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    Former U.S. Capitol Pages

    Former House and Senate Pages, who served between 1967 and 2001, talked about their experiences. Cokie Roberts moderated the discussion. “Pages Through the Decades” was a panel discussion at…

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    Obama Administration Speeches and Rhetoric

    Former presidential speechwriters talked about the rhetorical skills of President Obama and offered insights from their own experiences working with past presidents.

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    2013 Inaugural Ceremony Preview

    C-SPAN’s coverage of the 57th presidential inauguration began with a look back at President Obama’s 2009 inaugural address, followed by a preview of his 2013 address. They also talked about…

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    State of the Union Speechwriting

    Speechwriters from the George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush administrations previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address. Other topics included the mechanics of…

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    Obama Administration Speeches and Rhetoric

    Political speechwriters and other communications professionals talked about the rhetoric used by President Obama in his public speeches. Among the topics they addressed were the speech writing process,…

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    Inaugural Address Discussion

    Presidential speech writers talked about President Obama’s 2009 inaugural address. They responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Additionally video footage of crowds and activity…

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    Conservative Issues

    Rep. Dornan discussed conservative issues, the liberal press, and the Bush administration.

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