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3:00 am AKT Approx. 44 min. LIVE Open Phones Paul Orgel Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “How optimistic are you for ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “How optimistic are you for 2013?” 2:00 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 52 min. 2012 National Book Awards Television and radio host Faith Salie hosted the 63rd annual National Book Awards. The ... Television and radio host Faith Salie hosted the 63rd annual National Book Awards. The National Book Foundation presented The Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to author Elmore Leonard and The Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. chairman, CEO, and publisher of the New York Times. Finalists in the non-fiction category were Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956, Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, Robert Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Domingo Martinez, The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir, and Anthony Shadid, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East. Prior to the awards ceremony, several of the evening’s participants gave interviews, including the non-fiction finalists. The event took place at Cipriani in New York City. 2:17 am AKT Approx. 42 min. 1768 British Occupation of Colonial Boston Richard Bell History professor Richard Bell, in his class at the University of Maryland, described the tension ... History professor Richard Bell, in his class at the University of Maryland, described the tension in Boston between British troops and the colonists, and Britain’s efforts to reassert control over the increasingly disloyal colony. In October of 1768, a fleet of warships carrying British infantry regiments anchored in Boston Harbor. He also responded to questions from students.
3:47 am AKT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Economic Outlook for 2013 Peter Morici; Paul Orgel Peter Morici talked about the U.S. economic outlook for 2013. He responded to telephone calls and ... Peter Morici talked about the U.S. economic outlook for 2013. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the “fiscal cliff,” the possibility of a recession in 2013, the federal budget, and Social Security and Medicare.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
3:54 am AKT Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on It’s Even Worse Than It Looks Congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein talked about their book, It’s Even ... Congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein talked about their book, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
3:00 am AKT Approx. 29 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs Beverly Brannan During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities.
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
4:31 am AKT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Afghanistan War Exit Strategy Douglas Wissing; Paul Orgel Douglas Wissing talked about U.S. exit strategy from Afghanistan, and he responded to telephone ... Douglas Wissing talked about U.S. exit strategy from Afghanistan, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Mr. Wissing is the author of Funding the Enemy.
4:01 am AKT Approx. 56 min. Remarks from Chief Justice John Roberts David Leebron; John Roberts Chief Justice John Roberts addressed students at Rice University, touching on issues ranging from ... Chief Justice John Roberts addressed students at Rice University, touching on issues ranging from challenges to the Constitution to his favorite movie. Chief Justice Roberts said reporters are too quick to label Supreme Court Justices as liberal or conservative. The Chief Justice said that he was surprised when he joined the Court on how well the justices get along and remarked that there is no “intellectual bullying” or a voice “raised in anger” during conferences. 3:30 am AKT Approx. 28 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs, Part 2 Beverly Brannan During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities. 
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
5:14 am AKT Approx. 20 min. LIVE Open Phones Paul Orgel Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the news of the day. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the news of the day. 5:00 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ruth Ginsburg; Philip Weiser Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about the Supreme Court and the law. In her ... Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about the Supreme Court and the law. In her remarks she said she thought the court would address the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and issues surrounding same-sex marriage in the coming term. She also talked about her efforts as a female law student, gender discrimination cases that have come before the court, the nomination process, and what she sees as the biggest threats to the U.S. legal system. She also spoke about her personal life with comments about her late husband, his cooking skills and her lack of them. 4:02 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Access to Voting in the 2012 Election Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections ... Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections against efforts to limit or suppress voters.
5:37 am AKT Approx. 22 min. LIVE Jason Pontin on Problem Solving Jason Pontin; Paul Orgel Jason Pontin talked about his article, “You Promised Me Mars Colonies. Instead I Got ... Jason Pontin talked about his article, “You Promised Me Mars Colonies. Instead I Got Facebook,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The magazine piece details the waning ability of the U.S. over the preceding 50 years to solve some of the country’s biggest problems, such as pollution, traffic, and curing cancer, and some of the reasons for the difficulties.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.
