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  • Hugh Sidey Interview
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    Hugh Sidey Interview

    Former Time magazine reporter Hugh Sidey talked about covering Lyndon Johnson while Johnson was Senate Majority Leader and President of the United States. He recalled President Johnson’s leadership…

  • Watergate 25 Years Later
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    Watergate: 25 Years Later

    On the twenty-fifth anniversary of President Nixon’s resignation, Mr. Sidey reflected on the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He talked about his personal memories of the Watergate…

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Remembered
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    Lyndon Baines Johnson Remembered

    Participants reflected on their interactions with President Lyndon B. Johnson. Former reporters focused on how they covered the Johnson administration and how he included the press in most…

  • Reflections on President Kennedy
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    Reflections on President Kennedy

    Mr. Sidey reminisced about President Kennedy and talked about a book on Kennedy’s European travels as a young man. Mr. Sidey wrote the introduction for the book. He took questions from the…

  • Opening Ceremony Restoring the Presidency
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    Opening Ceremony: Restoring the Presidency

    Donald Rumsfeld and Hugh Sidey spoke at the opening ceremony, entitled Restoring the Presidency, of the Seventh Presidential Conference. The Gerald Ford Symposium was held at Hofstra…

  • Peck Presidential Award Winner
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    Peck Presidential Award Winner

    Mr. Sidey, former political and White House correspondent for Time Magazine, talked about his life and career. He had covered nine presidents over 38 years for the magazine and is one of the recipients of…

  • White House Transition Staff Viewpoint
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    White House Transition: Staff Viewpoint

    As part of a symposium marking the 200th anniversary of the White House, current and former White House officials spoke about the daily workings of the White House. Among the topics they…

  • Reaction to President Reagans Death
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    Reaction to President Reagan's Death

    Following appearances on NBC’s Meet the Press, Mr. Duberstein, Senator McCain, and Mr. Sidey responded to questions from reporters regarding former President Reagan. Among the topics…

  • White House Transitions
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    White House Transitions

    Mr. Beschloss talked about the White House during periods of transition between presidents. Through anecdotes and historical observations he described the peaceful nature of the transfer of…

  • White House Transition Press Corps Viewpoint
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    White House Transition: Press Corps Viewpoint

    Mr. Brinkley and Mr. Frankel spoke about the White House press corps, their relationship with various presidents, and how the relationship had changed with advances in technology and a 24…

  • 1968  The Year and The Campaign
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    1968 - The Year and The Campaign

    Mr. Sidey, Ms. McGrory and Mr. Evans discussed their memories of the presidential campaign during a retrospective on the year 1968. The journalists discussed events that occurred during the…

  • West Wing Crisis Management
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    West Wing: Crisis Management

    The speakers talked about the West Wing of the White House, focusing on working in the West Wing and crisis management. This segment also featured remarks from first lady Laura Bush.

  • West Wing The Vice President
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    West Wing: The Vice President

    Mr. Sidey interviewed Vice President Dick Cheney about his experiences working in the West Wing. The vice president also served in the Ford Administration as Chief of Staff from 1975-1977.

  • West Wing Design and Construction
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    West Wing: Design and Construction

    The speakers talked about the West Wing of the White House, focusing on design and construction. This segment includes the introduction to the symposium.

  • Reagan Tribute Gala
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    Reagan Tribute Gala

    At an event in the Reagan Building atrium, participants paid tribute to the legacy and career of former President Reagan on the eve of a ceremony to award him and Mrs. Reagan the…

  • Ronald Reagan Freedom Award Ceremony
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    Ronald Reagan Freedom Award Ceremony

    Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani accepted the Reagan Freedom Medal for his service and support during the aftermath of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.

  • Bush Presidential Vacations
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    Bush Presidential Vacations

    Mr. Sidey discussed historical footage of President Bush’s vacations.

  • Celebration of Reading
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    Celebration of Reading

    The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy hosted its seventh annual event to promote reading that included Mrs. Bush’s son, President George W. Bush. After a humorous video of George and Barbara…

  • White House Anniversary Dinner
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    White House Anniversary Dinner

    Former presidents and first ladies gathered at an official dinner to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the White House. In their remarks the presidents talked about their time in the…

  • Carter Presidential Vacation
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    Carter Presidential Vacation

    Hugh Sidey described President Carter’s small town roots, and how Mr. Carter enjoyed fishing and spending time in his home town and at Camp David.

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