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  • Political Satire in America
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    Political Satire in America

    A panel discussion was held on political satire in America. The panelists shared samples of their work and Lewis Lapham read an essay on the subject of American satire. Following their…

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  • Presidential Impeachment
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    Presidential Impeachment

    Lewis Lapham talked about his cover story in Harper’s on why he believed that President Bush should be impeached for committing the crime of fraud on the people and the Congress of the U.S. in his case…

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  • The Writings of Eugene McCarthy
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    The Writings of Eugene McCarthy

    Harper’s Magazine at a Barnes and Noble in New York City. He discussed four of his books: 1968: War & Democracy, No-Fault Politics: Modern Presidents, the Press, and Reformers, Hard Years:…

    134 views
  • Presidential Impeachment Proposals
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    Presidential Impeachment Proposals

    Harper’s Magazine hosted a forum titled “Is There a Case for Impeachment?” Panelists talked about the historical provision for and definition of impeachment in the U.S. Constitution, abuses of…

    99 views
  • On Politics and the Art of Acting
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    On Politics and the Art of Acting

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  • Career of Henry Kissinger
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    Career of Henry Kissinger

    Participants talked about an article written by Mr. Hitchens and published in Harper’s. The article characterized decisions by Secretary Kissinger and others during the Vietnam War as war crimes. It also…

    891 views
  • emAn American Albumem
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    An American Album

    Mr. Lapham talked about the book he edited, An American Album: 150 Years of Harper’s Magazine, published by Franklin Square Press. The book is a selection of articles that appeared in the…

    35 views
  • emTheater of Warem
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    Theater of War

    Mr. Lapham discussed his book, Theater of War, published by The New Press. The book is his response to the September 11 attacks. Mr. Lapham, a long-time opponent of war, joined a group of…

    83 views
  • News Review
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    News Review

    Mr. Lapham talked about current events and the news of the day. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

    32 views
  • Mark Twain emExtracts from Adams Diaryem
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    Mark Twain: Extracts from Adam's Diary

    Mr. Gray read an article, “Extracts from Adam’s Diary,” that Mark Twain wrote for Harper’s Magazine in 1901. Then Mr. Lapham talked about Mark Twain and his work for the magazine.

    137 views
  • Media Issues
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    Media Issues

    Mr. Lapham talked with high school students about the state of the media and answered their questions.

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  • The Changing Face of the Publishing Industry
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    The Changing Face of the Publishing Industry

    The panel discussed how changes in the publishing industry have affected what America reads. Mr. Schiffrin is the author of The Business of Books: How the International Conglomerates Took Over…

    86 views
  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    In the newspaper roundtable, Mr. Weyrich and Mr. Lapham from New York talked about current news stories of interest to them and took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail.

    28 views
  • DeVotos Easy Chair
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    DeVoto's Easy Chair

    Mr. Lapham talked about the column Mr. DeVoto wrote for Harper’s called the “Easy Chair,” which he writes today. He talked about DeVoto’s mastery of language and his ability to write both entertaining and…

    211 views
  • emHarpers Magazineem New Issue
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    Harper's Magazine New Issue

    Mr. Lapham previewed the new issue of Harper’s.

    39 views
  • The Past and Future of Democracy
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    The Past and Future of Democracy

    Historians and an editor discussed lessons from the past which can be used to help citizens be effective participants in U.S. democracy. They attempted to answer the question, “Why Study…

    61 views
  • Presidential Politics and the Media
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    Presidential Politics and the Media

    The panelists participated in a forum titled “Election '96 - The Picking of the President: Politics and the Media.” They criticized the lack of substance in the campaign and in the debates…

    41 views
  • Washington Monday Journal
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    Washington Monday Journal

    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…

    77 views
  • emNew American Ruling Classem
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    New American Ruling Class

    Mr. Lapham spoke about his new book, New American Ruling Class, which focuses on changes within the elites in U.S. society. He emphasized that this group now has little connection to…

    141 views
  • Washington Friday Journal
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    Washington Friday Journal

    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 and electronic…

    83 views
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