6:15 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. The Constitution and Its Promise Anthony M. Kennedy; Edwin Meese Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal ... Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies as part of the foundation’s lecture series “Preserve the Constitution.” He said it’s the duty of every American, not just public servants, to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. Justice Kennedy also stressed the importance of educating children on how the Constitution was formed, and what is in it and why. He said that you can not preserve what you do not comprehend. 
President Ronald Reagan nominated Justice Kennedy to the high court in 1987. He took his seat in 1988.
8:29 am AKT Approx. 22 min. Annual British Youth Parliament Debate More than 300 members of Great Britain’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the ... More than 300 members of Great Britain’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the British House of Commons for their annual debate. The students debated five topics that would be considered for their national campaign. They discussed public transportation costs, better employment opportunities, marriage equality, an equal national minimum wage, and a curriculum that better prepares students in life skills. Speaker of the House John Bercow presided over the morning and afternoon sessions, with a few remarks by other members of Parliament. Following their debate, the students voted that of the five topics debated “curriculum for life skills” would be the issue for their national campaign. 
6:02 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. All-Female New Hampshire Delegation The women who would hold all five of New Hampshire’s major political offices talked about ... The women who would hold all five of New Hampshire’s major political offices talked about women legislators, politics, bipartisanship, and priorities for their new positions. In 2013, for the first time in U.S. history the congressional delegation of a state would be made up entirely of women. In addition, New Hampshire would be swearing in its second female governor in its history. The panelists talked about the historic significance of the moment, including role models, family issues, and their personal stories. 
The “First in the Nation” event at Saint Anselm College was co-sponsored by the school’s New Hampshire institute of Politics and Political Library, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, and the New Hampshire Women’s Initiative.
7:19 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Constitutionalism and China Stephen Breyer; Martin Indyk; John Thornton Justice Stephen Breyer talked about China’s judicial shortcomings, and U.S. history and the ... Justice Stephen Breyer talked about China’s judicial shortcomings, and U.S. history and the power of the Constitution. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Constitutionalism and its Significance for China” was a session of the Brookings Institution event “Rule of Law in China: Prospects and Challenges” to launch Professor He Weifang’s book In the Name of Justice: Striving for the Rule of Law in China.
8:56 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Consumer Credit Reports Witnesses testified on the accuracy and regulation of consumer credit reports. They discussed ... Witnesses testified on the accuracy and regulation of consumer credit reports. They discussed were the practices of credit reporting agencies, the low number of consumers who request their credit reports, the impact of medical debt on credit scores, and the dispute process.
7:20 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Presidential Politics David Axelrod; Steve Edwards David Axelrod, an adviser to both of President Obama presidential campaigns, talked about his life ... David Axelrod, an adviser to both of President Obama presidential campaigns, talked about his life and career in journalism and politics. Topics included campaign finance and ads, Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, and voter demographics. At the end of the interview, Mr. Axelrod answered questions from audience members. 8:24 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Access to Voting in the 2012 Election Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections ... Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections against efforts to limit or suppress voters. 10:16 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Vladimir Putin State of the Nation Address Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in ... Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow. It was his first state of the nation address since winning a third term as president. He outlined a broad range of economic goals over the next few years and vowed to root out corruption in the political system. 
This is a Russian television broadcast. Simultaneous interpretation into English.
Courtesy of Russia Today Television.
