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  • After Words with Susan Jacoby
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    After Words with Susan Jacoby

    Ms. Jacoby explores what she calls the age-related myths of the health industry and American culture. she says these myths attempt to convince people that longevity can be bought. Baby Boomers, she says,need…

    739 views
  • Newsmakers with Senator Dick Lugar
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    Newsmakers with Senator Dick Lugar

    Senate Foreign Relations ranking member Richard Lugar (R-IN) joined Newsmakers to discuss U.S. tactics in Afghanistan. He urges President Obama to make a decision about additional troops in the region and said he would…

    151 views
  • The Economy and Capital Markets
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    The Economy and Capital Markets

    Bob Greifeld talked about the turmoil in the financial markets and offered an assessment of the future of the equities market. He also spoke on the need for more transparency and…

    117 views
  • US Energy Policy
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    U.S. Energy Policy

    James Mulva talked about opportunities in the U.S. at the start of a new administration to tackle energy security and climate change. He urged the new president and Congress to make…

    149 views
  • Interfaith Opposition to Terrorism
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    Interfaith Opposition to Terrorism

    Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, talked about a partnership of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Americans who oppose terrorism. During the luncheon, the Fiqh…

    95 views
  • Care of Wounded Warriors
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    Care of Wounded Warriors

    Former Senator Robert Dole talked about the changes being made to improve care for wounded veterans. The former senator, who was gravely wounded in World War II, is co-chair of President Bush’s…

    1,462 views
  • Fourth Estate Award Dinner
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    Fourth Estate Award Dinner

    Christiane Amanpour received the National Press Club’s 36th annual Fourth Estate Award for achieving distinction for a lifetime of contributions to American journalism. Wolf Blitzer,…

    115 views
  • Religion in the Public Square
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    Religion in the Public Square

    Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori spoke about the role of religion in politics, the separation of church and state, and public profession of faith. Among the topics she addressed were the…

    204 views
  • Economic Crisis
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    Economic Crisis

    Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman talked about the country’s economic crisis. He responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Paul Krugman is a columnist for the…

    940 views
  • Arts Education
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    Arts Education

    Marin Alsop, the first woman to lead a major symphony, talked about her background and arts education. She responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.

    251 views
  • Future of the Housing Market
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    Future of the Housing Market

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston talked about steps being taken to help homeowners and about the future for the housing market. Following his remarks he answered…

    156 views
  • Campaign 2008 Congressional Races
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    Campaign 2008 Congressional Races

    Representative Chris Van Hollen, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Representative Thomas Davis, former chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee,…

    192 views
  • National Education Reform
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    National Education Reform

    Michelle Rhee, chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, talked about her professional life, her role in hiring teachers, continued training for teachers, the process of…

    296 views
  • Energy Policy Reform Proposals
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    Energy Policy Reform Proposals

    T. Boone Pickens talked about his alternative energy proposal and the government’s plan for stabilizing financial markets. Following his remarks, he responded to questions from the audience.

    219 views
  • Future of Colombia
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    Future of Colombia

    Colombian President H.E. Alvaro Uribe delivered the luncheon keynote speech to the National Press Club. He talked about his country’s recent economic progress and security improvements. He also…

    112 views
  • Combating Terrorism
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    Combating Terrorism

    Secretary Michael Chertoff talked about the strategies for combating terrorism, U.S. security concerns, and the 7th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. He…

    59 views
  • Future of US Energy Policy
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    Future of U.S. Energy Policy

    Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, talked about U.S. energy security, programs to stimulate energy innovation and job growth, and protect the environment.…

    525 views
  • Philanthropy
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    Philanthropy

    Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, talked about his life experiences as a leading NASCAR driver and philanthropist. He and his wife, Chandra, founded the Jimmie Johnson Foundation…

    222 views
  • Housing Market
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    Housing Market

    Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Brian Montgomery talked about the overall state of housing and the role of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) in stabilizing the market.…

    172 views
  • Role of Public Media in a Democracy
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    Role of Public Media in a Democracy

    Sharon Percy Rockefeller spoke about the role of public media in the democratic process. Among the topics she addressed were public television and radio coverage of the 2008 election campaigns,…

    129 views
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