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    Washington Saturday 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…

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    Contract on Congress: Is the Media Fair?

    Panelists discussed how the media covered the activities and personalities during the first 100 days of the 104th Congress.

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    Franking Reform

    Committee members heard testimony from fellow legislators and interest group representatives concerning various legislation to reform the privilege of franking, sending congressional mail…

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    Media Investigations and President Clinton

    The panelists discussed President Clinton’s relationship with the media and the findings of a new report on the media’s coverage of alleged misconduct by President Clinton.

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    Media Bias in Reporting on Congress

    The participants discussed the role of the media in reporting on the Congress. They analyzed the evolution of media bias and the need for fair journalism in Washington, D.C.

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    Relationship of the President and the Media

    Several media analysts and pollsters spoke in a panel discussion on the relationship between President Clinton and the media. Issues raised in the discussion included the Clinton administration’s…

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    Public Figures, Private Lives, and the Press

    The Smithsonian Institution and the National Press Club co-sponsored the seventh annual Freedom of the Press program, a forum on the relationship between the media and public figures. Several…

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    Media Exaggeration of the Recession

    The panelists discussed media coverage of the economy in a symposium entitled, “Gloom and Doom: Have the Media Exaggerated the Recession?”

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    The Uncertainty of Global Warming

    Representatives from the Center for Science, Technology, and Media discussed its views on global climate change. This news conference served as an introduction for the center.

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    Television News

    Mr. Lichter and Mr. Bernstein discussed the current state of television news, which has become the largest source of national news for most Americans. Mr. Lichter is a co-author of the…

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    Keeping the Media Honest

    Mr. Lichter, author of Watching America: What TV Tells Us About Our Lives, spoke to an audience at the Heritage Foundation, a non-profit public policy research center in Washington, DC. He discussed the effect of the media both on…

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    Television Coverage of Presidential Campaign

    Media experts evaluated the media coverage of the 1988 presidential campaign. The panel discussed positive and negative press coverage, inaccessible candidates, and political advertising.

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    Campaign 1988

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    Network Coverage of Republican Convention

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