8:53 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Deficit Reduction Kent Conrad; Robert Weiner Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” ... Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and gave solutions for long-term deficit reduction. Among his statements he said he would prefer to see a bigger deal when it comes to negotiations and called Speaker Boehner’s latest “fiscal cliff” "Plan B" proposal “an utter waste of time.” He used charts to illustrate his talk and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
10:10 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts Federal government and New York City and New Jersey transportation system officials testified on ... Federal government and New York City and New Jersey transportation system officials testified on the damage done by Hurricane Sandy to the regional transportation systems, and the needed repairs to rebuild infrastructure capable of withstanding a similar storm. At the time, Congress was considering a passage of a $60 billion relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The package has come under criticism for containing pet spending projects like a new car for the Justice Department’s inspector general, repairs at the Kennedy Space Center and funding for the Federal Transportation Administration. 12:52 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. Health Care Law Implementation Federal officials testified on their efforts to help states with the process of setting up health ... Federal officials testified on their efforts to help states with the process of setting up health care insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act (the health care law). Health secretaries from three states that decided against running an exchange also testified. Other topics included the expansion of Medicaid as contained in the law.
9:59 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. ... Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Deputy Secretary Thomas Nides said that several recommendations from the report would take effect before the end of 2012, the rest before Secretary of State Clinton’s successor would take office in 2013. Deputy Secretary William Burns in his remarks said that officials at the highest levels of the State Department were aware of the “deteriorating security situation” in Libya prior to the attack. 11:22 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Medicare Eligibility Age Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to ... Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to 67-years old. Juliette Cubanski first detailed the results of a Kaiser Foundation study of the issue. Among the topics raised after Ms. Cubanski’s presentation were encouraging people to stay in the work force longer, income levels of beneficiaries, and the impact on Medicare of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law). 2:35 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Global Counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin; Daniel Byman; Bruce Riedel Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated ... Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated relations with Pakistan, the use of drones by U.S., and al-Qaida’s influence internationally. The Brookings Institution hosted the event.
11:44 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Syrian Transition After Assad Regime Gregory Aftandilian; Joseph Holliday; Mona Yacoubian Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to ... Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to fall. The Institute for the Study of War’s Joseph Holliday said the fall of the Assad regime will not be a collapse but a slow decline today/Tuesday at a panel discussion on the future of Syria after Assad. He was joined in the discussion by the Stimson Center’s Mona Yacoubian. Both agreed that If the Assad Regime falls, it could lead to less stability in the region. 
Syria’s civil war began as an uprising in March 2011 with peaceful protests but turned into a civil war after the government’s crackdown on dissent.
1:01 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report, Part 1 State Department Deputy Secretaries William Burns and Thomas Nides testified on the findings of a ... State Department Deputy Secretaries William Burns and Thomas Nides testified on the findings of a report on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. They detailed security failures that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. 4:01 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. FBI Historian John Fox on J. Edgar Hoover John Fox; Bernie Reeves FBI historian John Fox spoke about the career of J. Edgar Hoover who served as FBI Director for 48 ... FBI historian John Fox spoke about the career of J. Edgar Hoover who served as FBI Director for 48 years, from 1924 until 1972. He talked about Hoover’s role in developing the FBI, and how perceptions of Hoover changed late in his career. The speech is from the Raleigh Spy Conference, held at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina.
12:49 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo, State and Defense Officials State and Defense Department officials testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the ... State and Defense Department officials testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. They spoke about violence from the rebel group M23 which was terrorizing people in Eastern Congo. Among the issues discussed were the role of ivory poaching and U.S. federal budget issues that could limit resources available to assist Congo. 2:43 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report, Part 2 State Department Deputy Secretaries William Burns and Thomas Nides continued their testimony on ... State Department Deputy Secretaries William Burns and Thomas Nides continued their testimony on the findings of a report on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. They detailed security failures that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. 5:15 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Retrieval of U.S. Spy Satellite Bernie Reeves; David Waltrop David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy ... David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy satellite from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. In 1972, the CIA and U.S. Navy gathered the remains of the Hexagon Spy Satellite, which contained images of Soviet missile sites and was considered highly important to American intelligence. Waltrop described the top-secret operation, classified until August 2012, at the Raleigh Spy Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also responded to questions from the audience.
