C-SPAN Schedule

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6:00 am CT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones ; Telephone lines were open for comments on the role the U.S. should play in the conflict in Gaza ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the role the U.S. should play in the conflict in Gaza between Hamas and Israel. Charles Levinson reported by phone from Israel on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip to the Middle East to talk with leaders from around the region, and compared the current conflict with previous past breakouts of violence involving Israel. 5:46 am CT Approx. 43 min. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Foreign Policy ; Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talked about such topics as the political transition in ... Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talked about such topics as the political transition in China, the Iran nuclear program, the Syrian conflict, and Russia. He was interviewed by Gerald Seib.
This was a part of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
5:57 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. George Mason University Post-Election Analysis Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 ... Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 was not a “status quo” election and that President Obama could have more trouble dealing with more liberal members of his party on certain issues than Republicans. Jeremy Mayer said the Republican Party needed to moderate its position on tax hikes. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Election 2012 One Week Later: An Analysis by Mason Faculty” was held in Founders Hall on the George Mason University Arlington Campus in Arlington County, Virginia.
6:50 am CT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief ; ; Andrew Grossman gave an update on conditions along the New Jersey shore and in New York City two ... Andrew Grossman gave an update on conditions along the New Jersey shore and in New York City two weeks after Hurricane Sandy. He showed some of the storm damage video he captured while touring the area with Vice President Biden, Topics included assistance from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration, flood insurance, and requests from New York U.S. senators for a federally funded flood defense along their state’s southern coast. Mr. Grossman responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Several callers had been directly affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
6:30 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. LIVE Conflict in the Middle East British Foreign Secretary William Hague reported to the House of Commons on the situation in the ... British Foreign Secretary William Hague reported to the House of Commons on the situation in the Middle East. He said the United Kingdom had given formal recognition to the Syrian opposition after recent meetings in which opposition leaders promised to be inclusive of Syria’s various minority groups. Addressing the violence in the Israel, Secretary Hague had no new information regarding a possible cease fire, and he said Hamas bored primary responsibility for the conflict. 7:11 am CT Approx. 58 min. LIVE Jim Messina on the 2012 Presidential Election ; Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology ... Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology developed by the Obama re-election campaign, criticized opinion polls, and described mistakes made by the Romney campaign. He was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico’s Playbook Breakfast held at The W Hotel.
7:37 am CT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Military Ethics and Leadership ; ; Thomas Ricks talked about military ethics and leadership. During the preceding year a number ... Thomas Ricks talked about military ethics and leadership. During the preceding year a number of generals and admirals had been involved in legal and ethical issues, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had ordered an investigation into the reasons behind the problems. Of the controversies surrounding Afghanistan war leaders former CIA Director General David Petraeus and General John Allen, Mr. Ricks stated that the real scandal was not their behavior with women but rather the high turnover rate among the U.S. military leaders in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. He stressed the need for a better process in finding competent military leadership, saying, “The media, the Congress, lack sufficient military experience to really know what good generalship looks like.”
Mr. Ricks is the author of The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
8:13 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Global Pandemic Prevention Panelists discussed the spread of viruses and the science behind it. Topics included the ... Panelists discussed the spread of viruses and the science behind it. Topics included the spread of viruses, global travel, crowding, megacities, deforestation, and concerns over vaccinating young children. They also responded to questions from the audience. 8:11 am CT Approx. 43 min. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Foreign Policy ; Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talked about such topics as the political transition in ... Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talked about such topics as the political transition in China, the Iran nuclear program, the Syrian conflict, and Russia. He was interviewed by Gerald Seib.
This was a part of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
8:26 am CT Approx. 35 min. LIVE Lame-Duck Congress and the Farm Bill ; Agriculture reporter Jerry Hagstrom talked about the prospects for Congress passing the farm bill ... Agriculture reporter Jerry Hagstrom talked about the prospects for Congress passing the farm bill during the lame-duck Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included some of the obstacles holding up the legislation, and differing House and Senate versions of the bill. 9:46 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Public and Private Universities Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated ... Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated the presentation “Sustaining Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and the Arts.” Topics included the quality of public versus private universities, focusing on faculty, funding, and majors that would lead to jobs. Tamar Lewin moderated the final panel, summarizing the themes of the conference. Topics included cost, competition for out-of-state students, online courses, adult education, the influence of U.S. News and World Report rankings, and efforts by schools to improve their ranking. 
