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    Professor Cass Sunstein talked about his book #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media, in which he examines how social media impacts political views. Professor Sunstein…

  • Discussion Focuses on Political Culture in 2016
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    Political Culture in 2016

    The University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture hosted a series of presentations on their new survey addressing American political culture, which found widespread dissatisfaction with…

  • Power and Politics Exhibit
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    "Power and Politics" Exhibit

    Eric Rivet talked about the Cleveland History Center’s “Power and Politics” exhibit launching prior to the 2016 Republican National Convention. The exhibit includes items in the Cleveland History Center’s…

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    Extremism in America

    George Michael talked about his book, Extremism in America, in which he discusses the history and impact of political extremists in the United States. Professor Michael spoke about groups…

  • The Beginning of American Politics
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    The Beginning of American Politics

    Professor Douglas Bradburn of Binghamton University in New York contrasted British and American politics in the 18th century. He examined why Colonial America was unable to duplicate…

  • Independent Voters and the 2012 Elections
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    Independent Voters and the 2012 Elections

    Linda Killian talked about how the political system is losing faith among the public and more deeply among independent voters. Topics included the rising self-identification of independent…

  • Tom Brokaw Remarks on State of US Political Debate
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    Tom Brokaw Remarks on State of U.S. Political Debate

    Tom Brokaw discussed the state of U.S. political debate and his new book, The Time of Our Lives: Past, Present, Promise, a broad view of how American life had changed since the Great…

  • Coffee Party Rally
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    Coffee Party Rally

    Annabel Park talked about the Coffee Party, its platform, and its first major rally. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

  • American Politics
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    American Politics

    Laura Clawson talked about the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress, what to expect from the incoming 112th Congress and its new leadership, and other current political topics. She also…

  • Conservatives and Tea Party
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    Conservatives and Tea Party

    Matt Kibbe talked by video uplink from Dallas, Texas about the future impact of the Tea Party and whether social and national security issues should be part of he Tea Party agenda.…

  • News Review
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    News Review

    David Drucker and Reid Wilson talked about the week’s major stories, the congressional agenda, and the 2010 midterm elections. Topics included the latest jobless rate figures and current job…

  • Congress the Presidency and Presidential Politics
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    Congress, the Presidency, and Presidential Politics

    Students from the University of Denver and Pace University in New York City participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Former Senator Bob Kerrey spoke to the class about…

  • Young Progressive Movement
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    Young Progressive Movement

    Erica Williams talked about the Campus Progress 2009 Annual Conference. Guests included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Bill Clinton. The theme was “Delivering Change.” Ms.…

  • 30 Years of Close Up Television
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    30 Years of Close Up Television

    Current and former associates of the Close Up Foundation looked back on 30 years of television programming on C-SPAN. They also talked with high school students from across the nation.…

  • Lenora Fulani on Independent Political Movements
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    Lenora Fulani on Independent Political Movements

    The panelists talked about the characteristics, history, and direction of Independent politics. They discussed political issues that they labeled as being under-covered by the major…

  • Presidential Occupation Project
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    Presidential Occupation Project

    Kathy Kelly talked about, "Seasons of Discontent, A Presidential Occupation Project", which held non-violent demonstrations at the campaign headquarters of the presidential candidates to…

  • Life and Career of John Edwards
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    Life and Career of John Edwards

    Senator Edwards talked about growing up in rural North Carolina, sports, family, his career as a trial lawyer, his early interest in politics and his successful run for the Senate in 1998. The…

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    On Bullshit

    Program contains language that some viewers might find offensive. Professor Frankfurt was interviewed at the New York Times Great Read in the Park about his book On Bullshit, published by…

  • Politics and Culture
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    Politics and Culture

    At an event to mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of George magazine, a panel, moderated by Tom Brokaw, was held on the relationship between culture and politics. Panelists discussed how…

  • The Office of the Presidency
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    The Office of the Presidency

    Mr. Rove talked about history, the presidency, the Republican Party, and his long association with both George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush. Following prepared remarks, he responded to…

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