2:32 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Relationship Between Religion and Politics John Danforth; R. Griffith; George Will Author George Will talked about the history of the relationship between religion and American ... Author George Will talked about the history of the relationship between religion and American politics. Mr. Will addressed students and faculty at the John Danforth Center on Religion and Politics. He was introduced by former U.S. Senator John Danforth. He also answered questions from the audience. 4:02 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution Akhil Amar; David Ferriero; Clarence Thomas In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale ... In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and future. The program titled, “The Constitution Turns 225,” was held in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building. 6:32 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat Max Holland; Bernie Reeves Max Holland, author of Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat, talked about the Watergate ... Max Holland, author of Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat, talked about the Watergate scandal, the role of "Deep Throat"and the media, and the motivations for Mark Felt’s anonymous whistle-blowing. He also responded to questions from the audience.
4:01 pm AKT Approx. 31 min. Congressional Career of Representative Dan Burton Danny Burton; Susan Swain Retiring Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the ... Retiring Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed were ways in which partisanship had become a barrier to legislative action, his role in government oversight during the Clinton administration, his efforts on behalf of autism research and cures, and his personal reflections on life in office. 5:57 pm AKT Approx. 28 min. After Words with Dale Carpenter Dale Carpenter; David Savage Dale Carpenter, who submitted an amicus brief in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, tells the story of ... Dale Carpenter, who submitted an amicus brief in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, tells the story of the landmark case from the arrest of John Lawrence and Tyron Garner and the players involved in their prosecution, to Justice Kennedy reading the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision and the reaction of gay rights advocates nationwide. He discussed the case that laid the foundation for same-sex marriage laws with Los Angeles Times Supreme Court reporter David Savage. 7:39 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. FBI Historian John Fox on J. Edgar Hoover John Fox; Bernie Reeves FBI historian John Fox spoke about the career of J. Edgar Hoover who served as FBI Director for 48 ... FBI historian John Fox spoke about the career of J. Edgar Hoover who served as FBI Director for 48 years, from 1924 until 1972. He talked about Hoover’s role in developing the FBI, and how perceptions of Hoover changed late in his career. The speech is from the Raleigh Spy Conference, held at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina.
4:33 pm AKT Approx. 31 min. Congressional Career of Senator Kent Conrad Kent Conrad; Susan Swain Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed were the rise of partisan interests in the Senate, the role of lobbying in the political process, federal revenue and spending programs, and his plans for the future. 6:29 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Book Discussion on Mismatch Law professor Richard Sander and former New York Times correspondent Stuart Taylor talked ... Law professor Richard Sander and former New York Times correspondent Stuart Taylor talked about their book, Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts the Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It. They also presented their thoughts on affirmative action prior to the Supreme Court’s hearing of oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. They said that they agreed with the initial goals of affirmative action but now believe the system hurts more than helps minorities. Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor speak at the CATO Institute in Washington, D.C. They responded to questions from the audience. 8:54 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Retrieval of U.S. Spy Satellite Bernie Reeves; David Waltrop David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy ... David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy satellite from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. In 1972, the CIA and U.S. Navy gathered the remains of the Hexagon Spy Satellite, which contained images of Soviet missile sites and was considered highly important to American intelligence. Waltrop described the top-secret operation, classified until August 2012, at the Raleigh Spy Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also responded to questions from the audience.
5:07 pm AKT Approx. 43 min. Shareholders and Investors Charles Fleeman; Lynn Stout Author Lynn Stout talked about her book, The Shareholder Value Myth, in which she argues ... Author Lynn Stout talked about her book, The Shareholder Value Myth, in which she argues that corporations placed too much emphasis on increasing their stock price. She said the focus on shareholder value has prevented corporations from making a full contribution to solving the problems of the world, and described a corporate world where the effort to maximize profits in the short term had degraded the long-term value of many companies. She responded to questions from the audience. 8:00 pm AKT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The Oath Jeffrey Toobin Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John ... Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John Roberts and the U.S. Supreme Court. The author examines the history of the Court and how recent addition of four justices in the previous five years has affected the Court’s decisions on numerous cases, including its recent ruling on health care. Jeffrey Toobin responded to questions from members of the audience at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 10:11 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat Max Holland; Bernie Reeves Max Holland, author of Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat, talked about the Watergate ... Max Holland, author of Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat, talked about the Watergate scandal, the role of "Deep Throat"and the media, and the motivations for Mark Felt’s anonymous whistle-blowing. He also responded to questions from the audience.
