C-SPAN Schedule

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6:00 am CT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a question related to fiscal cliff negotiations, ... Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a question related to fiscal cliff negotiations, “What are you willing to sacrifice”
"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.
5:31 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on The Fateful History of Fannie Mae James Hagerty of the Wall Street Journal talked about his book, The Fateful History of Fannie ... James Hagerty of the Wall Street Journal talked about his book, The Fateful History of Fannie Mae: New Deal Birth to Mortgage Crisis Fall, in which he examined the 1938 creation and 70 year history of Fannie Mae. Among the topics he addressed were the role of federal regulation in the financial and housing industries, political interests in the company, and the 2008 financial crisis. He responded to questions from the audience. 5:47 am CT Approx. 59 min. The Battle of Midway Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences at the Battle of Midway. They ... Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences at the Battle of Midway. They stressed the importance of the American victory and how it signified a turning point in the war with Japan. The American Veterans Center hosted this panel at their 15th Annual Conference.
Sgt. Ed Fox was a machine gunner on Midway with the 6th Defense Battalion, Fleet Marine Force. Captain John Crawford served as an ensign aboard the USS Yorktown. CPO Chief Hank Kudzik served aboard the USS Nautilus, a submarine that played a pivotal role in the Battle of Midway.
6:47 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. LIVE Sequestration and National Security Policy Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Robert Levinson Robert Levinson talked about sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and how ... Robert Levinson talked about sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and how sequestration could affect the defense budget and national security policy. "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. Mr. Levinson also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was the ninth part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
6:48 am CT Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on O Albany! William Kennedy William Kennedy talked about his book, O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, ... William Kennedy talked about his book, O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, Fearless Ethnics, Spectacular Aristocrats, Splendid Nobodies, and Underrated Scoundrels, in which he examines the history of party politics in New York’s capital city.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
6:47 am CT Approx. 10 min. The Albany Institute's Dutch Collections Tammis Groft Tammis Groft, Chief Curator at the Albany Institute of History and Art, talks about the history of ... Tammis Groft, Chief Curator at the Albany Institute of History and Art, talks about the history of the Albany Institute. He also talked about pieces from the Institute’s Dutch cultural collection which shows us how early settlers lived, and about Dutch traditions that were brought to the United States.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
7:52 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. LIVE Sequestration and the Defense Budget Gordon Adams; Daniel Goure; Greta Brawner Gordon Adams and Dan Goure talked about the effects sequestration could have on defense budget and ... Gordon Adams and Dan Goure talked about the effects sequestration could have on defense budget and national security policy. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“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.
7:01 am CT Approx. 27 min. Communicators with Michael Powell Michael Powell; Peter Slen; Lynn Stanton Michael Powell of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association talked about the future of ... Michael Powell of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association talked about the future of television. Topics included a shift from hardware based to software based telecommunications systems, increased accessibility to the consumer, the influence of social media on television, and changes in television viewing behavior. 7:01 am CT Approx. 56 min. U.S. Economy and the Middle Class Panelists talked about the possible consequences of Congress and President Obama failing to reach ... Panelists talked about the possible consequences of Congress and President Obama failing to reach agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. Topics included tax code reform, housing prices, and increasing costs in higher education and the middle class.
9:10 am CT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Universities, Innovation, and the Economy Drew Faust; Neera Tanden Drew Faust talked about the ways education and innovation can benefit the U.S. economy. She ... Drew Faust talked about the ways education and innovation can benefit the U.S. economy. She answered questions from Neera Tanden on investment in primary and secondary education leadership training for students and teachers, the importance of training science teachers, and other topics. Professor Faust in her remarks said that U.S. immigration problems were both economic development and human rights issues, and stressed the need for legislation such as the DREAM Act. She also answered questions from the audience.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
7:31 am CT Approx. 30 min. Federal Debt Reduction Maya MacGuineas; Rob Portman; Gene Sperling Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling made the opening remarks at a discussion on reducing the federal debt. Senator Portman was heckled during his remarks about growing the economy and the dangers of going over the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. Mr. Sperling used words like “disappointing” and “very unfortunate” to describe the latest Republican plan for deficit reduction. 
