72Jan 6, 2005
Close Up on C-SPAN Anniversary
Close Up Foundation marked 25 years of its programs on C-SPAN. Founder Mr. Janger, Mr. Bond, and Mr. Milewski talked about the history of Close Up Foundation and C-SPAN, showing ...
22Mar 19, 1998
Presidential Allegation News Coverage
Mr. Rieder talked about the print, broadcast and online coverage of the allegations of sexual misconduct against President Clinton. He examined issues of journalistic credibility and ...
40Mar 2, 1998
Mass Media and Democracy
Mr. Vanassed and Mr. Grossman talked about the impact of mass media on democratic values and institutions. They discussed whether new technologies will contribute to or undermine ...
13Feb 26, 1998
Welfare Reform in Virginia
Virginia changed its welfare system in 1996 after a national welfare reform law allowed states to design their own welfare programs using federal monies. Two Virginia officials detailed the ...
57Feb 12, 1998
Three college journalists expressed their views on race relations in
the United States and on college campuses. Dr. Adams described the civil rights era and the differences between ...
16Jan 29, 1998
Mr. McCullagh and Mr. Meeks discussed the use of online news sources. They examined online journalism standards and sources and how online communication can contribute to the overall ...
8Jan 22, 1998
Associated Press 150th Anniversary
The Associated Press is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Mr. Mears and Mr. Hart took part in this discussion about the world’s oldest and largest news service and its place ...
16Jan 15, 1998
Middle East Issues
Panelists talked about the Middle East peace process and the status of negotiations and the U.S. role in the attempt to bring about peace in the region.
25Dec 2, 1997
Hispanic Press in the U.S.
The Close Up Foundation hosted this forum which discussed how Latino journalists fare when working in the United States. Spanish-speaking journalists discussed their work and how they focus ...
30Nov 13, 1997
Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Panelists discussed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which came before the Supreme Court earlier this year and how it was handled in the Court. Ms. Hamilton and Mr. Thomas ...
124Nov 3, 1997
Native American Education
The federal role in Native American education, the programs available to Native American students and funding priorities for the future were discussed during this forum. Representatives from ...
10Oct 23, 1997
Cameras in the Courtroom
Judge Hamilton and Mr. Graham debated the need for and advisability of televising court proceedings. They discussed whether televised proceedings led to more confidence and appreciation of ...
23Oct 16, 1997
Violence and Local News
Panelists discussed news coverage of crime. They particularly examined the increasing news coverage of crime and violence while crime rates have remained constant or decreased. They also ...
61Jun 9, 1997
Teaching Values in the Classroom
Participants discussed how schools teach values, both implicitly and explicitly, and how they can work with parents and communities to teach values. They also examined what values should be ...
6Jun 5, 1997
U.S. Cuba Policy
Reps. Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen, who are both Cuban-Americans, and Mr. Birns debated U.S. policy toward Cuba. They examined the policy alternatives to bring about the end of the ...
8May 12, 1997
U.S. Cuba Policy
The panelists discussed U.S. policy towards Cuba, including sanctions and the lack of a diplomatic relationship. Students from Bora High School in Boise, St. Brendan High School in Miami, ...
28Apr 14, 1997
Youth Involvement in Politics
The guests discussed youth involvement in politics, how many voted in the 1996 election, and the amount of activity in local, state, and national politics. Students from Cappucino High School ...
7Apr 10, 1997
South Africa Developments
Guests discussed developments in South Africa over the past three years since multiracial democracy replaced the apartheid regime. They examined the pace of change in economic, political and ...
4Mar 27, 1997
Television Ratings System
Guests discussed the current television ratings system, which television executives implemented in January 1997. They talked about how the system has worked thus far, how it can be improved and ...
103Mar 13, 1997
Students' First Amendment Rights
The panelists answered high school students' questions about first amendment and freedom of speech rights. Courts have often ruled in favor of schools being able to censor student speech or ...
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