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  • History of Televised Presidential Debates
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    History of Televised Presidential Debates

    Professor John Splaine discussed the history of presidential debates in the television age and screened video examples as he led a discussion on the history and evolution of televised political…

    595 views
  • Presidential Debates
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    Presidential Debates

    Panelists talked to college professors about presidential campaigns, organizing and planning presidential debates, and the history of television coverage of presidential debates. They also…

    685 views
  • Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview
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    Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators discussed the significance of the debates, especially the last debate in Alton, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments.…

    542 views
  • Conversation on Democracy
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    Conversation on Democracy

    Scholars and public figures talked about Alexis de Tocqueville and the impact his book, Democracy in America, has had on the political discourse of the United States over the years. They…

    311 views
  • LincolnDouglas Quincy Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Quincy Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the sixth debate in Quincy, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments. Professor Splaine…

    299 views
  • LincolnDouglas Galesburg Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate Preview

    Historians, participants and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the fifth debate in Galesburg Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments. Professor…

    371 views
  • Tocqueville and Native Americans
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    Tocqueville and Native Americans

    The Washington Journal focused on the travels of Alexis de Tocqueville and his observations of Native Americans in northern Michigan and how they relate to today. Video clips were shown of…

    626 views
  • LincolnDouglas Charleston Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate Preview

    Professor John Splaine reviewed the first three debates and previewed this fourth debate. Mayor Daniel Cougill talked about his community’s efforts in re-enacting the debate. Professor Bob…

    207 views
  • Tocqueville In America Series
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    Tocqueville in France

    The Tocqueville series was launched with a live program from the Normandy, France chateau of the Tocqueville family. Descendants of Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont, Tocqueville scholars and…

    2,620 views
  • LincolnDouglas Jonesboro Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Preview

    Professor Splaine reviewed the context of the debates and the significance for its constitutional arguments concerning slavery. Professor Simon talked about the significance of the setting for…

    515 views
  • LincolnDouglas Freeport Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate Preview

    Historians and participants discussed the historical context of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and their significance, especially the second debate in Freeport, Illinois. Senator Simon, who wrote a…

    791 views
  • LincolnDouglas Ottawa Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Ottawa Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the first debate in Ottawa, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments.…

    1,164 views
  • After Words with Richard Brookhiser
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    After Words with Richard Brookhiser

    Richard Brookhiser was interviewed about his book What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers, published by Perseus Books Group. He speculated about how the Founding Fathers would…

    360 views
  • LincolnDouglas Alton Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Alton Debate Review

    Professors John Splaine and Edna Greene Medford talked about their impressions of this debate, including its significance as the last debate and all the various issues raised in the…

    1,375 views
  • LincolnDouglas Quincy Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Quincy Debate Review

    Harold Holzer and Professor Lewis Suggs talked about their impressions of this debate. Telephone lines were also opened and spectators and participants were interviewed for their…

    275 views
  • LincolnDouglas Galesburg Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate Review

    Thomas Schwartz talked about his impressions of this debate. Professor Russell Adams and Glennette Turner talked about their perspectives on the dabates, particularly the status of blacks…

    354 views
  • LincolnDouglas Charleston Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate Review

    Professors David Zarefsky and Bill Wiggins talked about the significance of this debate and the issues raised in it, especially Mr. Lincoln’s view on black equality. Telephone lines were…

    272 views
  • LincolnDouglas Jonesboro Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Review

    Professors John Simon and Edna Greene Medford talked about the significance of this debate for both Lincoln and Douglas and the issues raised in it, such as slavery and states' rights.…

    262 views
  • Media Coverage and Public Policy
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    Media Coverage and Public Policy

    In a discussion with Mr. Splaine’s class, Ms. Hess talked about the media and public policy, including her recent trip to Afghanistan, her job as a Pentagon correspondent for UPI, and Iraqi…

    61 views
  • Student Perspectives on Politics
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    Student Perspectives on Politics

    Students from the University of Denver talked about headline news issues and the role of the media. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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