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
9:29 am CT Approx. 12 min. 2012 Election Trends Panelists talked about some of the voter trends in the 2012 elections. Researchers from the ... Panelists talked about some of the voter trends in the 2012 elections. Researchers from the Pew Center and MIT outlined the results of studies taken on and after the 2012 election. By 2050 the population of white Americans would drop below 50% according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Topics included differences in attitudes on voting between Republicans and Democrats, voting waiting lines, and voter ID laws.
“Looking Back at 2012” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
9:53 am CT Approx. 55 min. LIVE Federal Government, Innovation and the U.S. Economy Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included ... Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included what innovation is and the different types, U.S. global competitiveness, and the “fiscal cliff,” emphasizing that the government must resolve it to eliminate uncertainty. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
8:11 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. LIVE Latino Vote Latino leaders and scholars talked about the impact of Latino voters on the 2012 presidential ... Latino leaders and scholars talked about the impact of Latino voters on the 2012 presidential election, and the issues that influenced their votes. The November 2012 election had a record high of Latino voter turnout that overwhelmingly voted for President Obama. The panelists said the growing Latino population and key issues like immigration would play a decisive role in future elections.
“The Decisive Vote? How Latinos Voted and What It Means for Policy” was held at the Wilson Center, co-sponsored with Arizona State University, ImmigrationWorks USA, and the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.
9:42 am CT Approx. 6 min. Sequestration and National Security Policy Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Robert Levinson Robert Levinson talked about sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and how ... Robert Levinson talked about sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and how sequestration could affect the defense budget and national security policy. "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. Mr. Levinson also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was the ninth part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
10:49 am CT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Gene Sperling Remarks Gene Sperling; Neera Tanden Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position ... Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position in favor of higher taxes for the wealthy. Mr. Sperling said the administration favored this policy not to punish people for their success but rather in support of the idea of paying it forward. In answering a question about new ideas for revenues, Mr. Sperling said the administration was focused on negotiating a balanced plan. 

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
10:12 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. 25th Anniversary of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty Former Reagan administration officials talked about negotiating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty with ... Former Reagan administration officials talked about negotiating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty with the Soviet Union. The Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), led to the destruction of thousands of Europe-based nuclear missiles on both sides. The enevnt marked the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-U.S.S.R summit at which the treaty was signed. Panelists responded to questions from the audience. 9:49 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. LIVE Voting and Social Media Panelists talked about the role social media played in the 2012 presidential election. Among ... Panelists talked about the role social media played in the 2012 presidential election. Among the topics they covered were the cost of old voting technology versus new, and the availability to voters of real-time information via mobile devices through Twitter and Facebook while waiting in line. They answered questions from audience members at the end of the program.
“Elections: Technology, Social Media, and Administration” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
11:32 am CT Approx. 57 min. Iran’s Human Rights Record Panelists talked about Iran’s human rights abuses and nuclear program. The participants ... Panelists talked about Iran’s human rights abuses and nuclear program. The participants Included an Iranian political prisoner who described her abuse and subsequent escape, and two other Iranians, one of whom was a former Obama administration adviser on Iran.
“Iran’s Human Rights Record” was part of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' 2012 Washington Forum, titled, “Dictators and Dissidents: Should the West Choose Sides?”
11:33 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Federal Housing Authority Finances Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan testified on the financial health of the ... Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan testified on the financial health of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The agency had a $16 billion deficit due to mortgage lending activity during the financial crisis. Secretary Donovan said he could not guarantee the agency would not need to draw money from the Treasury Department at the end of 2013. He also outlined a number of policy changes being enacted or contemplated that would affect millions of Americans seeking mortgages through FHA. 10:52 am CT Approx. 25 min. Sequestration and the Defense Budget Gordon Adams; Daniel Goure; Greta Brawner Gordon Adams and Dan Goure talked about the effects sequestration could have on defense budget and ... Gordon Adams and Dan Goure talked about the effects sequestration could have on defense budget and national security policy. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“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.
