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  • Life and Legacy of Benjamin Franklin
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    Life & Times of Benjamin Franklin

    Three of the most prominent recent biographers of Benjamin Franklin participated in a discussion at the National Constitution Center. Jim Lehrer, who wrote The Franklin Affair: A Novel, published by…

  • Constitutional Conversation
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    Constitutional Conversation

    At an evening event titled “Constitutional Conversation” moderated by Tim Russert, justices talked about the role and operation of the Supreme Court, the state of civics knowledge and…

  • National Constitution Center
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    National Constitution Center

    Washington Journal was telecast from Signers' Hall in the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA. Signers' Hall features life-size bronze statues of 42 men: the 39 delegates who signed…

  • emThe Americanization of Benjamin Franklinem
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    The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

    Mr. Wood was interviewed about his book, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, published by The Penguin Press. In the book, the author argues that while many people consider Franklin one of the…

  • emMemoirsem
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    Richard Stengel interviewed Ahmed Kathrada about his book Memoirs, published by Zebra Press. It chronicles his life as a political activist in South Africa. Mr. Kathrada explained that his anti-apartheid…

  • The Underground Railroad  Journey to Freedom
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    The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom

    Mr. Crew delivered the Fredric Miller Memorial Lecture as the opening program for the National Constitution Center’s upcoming exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” He…

  • Our Common Defense  Fact and Fiction
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    Our Common Defense: Fact and Fiction

    Authors Bowden and Griffin were interviewed by Mr. Turzanski about U.S. foreign policy issues in their fiction and nonfiction books, including the current war in Iraq. Mr. Bowden’s book Black Hawk Down…

  • emWhere The Right Went Wrongem
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    Where The Right Went Wrong

    Mr. Stengel interviewed Mr. Buchanan about his book Where the Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency, published by Thomas…

  • America and the Courts
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    America and the Courts

    At a dinner at the National Constitution Center, the 2004 We The People Award was given to William T. Coleman, Jr. for his lifetime achievement in civic engagement. The award was presented by Supreme…

  • Reporting on Polls in Close Elections
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    Reporting on Polls in Close Elections

    Panelists discussed polling in presidential elections. They spoke about the impact of polling on both candidates and voters, and panelists also spoke about polling methods and theories.…

  • September 11 Commission Recommendations Town Hall
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    September 11 Commission Recommendations Town Hall

    Members of the September 11 Commission discussed their findings and recommendations. They spoke about the need for reform in a number of areas, and also analyzed some of the obstacles to…