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    Author Discussion on U.S. History

    Authors and historians Jon Meacham, Margaret MacMillan, and Douglas Brinkley discussed their favorite historical figures at the 2018 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

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    Author Discussion on Politics

    A discussion on politics from the 2018 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California, with author and journalist Amie Parnes; author and executive editor of Random House Jon Meacham; former…

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    History of the Presidential Primary System

    Geoffrey Cowan talked about his book, Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary, about the modern primary system’s creation in the early 20th…

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    Ronald Reagan's Biography and Legacy

    After Tom Brokaw delivered a keynote address, he moderated a panel discussion on the life and legacy of President Ronald Reagan. “Biography and the Construction of Presidential Legacy” was…

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    Future of Journalism

    Ted Turner talked about the future of media and the telecommunications industry. He is a media entrepreneur and philanthropist who started CNN, Turner Broadcasting, and a many other…

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    The Future of the Newspaper

    Publishers and newspaper executives talked about the future of the news industry, the role of print media, use of the Internet by news organizations, business models and consumer attitudes…

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    Regulation of Children's Media

    Professor Geoffrey Cowan moderated a panel discussion about regulating media for children. A video was shown illustrating the violence and sexual content of the media. A video clip also was shown from a…

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    The Sixties Revisited

    Panelists talked about the 1960s and how the decade is remembered and taught. After their presentations the panelists answered questions from members of the audience. Mr. Maraniss talked about…

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    Great American Lives

    A panel discussion with biography writers Douglas Brinkley, author of Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, 1903-2003; Ronald Steel, author of In Love…

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    Role and Responsibility of Writers

    Mr. Styron led a discussion of the responsibility of writers during wartime. The panelists talked about the issue of censorship (both government and academic), the impact of writers on the…

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    1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

    Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were awarded to numerous authors for outstanding literary works.

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    Information and Globalization of Trade

    Former Secretary Mickey Kantor spoke about the growth of the American economy due to trade. He stated that the U.S. had never been so tied economically to the world before. He explained…

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    News Norms

    ONLINE REPORTING & JOURNALISTIC STANDARDS was the subject of this discussion at USC in LA, CA. Panelist included Geoffrey Cowan, DEAN, USC ANNENBERG SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION, Todd S. Purdum,…

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    Balanced Budget Internet Game

    A balanced federal budget bill created on the Internet was presented. The project allowed citizens to budget the government hypothetically. Participants included scholars and government…

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    Washington Monday 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 electronic…

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    Washington Sunday 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…

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    California Senate Race

    The University of California at Los Angeles Political Science deparment sponsored a forum on the races for the two Senate seats in California. Elections for both seats will be held in…

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