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7:00 am ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for women voters to comment on their choice for president.
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Telephone lines were open for women voters to comment on their choice for president.
New York Daily News political correspondent Celeste Katz previewed the Al Smith Dinner, a fundraiser held for Catholic Charities, in New York City.
6:18 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. United States and United Kingdom Banking Standards Former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker testified before a joint British parliamentary committee ... Former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker testified before a joint British parliamentary committee on the differences between the United States and United Kingdom banking standards. He also covered the complexity of regulation, proprietary trading, “banking culture,” and the Volcker Rule, included in the Dodd-Frank 2010 financial regulations law, which restricts U.S. banks from making certain kinds of speculative investments that do not benefit their customers. He also said that a U.K. proposal to separate retail banks from investments banks was a good idea in theory but would likely be “permeable over time.” 6:15 am ET Approx. 1 hr. U.S. Health Care Policy Panelists discuss the health care policy mix, the year that was in 2012 and what to expect in ... Panelists discuss the health care policy mix, the year that was in 2012 and what to expect in 2013. Congressional staffers who specialize in health care policy said the next election will determine the direction of health care. The staffers for both Senator Coburn and Representative Burgess who are medical doctors, talked about the next steps in health care including finding a long-term solution to Doc fix, attempt to keep Medicare payments on par with rising health care costs.
7:50 am ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE Celinda Lake on Women Voters and the 2012 Election ; ; Celinda Lake talked about efforts by both the Obama and Romney campaigns to capture the votes of ... Celinda Lake talked about efforts by both the Obama and Romney campaigns to capture the votes of women. She also discussed the latest polls and types of female voters, and the issues that matter most to them, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
8:08 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Education Reform Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of ... Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of School Reform, talked about reform of the education model in American schools.*They discussed the teacher’s role in the classroom, tenure, and collective bargaining and responded to questions from members of the audience. Ross Weiner moderated. 7:18 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Global Improvised Explosive Device Threat ; Lieutenant General Michael Barbero talked about combating the enduring global threat of improvised ... Lieutenant General Michael Barbero talked about combating the enduring global threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). He provided an overview of the Defense Department’s Joint IED Defeat Organization, its mission, and especially the challenge of combating IED threats in Afghanistan, where he said IEDs are the weapon of choice. Other topics included the U.S. partnership with Pakistan on combating IEDs, working with the fertilizer and defense industry, and combating sea and air-based IEDs. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
8:31 am ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE S.E. Cupp on Women Voters and the 2012 Election ; S.E. Cupp talked about women voters and the 2012 election, and she responded to telephone calls ... S.E. Cupp talked about women voters and the 2012 election, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:11 am ET Approx. 50 min. Florida Senate Debate Florida Senate candidates Senator Bill Nelson (D) and Representative Connie Mack (R) debated ... Florida Senate candidates Senator Bill Nelson (D) and Representative Connie Mack (R) debated campaign issues that included tax policy, health care, immigration, the federal budget, and national security and foreign policy. 8:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Syrian Civil War and Russia Panelists talked about the important issues surrounding the Russian-Syrian relationship and how ... Panelists talked about the important issues surrounding the Russian-Syrian relationship and how the United States should approach Syria’s civil war. Panelists agreed that Russia’s leaders are unlikely to change their stance on the Syrian civil war. Ariel Cohen of Heritage said Russia’s support for the Assad regime in Syria has changed the dynamics in the region, causing Islamist groups to view Russia as their “number one enemy.” Since the start of the conflict, Russia has vetoed U.N. Security Council resolutions calling for an end to the violence. Russian arms were found aboard a Syrian commercial airliner that was forced to land by the Turkish military.
9:18 am ET Approx. 3 min. LIVE Connecticut Senate Debate Preview ; Abby Livingston previewed the Senate race in Connecticut between Representative Christopher Murphy ... Abby Livingston previewed the Senate race in Connecticut between Representative Christopher Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R). 11:04 am ET Approx. 57 min. Hawaii Senate Debate Representative Mazie Hirono (D) and Linda Lingle (R) met in a debate for Hawaii’s U.S. ... Representative Mazie Hirono (D) and Linda Lingle (R) met in a debate for Hawaii’s U.S. Senate race. 10:03 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Second Amendment and Gun Laws ; ; Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talked about his dissent in District of ... Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talked about his dissent in District of Columbia v. Heller, a case that held the Second Amendment protected an individual’s right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes. Following his speech he answered questions from the moderator on Citizens United v. FEC, the use of history in constitutional decision making, the value of oral arguments, and other topics. 
The program opened with a three-minute video montage of news accounts of shootings that happened around the country.
