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  • Flag Burning and the First Amendment
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    Flag Burning and the First Amendment

    Panelists discussed flag burning and the First Amendment with students from around the nation participating in Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. The event was held…

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  • Religion and the Constitution
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    Religion and the Constitution

    The guests talked about major Supreme Court precedents related to the free exercise and the establishment clauses of the First Amendment. They discussed them with students from around the nation…

    192 views
  • Internet Sites and Political Campaigns
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    Internet Sites and Political Campaigns

    Mr. Goldfarb speaks with students about the use of Internet video, distribution through companies such as YouTube, and the role of citizen journalists in the 2008 presidential election…

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  • Religion and Politics
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    Religion and Politics

    Panelists talked about religion and politics with students from around the nation participating in Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. The panelists responded to…

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  • Race and Free Speech
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    Race and Free Speech

    Clarence Page talked about race and freedom of speech with students from around the nation participating in Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. The discussion focused on…

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  • Reporting on Women and Children in Afghanistan
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    Reporting on Women and Children in Afghanistan

    Ms. Redfearn talked about media coverage of women and children in Afghanistan with students from around the nation participating in Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies…

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  • First Amendment in Schools
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    First Amendment in Schools

    Participants discussed the First Amendment rights of students with students participating in Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. Topics included whether the phrase “Bong…

    236 views
  • National Security and Civil Liberties
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    National Security and Civil Liberties

    David Corn, editor of The Nation, and students participating in Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program discussed the balance between national security and protection of…

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  • Press Government and Politics
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    Press, Government, and Politics

    Eleanor Clift discussed the press, government, and politics with Close Up students from around the nation. Topics included media bias, the role of media in a democracy, and other issues.

    34 views
  • News Coverage of Congress
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    News Coverage of Congress

    Mike Allen discussed media coverage of Congress and major legislative initiatives in Congress with Close Up students from around the nation. Topics included the amount of coverage in local…

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  • Press Freedoms in the US
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    Press Freedoms in the U.S.

    A discussion on press freedoms in the U.S. and anonymous sources was held with students participating in Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. Topics included ways…

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  • Media Coverage of the War on Terrorism
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    Media Coverage of the War on Terrorism

    Participants discussed the media’s coverage of the war on terrorism with students from around the nation participating in Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. Topics…

    82 views
  • Media Coverage of President Bush
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    Media Coverage of President Bush

    Robert Novak talked about the media’s coverage of President Bush, comparing it to coverage of past presidents, with students from around the nation participating in Close Up Foundation’s…

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  • Reporting on Iraq
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    Reporting on Iraq

    Scott McClellan talked about the media’s coverage of Iraq the with students from around the nation participating in the Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. Topics included…

    204 views
  • Media Coverage of the New Democratic Congress
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    Media Coverage of the New Democratic Congress

    Brian DeBose talked about the media’s coverage of the new Democratic Congress and their “first 100 hours” agenda with students from around the nation participating in the Close Up…

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  • Reporting on the State of the Union
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    Reporting on the State of the Union

    Bob Deans talked about the State of the Union address that President Bush delivered the previous evening with students from around the nation participating in Close Up Foundation’s…

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  • International Reporting on the US
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    International Reporting on the U.S.

    Henry Champ talked about international news coverage of the United States with students from Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Jordan, and Washington D.C. area schools. They also discussed where…

    21 views
  • Libertarianism and Civil Liberties
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    Libertarianism and Civil Liberties

    Mr. Boaz talked about libertarian ideology, libertarian positions on civil liberties and First Amendment policies, and differentiated between holding a libertarian philosophy and membership…

    56 views
  • Reporting on Climate Change
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    Reporting on Climate Change

    Panelists talked about the media’s coverage of climate change with students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia.

    55 views
  • International Reporting
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    International Reporting

    Dave Marash talked about international reporting and the role of international correspondents as alternative sources for news and information. He was from Al Jazeera Television’s…

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