12:32 pm CT Approx. 55 min. Sequestration and National Security Policy Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Robert Levinson Robert Levinson talked about sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and how ... Robert Levinson talked about sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and how sequestration could affect the defense budget and national security policy. "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. Mr. Levinson also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was the ninth part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
1:00 pm CT Approx. 4 hr. 1 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate convened at 2:00 p.m. and adjourned at 6:00 p.m. under the provisions of S.Res.612, as ... The Senate convened at 2:00 p.m. and adjourned at 6:00 p.m. under the provisions of S.Res.612, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the Honorable Arlen Specter. 11:17 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. LIVE Voting Wait Lines and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about voter difficulties in the 2012 election. Topics included voter ID ... Panelists talked about voter difficulties in the 2012 election. Topics included voter ID laws, long voting lines, and voter suppression. 
“Long Lines and High Enthusiasm” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
1:27 pm CT Approx. 32 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff and the Economy Barack Obama President Obama spoke at the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Michigan, about the ... President Obama spoke at the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Michigan, about the importance of a strong middle class, and called on Congress to sign legislation to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” In his speech he said he wanted a tax code that rewarded companies for creating jobs, pointing to Daimler’s $120 million investment that was to create 115 new jobs. He also criticized Michigan’s just-passed “right to work” legislation: “These so-called right to work laws, they don’t have anything to do with economics. They have everything to do with politics. What they’re really talking about is, giving you the right to work for less money.”
"Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
5:03 pm CT Approx. 42 min. Nuclear Weapons in Muslim Countries Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear proliferation ambitions. All agreed Iran’s ... Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear proliferation ambitions. All agreed Iran’s nuclear program is a serious threat to the U.S. and the region. David Albright, founder of the Institute for Science and International Security, said Iran would be inclined to build nuclear bombs if they had the technical capability. 
“The Arab Spring: Nonproliferation Risks and Opportunities” was part of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' 2012 Washington Forum, titled, “Dictators and Dissidents: Should the West Choose Sides?”
12:22 pm CT Approx. 6 min. Sequestration and National Security Policy Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Robert Levinson Robert Levinson talked about sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and how ... Robert Levinson talked about sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and how sequestration could affect the defense budget and national security policy. "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. Mr. Levinson also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was the ninth part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
2:02 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Economy Witnesses testified on the effects of the “fiscal cliff” on the U.S. economy and the ... Witnesses testified on the effects of the “fiscal cliff” on the U.S. economy and the middle class, with a focus on sustaining long-term economic growth, reducing U.S. debt, and protecting the middle class. They agreed that the issue need to be resolved immediately to avoid another recession, but disagreed on how to raise revenue to achieve fiscal sustainability.
“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.
5:45 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Sequestration and the Defense Budget Gordon Adams; Daniel Goure; Greta Brawner Gordon Adams and Dan Goure talked about the effects sequestration could have on defense budget and ... Gordon Adams and Dan Goure talked about the effects sequestration could have on defense budget and national security policy. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“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.
12:31 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Immigrants and the U.S. Economy Panelists talked about the impact that admission policies for highly skilled immigrants has on the ... Panelists talked about the impact that admission policies for highly skilled immigrants has on the U.S. economy, specifically policies that are making it increasingly difficult for highly skilled professionals, such as engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs, to enter and remain in the U.S.
