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  • University of Pennsylvania Commencement
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    University of Pennsylvania Commencement

    Bono gave the 2004 commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania. He spoke about the danger of indifference and the importance of working for political change.

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  • Condoleezza Rice Delivers Boston College Commencement Address
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    Boston College Commencement Address

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of Boston College at the Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Her speech focused on…

    506 views
  • 1960 Presidential Candidates Fourth Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in New York City for the last of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. The debate focused on…

    2,549 views
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
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    Presidential Medal of Freedom

    President Bush presented the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to honor 14 individuals for an especially meritorious contribution to the security or…

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  • 2000 White House Correspondents Dinner
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    2000 White House Correspondents' Dinner

    President Bill Clinton and Jay Leno delivered tongue-in-cheek speeches about current political issues and about President Clinton’s future after the presidency. As part of their presentations…

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  • Senator John McCain Oral History Interview
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    Senator John McCain Oral History Interview

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about his experiences as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. Senator McCain was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967, and was held as a prisoner of war (POW) for…

    460 views
  • Former Senate Majority Leader Senator Robert Dole on His Career and the Senate
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    Senate Leader Lecture - Bob Dole

    In often humorous remarks, former Senate Majority Leader Dole spoke about his Senate career, the collegial nature of the Senate, and several colleagues who influenced him. The senator also gives his…

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  • Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker on His Career and the Senate
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    Senate Leader Lecture - Howard Baker

    Howard Baker (R-TN), Senate majority leader from 1981 to 1985, offered his thoughts on Senate leadership and what made the chamber work. He also reflected on his first trip to the Senate in…

    1,676 views
  • Senator Robert Byrd on the History of the Senate
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    Senate Leader Lecture - Robert Byrd

    Senator Byrd (D-WV) spoke about the history of the Senate and its role in American society. He specifically discussed the powers and responsibilities bestowed on senators by the Constitution,…

    2,258 views
  • An Evening with Former First Ladies
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    An Evening with Former First Ladies

    Ms. Mitchell moderated this discussion among three former first ladies. They talked about their activities since leaving the White House, including addiction programs, mental health and…

    1,199 views
  • Marriage and the Presidency
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    Marriage and the Presidency

    Kati Marton spoke about the impact that a president’s marriage has on his term, and she also spoke at length about the role of first ladies. She focused on specific presidents and how their…

    152 views
  • American University Commencement Address
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    American University Commencement Address

    President John F. Kennedy made the commencement speech at American University on June 10, 1963. This speech marked the start of detente with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The…

    1,933 views
  • Mike and Chris Wallace on Journalism
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    Mike and Chris Wallace on Journalism

    Mike and Chris Wallace appeared at the Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum. The father and son who have spent their lives in journalism talked about their profession, their…

    1,353 views
  • emThe Lincoln Family Albumem
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    The Lincoln Family Album

    Actors Liam Neeson and Holly Hunter portrayed Abraham and Mary Lincoln. The performance included the intimate letters and public speeches of the Lincolns together with photographs of the famous…

    1,118 views
  • emFirefight  Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagonem
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    Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon

    Patrick Creed and Rick Newman talked about the rescue efforts that took place at the Pentagon following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. The crashing of American Airlines Flight 77…

    196 views
  • Watergate and Presidential Accountability
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    Watergate and Presidential Accountability

    Watergate journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein participated in a panel discussion on “Watergate and Presidential Accountability” which was moderated by Bruce Buchanan. Scholars examined how the…

    402 views
  • Former First Lady Perspective
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    Former First Lady Perspective

    Mrs. Ford spoke about her husband and her years in Washington, D.C. She reminisced about her husband’s career in the House of Representatives and then the White House and shared several…

    638 views
  • 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…

    393 views
  • A Civil Rights Milestone  June 11 1963
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    A Civil Rights Milestone, June 11, 1963

    Callie Crossley moderated a discussion of the historic events of June 11, 1963. On that day two black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, were barred entry to the University of Alabama by…

    1,622 views
  • emMaster of the Senateem
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    Master of the Senate

    Mr. Caro talked about his book, Master of the Senate, published by Knopf. In this third volume of his multi-volume biography, The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Mr. Caro covered events and…

    812 views
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