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  • 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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    30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    James Baker, chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan and secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, was among the speakers at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of…

  • The Sidebar With Sam Donaldson
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    The Sidebar With Sam Donaldson

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    Our guest this week is former ABC News White House Correspondent and co-host of “This Week,” Sam Donaldson. He gave us his assessment of how this White House press corps is covering…

  • Book Discussion on emWar Lettersem
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    War Letters Reading

    Andrew Carroll, editor of War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars, read selections from the book at the Library of Congress. The book is a collection of 200 letters…

  • emEnd of Daysem
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    End of Days

    James Swanson talked about his book, End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which he recounts the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963. The…

  • News Media and the Presidency
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    News Media and the Presidency

    Sam Donaldson and Helen Thomas spoke to the C-SPAN distance learning class, which consisted of Pace University, University of Denver, and George Mason University. They focused on the…

  • emShooting from the Lipem Book Party
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    Shooting from the Lip: Book Party

    A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling with the guests.…

  • After Words with Chris Matthews
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    After Words with Chris Matthews

    Chris Matthews presents a portrait of President Kennedy rarely seen in a biography, based on personal interviews with those who knew him, records from his school years, and published…

  • President Reagans Accomplishments
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    President Reagan's Accomplishments

    The Motion Picture Association of America held an event honoring President Ronald Reagan’s legacy. Panelists discussed the president’s life and the influence of his acting career on his political…

  • Benefit Gala  For Lee Hamilton
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    Benefit Gala For Lee Hamilton

    President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Lee Hamilton spoke at a benefit gala honoring his many years of service. In his remarks he thanked attendees…

  • Ben Bernanke Interview
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    Ben Bernanke Interview

    Ben Bernanke was interviewed by Sam Donaldson at the Woodrow Wilson Center Board and Council dinner. In his remarks he said he expected to see continued economic recovery. He also spoke…

  • emTake the Riskem Book Party
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    Take the Risk: Book Party

    Dr. Benjamin Carson talked about his book Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk, published by Zondervan. In his fourth book, pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson…

  • Distance Learning Class
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    Distance Learning Class

    Students from the University of Denver and Pace University in New York City participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Sam Donaldson spoke to the classes about the…

  • Israeli Ambassador Farewell
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    Israeli Ambassador Farewell

    A tribute was held to honor former Ambassador Daniel Avalon. Sam Donaldson was the master of ceremonies.

  • Ronald Reagan Banquet
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    Ronald Reagan Banquet

    The program begins abruptly. During the Ronald Reagan Banquet, Rep. DeLay spoke briefly about conservative issues. Mr. Bozell and Mr. Donaldson introduced Mr. Novak by describing his biography and…

  • emMadame Secretaryem
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    Madame Secretary

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discussed her book, Madam Secretary: A Memoir, with Sam Donaldson. She described her life, her political career, and the nomination process for…

  • State of News Journalism
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    State of News Journalism

    Newseum hosted a full-day symposium titled “Examining Opinion and Bias in the News: The Grant Howell Legacy Symposium” that explored the perceptions and realities of bias in news coverage.…

  • Spina Bifida Roast of Barbara Walters
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    Spina Bifida Roast of Barbara Walters

    Mr. Shields moderated a roast of Barbara Walters at an annual dinner to benefit the Spina Bifida Association. Journalists and politicians made tongue-in-cheek remarks about her career and…

  • Frank Mankiewicz Roast
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    Frank Mankiewicz Roast

    Journalists and politicians participated in a tongue-in-cheek review of Mr. Mankiewicz’s career in broadcasting and politics. Ms. Roberts emceed the evening’s events and Mr. Mankiewicz…

  • 1992 Campaign Analysis Debate
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    1992 Campaign Analysis Debate

    Mr. Donaldson, representing the political left, and Mr. Novak, representing the political right, debated the news media’s handling of the 1992 presidential election during a conservative…

  • Presidential Candidates Forum
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    Presidential Candidates Forum

    Mr. Donaldson moderated a forum in which Democratic presidential candidates appeared individually to make a statement and answer questions about policies affecting the lesbian and gay…

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