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  • A Civil Rights Milestone  June 11 1963
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    A Civil Rights Milestone, June 11, 1963

    Callie Crossley moderated a discussion of the historic events of June 11, 1963. On that day two black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, were barred entry to the University of Alabama by…

  • 40th Anniversary of KennedyNixon Televised Debate
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    40th Anniversary of Kennedy-Nixon Televised Debate

    As an NBC news correspondent Mr. Vanocur was a questioner during the first 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debate. During this commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the debates, he and the other…

  • Presidential Speechwriters
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    Presidential Speechwriters

    A panel of presidential speechwriters talked about the demands of writing for presidents, and offered anecdotes from their days in the White House in a forum at the New York Times Arts and Leisure…

  • First Amendment Issues
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    First Amendment Issues

    Mr. Sorensen, former speechwriter to President Kennedy, talked about the ways the First Amendment is coming under attack from parts of the conservative movement. He discussed the history of…