economy, Day 2, Part 1

    The committee met for the second day of hearings on the condition of the U.S. economy, and heard testimony from panels of economists on proposals to stimulate investment and economic activity.…

  • Recession and the Art of Befuddlement
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    Recession and the Art of Befuddlement

    Professor Galbraith was an economics professor at Harvard University from 1934 to 1975, at times leaving academics to work in the federal government. He was an adviser to President John F. Kennedy, and…

  • Problems of Transition to a Peace Economy
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    Problems of Transition to a Peace Economy

    The scholars discussed the difficulties nations face at the end of the Cold War as they convert to a peace economy.

  • US Persian Gulf Policy
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    U.S. Persian Gulf Policy

    In questioning the former defense secretary, senators raised the issue of whether President Bush would seek a formal declaration of war before committing U.S. troops to military action. Mr. McNamara…

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