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  • Franklin Roosevelt Legacy
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    Franklin Roosevelt Legacy

    Mr. Roberts, who reported on the Roosevelt presidency, spoke about the continuing importance of President Roosevelt in current U.S. society and politics. He stressed that FDR changed U.S.…

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  • Social Security Future
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    Social Security Future

    Members of the President’s Advisory Council on Social Security talked about the divisions over the future of Social Security, saying that three different plans to preserve the system were…

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  • CIA Covert Operations
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    CIA Covert Operations

    Mr. White criticized CIA covert operations to support brutal, repressive regimes in Latin America while the U.S. emphasized the value of human rights in its foreign policy criticisms of…

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  • Democratic Party Future
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    Democratic Party Future

    After brief remarks about the meaning of the 1996 elections, Mr. Borosage spoke about the issues which the Democratic party would have to address to maintain public trust and support. He…

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  • emKennedy and Nixonem
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    Kennedy and Nixon

    Mr. Matthews talked about his new book, Kennedy and Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America. He talked about how the parallel careers of these two presidents serve as a window on the…

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  • Families First Agenda
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    Families First Agenda

    Mr. Daschle spoke about the Democratic congressional campaign agenda, which is a ten-point program called the Families First Agenda. He outlined its various provisions and examined why this…

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  • 1996 Democratic Campaign
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    1996 Democratic Campaign

    Mr. Panetta spoke about the 1996 elections. He contrasted Republican and Democratic values and activities and outlined why he believed President Clinton and congressional Democrats would…

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  • Washington Historical Figures
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    Washington Historical Figures

    Ms. Atwater told stories of Washington historical figures from her book, Capitol Tales. She donned a different hat for each person she described.

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  • Howard University
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    Howard University

    Mr. Swyggert spoke about the role of Howard University in educating African Americans over its history. He also talked about the university’s current and future role of educating students,…

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  • Federal Funding and the Arts
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    Federal Funding and the Arts

    Mr. Brademas, who chairs President Clinton’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, spoke about the Republican Congress' effort to cut arts, humanities and museum funding. The national…

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