“Precipice or Crossroads: A Symposium on the Future of Public Research Universities” was a three-day symposium held by the University of Vermont.
8:56 am CT Approx. 26 min. Senator Kent Conrad on the Fiscal Cliff ; Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), chair of the Senate Budget Committee, talked about the “fiscal ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), chair of the Senate Budget Committee, talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He listed a number of options he believed could be part of a deficit reduction package, guessing that the final bill would contain about $5 trillion in savings, and saying it was conceivable that negotiations would break down, sending the country over the “fiscal cliff.” He was interviewed by John Bussey.

“A Retiring Senate Budget Chair Peers Over the Fiscal Cliff” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting.
9:04 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press ; Former ABC News reporter and anchor Ted Koppel talked about the state of network news and news ... Former ABC News reporter and anchor Ted Koppel talked about the state of network news and news consumption, and how the Internet have affected the quality of reporting. He was interviewed by Marvin Kalb and responded to questions from members of the audience.

The Kalb Report, “The Twilight of Network News: A Conversation with Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press,” was held in the main ballroom of the National Press Club. The Kalb Report was produced by the George Washington University, the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the University of Maryland University College, and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
11:21 am CT Approx. 12 min. Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief ; ; Andrew Grossman gave an update on conditions along the New Jersey shore and in New York City two ... Andrew Grossman gave an update on conditions along the New Jersey shore and in New York City two weeks after Hurricane Sandy. He showed some of the storm damage video he captured while touring the area with Vice President Biden, Topics included assistance from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration, flood insurance, and requests from New York U.S. senators for a federally funded flood defense along their state’s southern coast. Mr. Grossman responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Several callers had been directly affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
9:25 am CT Approx. 30 min. Treasury Secretary Geithner Remarks ; Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama’s insistence on vetoing any bill ... Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama’s insistence on vetoing any bill that extends Bush-era tax rates for those making $250,000 or more, calling Republican opposition to the move “deeply implausible.” Mr. Geithner also said the financial situation in Europe would continue to stabilize despite recent developments. He was interviewed by David Wessel.
“Administration Response” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
10:22 am CT Approx. 37 min. Military Ethics and Leadership ; ; Thomas Ricks talked about military ethics and leadership. During the preceding year a number ... Thomas Ricks talked about military ethics and leadership. During the preceding year a number of generals and admirals had been involved in legal and ethical issues, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had ordered an investigation into the reasons behind the problems. Of the controversies surrounding Afghanistan war leaders former CIA Director General David Petraeus and General John Allen, Mr. Ricks stated that the real scandal was not their behavior with women but rather the high turnover rate among the U.S. military leaders in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. He stressed the need for a better process in finding competent military leadership, saying, “The media, the Congress, lack sufficient military experience to really know what good generalship looks like.”
Mr. Ricks is the author of The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
11:33 am CT Approx. 58 min. LIVE Julius Genachowski on Telecommunications Policy ; Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free ... Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free speech, economic development, and the availability of broadband technology around the world. He warned that threats to the future of the Internet, including a proposed international governing body with the power to regulate the Internet, could result in a loss of economic growth and innovation in the U.S. After his opening remarks he was interviewed by Mr. Prieto and responded to questions from members of the audience. 9:59 am CT Approx. 33 min. Representative Christopher Van Hollen on the Fiscal Cliff ; U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen, Jr., (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Committee ... U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen, Jr., (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Committee on the Budget, talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. He endorsed a Simpson-Bowles approach for the “grand bargain,” but refused to rule out going over the “fiscal cliff.” He was interviewed by Alan Murray.
“The Fiscal Clif BUsget, Tax and Debt 'Showdown'” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
11:00 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. LIVE Middle East Policy Panelists talked about the challenges in the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in President ... Panelists talked about the challenges in the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in President Obama’s second term. Topics included the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions over Iran’s nuclear program, and rising uncertainty in new Middle Eastern governments. They responded to questions from members of the audience. 12:33 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Conservatives and Immigration Reform Panelists talked about immigration reform from a conservative perspective. Topics included ... Panelists talked about immigration reform from a conservative perspective. Topics included the power of the anti-immigration lobby, “guest” worker proposals, ways to deal with illegal immigrants already living in the U.S., and the level of trust in government. Richard Land declared that Republicans lost the Latino vote during the presidential primaries, and that the party should “stop listening to the people with the smallest brains and biggest mouths.” 10:36 am CT Approx. 56 min. Texas Politics and Border Security ; ; Two Texas politicians on opposite sides of the aisle debated the security situation along the ... Two Texas politicians on opposite sides of the aisle debated the security situation along the Texas-Mexico border. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) is Ranking Member on the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. He was joined by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. This was part of the annual Texas Tribune Festival.
