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  • Ed Bradley Memorial Service
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    Ed Bradley Memorial Service

    Dignitaries, journalists, and family paid tribute to the life and career of Ed Bradley at his memorial service at Riverside Church in New York. The service featured several musical tributes and…

  • Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding in New Orleans
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    Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding in New Orleans

    Wynton Marsalis, music director at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, spoke at a National Press Luncheon titled “Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding in New Orleans.” He said that less should be focused…

  • Congressional Luncheon
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    Congressional Luncheon

    At a luncheon for Congressional members who attended a joint meeting of Congress at Federal Hall in New York to commemorate the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade…

  • Jazz An Expression in Democracy
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    Jazz: An Expression in Democracy

    The theme for this Millennium Program event is "Honor the Past, Imagine the Future," as stated by Mrs. Clinton. President Clinton talked about celebrating the new millennium and preparing for it…

  • Haverford College Commencement
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    Haverford College Commencement

    Mr. Marsalis was awarded an honorary degree, made remarks and performed a trumpet solo during the Haverford College commencement.

  • Presidents Call to Action
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    Presidents' Call to Action

    President Clinton and three former presidents took part in a summit to encourage volunteering to help youngsters. Summit chairman Colin Powell said, “Let’s go save our children!” President Clinton…

  • Secretary Brown Funeral
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    Secretary Brown Funeral

    Over 4700 relatives, friends, colleagues and others gathered at National Cathedral to remember Secretary Brown, who died in a plane crash in Croatia on April 3. In his eulogy, President Clinton called…

  • Teaching Young People About Jazz
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    Teaching Young People About Jazz

    Mr. Marsalis spoke about the relationship between jazz and life. He spoke about how jazz requires individuals to be themselves while being conscious of their membership in the larger group.…