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  • emCities of Ambitionem
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    Cities of Ambition

    Mr. Wolfe discussed the spirit and strength of America’s cities, particularly New York City in the aftermath of September 11. Among the issues he addressed were the role of artists in…

  • Martin Luther King
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    Martin Luther King

    As part of a black history month celebration, Ms. Cole talked about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Among the topics she addressed were the current state of race relations, the…

  • US in the 1940s 50s and 60s
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    U.S. in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s

    Mr. Patterson spoke about his book, Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974. The book reviews the evolution of America from the end of World War II to the downfall of President…

  • Affirmative Action Debate
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    Affirmative Action Debate

    Mr. D’Souza and Mr. Wu debated the merits and drawbacks of affirmative action as a government initiative. Each participant gave an opening statement and then had a chance to rebut each other.…

  • Television Journalism
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    Television Journalism

    Mr. Brokaw received the Welles Hangen Award for Superior Achievement in Journalism. He said he was “deeply honored” to receive the Welles Hangen Award and talked about Mr. Hangen’s talents as a…

  • Brown University Commencement Address
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    Brown University Commencement Address

    Mr. Moyers spoke to graduates of Brown University. In his remarks, he contrasted the optimistic outlook for college graduates of the late 1990s with those people who are not able to take…

  • Age of Excessive Popular Culture
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    Age of Excessive Popular Culture

    Mr. Halberstam spoke about authenticity and excess in U.S. culture. He examined about the loosening connection between fame and achievement and warned of the challenge posed by the…

  • All the News
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    All the News

    Mr. Mitchell shared his experiences in television journalism with an audience of television journalism students. He also spoke about some of the changes he has seen in all areas of…

  • Korea The Coldest War
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    Korea: The Coldest War

    As part of a commencement conference, Senator Chafee spoke about the historical background and events of the Korean War. He outlined the events of the war with the use of overhead maps of…