3:45 pm CT Approx. 47 min. Federal Government, Innovation and the U.S. Economy Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included ... Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included what innovation is and the different types, U.S. global competitiveness, and the “fiscal cliff,” emphasizing that the government must resolve it to eliminate uncertainty. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
7:00 pm CT Approx. 28 min. Communicators with Michael Powell Michael Powell; Peter Slen; Lynn Stanton Michael Powell of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association talked about the future of ... Michael Powell of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association talked about the future of television. Topics included a shift from hardware based to software based telecommunications systems, increased accessibility to the consumer, the influence of social media on television, and changes in television viewing behavior. 1:54 pm CT Approx. 6 min. Fiscal Cliff and Tax Credits Steven Sloan; Pedro Echevarria Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels ... Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels unless Congress extended them before the end of 2012. He also discussed tax credits for businesses slated to expire in 2012, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
4:33 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. LIVE Cycles of Political Change in the U.S. Arthur Brooks; James Piereson James Piereson talked about three political revolutions that set the stage for new phases of ... James Piereson talked about three political revolutions that set the stage for new phases of political and economic development in America: Thomas Jefferson’s “revolution of 1800,” the Civil War, and the New Deal. He also described his belief that the U.S. was on the verge of a fourth revolution, due to high debt levels, a stagnant economy, impending retirements of the Baby Boomer generation, and polarized politics. He used some graphs during his presentation and afterwards responded to questions from members of the audience. 
“The Fourth Great Political Revolution: 1789, 1858, 1928, and Today” was the monthly American Enterprise Institute Bradley Lecture.
7:30 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. Latino Vote Latino leaders and scholars talked about the impact of Latino voters on the 2012 presidential ... Latino leaders and scholars talked about the impact of Latino voters on the 2012 presidential election, and the issues that influenced their votes. The November 2012 election had a record high of Latino voter turnout that overwhelmingly voted for President Obama. The panelists said the growing Latino population and key issues like immigration would play a decisive role in future elections.
“The Decisive Vote? How Latinos Voted and What It Means for Policy” was held at the Wilson Center, co-sponsored with Arizona State University, ImmigrationWorks USA, and the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.
2:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Voter Identification Laws Ohio and West Virginia secretaries of state Jon Husted (R-OH) and Natalie Tennant (D-WV) talked ... Ohio and West Virginia secretaries of state Jon Husted (R-OH) and Natalie Tennant (D-WV) talked about voter identification laws in their respective states.
“Ensuring Integrity and Access: Voter ID in 2012 and Beyond” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
5:46 pm CT Approx. 58 min. Voter Registration Improvements Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of ... Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of improvement. 
“Does Voter Registration Need an Upgrade?” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
9:30 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. Voter Identification Laws Ohio and West Virginia secretaries of state Jon Husted (R-OH) and Natalie Tennant (D-WV) talked ... Ohio and West Virginia secretaries of state Jon Husted (R-OH) and Natalie Tennant (D-WV) talked about voter identification laws in their respective states.
“Ensuring Integrity and Access: Voter ID in 2012 and Beyond” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
3:01 pm CT Approx. 58 min. LIVE Voter Registration Improvements Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of ... Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of improvement. 
“Does Voter Registration Need an Upgrade?” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
6:45 pm CT Approx. 13 min. Gene Sperling Remarks Gene Sperling; Neera Tanden Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position ... Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position in favor of higher taxes for the wealthy. Mr. Sperling said the administration favored this policy not to punish people for their success but rather in support of the idea of paying it forward. In answering a question about new ideas for revenues, Mr. Sperling said the administration was focused on negotiating a balanced plan. 

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
10:30 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. Voting Wait Lines and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about voter difficulties in the 2012 election. Topics included voter ID ... Panelists talked about voter difficulties in the 2012 election. Topics included voter ID laws, long voting lines, and voter suppression. 
“Long Lines and High Enthusiasm” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
4:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Iran's Influence in South Caucasus Middle East experts testified on the influence of Iran in the South Caucasus, a region that ... Middle East experts testified on the influence of Iran in the South Caucasus, a region that includes neighboring countries Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Topics included Turkey and Russia, and energy politics with Europe.
