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  • emUnacknowledged Legislation Writersem
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    Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers

    Christopher Hitchens talked about the relationship between literature and politicians. He talked about writers who have entered the arena of political debate, ranging from Oscar Wilde’s…

    1,669 views
  • Funniest Celebrity in Washington
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    Funniest Celebrity in Washington

    Washington area celebrities and political leaders presented and judged comedy stand-up routines to benefit charities. Senator Lieberman won the event. Some of the language used in the…

    1,004 views
  • Political Issues
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    Political Issues

    Mr. Hitchens talked about his recent trip to Cuba and the political climate in the country. He also focused on the Clinton impeachment and other headline news stories. He responded to…

    1,309 views
  • emThe Abolition of Britainem
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    The Abolition of Britain

    Brothers Peter and Christopher Hitchens debated Peter’s new book, The Abolition of Britain: From Lady Chatterley to Tony Blair. They also discussed the United Kingdom, Ireland issues, the…

    3,763 views
  • Tribute to Jessica Mitford
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    Tribute to Jessica Mitford

    Participants paid tribute to Jessica Mitford, often reading passages from her book, The American Way of Death Revisited.

    458 views
  • emNo One Left To Lie Toem
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    No One Left To Lie To

    Mr. Hitchens discussed his new book No One Left To Lie To. The book focused on the moral failure of the Clinton presidency and how he has affected the nature of the presidency. It was…

    1,765 views
  • US Policy in the Middle East 1998
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    U.S. Policy in the Middle East, 1998

    Mr. Hitchens talked about the motivations for, and implications of, recent U.S. policies toward the Middle East. He discussed hostilities with Iraq, U.S. antiterrorism policies in…

    676 views
  • Are Alternative Newspapers Doing Their Jobs
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    Are Alternative Newspapers Doing Their Jobs?

    Mr. Hitchens discussed his magazine, Vanity Fair, his article about White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and alternative news weeklies.

    1,148 views
  • The Art of Writing Political Satire
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    The Art of Writing Political Satire

    Journalists talked about the intersection of politics and comedy and the art of writing political satire. Mr. Hitchens moderated the panel which was a part of the Los Angeles Times Festival…

    740 views
  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    The Hitchens brothers discussed current events and most specifically the investigation of President Clinton’s alleged affair with a White House intern and the media’s reaction to it. They…

    1,224 views
  • State of the Media
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    State of the Media

    Panelists talked about the current state of the media and the blurring of lines between politically oriented magazines and more commercial magazines. They also discussed the onslaught of…

    636 views
  • Political Books
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    Political Books

    Participants talked about what they are currently reading and writing and reflecting on writing as a profession. They also took questions from the audience.

    998 views
  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    1,249 views
  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    In the newspaper roundtable, Mr. Hitchens and Mr. Pinkerton talked about current news stories of interest to them and took viewer calls. Mr. Farkas talked about the C-SPAN School Bus trip…

    868 views
  • Washington Friday Journal
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    Washington Friday 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…

    925 views
  • Washington Friday Journal
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    Washington Friday 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…

    873 views
  • Washington Thursday Journal
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    Washington Thursday 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…

    819 views
  • History of the Past 50 Years
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    History of the Past 50 Years

    The participants reflected on the year 1945 and discussed the history of the past 50 years. They also answered questions from the audience.

    1,100 views
  • Washington Monday Journal
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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…

    816 views
  • Washington Journal Monday
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    Washington Journal: Monday

    Today is President’s Day. Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone…

    940 views
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