12:23 pm CT Approx. 2 min. Conflict in the Middle East British Foreign Secretary William Hague reported to the House of Commons on the situation in the ... British Foreign Secretary William Hague reported to the House of Commons on the situation in the Middle East. He said the United Kingdom had given formal recognition to the Syrian opposition after recent meetings in which opposition leaders promised to be inclusive of Syria’s various minority groups. Addressing the violence in the Israel, Secretary Hague had no new information regarding a possible cease fire, and he said Hamas bored primary responsibility for the conflict. 2:08 pm CT Approx. 2 min. Jim Messina on the 2012 Presidential Election ; Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology ... Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology developed by the Obama re-election campaign, criticized opinion polls, and described mistakes made by the Romney campaign. He was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico’s Playbook Breakfast held at The W Hotel. 11:33 am CT Approx. 59 min. Cybersecurity Threats ; Richard Finston, who formerly worked at Hughes Aircraft and developed radar systems and ... Richard Finston, who formerly worked at Hughes Aircraft and developed radar systems and intelligence products, gave details of a Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) report on U.S. government cyber vulnerabilities. He also described state-sponsored threats from Korea and China, organized crime, small-time criminal organizations seeking fraud or identity theft, and hackers, and more. He used Powerpoint slides to reinforce his presentation.
“The Threat Landscape” was a presentation at the Eighth Annual National Security and Intelligence Symposium at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus.
12:28 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Global Pandemic Prevention Panelists discussed the spread of viruses and the science behind it. Topics included the ... Panelists discussed the spread of viruses and the science behind it. Topics included the spread of viruses, global travel, crowding, megacities, deforestation, and concerns over vaccinating young children. They also responded to questions from the audience. 2:11 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. 2012 Election, Taxes and the U.S. Economy ; Grover Norquist, the Americans for Tax Reform President and author of the “Taxpayer ... Grover Norquist, the Americans for Tax Reform President and author of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” discussed upcoming tax bills in Congress and the meetings that congressional leaders held with President Obama last week. He also responded to questions. 12:36 pm CT Approx. 20 min. Sequestration and the Fiscal Cliff ; ; Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax ... Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement before then. He said that the sequestration of funds would be more damaging than the tax increase and that the “fiscal cliff” would cause a “short-term bump to the economy,” which could be undone. Representative Frank also said the 2012 election was a mandate against severe domestic funding cuts. He was interviewed by Andrew Sorkin.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum. held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
1:58 pm CT Approx. 2 min. Jim Messina on the 2012 Presidential Election ; Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology ... Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology developed by the Obama re-election campaign, criticized opinion polls, and described mistakes made by the Romney campaign. He was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico’s Playbook Breakfast held at The W Hotel. 3:32 pm CT Approx. 2 min. Jim Messina on the 2012 Presidential Election ; Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology ... Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology developed by the Obama re-election campaign, criticized opinion polls, and described mistakes made by the Romney campaign. He was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico’s Playbook Breakfast held at The W Hotel. 12:59 pm CT Approx. 29 min. SuperPacs in the 2012 Election Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees ... Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees (SuperPACs) in the 2012 election. Trevor Potter, general counsel for Senator McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, said SuperPACs could play a damaging role in politics, and that without reform, all candidates would have their own SuperPACs. Bill Burton, senior strategist for Priorities USA, a SuperPAC supporting President Obama, supported its ad attacking Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital, saying that it brought attention to an important issue in the election. They were interviewed by James Bennet.
The program was opened by a video clip of Trevor Potter on “The Colbert Report” as Stephen Colbert transferred his SuperPAC to Jon Stewart.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
3:34 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Public and Private Universities Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated ... Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated the presentation “Sustaining Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and the Arts.” Topics included the quality of public versus private universities, focusing on faculty, funding, and majors that would lead to jobs. Tamar Lewin moderated the final panel, summarizing the themes of the conference. Topics included cost, competition for out-of-state students, online courses, adult education, the influence of U.S. News and World Report rankings, and efforts by schools to improve their ranking. 
