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  • emThe Causeem
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    The Cause

    Eric Alterman, columnist for The Nation, presents a history of post-World War II liberalism in America and questions why the term, "liberal,"is currently treated by many as a pejorative. The…

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  • emThe Causeem
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    The Cause

    Eric Alterman talked about his book, The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He…

    315 views
  • Panel on Obama Presidency
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    Panel on Obama Presidency

    Political writers talked about the current perceptions of President Obama and his administration. The authors talked about their books and responded to questions from members of the audience. Nick…

    341 views
  • emKabuki Democracy The System vs Barack Obamaem
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    Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama

    sab="2646Eric Alterman, columnist for sab="2647The Nation and English and Journalism professor at Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate School, argues that President Obama has been unable to…

    792 views
  • Panel Discussion on Books that Inspired Barack Obama
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    Panel Discussion on Books that Inspired Barack Obama

    A panel discussion was held on the books that influenced President Barack Obama. The list of books and authors includes Langston Hughes, The Invisible Man, the Bible, the children’s book Where the…

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  • emSound and Furyem
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    Sound and Fury

    Eric Alterman discussed the research behind his book, Sound and Fury: The Washington Punditocracy and the Collapse of American Politics, published by Harper Collins. He described the…

    618 views
  • News Review
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    News Review

    Eric Alterman talks, by live remote from New York City, about issues in the news, including the hearings on detainees held during the week, and other issues. He responded to audience…

    30 views
  • Becoming a Journalist
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    Becoming a Journalist

    Moderated by Mr. Dionne, the closing plenary session consisted of panel members discussing the topic, “Why Becoming a Journalist Matters.” Topics included many stories of their experiences,…

    83 views
  • Freedom of the Press
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    Freedom of the Press

    Representative Conyers hosted a forum on the state of the free press and media bias in the United States. Participants talked about news media content, business concerns and media…

    271 views
  • Media Bias Panel
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    Media Bias Panel

    At the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, panelists discussed bias in the media. Ms. Cohen moderated the panel. Following prepared remarks, panelists responded to questions from…

    555 views
  • Deception in Politics and Academics
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    Deception in Politics and Academics

    A panel discussed various forms of misinformation and deception practiced by politicians and academics. They talked about why people lie, why they get away with it, and the consequences of…

    219 views
  • Future of the Political Pundit
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    Future of the Political Pundit

    Panelists talked the future of political analysts, or “pundits,” in an increasingly competitive news and entertainment market. Among the topics they addressed were the place of media commentary…

    144 views
  • emWhen Presidents Lieem
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    When Presidents Lie

    The first installment in the fall 2004 Aspen Book Series featured author and columnist Eric Alterman talking about his book When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences, published by…

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  • emWhen Presidents Lieem
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    When Presidents Lie

    Mr. Alterman talked about his forthcoming book When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences, published by Viking Books. His book draws a distinction between “private lies” and…

    81 views
  • Books on President George W Bush
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    Books on President George W. Bush

    Panelists criticized President George W. Bush and his administration. Eric Alterman and Mark Green co-wrote The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America, published by Viking Press.…

    111 views
  • emThe Book on Bushem
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    The Book on Bush

    Mr. Alterman talked about his book on the Bush administration policies, the presidential campaign, and other issues in the news. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

    29 views
  • emThe Onionem Political Humor
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    The Onion Political Humor

    The editor and staff writers from the satirical newspaper The Onion talked about political and media satire. The talked about their coverage of news events, including their satire focusing…

    424 views
  • Media Political Bias
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    Media Political Bias

    The panelists discussed political bias in the news media. They talked about the differences between print and electronic media and the internal struggle of newspapers to be objective.…

    182 views
  • emWhat Liberal Media  The Truth About Bias and the Newsem
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    What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News

    Mr. Alterman talked about his book What Liberal Media?: The Truth About Bias and the News, published by Basic Books. Mr. Alterman claims that the media not only is not biased against the…

    147 views
  • Conservatives and the Media
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    Conservatives and the Media

    Participants talked about the conservative influence on various media outlets. Among the topics they addressed were media bias, media ownership, and a recent decision by the Federal…

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