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  • John Seigenthaler on emJames K Polkem
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    James K. Polk

    John Seigenthaler talked about his book, James K. Polk, published by Times Books. He described Polk as key to the U.S. westward expansion, and who carried forward the idea of Jacksonian…

  • Profiles in Courage Awards
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    Profiles in Courage Awards

    Annual John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Awards were presented to President Ford for his pardon of President Nixon and Representative Lewis (D-GA) for his participation in the civil…

  • John Seigenthaler Sr 19272014
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    Two Generations of Journalism

    John Seigenthaler, anchor of the NBC Nightly News weekend edition, interviewed his father, an author and founder of the First Amendment Center. The elder Seigenthaler related his…

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    Keel Hunt and others talked about his book, Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal, in which he…

  • 25th Anniversary of emUSA Todayem
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    25th Anniversary of USA Today

    A panel of veteran journalists discussed the topic, “Reinventing the News Business: 1982 and Today.” USA Today was launched as the first national newspaper on September 15, 1982. Mr.…

  • Online Accuracy and the First Amendment
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    Online Accuracy and the First Amendment

    John Seigenthaler talked about his experience when he was falsely accused online of being a suspect in the assassinations of President John Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy. John…

  • 50th Anniversary of Robert F Kennedys SwearingIn
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    50th Anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's Swearing-In

    Family, friends and colleagues of the of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy honored his memory and legacy at an event commemorating his swearing-in as attorney general January 21, 1961.…

  • Religion in the 1960 Presidential Campaign
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    Religion in the 1960 Presidential Campaign

    A panel discussion marked the 50th anniversary of the 1960 presidential campaign, won by then-Senator John F. Kennedy over then-Vice President Richard Nixon. The panelists talked about how the Kennedy campaign…

  • Bob Woodward on emThe Secret Man the Story of Watergates Deep Throatem
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    The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

    Bob Woodward talked about his book The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate’s Deep Throat, published by Simon and Schuster. Former assistant director of the FBI Mark Felt recently revealed that he was Deep…

  • Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Campaign
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    Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Campaign

    March 16, 2008 marked the 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s announcement of his candidacy for president of the United States. Friends, relatives, and aides shared memories of the campaign…

  • Tribute to Arthur Schlesinger
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    Tribute to Arthur Schlesinger

    Moderated by John Seigenthaler, three distinguished historians paid tribute to fellow historian Arthur Schlesinger and talked about his life and career. Mr. Schlesinger was special…

  • Covering the South
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    Covering the South

    The panel consisted of journalists who had covered the Civil Rights Movement. They focused on the time period of 1960-1964. The panelists talked about the effect that the media had in…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Press Coverage of the Civil Rights Movement
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    Press Coverage of the Civil Rights Movement

    Panelists talked about the press coverage of the civil rights movement. They responded to questions from students in the audience. Note: This program started in progress.

  • Reliability of Online News and Information Resources
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    Reliability of Online News and Information Resources

    Mr. Milewski moderated a panel discussion on the reliability of online news and information resources. Among the topics the panelists discussed were recklessness among some journalists and…

  • Politics and Humor
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    Politics and Humor

    As part of a conference titled, “Votes and Jokes: Laughter and America’s Political Personality,” the participants examined both the humor used by politicians and the political commentary of…

  • Freedom of the Press
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    Freedom of the Press

    Participating by remote video from Nashville, Tennessee, Mr. Seigenthaler, former assistant to Attorney General Robert Kennedy, spoke about the Internet and other freedom of the press…

  • Media Coverage of the Civil Rights Movement
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    Media Coverage of the Civil Rights Movement

    Veteran journalists talked in detail about their experiences in the South during the civil rights movement. Topics included the nation-wide effects of the movement, the influence of…

  • Presidential Biographers
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    Presidential Biographers

    Members of a President’s Day panel talked about the presidential biographies they wrote for Times Books' American Presidents series. Mr. Schlesinger, the general editor of the series,…

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