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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…

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    Oral Interviews of the Kennedy Assassination

    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…

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    Tell Me A Story

    Don 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…

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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. The book is an inside view of the U.S. federal capital from a journalist who…

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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…

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    Presidential Debates

    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation convened a forum to discuss the current presidential campaign and the debates. The panelists reflected on moments in presidential debates from the…

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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…

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    Quinnipiac University Commencement

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

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    30th Anniversary of "60 Minutes"

    At the Newseum located in Arlington, Virginia, A panel of its editors and correspondents discussed the history of “60 Minutes,” the CBS news magazine that debuted September 24, 1968. Don Hewitt, “60 Minutes” executive Producer was a creator of the…

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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…

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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…

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    60 Minutes Perspective

    Don Hewitt, Executive Producer of 60 Minutes, addressed members of the National Press Club. He spoke about television journalism and the national television networks.

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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…

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    Life and Career of Don Hewitt

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

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    Washington Media and Politics

    The National Press Foundation honored members of their group at their annual awards dinner. Katie Couric gave the introductory speech. Senator Bob Dole spoke about the Washington press…

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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.

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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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    Sol Taishoff Award

    Don Hewitt, John Johnson and John Quinn were recognized for Excellence in Journalism.

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