“Precipice or Crossroads: A Symposium on the Future of Public Research Universities” was a three-day symposium held by the University of Vermont.
3:35 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press ; Former ABC News reporter and anchor Ted Koppel talked about the state of network news and news ... Former ABC News reporter and anchor Ted Koppel talked about the state of network news and news consumption, and how the Internet have affected the quality of reporting. He was interviewed by Marvin Kalb and responded to questions from members of the audience.

The Kalb Report, “The Twilight of Network News: A Conversation with Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press,” was held in the main ballroom of the National Press Club. The Kalb Report was produced by the George Washington University, the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the University of Maryland University College, and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
1:31 pm CT Approx. 17 min. Women in the Senate ; ; Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked about women senators and their role in compromising and the ... Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked about women senators and their role in compromising and the legislative process. She said that women senators are working well together and getting things done. She also remarked that the women senators' group was “very collegial” and had “forged these relationships.” She was interviewed by Katty Kay.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
5:01 pm CT Approx. 57 min. Jim Messina on the 2012 Presidential Election ; Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology ... Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology developed by the Obama re-election campaign, criticized opinion polls, and described mistakes made by the Romney campaign. He was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico’s Playbook Breakfast held at The W Hotel. 4:52 pm CT Approx. 2 min. Conflict in the Middle East British Foreign Secretary William Hague reported to the House of Commons on the situation in the ... British Foreign Secretary William Hague reported to the House of Commons on the situation in the Middle East. He said the United Kingdom had given formal recognition to the Syrian opposition after recent meetings in which opposition leaders promised to be inclusive of Syria’s various minority groups. Addressing the violence in the Israel, Secretary Hague had no new information regarding a possible cease fire, and he said Hamas bored primary responsibility for the conflict. 1:51 pm CT Approx. 46 min. Microlending and Entrepreneurship ; Jessica Jackley, who started the microlending site Kiva, talked about her organization ProFounder, ... Jessica Jackley, who started the microlending site Kiva, talked about her organization ProFounder, which provides tools for small business entrepreneurs to access start-up capital through crowd funding. She was interviewed by Alexis Madrigal and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Microlending and Entrepreneurship” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
6:01 pm CT Approx. 58 min. Julius Genachowski on Telecommunications Policy ; Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free ... Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free speech, economic development, and the availability of broadband technology around the world. He warned that threats to the future of the Internet, including a proposed international governing body with the power to regulate the Internet, could result in a loss of economic growth and innovation in the U.S. After his opening remarks he was interviewed by Mr. Prieto and responded to questions from members of the audience. 4:56 pm CT Approx. 59 min. Senator Mike Lee at the Federalist Society ; Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers ... Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers convention. He talked about the Affordable Care Act, the presidential election and its outcome, and judicial nominations. He said the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision was not something judicial conservatives could accept or embrace. Senator Lee said Justice Roberts' decision was a “sharp aberration from the standard he had established early in his career.” He also talked about the possibility of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) attempting to change the Senate’s filibuster rules in the next Congress.
The former constitutional lawyer spoke before lawyers at an annual convention sponsored by the Federalist Society at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for the 2012 convention was “The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court.”
2:38 pm CT Approx. 59 min. Environmental Policies of U.S. Presidents Environmentalists talked about their criteria for and the results of their ranking the environment ... Environmentalists talked about their criteria for and the results of their ranking the environment legacies of U.S. presidents.
7:02 pm CT Approx. 50 min. Federal Reserve Chair Bernanke on the U.S. Economy Ben Bernanke talked about the state of the U.S. economy. He urged Congress and President ... Ben Bernanke talked about the state of the U.S. economy. He urged Congress and President Obama to reach an agreement to avert the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He said that allowing the fiscal cliff to happen could lead to a recession. Following his speech, Chair Bernanke answered questions from the audience. Professors Blinder and Feldstein asked Mr. Bernanke questions following his address. 5:58 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. U.S.-China Relations ; ; Panelists talked about the U.S.-China relationship. They focused on the interdependence of ... Panelists talked about the U.S.-China relationship. They focused on the interdependence of the two countries' economies, tensions in the South China Sea, and other international issues such as Syria and Russia. At the end of the discussion they took questions from the audience.