9:22 am ET Approx. 38 min. LIVE Federal Budget and the 2012 Election ; Matthew Cooper talked about National Journal's latest “Congressional ... Matthew Cooper talked about National Journal's latest “Congressional Connection” poll on the key issues facing Congress, specifically, options to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic commission. 12:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. LIVE Middle East Politics and Security Former Mossad Director Efraim Halevy gave his perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ... Former Mossad Director Efraim Halevy gave his perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iran’s nuclear program, and Syria and Egypt. In his remarks he criticized Israeli policies and disagreed with Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations, in which the Israeli prime minister drew a red line across a diagram to indicate a threshold for nuclear development that Iran was approaching beyond which Israel would not tolerate. He also called for a more realistic approach to Israeli policy toward recent uprisings and upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa.
Mossad, or the Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations, is one of the main entities in the Israeli intelligence community, usually associated with covert operations community.
11:08 am ET Approx. 41 min. Secretary Leon Panetta on Cybersecurity ; Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta discussed the Department of Defense’s role in defending ... Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta discussed the Department of Defense’s role in defending the nation in cyberspace. He spoke about recent cyber attacks and future threats, saying that it was a “pre 9-11” moment for cybersecurity and warning against the possibility of a “cyber-Pearl Harbor.” Secretary Panetta spoke to the Business Executives for National Security at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.
10:02 am ET Approx. 3 min. Al Smith, Presidential Contender Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic ... Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith, Jr. (1873-1944). Nicknamed the “Happy Warrior,” Al Smith never went to high school or college, yet he was speaker of the New York State Assembly and four-term governor. He was the first Catholic ever nominated by a major party and is honored at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner, at which presidential nominees of both parties speak. Video clips of past dinners were shown as well as clips of Al Smith and a 1932 newsreel. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Al Smith’s great-grandson gave taped interviews. The historians responded to telephone calls, electronic communications, and the audience in the New York State Assembly Chamber.
“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics.
1:21 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Al Smith, Presidential Contender Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic ... Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith, Jr. (1873-1944). Nicknamed the “Happy Warrior,” Al Smith never went to high school or college, yet he was speaker of the New York State Assembly and four-term governor. He was the first Catholic ever nominated by a major party and is honored at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner, at which presidential nominees of both parties speak. Video clips of past dinners were shown as well as clips of Al Smith and a 1932 newsreel. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Al Smith’s great-grandson gave taped interviews. The historians responded to telephone calls, electronic communications, and the audience in the New York State Assembly Chamber.
“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics.
11:53 am ET Approx. 39 min. Australian Parliament Question Time Highlights ; During highlights from the October 9, 2012, Australian Parliament Question Time Prime Minister ... During highlights from the October 9, 2012, Australian Parliament Question Time Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott argued over the leader’s motion that Speaker Peter Slipper be removed from office for his involvement in a sexual harassment court case brought by a former staffer. The speaker was also under fire for text messages exchanged with the staffer. Prime Minister Julia Gillard responded to the leader’s motion with a 15-minute speech, repeatedly accusing the leader of “sexism and misogyny” himself.
10:06 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Global Improvised Explosive Device Threat ; Lieutenant General Michael Barbero talked about combating the enduring global threat of improvised ... Lieutenant General Michael Barbero talked about combating the enduring global threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). He provided an overview of the Defense Department’s Joint IED Defeat Organization, its mission, and especially the challenge of combating IED threats in Afghanistan, where he said IEDs are the weapon of choice. Other topics included the U.S. partnership with Pakistan on combating IEDs, working with the fertilizer and defense industry, and combating sea and air-based IEDs. He responded to questions from members of the audience. 1:27 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Education Reform Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of ... Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of School Reform, talked about reform of the education model in American schools.*They discussed the teacher’s role in the classroom, tenure, and collective bargaining and responded to questions from members of the audience. Ross Weiner moderated. 12:36 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Douglas Holtz-Eakin on 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax ... Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
11:22 am ET Approx. 38 min. Celinda Lake on Women Voters and the 2012 Election ; ; Celinda Lake talked about efforts by both the Obama and Romney campaigns to capture the votes of ... Celinda Lake talked about efforts by both the Obama and Romney campaigns to capture the votes of women. She also discussed the latest polls and types of female voters, and the issues that matter most to them, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
2:32 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Al Smith, Presidential Contender Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic ... Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith, Jr. (1873-1944). Nicknamed the “Happy Warrior,” Al Smith never went to high school or college, yet he was speaker of the New York State Assembly and four-term governor. He was the first Catholic ever nominated by a major party and is honored at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner, at which presidential nominees of both parties speak. Video clips of past dinners were shown as well as clips of Al Smith and a 1932 newsreel. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Al Smith’s great-grandson gave taped interviews. The historians responded to telephone calls, electronic communications, and the audience in the New York State Assembly Chamber.
“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics.
1:04 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Al Smith, Presidential Contender Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic ... Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith, Jr. (1873-1944). Nicknamed the “Happy Warrior,” Al Smith never went to high school or college, yet he was speaker of the New York State Assembly and four-term governor. He was the first Catholic ever nominated by a major party and is honored at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner, at which presidential nominees of both parties speak. Video clips of past dinners were shown as well as clips of Al Smith and a 1932 newsreel. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Al Smith’s great-grandson gave taped interviews. The historians responded to telephone calls, electronic communications, and the audience in the New York State Assembly Chamber.
