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    Life & Times of Benjamin Franklin

    Three of the most prominent recent biographers of Benjamin Franklin participated in a discussion at the National Constitution Center. Jim Lehrer, who wrote The Franklin Affair: A Novel, published by…

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    Future of Broadcast News

    Walter Isaacson moderated a discussion on the future of broadcast news. Ms. Couric and Mr. Schieffer spoke about their experiences in various television news programming, the role of the anchor…

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    The Legacy of Paul Nitze

    Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz described the national security legacy of Paul Nitze, who served six presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt through Ronald Reagan. He was a former Secretary of the…

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    American Education System

    A panel discussion titled “Grading America’s Education” was held at the Aspen Ideas Festival. The panel, moderated by Walter Isaacson, was sponsored by the Educational Testing Service.…

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    Founding Fathers and Cyberspace

    Mr. Gifford moderated a panel discussion that related the Founding Fathers to the Internet and other communications developments. Mr. Isaacson spoke about how Benjamin Franklin might feel about the…

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    Chances of a Lifetime

    Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher talked about some of the themes of his book Chances of a Lifetime: A Memoir, published by Scribner. In his book, Mr. Christopher describes his experiences…

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