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  • emOur Damaged Democracyem
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    Our Damaged Democracy

    Former Johnson White House official & Carter Cabinet Secretary Joseph Califano examined our democracy and shared his views on how to bring back trustworthy systems of government.

    492 views
  • News and Public Affairs
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    News and Public Affairs

    Public media figures, including former PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer and talk show host Dick Cavett, gathered to discuss the history of news and public affairs programming. The Public…

    304 views
  • 1992 Presidential Candidates First Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    President George H.W. Bush, Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR), and H. Ross Perot met at Washington University in St. Louis for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 1992 presidential election. The debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer and questions were asked…

    4,508 views
  • 2000 Presidential Candidates Third Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Governor George W. Bush (R-TX) and Vice President Al Gore met at Washington University in St. Louis for the last of three presidential debates prior to the 2000 presidential election. They…

    126,221 views
  • 1996 Presidential Candidates Second Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    President Bill Clinton and former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) met at the University of San Diego for the last of two presidential debates prior to the 1996 presidential election. They responded to…

    2,594 views
  • Presidential Candidates Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) met at the University of Miami for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 2004 presidential election. They answered questions from…

    5,550 views
  • 2000 Presidential Candidates First Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Governor George W. Bush (R-TX) and Vice President Al Gore met at the University of Massachusetts Boston for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 2000 presidential election. The…

    5,283 views
  • Presidential Candidates Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    President Bill Clinton and former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) met in Hartford, Connecticut, for the first of two presidential debates prior to the 1996 presidential election. The debate was…

    3,048 views
  • Dallas and the Kennedy Assassination
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    Dallas and the Kennedy Assassination

    Journalists Lawrence Wright and Jim Lehrer talked about the political atmosphere of Dallas leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the changes to the city since…

    457 views
  • emTop Downem
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    Top Down

    Jim Lehrer talked about his book, Top Down: A Novel of the Kennedy Assassination. He was interviewed at the 2013 National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night.

    170 views
  • Symposium for Dallas
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    Symposium for Dallas

    Historians, authors, journalists and religious leaders talked about how Dallas has been affected by President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, and what the city has done to move on over…

    439 views
  • Conversation with Jim Lehrer
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    Conversation with Jim Lehrer

    Jim Lehrer talked about the history of presidential debates, his 2011 memoir Tension City, and his post-debate interviews with many of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates.…

    169 views
  • 2012 Presidential Debate Moderators
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    2012 Presidential Debate Moderators

    Journalists who had been selected as moderators of the 2012 presidential debates talked about the debates, and the impact the debates had on the 2012 election. Among the issues they addressed were the…

    822 views
  • 2012 Presidential Candidates Debate
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    2012 Presidential Candidates Debate

    President Obama and Mitt Romney met at the University of Denver for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 2012 presidential election. The debate, presented in the a…

    89,682 views
  • Presidential Candidates Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Governor George W. Bush (R-TX) and Vice President Al Gore met at Wake Forest University for the second of three presidential debates prior to the 2000 presidential election. They sat at a…

    2,503 views
  • 2012 Presidential Debate Prologue
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    2012 Presidential Debate Prologue

    Debate organizers briefed the audience on proper etiquette, standards of conduct, and rules for the presidential debate at the University of Denver.

    1,031 views
  • 40th Anniversary of Watergate Panel 1
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    40th Anniversary of Watergate, Panel 1

    This is the first of three panel discussions about Watergate and its legacy with many key players, including White House officials and the reporters who first broke the story. It begins…

    403 views
  • Secretary Clinton Remarks
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    Secretary Clinton Remarks

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about innovation and its place in the global market. She also discussed other topics such as U.S. relationship with Pakistan and Russia, the Iraq War coming to an…

    201 views
  • emTension City Inside the Presidential Debatesem
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    Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates

    Jim Lehrer talked about his book Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates and responded to viewer calls and electronic communications. He was interviewed at the 28th Miami Book Fair…

    383 views
  • After Words with Jim Lehrer
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    After Words with Jim Lehrer

    Jim Lehrer, veteran newsman and prolific writer, discussed some of the more memorable moments of televised presidential debates since 196O. He shared how he developed his questions and kept…

    724 views
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