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  • Documentary Filmmaking
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    Documentary Filmmaking

    Ms. Finneran spoke about the Silverdocs Film Festival. Christopher Quinn, director of 21 Up America, and Frank Popper, director of Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?, discussed their…

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  • US Demographic Changes
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    U.S. Demographic Changes

    USA Today personnel talked about demographic changes in the U.S. Topics included census data analyzing, editorial implications, investigative reporting, increasing diversity in the U.S.,…

    87 views
  • Peck Presidential Award Winner
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    Peck Presidential Award Winner

    Mr. Sidey, former political and White House correspondent for Time Magazine, talked about his life and career. He had covered nine presidents over 38 years for the magazine and is one of the recipients of…

    66 views
  • 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…

    555 views
  • The First Amendment Religion in American Life
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    The First Amendment: Religion in American Life

    Panelists talked about the First Amendment and the role of religion in American life. Among the specific issues addressed were challenges to the words “under God” in the Pledge of…

    280 views
  • The Centrist Political Movement
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    The Centrist Political Movement

    The panelists talked to students about the Centrist movement and its development over time. According to a Voter New Service poll, the number of American voters who consider themselves moderates rose…

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  • The Fairness Doctrine and Media Bias
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    The Fairness Doctrine and Media Bias

    In the first of a two-part series on the media and Congress, media analysts talked about the Federal Communications Policy known as the Fairness Doctrine, which was repealed in 1987. Topics…

    212 views
  • Politics and the Media
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    Politics and the Media

    Ms. Finneran spoke about the Silverdocs Film Festival and about the difficulties of documentary filmmaking and distribution. Nina Davenport, director of Parallel Lines, and Jesse Moss,…

    39 views
  • emAffluenzaem
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    Affluenza

    Mr. De Graaf is one of the authors of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Mr. De Graaf was also the producer of the PBS documentaries Affluenza (1996) and…

    487 views
  • Effects of Genocide
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    Effects of Genocide

    Ambassador Wolpe introduced the program saying that, in conjunction with the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center, this event is part of an international commemoration of the tenth…

    139 views
  • Conversation with Governor Henry and First Lady
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    Conversation with Governor Henry and First Lady

    Oklahoma Governor Henry and Mrs. Henry talked about their careers and about their experiences running for governor in 2002. They talked about making the study of civics more enjoyable for…

    52 views
  • State of the Union Speech Review
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    State of the Union Speech Review

    The guests discussed President Bush’s January 20 State of the Union Address. They talked about the role of the annual speech and its effect on politics and policy, and about criticism of the…

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  • Alternative Media
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    Alternative Media

    Representatives of alternative and independent media outlets talked about their work. Ms. Li Puma is an independent videographer and a media activist. Mr. Karr’s “Media Channel” is a public interest…

    137 views
  • Future of Iraq
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    Future of Iraq

    Mr. Brooks talked about U.S. domestic and foreign policy, policy toward Iraq, and conservative political ideals. Following his remarks he answered questions from students in the audience.

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  • Media Bias Is It Conservative
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    Media Bias: Is It Conservative?

    Mr. Dionne spoke to students about journalism, charges of media bias, and conservative politics. Following brief remarks he answered questions from the audience.

    53 views
  • Democracy and Debate in Time of Crisis
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    Democracy and Debate in Time of Crisis

    The guests discussed the effects of September 11 on American political debate. They also responded to questions from students in the audience. Ms. Huffington participated by video…

    25 views
  • The Alternative Media
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    The Alternative Media

    The guests talked about the alternative media, underreported news stories, the Independent Media Center, and The Utne Reader. They answered questions from the audience of students.

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  • First Amendment and the Schools
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    First Amendment and the Schools

    The guests discussed the First Amendment issues of religion in public schools. They answered questions from the audience of students.

    134 views
  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    The guests debated the possible effects of campaign finance reform legislation that recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. They answered questions from members of the…

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  • The AfricanAmerican Press
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    The African-American Press

    Participants talked about the history of the African American press and its impact on today’s media culture. Following their discussion they answered questions from students.

    111 views
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