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  • 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…

  • Analysis of Presidential Debates
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    Analysis of Presidential Debates

    Journalists and political communication scholars talked about analyzing presidential debates, focusing on what is important beyond “who won” and “who lost.” They discussed debate formats, leadership traits,…

  • 30th Anniversary of Justice OConnors Appointment
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    30th Anniversary of Justice O'Connor's Appointment

    Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan participated in a forum with former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Justice O’Connor’s nomination…

  • Breaking the Watergate Story
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    Breaking the Watergate Story

    Ms. Graham talked about her perspective on Watergate during a symposium marking the 25th anniversary of the Watergate burglary which lead to the resignation of President Nixon. She talked about…

  • Defense and Prosecution of Classified Information Cases
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    Defense and Prosecution of Classified Information Cases

    Panelists talked about investigating and prosecuting cases in which national security violations are alleged, concerns over privacy and free speech issues, the needs of law enforcement and…

  • Criminal Law National Security and the First Amendment
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    Criminal Law, National Security, and the First Amendment

    Panelists talked about the intersection of criminal law, national security, and the First Amendment. Major topics included the Pentagon Papers, the AIPAC Espionage Act case, recent…

  • Michael Hayden Remarks
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    Michael Hayden Remarks

    Michael Hayden gave the luncheon address at a First Amendment Center day-long discussion entitled, “Criminal Law, National Security and the First Amendment.” He focused on the relationship…

  • Womens Participation at the Supreme Court
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    Women's Participation at the Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about the history of women lawyers, the challenges women face in the legal profession, and the role women lawyers have played in oral arguments before the Supreme Court. The panel, which included…

  • emMarbury v Madisonem and Judicial Review
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    Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review

    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens moderated a discussion on the crucial 1803 case of Marbury v. Madison that established a judicial right to review whether legislation…

  • 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…

  • Covering the US Supreme Court
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    Covering the U.S. Supreme Court

    Former Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse talked about her career with retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Walter Dellinger made introductory remarks, and Ronald Collins moderated.…

  • emOl Strom An Unauthorized Biographyem
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    Ol' Strom: An Unauthorized Biography

    Jack Bass and Marilyn Thompson talked about the life history of Senator Strom Thurmond. They focused on his persona as a man of unusual political and physical courage. They spoke on his…

  • 1968 and the Johnson Presidency
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    1968 and the Johnson Presidency

    Panel members discussed the Johnson presidency, and its legacy. They focused on how negative journalism affected his presidency, and whether his decision not to run for a second term was a…

  • Free Expression and Global Media
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    Free Expression and Global Media

    Mr. Rushdie spoke about free expression and freedom of the press. He discussed the problems he has encountered as a result of publishing his book, The Satanic Verses and announced that it…

  • Watergate 25 Years Later
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    Watergate: 25 Years Later

    Panelists reflected on the Watergate scandal that culminated in the resignation of President Richard Nixon. This was part of a symposium that marked the 25th anniversary of the Watergate…

  • Political History of the Willard Hotel
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    Political History of the Willard Hotel

    The panelists discussed events that helped shape the history and solidify the legacy of this American landmark. The term “lobbyist” originated from business conducted at the Willard Hotel and its…

  • Journalism Careers
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    Journalism Careers

    As part of the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Conference Program, Mr. Kravitz will speak to high school seniors about making a difference through journalism. Among the topics he…

  • Al Neuharth Award Dinner
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    Al Neuharth Award Dinner

    Mr. Hewitt received the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism. He spoke about his career in journalism, his experiences as director of “60 Minutes,” and the changing nature of…

  • Media Coverage of the Vietnam War
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    Media Coverage of the Vietnam War

    Reporters and scholars discussed media coverage of the Vietnam War twenty years after the conflict ended. Topics included historical reality and processes of fact-finding for media…

  • Media after Vietnam
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    Media after Vietnam

    Panelists talked about how war reporting and press relations with the military have changed since the Vietnam War. They also took questions from the audience.

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