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  • Forum Examines Press Coverage of the Presidency
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    Presidents and the Press

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C. of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

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  • 1976 Presidential Candidates First Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Former Governor Jimmy Carter (D-GA) and President Ford met in Philadelphia for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 1976 presidential election. While standing at separate…

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  • Discussion with Former White House Press Secretaries
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    White House Press Secretaries

    White House press secretaries from the Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama administrations talked about how the position changed over time and the difficulties they faced…

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  • American History TV White House Press Secretaries
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    Discussion with White House Press Secretaries

    Former White House press secretaries from the Clinton and Ford administrations talked about their experiences in the White House, the difficulties of the job, and how the position has…

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  • War Correspondents Reunion Vietnam Part 2
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    War Correspondents Reunion: Vietnam Part 2

    Former Vietnam War correspondents talked about their experiences while covering the conflict after U.S. troops pulled out in 1972. This was part of an event concerning several wars held by…

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  • President Fords Visit to China
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    President Ford's Visit to China

    Ron Nessen served as President Gerald Ford’s press secretary and was with the president on a 1975 trip to China. Mr. Nessen gave a behind-the-scenes account of that visit and his impressions of…

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  • Role of White House Press Secretaries
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    Role of White House Press Secretaries

    Stephen Hess, author of What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect, moderated a panel on the role of the White House press secretary, especially in the outset of a new…

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  • Media Relations and the Obama Presidency
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    Media Relations and the Obama Presidency

    A group of former White House press secretaries participated in a panel discussion on White House media relations and advice for President-Elect Obama for his transition period. Topics…

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  • White House Press Secretaries
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    White House Press Secretaries

    Former White House press secretaries for Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton talked about what the job was like and speculated on whether it would be harder in today’s digital age of 24/7 news coverage and…

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  • White House Daily Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    During the final briefing in the White House Brady Briefing Room, Mr. Snow briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues including the status of Cuban leader Fidel Castro…

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  • Press Secretaries in Times of Crisis
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    Press Secretaries in Times of Crisis

    Panelists talked about their experiences as White House press secretaries, focusing on the pressures and the responsibilities of government spokesmen during times of crisis. Following their…

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  • West Wing The Press Room
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    West Wing: The Press Room

    The panelists talked about the West Wing of the White House, focusing on the White House Press Room.

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  • Changing Media Habits
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    Changing Media Habits

    Participants talked about a recent survey of news viewers and their media habits in finding sources of news. They then conducted a panel discussion on how political leanings influence…

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  • US Trade Policy and the Global Economy
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    U.S. Trade Policy and the Global Economy

    Mr. Nessen moderated a panel discussion of U.S. trade policy. Senator Schumer and Mr. Roberts, assistant Treasury secretary for economic policy during the Reagan administration, co-authored an op-ed…

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  • Political Climate in Russia
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    Political Climate in Russia

    The panelists talked about the political situation in Russia and U.S.-Russia relations. They discussed the implications of the arrest of billionaire Russian businessman Mikhail…

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  • The Presidents Spouse Roles
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    The President's Spouse: Roles

    Former White House staff members and correspondents focused on the traditional and modern roles of the first lady within the context of the presidency and women’s history. Video footage of…

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  • Tribute to President Gerald Ford
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    Tribute to President Gerald Ford

    The speakers talked about President Ford, and many reminisced about their experiences with him. The former president talked about the value of journalism to America, and presented the…

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  • emOrganizing the Presidencyem
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    Organizing the Presidency

    Organizing the Presidency, published by Brookings Institution Press, examines how presidents from FDR to George W. Bush organized the executive branch and distributed power. To celebrate…

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  • Midterm Election Preview
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    Midterm Election Preview

    Analystis talked about the 2002 midterm elections, the politics involved in various campaigns, issues being debated in particular races, forecasts for the election, and the potential impact…

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  • Government Achievements of the Past Fifty Years
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    Government Achievements of the Past Fifty Years

    Participants talked about a survey of political scientists and historians which rated the top achievements of the federal government over the past 50 years. Among the issues addressed in…

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