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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 28 Part 1

    Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North was questioned further by committee members, including Representative Boland on the Boland amendment. The committee chairs then directed summary statements to Lieutenant…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 27

    Questioning of Oliver North continued, with many members of the committee making statements concerning patriotism, democracy, and the lessons of the Iran-Contra affair.

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    Challenges for Colleges and Universities

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren talked about the challenges facing state universities,. He talked about his own university, state budget cuts, access to higher education, and…

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    John Steinbeck's Portrayal of America

    David Wrobel spoke about John Steinbeck’s works and what they can teach us about American history. He spoke at the University of Oklahoma’s “Teach-In” on the Great Depression and World War…

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    Teaching Constitutional History

    Explaining the Constitution and encouraging students to have an interest in America’s founding can be difficult for many teachers. Next, radio talk show host Diane Rehm moderates a panel…

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    A Letter to America

    Former U.S. Senator and Oklahoma Governor David Boren talked about his book A Letter to America. In the book he outlines what he considers to be necessary steps to ensure the continuance of the United States…

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    Thomas Jefferson's Idea of America

    Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had his own ideas for the new nation. Next, University of Virginia History Professor Peter Onuf…

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    A Letter to America

    Former Senator David Boren talked about his book, A Letter to America. He questioned how long the United States, with only six percent of the world’s population, can remain a global…

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    National Bipartisan Forum News Conference

    A number of prominent former and current public servants discussed ways of reintroducing bipartisan statesmanship into American political discourse. Former Senator Sam Nunn read the…

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    Newsmakers with Former Senator David Boren

    Former Senator David Boren (D-OK) talked about efforts by him and former Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) to encourage a spirit of bipartisanship in the presidential campaigns, and to encourage…

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    Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing

    Robert Gates testified about his nomination as Secretary of Defense. The hearing focused on the conduct of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the future U.S. military role in Iraq.…

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    CIA Director Confirmation Day 1, Part 2

    Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee continued to question Robert Gates during Day 1 of his confirmation hearing for the position of CIA Director. Mr. Gates responded to questions…

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    CIA Director Confirmation Day 1, Part 1

    The committee heard testimony in the first day of confirmation hearings for Deputy National Security Adviser Robert Gates, nominated to become Director of Central Intelligence. Mr. Gates…

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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Participants spoke to reporters about a report on U.S.-Russian relations following the election of President Putin. Among the topics they addressed were changes in Russia in recent years,…

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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Former President Gorbachev talked about the history and current state of U.S.-Russia relations. Former Senator Boren served as co-interviewer. Mr. Gorbachev answered questions from the…

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    Women Transforming Congress

    Female former members spoke about the role women play in Congress and how attitudes towards women have changed over the years. After their remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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    Carl Albert Funeral Service

    Members of Congress and Oklahoma public officials spoke about the life and political career of the late Oklahoma Democratic Congressman Carl Albert. Albert was a former Speaker of the House…

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    World Affairs at the End of the 20th Century

    Panelists discussed the state of the world and U.S. foreign policy during a conference at the University of Oklahoma. Former U.S. ambassadors gave their impressions of foreign policy…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

    George Tenet and Robert Gates talked about the role of intelligence and the CIA in American foreign policy. Professor Stephen Sloan also talked about his research and experience in the…

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    China-U.S. Relations

    Chinese Ambassador Li Daoyu spoke about a broad range of aspects in U.S.-China relations, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, human rights and trade. He stressed that China and the U.S. have many…

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