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    Pat Oliphant's Political Cartoons, Bush to Obama

    Former White House administration staff members analyzed the work of political cartoonist Pat Oliphant. They focused on the presidencies of George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush -- and…

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    Pat Oliphant's Political Cartoons: LBJ to Reagan

    Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Pat Oliphant and his work were the subjects of discussion at the University of Virginia, which had just acquired his cartoon collection. Speakers included…

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    LBJ Tapes: 1964 Election Results

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    President Lyndon Johnson talked with Democratic party officials and some of the candidates about the initial returns from the House, Senate, Governors' and Presidential races. Michael…

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    Trump's First Year

    Political science professor Mike Nelson assesses the first year of the Trump presidency.

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    1968 Presidential Election

    Professor Michael Nelson talked about how and why Richard Nixon’s victory in the 1968 presidential election came at a pivotal time in American politics. 1968 was marked by the…

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    Michael Nelson Discusses the U.S. Constitution and Power of the Presidency

    Michael Nelson discusses the United States Constitution and the power of the presidency. Nelson is a Rhodes College political science professor and a senior fellow at the University of…

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    President George H. W. Bush and American Conservatism

    Sidney Milkis chaired a discussion of President George H.W. Bush and American conservatism. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. “Bush and American…

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    Rhetoric and Imagery of President Kennedy

    Miller Center scholars examined President Kennedy’s rhetoric, symbols, and images, as well as his collaboration with speechwriter Theodore Sorensen. Barbara Perry explored how Kennedy explained his Catholicism to voters in…

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    Writing the State of the Union Address

    Former presidential speechwriters talked about writing the State of the Union address. Topics included the process and various stages of writing the speech, number of drafts, Presidential…

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    Domestic Policy Lessons

    Former presidential domestic policy advisers from the Nixon through the George W. Bush Administrations participated in a panel discussion on lessons they learned in their jobs. Topics…

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    Selling Domestic Policy

    Former presidential domestic policy advisers from the Nixon through the George W. Bush Administrations participated in a panel discussion on how they sold their agendas to Congress and the…

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    Developing Domestic Policy

    A panel discussion was held by former presidential domestic policy advisers. Topics included the position of domestic policy adviser, the creation of the domestic policy council, and the…

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    Domestic Policy Advisers

    Former presidential domestic policy advisers spoke about the formulation of domestic policy, decision making, and governing within the White House. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Writing the Inaugural Address

    Former presidential speech writers Ray Price, Patrick Anderson, and Don Baer talked about the dynamics of successful speeches, focusing on the inaugural address. Topics included the elements of…

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    Writing the Convention Acceptance Speech

    Former presidential speechwriters talked about writing the convention acceptance speech. Topics included the speechwriters' first meeting with the Presidents, the relationship between polling and…

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    Writing the Crisis Speech

    Former presidential speechwriters talked about crafting messages for the president. They focused on writing speeches for the nation in time of crisis and other major addresses. They also talked…

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    Clinton Presidency, Class 7

    Professor Nelson spoke about President Clinton’s political and working relationship with Vice President Gore, the role of the vice president, and political deal-making. He also responded to…

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