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  • A Conversation with Justices Scalia and Ginsburg 2014
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    Justices Scalia and Ginsburg on the First Amendment and Freedom

    Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about their views of the First Amendment and the origins and contemporary meanings of freedom. They were also asked questions about National Security Agency…

  • National Security  Freedom of the Press
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    Thomas Friedman on National Security and Freedom

    Thomas Friedman discussed freedom in an interview by Marvin Kalb. Topics included the intersection of national security and freedom in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about National Security Agency…

  • US Holocaust Museum Panel Technology in the Hands of Haters
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    Technology and Propaganda in the Holocaust

    Panelists talked about the use of technology to distribute Nazi propaganda, comparing mass media technologies of the mid-twentieth century with contemporary forms of communication.

  • 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
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    50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

    Participants who were part of the early 1960s civil rights movement talked about the 1963 March on Washington, when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream” speech. Speakers: Marvin Kalb,…

  • President Kennedy at American University and in West Berlin
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    President Kennedy at American University and in West Berlin

    Panelists talked about the significance and lasting influences of President John F. Kennedy’s commencement address at American University and his June 26, 1963 speech in West Berlin. During…

  • 2012 Presidential Debate Moderators
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    2012 Presidential Debate Moderators

    Journalists who had been selected as moderators of the 2012 presidential debates talked about the debates, and the impact the debates had on the 2012 election. Among the issues they addressed were the…

  • Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press
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    Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press

    Former ABC News reporter and anchor Ted Koppel talked about the state of network news and news consumption, and how the Internet have affected the quality of reporting. He was interviewed by Marvin…

  • After Words with Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton
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    After Words with Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton

    Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, co-chairs of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), were interviewed about their book Without Precedent: The Inside Story…

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    Henry Kissinger was interviewed about his book, Crisis: The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises, published by Simon and Schuster. The book reveals the inner workings of diplomacy at the…

  • Conversation with Diane Sawyer
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    Conversation with Diane Sawyer

    Marvin Kalb interviewed Diane Sawyer about her experiences as a journalist and the state of the news industry. Among the topics she addressed were the transformation of journalism, the…

  • Marvin Kalb on Politics and the Media
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    Marvin Kalb on Politics and the Media

    Former CBS News correspondent Marvin Kalb spoke to students about the differences in the current media environment versus those at other points in American history. Mr. Kalb also talked…

  • Reading of the US Constitution
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    Reading of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of Constitution Day, dignitaries and faculty and students of Georgetown University participate in a dramatic reading of the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September…

  • Media Coverage of Political Conventions
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    Media Coverage of Political Conventions

    Members of opposing media watchdog groups talked about press coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions. Mr. Kincaid’s Accuracy in Media is a conservative media watchdog group and Mr.…

  • emThe Much Too Promised Landem
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    The Much Too Promised Land

    Aaron David Miller, author of The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace, talks about the history of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the U.S.'s role…

  • Pakistan Elections
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    Pakistan Elections

    Xenia Dormandy talked about the political situation in Pakistan. She observed the February 18, 2008 parliamentary elections there. After her speech she responded to audience members'…

  • Edward R Murrow Movie
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    Edward R. Murrow Movie

    Participants in a film drama about journalist Edward R. Murrow discussed the movie and the impact Murrow had on journalism and America’s political culture. The film, titled Good Night and Good…

  • State of Journalism
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    State of Journalism

    Marvin Kalb talked about the state of journalism and changes in the profession over the past several decades. Among the topics he addressed were the role journalists working in different…

  • Relationship Between Military and Press
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    Relationship Between Military and Press

    Reporters who covered the military, former military officers, and others talked about the relationship between the military and the media. Topics included General David Petraeus' recent Iraq…

  • Reporting on the Iraq War
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    Reporting on the Iraq War

    Journalists spoke about reporting on military and political affairs in Iraq, depictions of U.S. Iraq policy in the media, criticism and public skepticism of accuracy in media accounts of…

  • Presidential Debates
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    Presidential Debates

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talked about methods of improving presidential debates so that they offer thoughtful focus on the issues. He was introduced by Marvin Kalb, who had…

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