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  • Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address
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    Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

    Two scholars at the American Enterprise Institute discussed Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.” They also talked about the former president’s Gettysburg Address and answered questions from…

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  • emThe Ugly Americansem
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    The Ugly Americans

    Martha Bayles talked about her book, The Ugly Americans: How Not to Lose the Global Culture War, soon to be published by Yale University Press. She argued that people abroad now assume that…

    261 views
  • Popular vs Electoral College Vote
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    Popular vs. Electoral College Vote

    Participants spoke about the role and workings of the Electoral College. They talked about such topics as the history of the Electoral College and the role it had played in past elections.…

    117 views
  • Electoral Vote Explanation
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    Electoral Vote Explanation

    Mr. Berns continued his explanation of the Electoral College vote and talked about the objection to the Ohio vote. Mr. Berns wrote the book, After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral…

    47 views
  • Electoral Vote Explanation
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    Electoral Vote Explanation

    Mr. Berns explained the Electoral College vote and how the results from each state will be opened, certified, and counted during a special Joint Session of Congress today. He said there…

    150 views
  • Saddam Hussein Trial
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    Saddam Hussein Trial

    Scholars talked about the trial of Saddam Hussein. Among the issues they addressed were the nature and composure of the tribunal, the possibility of the death penalty, and the location of…

    70 views
  • Patriotism in America
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    Patriotism in America

    In a panel discussion titled “What Patriotism Means Today,” panelists talked about the history of patriotism in the U.S., the impact of terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on patriotic…

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  • Higher Education and Democracy
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    Higher Education and Democracy

    In a forum titled “Higher Education and Democracy in Peace and War: Is Higher Education Compatible with Patriotism?,” participants talked about the state of higher education and the…

    73 views
  • Patriotism and Citizenship
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    Patriotism and Citizenship

    The panelists discussed American patriotism and Mr. Berns' book, Making Patriots, published by University of Chicago Press. Other panelists were Mr. Cohen, author of Citizens and Soldiers:…

    152 views
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    Making Patriots

    Professor Berns talked about his book, Making Patriots, published by University of Chicago Press. The book analyzed the meaning and paradox of the word “patriotism,” contrasting the…

    438 views
  • Election Reform
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    Election Reform

    The panelists discussed efforts to reform the U.S. election system since the contested presidential vote in Florida last year and answered questions from the audience of high school…

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  • Electoral College Votes Preview
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    Electoral College Votes Preview

    Mr. Berns and Mr. White talked about the Electoral College process. They focused on how the process is run and why it was created by the Founding Fathers. They also responded to viewer…

    36 views
  • Electoral College
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    Electoral College

    Panelists talked about the electoral college system of voting for president in the U.S. They also talked about which voters have the most power under the current system.

    102 views
  • Washington Journal Monday
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    Washington Journal: Monday

    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…

    42 views
  • Electoral College Procedure
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    Electoral College Procedure

    Mr. Berns discussed the origins and history of the electoral college process, with the 1992 electoral college scheduled to take place later in the day. He also commented on footage from the…

    88 views
  • The Spread of Pop Culture and US Interests
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    The Spread of Pop Culture and U.S. Interests

    Journalists and scholars discussed U.S. popular culture in a forum entitled, “Does the Spread of American Popular Culture Advance American Interests?” during a symposium on global pop culture.…

    510 views
  • History of Electoral College in Elections
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    History of Electoral College in Elections

    Representatives of various groups discussed the electoral college and its origins. The group also talked about presidential elections where the electoral college was significant.

    85 views
  • Electoral College Proceedings
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    Electoral College Proceedings

    Mr. Berns discussed the electoral college and its functions in the election process. Mr. Berns recently authored a book about the electoral college entitled, After the People Vote.

    22 views
  • Third Party Candidates
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    Third Party Candidates

    The panel discussed the potential of a third party candidate in the presidential primary, the possibility of Ross Perot entering the presidential race, the public assesment of the current…

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  • Blacks Women  Jews  the Constitution
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    Blacks, Women & Jews & the Constitution

    A panel discusses Robert Goldwin’s new book, Why Blacks, Women, and Jews Are Not Mentioned in the Constitution, and Other Unorthodox Views.

    196 views
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