5:52 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Debt Crises and World Economy Yanis Varoufakis Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins ... Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy, spoke about debt and the global economy. He argued against the existence of a debt crisis in the global economy or in individual countries, asserting that the problem instead was a a crisis of too much savings “with no place to go.” 9:02 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution Akhil Amar; David Ferriero; Clarence Thomas In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale ... In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and future. The program titled, “The Constitution Turns 225,” was held in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building. 11:18 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. FBI Historian John Fox on J. Edgar Hoover John Fox; Bernie Reeves FBI historian John Fox spoke about the career of J. Edgar Hoover who served as FBI Director for 48 ... FBI historian John Fox spoke about the career of J. Edgar Hoover who served as FBI Director for 48 years, from 1924 until 1972. He talked about Hoover’s role in developing the FBI, and how perceptions of Hoover changed late in his career. The speech is from the Raleigh Spy Conference, held at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina.
7:04 pm AKT Approx. 31 min. Congressional Career of Representative Dan Burton Danny Burton; Susan Swain Retiring Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the ... Retiring Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed were ways in which partisanship had become a barrier to legislative action, his role in government oversight during the Clinton administration, his efforts on behalf of autism research and cures, and his personal reflections on life in office. 10:57 pm AKT Approx. 28 min. After Words with Dale Carpenter Dale Carpenter; David Savage Dale Carpenter, who submitted an amicus brief in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, tells the story of ... Dale Carpenter, who submitted an amicus brief in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, tells the story of the landmark case from the arrest of John Lawrence and Tyron Garner and the players involved in their prosecution, to Justice Kennedy reading the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision and the reaction of gay rights advocates nationwide. He discussed the case that laid the foundation for same-sex marriage laws with Los Angeles Times Supreme Court reporter David Savage. 12:33 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Retrieval of U.S. Spy Satellite Bernie Reeves; David Waltrop David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy ... David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy satellite from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. In 1972, the CIA and U.S. Navy gathered the remains of the Hexagon Spy Satellite, which contained images of Soviet missile sites and was considered highly important to American intelligence. Waltrop described the top-secret operation, classified until August 2012, at the Raleigh Spy Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also responded to questions from the audience.
7:36 pm AKT Approx. 30 min. Congressional Career of Senator Kent Conrad Kent Conrad; Susan Swain Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed were the rise of partisan interests in the Senate, the role of lobbying in the political process, federal revenue and spending programs, and his plans for the future. 11:29 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Book Discussion on Mismatch Law professor Richard Sander and former New York Times correspondent Stuart Taylor talked ... Law professor Richard Sander and former New York Times correspondent Stuart Taylor talked about their book, Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts the Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It. They also presented their thoughts on affirmative action prior to the Supreme Court’s hearing of oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. They said that they agreed with the initial goals of affirmative action but now believe the system hurts more than helps minorities. Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor speak at the CATO Institute in Washington, D.C. They responded to questions from the audience. 1:50 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat Max Holland; Bernie Reeves Max Holland, author of Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat, talked about the Watergate ... Max Holland, author of Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat, talked about the Watergate scandal, the role of "Deep Throat"and the media, and the motivations for Mark Felt’s anonymous whistle-blowing. He also responded to questions from the audience.