This panel was part of the Brooking Institution forum titled, “America and China in the Aftermath of Election and Succession: Paths and Pitfalls.”
3:39 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Medicare Advantage Program The Medicare Advantage program is an alternative to the FIFA insurance program, offered by private ... The Medicare Advantage program is an alternative to the FIFA insurance program, offered by private companies, and about 1 of every 4 Medicare recipients take part in the program. The program is more expensive because of subsidies provided by the government and has come under a lot of fire while lawmakers are looking for areas to cut in Medicare. Panelists discussed ways to decrease costs and protect the program.
7:55 pm CT Approx. 57 min. Jim Messina on the 2012 Presidential Election ; Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology ... Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology developed by the Obama re-election campaign, criticized opinion polls, and described mistakes made by the Romney campaign. He was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico’s Playbook Breakfast held at The W Hotel. 7:03 pm CT Approx. 25 min. President Obama Biographers Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential ... Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential power. Topics included his motivations, the 2012 election, and comparisons with President Clinton. Ron Suskind in his analysis said that the president had developed a better understanding of presidential power. They were interviewed by biographer Walter Isaacson.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
4:56 pm CT Approx. 36 min. Ashton Carter on Chinese Military Power ; ; Ashton Carter summarized the Defense Department’s strategy of moving the military’s ... Ashton Carter summarized the Defense Department’s strategy of moving the military’s focus from Iraq and Afghanistan toward the Asia-Pacific region. Among other remarks he said the U.S. is pursuing freedom of navigation and peaceful resolutions regarding China’s recent sparring with Japan and others over disputed territories.
8:53 pm CT Approx. 1 min. Book Discussion on In Combat ; Mr. Rudman talked about his book, Combat: Twelve Years in the United States Senate. He ... Mr. Rudman talked about his book, Combat: Twelve Years in the United States Senate. He spoke about the daily life of a senator and what he enjoyed, and did not enjoy, about that position. He also talked about the process of writing the book. After his remarks, he took questions from the audience. 7:28 pm CT Approx. 33 min. U.S. Strategic Competitiveness Business community scholars and economists talked about the need for more U.S. entrepreneurial ... Business community scholars and economists talked about the need for more U.S. entrepreneurial leadership in the world. They focused on the economy, immigration reform, and innovation. They were interviewed by Steve Clemons. 
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
5:34 pm CT Approx. 37 min. Digital Technology and the 2012 Election ; Andrew Keen talked about his book, Digital Vertigo: How Today’s Online Social Revolution ... Andrew Keen talked about his book, Digital Vertigo: How Today’s Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting.
8:56 pm CT Approx. 58 min. Education Policy and School Choice ; Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system ... Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system he helped found. He also discussed school choice and U.S. competitiveness, and answered questions from the audience members. 9:07 pm CT Approx. 41 min. Securing the Future of Afghanistan The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and ... The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and security situation in Afghanistan. Members heard from the British ambassador to NATO, the Joint Forces commander and the deputy commander for NATO’s Afghan Training Operations. They focused on several topics including, the 2014 timetable for NATO and British troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, the threat of ‘green on blue’ attacks, and training the Afghan forces. 6:13 pm CT Approx. 46 min. Mary Schapiro on Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Law ; Mary Schapiro gave the keynote address at a symposium on the status of the Dodd-Frank Act, the ... Mary Schapiro gave the keynote address at a symposium on the status of the Dodd-Frank Act, the 2010 financial regulations law. She talked about the Securities Exchange Commission’s role in the law’s implementation. She stressed the importance of the law’s full implementation, and detailed its regulation of derivatives and consumer protection reforms. After her speech, she answered questions from the audience.
