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  • Presidential Biographers Discuss Presidents Obama Clinton Carter and Reagan
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    Presidential Biographers Panel

    David Remnick, David Maraniss, Jonathan Alter, and Jacob Weisberg talked about their respective biographies of Presidents Obama, Clinton, Carter, and Reagan. The panel was moderated by…

    969 views
  • emRonald Reaganem
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    Ronald Reagan

    Jacob Weisberg talked about his book Ronald Reagan: The American Presidents Series: The 40th President, 1981-1989, in which he recalls the tenure of America’s 40th president, Ronald Reagan.…

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  • Joshua Cooper Ramo Discusses emThe Seventh Senseem
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    The Seventh Sense

    Joshua Cooper Ramo talked about his book The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Network, in which he presents a picture of the world as seen by the powerful. Mr. Ramo spoke…

    3,139 views
  • Worst Presidents in American History
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    Worst Presidents in American History

    Panelists talked about some of the least popular, least successful, and most forgotten presidents in American history. They began by discussing what makes for a bad president, and then offered nominees for the title of…

    2,807 views
  • Discussion on Net Neutrality
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    Open Internet

    Panelists talked about the concept of “open Internet,” also know as “net neutrality,” and whether the Internet is a public utility. “Open Internet” refers to the idea that Internet providers must allow…

    1,110 views
  • Health and Longevity
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    Health and Longevity

    Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel presented their award-winning paper “The Value of Health and Longevity,” on the economics of increased life expectancy. This program was part of a New America…

    270 views
  • Life Expectancy Rate and the Public and Private Sector
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    Life Expectancy Rate and the Public and Private Sector

    Panelists talked about the impact of increased life expectancy on health, business, and education. This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine and Arizona University…

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  • Life Expectancy Rate and Impact on Married Couples
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    Life Expectancy Rate and Impact on Married Couples

    Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau began the discussion by outlining four possible scenarios for life in the year 2030 if life…

    415 views
  • Life Expectancy Rate and Retirement
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    Life Expectancy Rate and Retirement

    Retirement and financial planning professionals talked about the implications of increased life expectancy on the workplace and financial planning. Topics included Social Security and…

    201 views
  • Panel Discussion on Secularism Islam and Democracy
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    Panel Discussion on Secularism, Islam, and Democracy

    From Cooper Union in New York City, a panel discussion on issues facing Muslims in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States featuring Oxford University professor Tariq Ramadan. This was…

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  • The Media and the Presidency
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    The Media and the Presidency

    Sir Harold Evans moderated a discussion of the role of the media in the 2008 presidential campaigns. The panelists talked about the comparative amounts of coverage given to different…

    360 views
  • emThe Bush Tragedyem
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    The Bush Tragedy

    Jacob Weisberg talked about his book The Bush Tragedy, published by Random House. In his book he presents a portrait of President George W. Bush through the family members, friends, and…

    500 views
  • International Philanthropy
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    International Philanthropy

    Moderated by Mr. Weisberg, the panelists discussed international philanthropy. Topics included the respective roles of government, the independent sector, and civil society in philanthropy. They also…

    57 views
  • US Economic Outlook
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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Economic experts talked about the future of the U.S. economy. Topics included the growing global economy, the potential of China and India, productivity, financial imbalances and exchange rates, risks of…

    41 views
  • New Media and  the Future of Journalism
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    New Media and the Future of Journalism

    Participants talked about the impact of the Internet and on-line technology on the news media at a forum celebrating the tenth anniversary of Slate. Veterans of on-line journalism and observers…

    155 views
  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions about news of the day, including various plans to cut taxes. Mr. Weisberg and Mr. Graham commented by via telephone and both…

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  • Electronic Books
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    Electronic Books

    Participants talked about the business of selling electronic books and its impact on the publishing industry. They also talked about ways to protect intellectual property and copyrights.…

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  • Bush Speech Analysis
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    Bush Speech Analysis

    Journalists assessed Governor Bush’s speech from the previous night. Bush accepted the Republican nomination on the last night of the convention. The journalists also responded to viewer…

    67 views
  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    In the newspaper roundtable, Mr. Lowry and Mr. Weisberg talked about current news stories of interest to them, including the campaign finance hearings, and took viewer calls.

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  • Washington Journal Friday
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    Washington Journal: Friday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

    64 views
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