8:09 pm AKT Approx. 43 min. Shareholders and Investors Charles Fleeman; Lynn Stout Author Lynn Stout talked about her book, The Shareholder Value Myth, in which she argues ... Author Lynn Stout talked about her book, The Shareholder Value Myth, in which she argues that corporations placed too much emphasis on increasing their stock price. She said the focus on shareholder value has prevented corporations from making a full contribution to solving the problems of the world, and described a corporate world where the effort to maximize profits in the short term had degraded the long-term value of many companies. She responded to questions from the audience. 1:00 am AKT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The Oath Jeffrey Toobin Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John ... Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John Roberts and the U.S. Supreme Court. The author examines the history of the Court and how recent addition of four justices in the previous five years has affected the Court’s decisions on numerous cases, including its recent ruling on health care. Jeffrey Toobin responded to questions from members of the audience at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 2:57 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. FBI Historian John Fox on J. Edgar Hoover John Fox; Bernie Reeves FBI historian John Fox spoke about the career of J. Edgar Hoover who served as FBI Director for 48 ... FBI historian John Fox spoke about the career of J. Edgar Hoover who served as FBI Director for 48 years, from 1924 until 1972. He talked about Hoover’s role in developing the FBI, and how perceptions of Hoover changed late in his career. The speech is from the Raleigh Spy Conference, held at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina.
8:55 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Debt Crises and World Economy Yanis Varoufakis Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins ... Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy, spoke about debt and the global economy. He argued against the existence of a debt crisis in the global economy or in individual countries, asserting that the problem instead was a a crisis of too much savings “with no place to go.” 2:01 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution Akhil Amar; David Ferriero; Clarence Thomas In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale ... In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and future. The program titled, “The Constitution Turns 225,” was held in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building.
10:09 pm AKT Approx. 27 min. Secretary Solis on Women in Leadership Mary Jordan; Hilda Solis Washington Post editor Mary Jordan interviewed Hilda Solis about her experience serving as ... Washington Post editor Mary Jordan interviewed Hilda Solis about her experience serving as the secretary of the Department of Labor. Ms. Solis talked about the importance of encouragement and shared a personal story about a high school guidance counselor who told her not go to college but to instead be a secretary. 
This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership.
10:37 pm AKT Approx. 47 min. Women in Leadership Andrea Mitchell, Nancy-Ann Deparle, and Shirley Ann Jackson talked about women in ... Andrea Mitchell, Nancy-Ann Deparle, and Shirley Ann Jackson talked about women in leadership. They shared their experiences on the various challenges they underwent early in their careers, as well as the workplace family balance. This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership.
11:26 pm AKT Approx. 47 min. Networking and Careers Denyce Graves; Susan Lyne; Katharine Weymouth Opera singer Denyce Graves and Susan Lyne, chair of the online retailer Gilt Groupe, talked about ... Opera singer Denyce Graves and Susan Lyne, chair of the online retailer Gilt Groupe, talked about using networking to advance their careers. This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership.
12:16 am AKT Approx. 43 min. Women in Leadership Roles Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) talked ... Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) talked about women in leadership. Michelle Kwan discussed using the discipline she learned as an Olympic athlete to her transition out of sports. Representative Herrera Beutler spoke about being a woman in Congress. This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership.
1:02 am AKT Approx. 43 min. Shareholders and Investors Charles Fleeman; Lynn Stout Author Lynn Stout talked about her book, The Shareholder Value Myth, in which she argues ... Author Lynn Stout talked about her book, The Shareholder Value Myth, in which she argues that corporations placed too much emphasis on increasing their stock price. She said the focus on shareholder value has prevented corporations from making a full contribution to solving the problems of the world, and described a corporate world where the effort to maximize profits in the short term had degraded the long-term value of many companies. She responded to questions from the audience.
1:48 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Debt Crises and World Economy Yanis Varoufakis Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins ... Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy, spoke about debt and the global economy. He argued against the existence of a debt crisis in the global economy or in individual countries, asserting that the problem instead was a a crisis of too much savings “with no place to go.”