9:58 pm CT Approx. 49 min. The Evolution of Facebook ; Facebook Vice President of Products Chris Cox discussed the evolution of ... Facebook Vice President of Products Chris Cox discussed the evolution of Facebook. Mr. Cox is an engineer who advises chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg on product development such as the “like” button, the timeline, and the newsfeed. Mr. Cox explained his job duties at Facebook, and talked about new technologies the company would be using. He was interviewed by Alexis Madrigal and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“The Evolution of Facebook” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
9:50 pm CT Approx. 15 min. Drone Warfare ; ; Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Henry Crumpton talked about drone warfare, concerns ... Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Henry Crumpton talked about drone warfare, concerns over cybersecurity, and the Afghanistan war. He said that drone technology could not replace human sources on the ground and expressed concern over the over reliance of this type of technology. He was interviewed by Shelby Coffey.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum. held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
7:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Challenges of the Government Workforce ; Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government ... Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government workforce and compared the public and private sector. Because of bad press and attitudes towards the bureaucratic section of the government Professor Rainey called public servants “knights in fragile armor” that are not fully protected from constant criticism. This, and low pay, are among the factors making it hard to attract good people to public service. Professor Rainey warned that institutional knowledge would be lost with the imminent retirement of a large portion of senior management. He used PowerPoint during his presentation and responded to questions from students in the Jesse Wrench Auditorium.
“Knights in Fragile Armor: The Crucial but Threatened Character of Public and Governmental Service in the United States and the Symbiosis of Freedom” was part of the Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture Series of the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs.
10:47 pm CT Approx. 48 min. Gaming and Solving World Problems ; Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well ... Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well as the future of cloud computing. She talked about the use of the alternate realities in games to solve the world’s problems and the future of alternate realities overlaying the physical universe. She was interviewed by Larry Smarr and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Gaming and Solving World Problems” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
10:07 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Economic Opportunities for Youth and Minorities Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities ... Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities compete for jobs and attain economic mobility. Topics included the impact of the high unemployment rate on African Americans and Latinos, education funding at federal and state levels, and creating a stronger link between businesses, economic growth, and education. The program included questions from audience members. 8:10 pm CT Approx. 1 min. 2012 Election Aftermath ; ; David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the ... David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the 2008 McCain campaign, offered their thoughts about the influence of social media, SuperPAC’s and technology during campaigns, and what the Republican Party must do to win over certain demographic groups. They also gave their insight on who would be running for president in 2016. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Both political strategists are alumni of the University of Delaware which hosted this forum. It was part of the Center for Political Communication’s 2012 National Agenda speaker series.
11:35 pm CT Approx. 1 min. Book Discussion on In Combat ; Mr. Rudman talked about his book, Combat: Twelve Years in the United States Senate. He ... Mr. Rudman talked about his book, Combat: Twelve Years in the United States Senate. He spoke about the daily life of a senator and what he enjoyed, and did not enjoy, about that position. He also talked about the process of writing the book. After his remarks, he took questions from the audience. 11:16 pm CT Approx. 25 min. President Obama Biographers Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential ... Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential power. Topics included his motivations, the 2012 election, and comparisons with President Clinton. Ron Suskind in his analysis said that the president had developed a better understanding of presidential power. They were interviewed by biographer Walter Isaacson.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
8:12 pm CT Approx. 58 min. Julius Genachowski on Telecommunications Policy ; Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free ... Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free speech, economic development, and the availability of broadband technology around the world. He warned that threats to the future of the Internet, including a proposed international governing body with the power to regulate the Internet, could result in a loss of economic growth and innovation in the U.S. After his opening remarks he was interviewed by Mr. Prieto and responded to questions from members of the audience.
11:39 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities ; Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that the ... Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that the United States' fight against al-Qaeda was taking a new direction and moving beyond declared combat zones and so requiring more U.S. partnering with foreign special operations forces. Topics included Libya, Syria, and Afghanistan. Secretary Panetta also discussed the impact of the “fiscal cliff” budget cuts to the Defense Department scheduled for January 2013 if Congress could not reach a budget agreement before then. He also said that he had ordered a review of Pentagon ethics training. 11:41 pm CT Approx. 33 min. U.S. Strategic Competitiveness Business community scholars and economists talked about the need for more U.S. entrepreneurial ... Business community scholars and economists talked about the need for more U.S. entrepreneurial leadership in the world. They focused on the economy, immigration reform, and innovation. They were interviewed by Steve Clemons. 
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
9:12 pm CT Approx. 1 min. Book Discussion on Why Women Still Can't Have It All ; Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her cover story in The ... Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her cover story in The Atlantic entitled "Why Women Still Can’t Have It All". It was the most read story in the magazine’s history and focused on the challenges of balancing her work with her personal life as mother and wife. Slaughter left the State Department in 2011 and teaches at Princeton University. She’s interviewed by former ABC News reporter and Obama administration health reform spokesperson Linda Douglass.
