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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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    1998 White House Correspondents' Dinner

    White House correspondents gathered for their annual awards dinner. President Clinton delivered humorous remarks. Mr. Romano provided the entertainment for the evening. Helen Thomas was…

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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    President George H.W. Bush, Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR), and H. Ross Perot met at Michigan State University for the last of three presidential debates prior to the 1992 presidential election. During the first half of…

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    Oval Office Historical Perspective

    Various officials from previous administrations discussed their memories of the Oval Office.

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    Oval Office Historical Perspective

    The Oval Office was discussed from an historical perspective. Several clips were shown to depict the changes that the Oval Office has gone through. The Oval Office was first designed at the turn…

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    An Evening with Former President Clinton

    As part of the society’s Distinguished Speakers Series, former President Clinton spoke about current international issues and voiced his support to President Bush and the U.S. military in…

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    National Press Awards

    Helen Thomas, Peter Jennings, and Otis Chandler were honored for their work and their careers in both print and broadcast media. Chandler is the former publisher of the Los Angeles Times.…

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    Presidents Who Have Known Me

    Ms. Thomas talked about her career as a White House correspondent, told anecdotes about the presidents she covered, and spoke briefly about her new book. Following her remarks she answered…

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    Sarah McClendon's 90th Birthday

    In honor of her 90th birthday, participants paid tribute to Ms. McClendon for her distinguished service as a journalist and for her work on behalf of veterans.

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    University of San Francisco Commencement

    After receiving an honorary doctorate, Ms. Thomas addressed the graduates. She talked about the benefits and responsibilities of being an American at the beginning of the 21st century.

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    New York Times Washington Literary Lunch

    Authors talked about the craft of writing and how and why they chose subject material. They also spoke about their experiences in writing their books. Following their remarks they answered…

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    Crusaders, Scoundrels, Journalists

    Participants talked about the history of the media. They focused on how the media is viewed by politicians. They also talked about the entertainment factor in journalism, and the effect of…

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    In Search of L.B.J.

    In a forum sponsored by the National Press Club Foundation and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, reporters who covered the Johnson White House reflect on Johnson’s relationship with the…

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    Front Row at the White House

    Helen Thomas, often called the dean of White House correspondents, talked about her memoir, Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times. She commented on each president she had covered,…

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    Book Discussion

    Speakers talked about their books. Ms. Thomas discussed her book Front Row at the White House. Mr. Anderson talked about his novel Turn of the Century. Mr. Buckley spoke about his book The…

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    Mt. Vernon College Commencement

    Ms. Thomas spoke to graduates about the challenges facing them as they “plunge headlong” into a new life. She told them that their college education will serve as a “passport to a better…

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    Women in American Political Life Panel 1

    The panelists talked about how the role of women in public life has changed over the years.

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    Marlin Fitzwater Roast

    Former president Bush joined journalists, speechwriters and members of the Reagan and Bush administrations to roast former press secretary Fitzwater. President Bush appeared in a black cape…

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    No, Thank You, Mr. President

    Ms. Thomas talked about her journalism career of covering the White House and how the presidency has changed. She received the Freedom Award from the University of Denver.

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