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    The Nixon Tapes: November 1971

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    President Richard Nixon talked about the economy, a new agriculture secretary and the presidential campaign with key advisers Charles Colson, Bob Haldeman, Press Secretary Ron Ziegler, and…

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    William Safire Oral History Interview

    William Safire reflected on his relationship with President Nixon and his work as one of his speechwriters. This is an interview conducted by Timothy Naftali on March 27, 2008, in…

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    Safire's Political Dictionary

    William Safire appeared on on “The Book Guys” radio show to talk about the revised edition of his book Safire’s Political Dictionary, issued in paperback by Oxford University Press. Former presidential speechwriter and…

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    Roast of Representative Rahm Emanuel

    Representative Rahm Emanuel was honored for his work with CURE and his commitment to funding epilepsy research at a benefit dinner. Paul Begala was the master of ceremonies for the roast. Participants…

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    Reporter Shield Laws

    Witnesses testified about the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007. The act included procedures through which disclosure of confidential information from a journalist or a communication…

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    Presidential Medal of Freedom

    During a ceremony President Bush praised the recipients and presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the honorees as their citations were read. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s…

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    International Summit on Peace

    Diplomats and human rights activists participated in an international dialogue focused on practical solutions for peace. They focused on peace making activities and proposed solutions to regional…

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    Advances in Parkinson's Research

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, in partnership with the Parkinson’s community, brought together a panel of leading physicians, scientists, and caregivers to provide an overview of the…

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    Reporters' Privilege Legislation

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “Reporters' Privilege Legislation: Issues and Implications.” Witnesses testified about existing media shield laws in several states,…

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    Tulane University Commencement

    Mr. Safire spoke to graduates and offered advice for future success.

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    James Madison University Commencement

    Pulitzer-prize-winning columnist Safire delivered the keynote address at the 92nd commencement ceremony of James Madison University. No other portions of the graduation ceremony were shown.

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    Scandalmonger

    Mr. Safire appeared on a radio talk show to talk about his book Scandalmonger: A Novel, published by Simon and Schuster. The book is a historic novel set in 1790s New England and recreates…

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    Our Tradition of Sedition

    Journalist William Safire talked about freedom of the press in the United States and the history of sedition in this nation. He specifically focused on what happened when someone leveled…

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    Broadcasting, Technology and Global Culture

    The World Economic Forum hosted a discussion on Broadcasting, Technology, and Global Culture. International media and entertainment representatives discussed the impact of new media on…

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    Journalism Awards

    The National Press Foundation held its 13th annual awards dinner to honor excellence various journalism fields. Ms. Pauley received the Sol Talshoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast…

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    The Future of Conservatism

    James Carville, Democratic Party Strategist and William Safire, New York Times Political Columnist spoke about their views on conservatism, the future of the Republican party, and the…

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    Congressional Agenda

    New York Times columnist William Safire spoke about the policy agenda of the new leadership in Congress.

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    Awards Banquet

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