12:54 am CT Approx. 50 min. Federal Reserve Chair Bernanke on the U.S. Economy Ben Bernanke talked about the state of the U.S. economy. He urged Congress and President ... Ben Bernanke talked about the state of the U.S. economy. He urged Congress and President Obama to reach an agreement to avert the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He said that allowing the fiscal cliff to happen could lead to a recession. Following his speech, Chair Bernanke answered questions from the audience. Professors Blinder and Feldstein asked Mr. Bernanke questions following his address. 12:15 am CT Approx. 15 min. Drone Warfare ; ; Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Henry Crumpton talked about drone warfare, concerns ... Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Henry Crumpton talked about drone warfare, concerns over cybersecurity, and the Afghanistan war. He said that drone technology could not replace human sources on the ground and expressed concern over the over reliance of this type of technology. He was interviewed by Shelby Coffey.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum. held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
9:15 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Middle East Policy Panelists talked about the challenges in the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in President ... Panelists talked about the challenges in the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in President Obama’s second term. Topics included the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions over Iran’s nuclear program, and rising uncertainty in new Middle Eastern governments. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
1:45 am CT Approx. 57 min. Jim Messina on the 2012 Presidential Election ; Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology ... Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology developed by the Obama re-election campaign, criticized opinion polls, and described mistakes made by the Romney campaign. He was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico’s Playbook Breakfast held at The W Hotel. 1:36 am CT Approx. 41 min. Securing the Future of Afghanistan The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and ... The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and security situation in Afghanistan. Members heard from the British ambassador to NATO, the Joint Forces commander and the deputy commander for NATO’s Afghan Training Operations. They focused on several topics including, the 2014 timetable for NATO and British troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, the threat of ‘green on blue’ attacks, and training the Afghan forces. 10:39 pm CT Approx. 44 min. Military Ethics and Leadership ; ; Thomas Ricks talked about military ethics and leadership. During the preceding year a number ... Thomas Ricks talked about military ethics and leadership. During the preceding year a number of generals and admirals had been involved in legal and ethical issues, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had ordered an investigation into the reasons behind the problems. Of the controversies surrounding Afghanistan war leaders former CIA Director General David Petraeus and General John Allen, Mr. Ricks stated that the real scandal was not their behavior with women but rather the high turnover rate among the U.S. military leaders in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. He stressed the need for a better process in finding competent military leadership, saying, “The media, the Congress, lack sufficient military experience to really know what good generalship looks like.”
Mr. Ricks is the author of The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
2:44 am CT Approx. 58 min. Education Policy and School Choice ; Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system ... Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system he helped found. He also discussed school choice and U.S. competitiveness, and answered questions from the audience members. 2:20 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Economic Opportunities for Youth and Minorities Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities ... Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities compete for jobs and attain economic mobility. Topics included the impact of the high unemployment rate on African Americans and Latinos, education funding at federal and state levels, and creating a stronger link between businesses, economic growth, and education. The program included questions from audience members. 11:26 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Florida v. Jardines Oral Argument The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of ... The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of drug-sniffing dogs on the exterior of a home. The case was one of two cases during the 2012-13 term focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.
3:43 am CT Approx. 49 min. The Evolution of Facebook ; Facebook Vice President of Products Chris Cox discussed the evolution of ... Facebook Vice President of Products Chris Cox discussed the evolution of Facebook. Mr. Cox is an engineer who advises chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg on product development such as the “like” button, the timeline, and the newsfeed. Mr. Cox explained his job duties at Facebook, and talked about new technologies the company would be using. He was interviewed by Alexis Madrigal and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“The Evolution of Facebook” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
3:28 am CT Approx. 59 min. State of the Navy and Strategy ; Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert spoke about the state of the Navy and its ... Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert spoke about the state of the Navy and its long-term operational strategy in the Asia-Pacific. The move was part of the Obama administration’s overall military strategy as the transition out of Afghanistan and the Middle East continued. In a recent article published in Foreign Policy magazine, Admiral Greenert said the Navy planed to increase the number of ships in the Asia-Pacific by 20% reaching a total of 60 by 2020. He responded to questions from the audience. 12:29 am CT Approx. 55 min. Florida v. Harris Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the circumstances under which an alert from a narcotics-sniffing dog was sufficient to establish probable cause for a subsequent search.
Florida v. Harris was one of two Supreme Court cases during the 2012-13 term that focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.
