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    Election 1976: Day of Decision

    Using a map and portions of NBC’s election night coverage, three political scientists dissected the results of a presidential contest that saw Jimmy Carter narrowly defeat incumbent President Gerald Ford.…

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    Election 1976 - A Look Towards the Conventions

    Two political scientists previewed the 1976 national political conventions, focusing on the then-undecided Republican contest between President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan, and…

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    Interview on The Professor and the President

    Stephen Hess talked about his book, The Professor and the President: Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House. This interview was held at the 38th annual National Press Club Book…

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    America's Political Dynasties

    Stephen Hess talked about his book America’s Political Dynasties: From Adams to Clinton, in which he outlines the criteria for what he believes makes up a dynasty and discusses some of the…

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    The Professor and the President

    Stephen Hess talked about his book, The Professor and the President: Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House, about the relationship between President Nixon and his one-time…

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    Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012

    Stephen Hess talked about his book, Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012, in which he revisits some of the 450 journalists he surveyed in 1978. He reported on what has…

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    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    Steven Weisman moderated a discussion about former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY). Mr. Weisman is the editor of the book Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American…

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    Moynihan in the White House

    Prior to his career in the United States Senate, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) worked in four presidential administrations. He served in the Nixon administration from 1969-71 as an adviser…

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    The President's First Year in Review

    Stephen Hess, senior fellow emeritus for Brookings Institution, and Dan Thomasson, columnist and former vice president for Scripps Howard News Service, talked about the achievements of the…

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    Congress and the White House

    Former White House officials and presidential aids spoke about White House relations with Congress and their advice for President-Elect Obama during his transition period. They also focused…

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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

    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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    Presidential Transition and Campaign Promises

    Stephen Hess and Terry Edmonds talked about the presidential transition process, focusing on ways in which the new Obama administration will have to respond to public expectations and…

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    Watergate: 25 Years Later

    The Newseum hosted a panel discussion on the 25th Anniversary of the Watergate scandal that culminated in the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Participants spoke about the events leading…

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    Ethics in Congress

    Mr. Fitton moderated a panel on congressional ethics the conduct of Republican leadership in a case involving Representative Mark Foley’s contact with congressional pages. They talked about…

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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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    Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the U.S.

    Stephen Hess talked about his book Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the United States, published by Brookings Institution Press. Mr. Hess, senior fellow emeritus at the…

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    Life and Work of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    Panelists examined Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s prolific career as a senator, ambassador, scholar and author. Moynihan served as a Democratic senator from New York from 1977-2001. He died in…

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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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    Vietnam and the Presidency

    The forum participants discussed the costs and consequences of the Vietnam War, especially as it related to the office of the presidency. They also told stories of their involvement in…

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