7:01 pm CT Approx. 26 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Economy Barack Obama President Obama spoke at the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Michigan, about the ... President Obama spoke at the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Michigan, about the importance of a strong middle class, and called on Congress to sign legislation to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” In his speech he said he wanted a tax code that rewarded companies for creating jobs, pointing to Daimler’s $120 million investment that was to create 115 new jobs. He also criticized Michigan’s just-passed “right to work” legislation: “These so-called right to work laws, they don’t have anything to do with economics. They have everything to do with politics. What they’re really talking about is, giving you the right to work for less money.”
"Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
11:32 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Cycles of Political Change in the U.S. Arthur Brooks; James Piereson James Piereson talked about three political revolutions that set the stage for new phases of ... James Piereson talked about three political revolutions that set the stage for new phases of political and economic development in America: Thomas Jefferson’s “revolution of 1800,” the Civil War, and the New Deal. He also described his belief that the U.S. was on the verge of a fourth revolution, due to high debt levels, a stagnant economy, impending retirements of the Baby Boomer generation, and polarized politics. He used some graphs during his presentation and afterwards responded to questions from members of the audience. 
“The Fourth Great Political Revolution: 1789, 1858, 1928, and Today” was the monthly American Enterprise Institute Bradley Lecture.
5:29 pm CT Approx. 9 min. Fiscal Cliff and Estate and Capital Gains Taxes Greta Brawner; Joseph Schatz Joseph Schatz talked about the “fiscal cliff” in relation to the estate tax, which was ... Joseph Schatz talked about the “fiscal cliff” in relation to the estate tax, which was set to increase at the end of 2012, and the capital gains tax, scheduled to rise in 2013.*Topics included the history of the estate tax, the politics behind the estate tax rate, and the percentage of Americans affected by the estate tax. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
7:30 pm CT Approx. 55 min. Federal Government, Innovation and the U.S. Economy Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included ... Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included what innovation is and the different types, U.S. global competitiveness, and the “fiscal cliff,” emphasizing that the government must resolve it to eliminate uncertainty. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
12:46 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Immigrants and the U.S. Economy Panelists talked about the impact that admission policies for highly skilled immigrants has on the ... Panelists talked about the impact that admission policies for highly skilled immigrants has on the U.S. economy, specifically policies that are making it increasingly difficult for highly skilled professionals, such as engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs, to enter and remain in the U.S. 5:41 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. William Eskridge on Marriage Equality William Eskridge; Linda McClain Yale Law Professor William Eskridge said President Obama’s support for marriage equality ... Yale Law Professor William Eskridge said President Obama’s support for marriage equality helped him win re-election. The gay rights activist spoke at Boston University Law School a week after the election when voters approved to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington State. He said the country is moving beyond political backlash, and that the results of the 2012 election were good for President Obama.
8:25 pm CT Approx. 39 min. Gene Sperling Remarks Gene Sperling; Neera Tanden Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position ... Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position in favor of higher taxes for the wealthy. Mr. Sperling said the administration favored this policy not to punish people for their success but rather in support of the idea of paying it forward. In answering a question about new ideas for revenues, Mr. Sperling said the administration was focused on negotiating a balanced plan. 

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
2:10 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. Latino Vote Latino leaders and scholars talked about the impact of Latino voters on the 2012 presidential ... Latino leaders and scholars talked about the impact of Latino voters on the 2012 presidential election, and the issues that influenced their votes. The November 2012 election had a record high of Latino voter turnout that overwhelmingly voted for President Obama. The panelists said the growing Latino population and key issues like immigration would play a decisive role in future elections.
“The Decisive Vote? How Latinos Voted and What It Means for Policy” was held at the Wilson Center, co-sponsored with Arizona State University, ImmigrationWorks USA, and the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.