4:33 am CT Approx. 30 min. Fiscal Cliff, Tax Reform Former Obama and Reagan administration advisers gave their assessment of the “fiscal ... Former Obama and Reagan administration advisers gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Peter Orszag was President Obama’s budget director and Martin Feldstein was the top economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan. Peter Cook moderated.
The panel “Finding Common Ground on Tax Reform: Policy Options and Political Realities” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
4:28 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Global Pandemic Prevention Panelists discussed the spread of viruses and the science behind it. Topics included the ... Panelists discussed the spread of viruses and the science behind it. Topics included the spread of viruses, global travel, crowding, megacities, deforestation, and concerns over vaccinating young children. They also responded to questions from the audience. 1:25 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Challenges of the Government Workforce ; Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government ... Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government workforce and compared the public and private sector. Because of bad press and attitudes towards the bureaucratic section of the government Professor Rainey called public servants “knights in fragile armor” that are not fully protected from constant criticism. This, and low pay, are among the factors making it hard to attract good people to public service. Professor Rainey warned that institutional knowledge would be lost with the imminent retirement of a large portion of senior management. He used PowerPoint during his presentation and responded to questions from students in the Jesse Wrench Auditorium.
“Knights in Fragile Armor: The Crucial but Threatened Character of Public and Governmental Service in the United States and the Symbiosis of Freedom” was part of the Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture Series of the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs.
5:05 am CT Approx. 53 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities ; Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that the ... Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that the United States' fight against al-Qaeda was taking a new direction and moving beyond declared combat zones and so requiring more U.S. partnering with foreign special operations forces. Topics included Libya, Syria, and Afghanistan. Secretary Panetta also discussed the impact of the “fiscal cliff” budget cuts to the Defense Department scheduled for January 2013 if Congress could not reach a budget agreement before then. He also said that he had ordered a review of Pentagon ethics training. 2:35 am CT Approx. 1 min. 2012 Election Aftermath ; ; David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the ... David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the 2008 McCain campaign, offered their thoughts about the influence of social media, SuperPAC’s and technology during campaigns, and what the Republican Party must do to win over certain demographic groups. They also gave their insight on who would be running for president in 2016. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Both political strategists are alumni of the University of Delaware which hosted this forum. It was part of the Center for Political Communication’s 2012 National Agenda speaker series.
2:37 am CT Approx. 58 min. Julius Genachowski on Telecommunications Policy ; Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free ... Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free speech, economic development, and the availability of broadband technology around the world. He warned that threats to the future of the Internet, including a proposed international governing body with the power to regulate the Internet, could result in a loss of economic growth and innovation in the U.S. After his opening remarks he was interviewed by Mr. Prieto and responded to questions from members of the audience.
3:36 am CT Approx. 1 min. Book Discussion on Why Women Still Can't Have It All ; Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her cover story in The ... Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her cover story in The Atlantic entitled "Why Women Still Can’t Have It All". It was the most read story in the magazine’s history and focused on the challenges of balancing her work with her personal life as mother and wife. Slaughter left the State Department in 2011 and teaches at Princeton University. She’s interviewed by former ABC News reporter and Obama administration health reform spokesperson Linda Douglass.
3:39 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Middle East Policy Panelists talked about the challenges in the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in President ... Panelists talked about the challenges in the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in President Obama’s second term. Topics included the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions over Iran’s nuclear program, and rising uncertainty in new Middle Eastern governments. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
5:04 am CT Approx. 44 min. Military Ethics and Leadership ; ; Thomas Ricks talked about military ethics and leadership. During the preceding year a number ... Thomas Ricks talked about military ethics and leadership. During the preceding year a number of generals and admirals had been involved in legal and ethical issues, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had ordered an investigation into the reasons behind the problems. Of the controversies surrounding Afghanistan war leaders former CIA Director General David Petraeus and General John Allen, Mr. Ricks stated that the real scandal was not their behavior with women but rather the high turnover rate among the U.S. military leaders in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. He stressed the need for a better process in finding competent military leadership, saying, “The media, the Congress, lack sufficient military experience to really know what good generalship looks like.”
Mr. Ricks is the author of The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
5:51 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Florida v. Jardines Oral Argument The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of ... The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of drug-sniffing dogs on the exterior of a home. The case was one of two cases during the 2012-13 term focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.