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  • emMake No Law The Sullivan Caseem
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    Make No Law: The Sullivan Case

    Anthony Lewis, a New York Times columnist, discussed his book Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment. In the book he recounts the historic legal battle waged in the early 1960s…

    2,699 views
  • John and Abigail Adamss Letters
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    John and Abigail Adams's Letters

    Justice Breyer and others read the letters of John Adams and his wife Abigail to one another.

    1,217 views
  • Reflections on the 20th Century
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    Reflections on the 20th Century

    The panel members reflected on the 20th century and changes that have shaped and changed our nation and the world since President Kennedy’s death. Scott Simon moderated. After their…

    148 views
  • After Words with Anthony Lewis
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    After Words with Anthony Lewis

    Anthony Lewis talked about his book Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment, published by Basic Books. In his book he recounts the different interpretations of the…

    3,801 views
  • Robert F Kennedy Attorney General
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    Robert F. Kennedy, Attorney General

    Robert F. Kennedy was posthumously awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Duquesne Law School, which was accepted by his widow. Then family members and colleagues of the late…

    438 views
  • The Legacy of Robert F Kennedy
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    The Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy

    Participants spoke about the life and career of Robert F. Kennedy, telling anecdotal stories and relating their personal relationships with him. Among the topics they raised were Kennedy’s…

    232 views
  • Judicial Independence
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    Judicial Independence

    On October 17, 2005, a symposium titled “Bench Press: The Collision of Media, Politics, Public Pressure, and an Independent Judiciary” was held at the JW Marriott Hotel. The symposium focused on the…

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  • Legacy of Watergate  The Press  the 1st Amendment
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    Legacy of Watergate: The Press & the 1st Amendment

    Mr. Hart moderated a panel discussion on the legacy of Watergate and the impact of the Nixon administration on American politics. They also talked about media coverage of the political…

    276 views
  • The Warren Court
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    The Warren Court

    As part of a 25-year retrospective of the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren, the speakers examined the Court’s legacy, the Justices and its historical impact. Judge…

    221 views
  • Security and Liberty After September 11
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    Security and Liberty After September 11

    At the Walters Art Museum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lewis talked about the delicate balance between domestic security and civil rights. He talked about the cases of U.S. citizens, since the…

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  • National Security and Civil Rights
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    National Security and Civil Rights

    Panelists talked about efforts to combat terrorism and the impact of those efforts on the civil rights of Americans. Among the topics they addressed were defining combatants, laws governing…

    71 views
  • News Review
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    News Review

    Mr. Lewis talked about the news of the day and his career at the New York Times. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

    21 views
  • Columnists
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    Columnists

    Various columnists discussed news stories and the work of a columnist, various columns and the business of columns. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail…

    154 views
  • Civil Rights Movement in 1963
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    Civil Rights Movement in 1963

    Panelists discussed the events in 1963 that forced leaders to focus on the Civil Rights Movement. They talked about the continued segregation and discrimination against African-Americans,…

    553 views
  • Judicial Independence
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    Judicial Independence

    The panelists discussed judicial independence and how it is decreasing in the judicial process. They focused on the institutional hostility for independent judiciaries and if politics sway…

    66 views
  • Presidential Investigation
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    Presidential Investigation

    Mr. Lewis discussed the release of the Grand Jury testimony of President Clinton, and other issues of regional and national concern. He also responded to telephone calls, faxes and…

    37 views
  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    In the newspaper roundtable, Mr. Hempstone and Mr. Lewis talked about current news stories of interest to them and took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail.

    21 views
  • Freedom of Expression
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    Freedom of Expression

    Mr. Lewis spoke about the example of Elijah Lovejoy as a lesson for the importance of the freedom of expression. He stressed that ideas that seem dangerous to the current social order are…

    47 views
  • Democracy and Freedom of the Press
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    Democracy and Freedom of the Press

    Mr. spoke about the importance of freedom of the press. He outlined the change in the practical application of the idea of freedom of the press has changed with changes in the information…

    44 views
  • Washington Thursday Journal
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    Washington Thursday Journal

    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…

    53 views
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