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  • 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…

  • Kennedy Assassination 40th Anniversary
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    Kennedy Assassination 40th Anniversary

    November 22, 2003, marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. The following oral history interviews provided by the 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza were shown to…

  • emTell Me A Storyem
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    Tell Me A Story

    Mr. Hewitt talked about his book Tell Me a Story: 50 Years and 60 Minutes in Television, published by Public Affairs. In the book, Mr. Hewitt recounts his participation in the early days of television broadcasting…

  • Panel Discussion Inside the Presidential Debates
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    Panel Discussion: Inside the Presidential Debates

    Newton Minow is the vice chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates as well as the co-chair for the 1976 and 1980 presidential debates. He talked about the history of American…

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    Washington: Publication Party

    A party was held to celebrate the posthumous publication of Meg Greenfield’s book Washington, published by PublicAffairs. Meg Greenfield was a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer for The Washington…

  • 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…

  • State of Journalism
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    State of Journalism

    Ms. White moderated a discussion on the state of journalism. Among the topics addressed were accuracy in reporting, the state of business competition in the television news industry, and…

  • Al Neuharth Award Dinner
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    Al Neuharth Award Dinner

    Mr. Hewitt received the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism. He spoke about his career in journalism, his experiences as director of “60 Minutes,” and the changing nature of…

  • Presidential Debates
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    Presidential Debates

    Panelists reflected on some of the greatest historical moments in presidential debates from the first televised debate in 1960 between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon to today. They also…

  • Don Hewitt Roast for Spina Bifida
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    Don Hewitt Roast for Spina Bifida

    A roast of Don Hewitt, the creator of CBS’s "60 Minutes", was held to benefit the Spina Bifida Association. A number of prominent media and political figures spoke, making jokes and…

  • Quinnipiac University Commencement
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    Quinnipiac University Commencement

    Mr. Hewitt talked about his life and career in journalism and the state of public political discourse.

  • 30th Anniversary of 60 Minutes
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    30th Anniversary of "60 Minutes"

    A panel of its editors and correspondents discussed the history of “60 Minutes,” the CBS news magazine debuted in September 1968. Mr. Hewitt was a creator of the program. The panelists also…

  • Media Accountability
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    Media Accountability

    At the dedication of a new building for the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center in New York, Mr. Wallace spoke about the lack of public trust in the news media. He focused on the need for a body of…

  • Free Air Time for Political Advertisements
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    Free Air Time for Political Advertisements

    Partcipants discussed the idea of providing candidates with free air time for political advertisements, which would greatly reduce a candidate’s need for large amounts of money to buy…

  • em60 Minutesem Perspective
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    60 Minutes Perspective

    Mr. Hewitt talked about television journalism and the networks. Following his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience.

  • CSPAN Sunday Journal
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    C-SPAN Sunday Journal

    Interviews, video clips and vignettes illustrated the political issues and events of the previous week. The guests discussed the controversy over an adolescent U.S. citizen found guilty of…

  • Life and Career of Don Hewitt
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    Life and Career of Don Hewitt

    Mr. Hewitt discussed his nearly 50 year career with CBS, the history of "60 Minutes", and some of the stories covered since the show’s beginnings.

  • Washington Media and Politics
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    Washington Media and Politics

    The Washington media honored members of their group at an annual awards dinner. Ms. Couric gave the introductory speech. Sen. Dole spoke about the Washington press corps and Congress.

  • Whos a Journalist Talk Show Sensationalism
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    Who's a Journalist? Talk Show Sensationalism

    In this often boisterous session, journalists and talk show hosts debated the definition of “journalist” and the merits of alternative television news formats.

  • Paul White Award Ceremony
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    Paul White Award Ceremony

    Don Hewitt accepted the Paul White Award. He spoke about his career at the Columbia Broadcasting System.

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