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    National Security Spending Since the September 11, 2001 Attacks

    Steven Brill discusses his year-long investigation for The Atlantic in which he examined whether the $1 trillion spent on national security since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, has made…

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    America's Bitter Pill

    Steven Brill talked about his book, America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System, about the creation, passage, and effectiveness…

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    Health Care System Costs

    Journalists Steven Brill and David Goldhill presented opposing views on Medicare as the problem or the solution for inflated medical industry prices.

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    After Words with Steven Brill

    The founder of The American Lawyer magazine and Court TV tells the story of a coalition of unlikely allies in the fight to change a school system that many parents believe is failing the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments.

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    Lobbying and the Financial Reform Bill

    Steven Brill, participating from New York City, talked about his Time cover story on the lobbyist role in shaping financial reform legislation, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Aviation Security

    Witnesses testified about transportation programs to ensure air safety and security. Among the issues they addressed were procedures and equipment used at airport security checkpoints,…

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    Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

    The 9/11 Public Discourse Project, the nonprofit successor organization to the 9/11 Commission, held a panel discussion on threats posed by terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. They talked…

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    Making Sense of Today's World

    A panel discussion on “Making Sense of Today’s World” was held in celebration of the opening of this new Borders store, which replaces the World Trade Center Borders that was destroyed during the September…

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    After: How America Confronted the September 12 Era

    Steven Brill talked about his book After: How America Confronted the September 12 Era, published by Simon and Schuster. He described using nearly 350 interviews with those involved in the…

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    Freedom, Commerce and Security

    Secretary Ridge spoke about efforts to fight terrorism, domestic security concerns, and the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security. He also talked about the changes in…

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    Hearing on Terrorist Attacks, Day 2

    Several panels of witnesses testified about the September 11 terrorist attacks. Topics included transportation security before and after September 11, al-Qaeda and its finances, the United…

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    Media Coverage of 2000 Elections

    Mr. Brill talked about how to cover candidates in an election. He stressed that a reporter should ask yes or no questions and never allow candidates to get away with long answers that fail…

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    Media and Society at the Turn of the Century

    Mr. Brill talked about the power of the media and the need for accuracy in reporting. He said that since the media was not accountable to government there was a great need for various media…

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    Free Speech and Cameras in the Courtroom

    The panelists discussed the advantages and disadvantages of cameras in the courtroom. A disadvantage mentioned was that lawyers, judges, and witnesses may "play to the cameras". An advantage…

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    Does the Fourth Estate Need a Fifth Estate?

    Mr. Brill talked about the development of his magazine and described his ideas of journalistic integrity. After his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience.

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    Brill's Content Magazine

    Mr. Brill discussed his magazine, which acts as a non-ideological watchdog for the media. He participated by remote connection from New York City.

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    News in the Digital Age

    Mr. Greenfield moderated this panel discussion on journalism and media business considerations. They discussed the impact of the “bottom line” on journalistic decision-making.

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    Cameras in the Courtroom

    Participants debated the pros and cons of allowing cameras in the courtroom. The audience also took part in the discussion.

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    Perception of the Media

    In a forum entitled "Why Everyone Hates the Media", panelists discussed perceptions of the media. They also answered questions from the audience.

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