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    Media Bias Panel

    At the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, panelists discussed bias in the media. Ms. Cohen moderated the panel. Following prepared remarks, panelists responded to questions from…

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    Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

    Al Franken talked about his book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, published by E.P. Dutton. The book criticized conservatives, including Bill…

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    Saturday Book and Author Luncheon: Media Talks

    The Saturday Book and Author Luncheon featured some of the nation’s top media commentators on one panel discussing their upcoming works. The discussion became heated at times. Ms. Schroeder moderated the panel featuring media commentators…

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    Road to the White House

    Road to the White House featured two events: On September 25, the Democratic National Committee hosted a dinner for the Democratic presidential candidates in New York City. This dinner was…

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    BookExpo America Interviews

    Ms. Ivins and Mr. Franken were interviewed and responded to telephone calls from viewers. The main topic of discussion was their disagreement with Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly on a panel earlier in…

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    Presidential Candidates Dinner

    In the entertainment portion of a Democratic National Committee dinner to honor its presidential candidates, Mr. Franken made humorous remarks about current events including the situation…

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    Harvard Class Day

    Mr. Franken delivered humorous remarks to graduates and families about commencement speeches and life’s lessons.

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    National Community Reinvestment Coalition

    Mr. Franken talked about the operation of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, predatory lending, and American politics. Following his often humorous remarks he answered questions…

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    Failed War on Drugs

    The featured speakers, Governor Johnson and the Reverend Jackson, spoke about the failed war on drugs as well as the issue of diversity and inclusiveness. Others provided commentary and…

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    Shadow Convention

    “Unconventional” politicians and commentators gathered to discuss and debate the issues as an alternative to the scripted major party events. Senator McCain emphasized the campaign finance…

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    News Review

    Mr. Franken and Mr. Carlson spoke about current events and stories in the headlines. They also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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    Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

    Mr. Franken joked about the Republican candidates for the 2000 presidential election. He also told humorous stories regarding gun control and violence.

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    Why Not Me?

    Humorist Al Franken discussed his book Why Not Me: The Inside Story of the Making and the Unmaking of the Franken Presidency, published Delacorte Press. In a political satire, Mr. Franken…

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    Simplifying Government Regulations

    Vice President Gore presented the second monthly award for simplifying language in government regulations to the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management. Director Shea thanked the vice…

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