7:01 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Middle East Security Concerns Panelists discussed the growing security challenges in the Middle East, including Syria’s ... Panelists discussed the growing security challenges in the Middle East, including Syria’s civil war, a constitutional crisis in Egypt, Iran’s push for nuclear capability, the recent Palestinian-Israeli confrontation, and uncertainties about future U.S. and European policy directions.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies event “Middle East Security Concerns: The Next Phase?” was co-sponsored by the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies of the International Law Institute.
9:06 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Sequestration and the Defense Budget Gordon Adams; Daniel Goure; Greta Brawner Gordon Adams and Dan Goure talked about the effects sequestration could have on defense budget and ... Gordon Adams and Dan Goure talked about the effects sequestration could have on defense budget and national security policy. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“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.
4:09 am CT Approx. 30 min. Federal Debt Reduction Maya MacGuineas; Rob Portman; Gene Sperling Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling made the opening remarks at a discussion on reducing the federal debt. Senator Portman was heckled during his remarks about growing the economy and the dangers of going over the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. Mr. Sperling used words like “disappointing” and “very unfortunate” to describe the latest Republican plan for deficit reduction. 
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
8:49 pm CT Approx. 49 min. Syrian Civil War Panelists talked about Syria’s civil war and ways to deal with Syrian President ... Panelists talked about Syria’s civil war and ways to deal with Syrian President Assad. Mr. Hannah, former National Security Adviser to Vice President Cheney, criticized President Obama for how he’s dealt with the Syrian civil war, adding that it may be too late. He was joined by Syrian activist Ammar Abdulhamid, who said the Obama administration lacks a clear vision in Syria. 
“What’s Next for Syria?” was part of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' 2012 Washington Forum, titled, “Dictators and Dissidents: Should the West Choose Sides?”
10:23 pm CT Approx. 51 min. Sir Mervyn King on the British Economy The Honorable Sir Mervyn A. King, governor of the Bank of England, talked about the United ... The Honorable Sir Mervyn A. King, governor of the Bank of England, talked about the United Kingdom’s banking and economic crisis. Topics included his country’s flat output, lending and take-home pay squeeze, commodities, and active exchange rate management as well as America’s “fiscal cliff” issue and the global economy. "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. After his address, he responded to questions from
Roger Ferguson, Abby Cohen, and R. Glenn Hubbard.
This lunch meeting of The Economic Club of New York was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt New York.
4:41 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Cycles of Political Change in the U.S. Arthur Brooks; James Piereson James Piereson talked about three political revolutions that set the stage for new phases of ... James Piereson talked about three political revolutions that set the stage for new phases of political and economic development in America: Thomas Jefferson’s “revolution of 1800,” the Civil War, and the New Deal. He also described his belief that the U.S. was on the verge of a fourth revolution, due to high debt levels, a stagnant economy, impending retirements of the Baby Boomer generation, and polarized politics. He used some graphs during his presentation and afterwards responded to questions from members of the audience. 
“The Fourth Great Political Revolution: 1789, 1858, 1928, and Today” was the monthly American Enterprise Institute Bradley Lecture.
9:41 pm CT Approx. 42 min. Nuclear Weapons in Muslim Countries Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear proliferation ambitions. All agreed Iran’s ... Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear proliferation ambitions. All agreed Iran’s nuclear program is a serious threat to the U.S. and the region. David Albright, founder of the Institute for Science and International Security, said Iran would be inclined to build nuclear bombs if they had the technical capability. 
“The Arab Spring: Nonproliferation Risks and Opportunities” was part of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' 2012 Washington Forum, titled, “Dictators and Dissidents: Should the West Choose Sides?”
11:15 pm CT Approx. 26 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Economy Barack Obama President Obama spoke at the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Michigan, about the ... President Obama spoke at the Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant in Redford, Michigan, about the importance of a strong middle class, and called on Congress to sign legislation to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” In his speech he said he wanted a tax code that rewarded companies for creating jobs, pointing to Daimler’s $120 million investment that was to create 115 new jobs. He also criticized Michigan’s just-passed “right to work” legislation: “These so-called right to work laws, they don’t have anything to do with economics. They have everything to do with politics. What they’re really talking about is, giving you the right to work for less money.”
"Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
5:54 am CT Approx. 48 min. High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s high-speed rail program. California ... Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s high-speed rail program. California Representatives Janice Hahn (D) and Kevin McCarthy (R) testified before the committee about California’s high speed rail program, on which they disagreed. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood also focused on California as he testified about the management of the administration’s program, the status of rail projects, and ways the program can be improved. Other officials, including from other states, also testified. 10:25 pm CT Approx. 10 min. Undersecretary Cohen on Foreign Policy David Cohen; Mark Dubowitz David Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, accepted the George Shultz ... David Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, accepted the George Shultz Award for Distinguished Service. He also spoke about sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. This was the closing keynote address of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' 2012 Washington Forum, titled, “Dictators and Dissidents: Should the West Choose Sides?”
11:43 pm CT Approx. 41 min. Universities, Innovation, and the Economy Drew Faust; Neera Tanden Drew Faust talked about the ways education and innovation can benefit the U.S. economy. She ... Drew Faust talked about the ways education and innovation can benefit the U.S. economy. She answered questions from Neera Tanden on investment in primary and secondary education leadership training for students and teachers, the importance of training science teachers, and other topics. Professor Faust in her remarks said that U.S. immigration problems were both economic development and human rights issues, and stressed the need for legislation such as the DREAM Act. She also answered questions from the audience.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
11:13 pm CT Approx. 47 min. Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Transportation Systems Senators from New York and New Jersey testified on transportation systems damaged by Hurricane ... Senators from New York and New Jersey testified on transportation systems damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Both Senators Schumer and Gillibrand talked about salt water damage to New York’s 108-year old subway system rail lines. Senator Menendez talked about other natural disasters that occurred other places around the country and called on the rest of the country to support New York and New Jersey in its rebuilding efforts. He also had photos showing the extensive damage to parts of New Jersey. Then transportation officials testified about the damage the storm did in the region, the costs of repairs, and the need to improve the the systems to be better prepared for future emergencies.
12:25 am CT Approx. 55 min. Federal Government, Innovation and the U.S. Economy Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included ... Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included what innovation is and the different types, U.S. global competitiveness, and the “fiscal cliff,” emphasizing that the government must resolve it to eliminate uncertainty. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
12:00 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Syrian Civil War Foreign journalists, a Syrian National Council member, and an Iraqi Kurdish government ... Foreign journalists, a Syrian National Council member, and an Iraqi Kurdish government representative talked about Syria and the international response to the country’s civil war. Topics included the state of the Syrian opposition, and the influence of Iran and Russia. 
“Syria’s Terror, the Middle East’s Tragedy” was a panel of the 2012 Halifax International Security Forum.Global security leaders from over 50 countries gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discuss pressing security and defense issues during the three-day summit.
1:21 am CT Approx. 39 min. Gene Sperling Remarks Gene Sperling; Neera Tanden Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position ... Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position in favor of higher taxes for the wealthy. Mr. Sperling said the administration favored this policy not to punish people for their success but rather in support of the idea of paying it forward. In answering a question about new ideas for revenues, Mr. Sperling said the administration was focused on negotiating a balanced plan. 

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
1:07 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Middle East Security Concerns Panelists discussed the growing security challenges in the Middle East, including Syria’s ... Panelists discussed the growing security challenges in the Middle East, including Syria’s civil war, a constitutional crisis in Egypt, Iran’s push for nuclear capability, the recent Palestinian-Israeli confrontation, and uncertainties about future U.S. and European policy directions.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies event “Middle East Security Concerns: The Next Phase?” was co-sponsored by the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies of the International Law Institute.
2:01 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Sequestration and the Defense Budget Gordon Adams; Daniel Goure; Greta Brawner Gordon Adams and Dan Goure talked about the effects sequestration could have on defense budget and ... Gordon Adams and Dan Goure talked about the effects sequestration could have on defense budget and national security policy. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“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.
