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    The Politics of Presidential Appointment

    Mr. Hackney discussed his experience after being nominated by President Clinton to head the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Hackney reads, and comments on, various sections of his book The…

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    University of Alabama Commencement Address

    Mr. Hackman talked about the importance of self-improvement and how it is an essential part of American identity.

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    Government Funding for the Humanities

    Mr. Hackney talked about government funding and the survival of the humanities in the United States. He commented on the recent debate in the House of Representatives concerning the…

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    Race, Ethnicity and Culture

    Panelists from varied backgrounds sought ways to explain bigotry and racism in the U.S. and to replace them with a sense of community and common values.

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    National Endowment for the Arts

    Chairman Hackney took viewer calls concerning the National Endowment for the Arts and the role it plays in preserving American art and literature.

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    Education Issues

    Mr. Hackney discussed his tenure as president of the University of Pennsylvania and the effect administration policy has on higher education goals.

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    U.S. Humanities Education

    Chairman Hackney spoke about the need for continued emphasis on humanities education in the U.S. and throughout the world. Following his opening remarks, he took questions concerning the…

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