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    Centennial of Lusitania Sinking

    Panelists examined the wartime role of the sinking of the Lusitania, the worldwide reaction to the tragedy, and its impact on American public opinion about the war. On May 7, 1915, the RMS…

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    Presidential Decision-Making After Vietnam

    Marvin Kalb talked about the impact of the Vietnam War on presidential decision-making. He spoke about military conflicts as well as declared wars, including the wars in Iraq and…

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    Saturday Night Massacre 40th Anniversary

    William Ruckelshaus, Bob Woodward, Jill Wine-Banks and others spoke at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Saturday Night Massacre, when President Nixon fired Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald…

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    Memories of President Truman

    Mrs. Daniel, daughter of President Harry Truman, reminisced about the presidential career of her father. Following her prepared remarks, she answered questions from the audience, often…

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    The Future of Journalism

    Dan Rather, representatives from the Associated Press (AP) and the New York Times, and a journalism professor participated in a panel discussion on the future of journalism. Topics included…

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    Future of Journalism

    Neil Budde, who has 30 years of experience working for newspapers and online publishers, talked about the future of journalism. He talked about how news has changed in the past 20 years…

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    National Press Club at 100

    Veteran Washington journalists told stories and reflected on the National Press Club’s colorful history on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. The NPC was founded by 32 reporters who wanted a…

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    The Making of The Civil War

    Mr. Burns described the five year project of making the television program, The Civil War. Broadcast during five evenings in October, 1990, twenty hours in all, it had the largest audience…

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    Violence in America

    At the National Press Club in Washington, Senator Bill Bradley talked about his ideas to combat violence in America. Senator Bradley is currently serving his third term in the Senate. He is…

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    World War II Cartoonist Perspective

    Mr. Maudlin spoke about his tenure as a World War II cartoonist working for Stars and Stripes.

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    War Reporting

    War Correspondents from World War II through recent events in Afghanistan talked about their experiences in combat zones and reporting during wartime. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    The Economics of Journalism

    A panel of journalists talked about the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl and its implication for other journalists abroad. They also talked about the economics of news,…

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    Washington Journal: Thursday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Media and the Presidential Campaign

    Participants discussed several issues associated with the almost completed presidential campaign, including the presidential debates, media coverage of the campaign and public…

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    U.S. Poet Laureate

    U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove addressed members of the National Press Club concerning her views on poetry and her desire to encourage the spread of poetry. At age 41, Rita Dove is the…

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    Our Common Future

    Mr. Turner described the evils of business competition that sometimes limit progress, especially Time-Warner’s blocking of his attempt to acquire another network. He responded to questions…

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    The History of Baseball

    Mr. Burns talked about his nine-part PBS documentary, “Baseball,” and described some of the history of the sport. Topics included Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth, the Negro League and racism,…

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    Author Perspective

    Mr. Wouk humorously discussed some of his writings.

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    Washington Political Humor

    Mr. Keillor spoke about his work as a radio humorist on A Prairie Home Companion on National Public Radio. He also discussed his books on the satirical side of Washington, DC.

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    Duchess of York Philanthropies

    Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, talked about her U.S. visit to attend charity fundraising events for children who were victims of the 1986 Chernobel nuclear accident. Following…

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