2:56 am CT Approx. 49 min. Syrian Civil War Panelists talked about Syria’s civil war and ways to deal with Syrian President ... Panelists talked about Syria’s civil war and ways to deal with Syrian President Assad. Mr. Hannah, former National Security Adviser to Vice President Cheney, criticized President Obama for how he’s dealt with the Syrian civil war, adding that it may be too late. He was joined by Syrian activist Ammar Abdulhamid, who said the Obama administration lacks a clear vision in Syria. 
“What’s Next for Syria?” was part of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' 2012 Washington Forum, titled, “Dictators and Dissidents: Should the West Choose Sides?”
3:16 am CT Approx. 6 min. Sequestration and National Security Policy Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Robert Levinson Robert Levinson talked about sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and how ... Robert Levinson talked about sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and how sequestration could affect the defense budget and national security policy. "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. Mr. Levinson also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was the ninth part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
3:48 am CT Approx. 42 min. Nuclear Weapons in Muslim Countries Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear proliferation ambitions. All agreed Iran’s ... Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear proliferation ambitions. All agreed Iran’s nuclear program is a serious threat to the U.S. and the region. David Albright, founder of the Institute for Science and International Security, said Iran would be inclined to build nuclear bombs if they had the technical capability. 
“The Arab Spring: Nonproliferation Risks and Opportunities” was part of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' 2012 Washington Forum, titled, “Dictators and Dissidents: Should the West Choose Sides?”
3:25 am CT Approx. 51 min. Sir Mervyn King on the British Economy The Honorable Sir Mervyn A. King, governor of the Bank of England, talked about the United ... The Honorable Sir Mervyn A. King, governor of the Bank of England, talked about the United Kingdom’s banking and economic crisis. Topics included his country’s flat output, lending and take-home pay squeeze, commodities, and active exchange rate management as well as America’s “fiscal cliff” issue and the global economy. "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. After his address, he responded to questions from
Roger Ferguson, Abby Cohen, and R. Glenn Hubbard.
This lunch meeting of The Economic Club of New York was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt New York.
4:32 am CT Approx. 10 min. Undersecretary Cohen on Foreign Policy David Cohen; Mark Dubowitz David Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, accepted the George Shultz ... David Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, accepted the George Shultz Award for Distinguished Service. He also spoke about sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. This was the closing keynote address of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' 2012 Washington Forum, titled, “Dictators and Dissidents: Should the West Choose Sides?”
4:17 am CT Approx. 39 min. Gene Sperling Remarks Gene Sperling; Neera Tanden Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position ... Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position in favor of higher taxes for the wealthy. Mr. Sperling said the administration favored this policy not to punish people for their success but rather in support of the idea of paying it forward. In answering a question about new ideas for revenues, Mr. Sperling said the administration was focused on negotiating a balanced plan. 

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
5:20 am CT Approx. 47 min. Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Transportation Systems Senators from New York and New Jersey testified on transportation systems damaged by Hurricane ... Senators from New York and New Jersey testified on transportation systems damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Both Senators Schumer and Gillibrand talked about salt water damage to New York’s 108-year old subway system rail lines. Senator Menendez talked about other natural disasters that occurred other places around the country and called on the rest of the country to support New York and New Jersey in its rebuilding efforts. He also had photos showing the extensive damage to parts of New Jersey. Then transportation officials testified about the damage the storm did in the region, the costs of repairs, and the need to improve the the systems to be better prepared for future emergencies.
4:58 am CT Approx. 1 hr. Voter Identification Laws Ohio and West Virginia secretaries of state Jon Husted (R-OH) and Natalie Tennant (D-WV) talked ... Ohio and West Virginia secretaries of state Jon Husted (R-OH) and Natalie Tennant (D-WV) talked about voter identification laws in their respective states.
“Ensuring Integrity and Access: Voter ID in 2012 and Beyond” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.