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  • Investigative Journalism and Civil Rights
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    Investigative Journalism and Civil Rights

    Investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell talked about his 30-year career with the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger. The MacArthur “genius” grant winner described how he helped put in jail four Klansmen…

  • Jane Mayer Discusses emDark Moneyem
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    Dark Money

    Jane Mayer talked about her book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, in which she investigates the wealth and influence of billionaires…

  • Panel Discussion on Government and Corruption
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    Panel Discussion on Government and Corruption

    Authors Zephyr Teachout, Brandon Garrett, and Charles Lewis participated in a panel discussion on government and corruption. Zephyr Teachout is the author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin…

  • Washington Journal Author Charles Lewis on Political Integrity
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    935 Lies

    Charles Lewis talked about 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity. In the book he wrote that “values of honesty, transparency, accountability and integrity we once…

  • PreWar Statements on Iraq
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    Pre-War Statements on Iraq

    The Center for Public Integrity released a report that chronologically tracks public pronouncements about Iraq by Bush administration officials before the war there began five years…

  • emThe Buying of the Congressem
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    The Buying of the Congress

    Mr. Lewis discussed his book, The Buying of Congress: How Special Interests Have Stolen Your Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, published by Avon. The book addressed how…

  • After Words with Peter Stone
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    After Words with Peter Stone

    Peter Stone discussed his book Heist: Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff, His Republican Allies, and the Buying of Washington, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Interviewed by Charles Lewis,…

  • QA with Charles Lewis
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    Q&A with Charles Lewis

    Charles Lewis was interviewed about reporting on the influence of money on Congress and the presidency. He discussed the organization he founded, the Center for Public Integrity, and freedom of the…

  • emThe Cheating of Americaem
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    The Cheating of America

    Charles Lewis and Bill Allison talked about their book The Cheating of America: How Tax Avoidance and Evasion by the Super Rich Are Costing the Country Billions, and What You Can Do About…

  • Money and Politics
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    Money and Politics

    Mr. Lewis talked about pending Congressional legislation on the influence of money in politics, funding for presidential primaries, his career at the Center for Public Integrity and his…

  • Political Fundraising
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    Political Fundraising

    Panelists discussed the costs of presidential campaigning with a group of high school and college students from the Washington, D.C. area. Mr. Milewski moderated the discussion. Panelists…

  • Outsourcing and Defense Contracts
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    Outsourcing and Defense Contracts

    Mr. Lewis and Mr. Makinson spoke about the relation between the defense industry and politics. They noted the significance of defense spending and industry contributions to political candidates from both parties.…

  • emThe Buying of the President 2004em
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    The Buying of the President 2004

    Mr. Lewis talked about political fundraising for the 2004 presidential campaign. He is the author of The Buying of the President 2004: Who’s Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic…

  • National Summit on PetroPolitics
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    National Summit on PetroPolitics

    Participants talked about the influence of oil companies in the political process. Among the topics they addressed were global sources of oil and U.S. security, links between the energy…

  • Government Contracts in Iraq
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    Government Contracts in Iraq

    The Center for Public Integrity released a report, titled “The Windfalls of War,” detailing government contracts for reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan. The report listed the companies…

  • Media Ownership
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    Media Ownership

    Mr. Lewis spoke to students about media ownership and a recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission to allow greater concentration in media ownership within a given market.…

  • Corporate Accountability and President Bush
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    Corporate Accountability and President Bush

    Participants talked about recent corporate accounting scandals, the Bush administration’s reaction to corporate crime, and media coverage of the scandals. They also talked about the state…

  • American Politics
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    American Politics

    American Politics features Andrew Card’s June 20 speech at a New Hampshire Republican Party fundraiser in Manchester. Mr. Card served as Transportation Secretary in the first Bush Administration,…

  • The State of Integrity in America
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    The State of Integrity in America

    Charles Lewis, co-author of The Cheating of America, and Jeremy Campell, author of The Liar’s Tale, examined the state of integrity in America, messages delivered by politicians and the…

  • Media Issues
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    Media Issues

    Journalists talked about media investigations of stories from within the Washington bureaucracy and the nature of political reporting. Among the topics they addressed were the superficial…

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