“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics.
12:12 pm ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE Obama Campaign Rally in Parma, Ohio ; Former President Bill Clinton spoke at an Obama campaign rally in the field house on the western ... Former President Bill Clinton spoke at an Obama campaign rally in the field house on the western campus of Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio. Topics included the presidential debates, the falling unemployment rate, and tax policy. He urged people to vote and give President Obama an opportunity to fix the economy. Following President Clinton’s speech, musician Bruce Springsteen performed his song, “No Surrender.” 2:36 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Education Reform Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of ... Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of School Reform, talked about reform of the education model in American schools.*They discussed the teacher’s role in the classroom, tenure, and collective bargaining and responded to questions from members of the audience. Ross Weiner moderated. 1:07 pm ET Approx. 53 min. 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts, Former Congressional Staff Panelists talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases ... Panelists talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
12:54 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Al Smith Dinner in New York City ; Celeste Katz previewed the Al Smith Dinner, a fundraiser held for Catholic Charities, in New York ... Celeste Katz previewed the Al Smith Dinner, a fundraiser held for Catholic Charities, in New York City. 3:28 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. LIVE Kofi Annan on Diplomacy and Human Rights ; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan talked about foreign affairs issues, including unrest in ... Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan talked about foreign affairs issues, including unrest in Syria. He also discussed his past work at the United Nations and ongoing efforts to establish peace and protect human rights. 2:03 pm ET Approx. 18 min. John Engler on 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts ; ; Former Michigan Governor John Engler talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the ... Former Michigan Governor John Engler talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. Among his statements he called the debt ceiling impasse during the summer of 2011 “outrageous” and said lawmakers appeared to be more serious about finding an agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
1:03 pm ET Approx. 51 min. LIVE Energy and Foreign Policy ; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the role of energy in U.S. diplomacy and foreign ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the role of energy in U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy. Secretary Clinton said that “energy cuts across the entirety of U.S. foreign policy and is a matter of national security and global stability.” Topics included America’s role in gathering support for sanctions on Iran’s oil industry, energy security, South China Sea territorial disputes, U.S.-Mexico oil and gas resources, natural gas, and fighting energy poverty. She responded to questions from students in the audience in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall. 5:02 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Al Smith, Presidential Contender Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic ... Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith, Jr. (1873-1944). Nicknamed the “Happy Warrior,” Al Smith never went to high school or college, yet he was speaker of the New York State Assembly and four-term governor. He was the first Catholic ever nominated by a major party and is honored at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner, at which presidential nominees of both parties speak. Video clips of past dinners were shown as well as clips of Al Smith and a 1932 newsreel. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Al Smith’s great-grandson gave taped interviews. The historians responded to telephone calls, electronic communications, and the audience in the New York State Assembly Chamber.
“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics.
2:24 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. Tea Party Movement Ideology Panelists talked about the ideological makeup of the tea party movement, in particular a study ... Panelists talked about the ideological makeup of the tea party movement, in particular a study that found most were united on economic issues but split on social issues.
2:04 pm ET Approx. 32 min. LIVE Military Service Members and Personal Finance ; ; Holly Petraeus and Chuck Milam spoke to reporters about a joint initiative with the Consumer ... Holly Petraeus and Chuck Milam spoke to reporters about a joint initiative with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to address some of the financial problems of military service members, including access to and repayment of student loans. They answered questions from reporters. 5:04 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 29 min. Foreign Policy Challenges in the Middle East Foreign policy experts talked about some of the challenges facing the next White House ... Foreign policy experts talked about some of the challenges facing the next White House administration, including Iran’s nuclear program, Israeli-Palestinian tensions, and the continuing unrest in Egypt and Syria. 4:01 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Al Smith, Presidential Contender Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic ... Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith, Jr. (1873-1944). Nicknamed the “Happy Warrior,” Al Smith never went to high school or college, yet he was speaker of the New York State Assembly and four-term governor. He was the first Catholic ever nominated by a major party and is honored at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner, at which presidential nominees of both parties speak. Video clips of past dinners were shown as well as clips of Al Smith and a 1932 newsreel. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Al Smith’s great-grandson gave taped interviews. The historians responded to telephone calls, electronic communications, and the audience in the New York State Assembly Chamber.
“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics.
2:38 pm ET Approx. 59 min. New York Senate Debate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY-D) and Wendy Long (R), the challenger for her seat in the Senate, ... Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY-D) and Wendy Long (R), the challenger for her seat in the Senate, debated campaign issues at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. 
Courtesy of NY 1 and YNN.
7:34 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Al Smith, Presidential Contender Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic ... Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith, Jr. (1873-1944). Nicknamed the “Happy Warrior,” Al Smith never went to high school or college, yet he was speaker of the New York State Assembly and four-term governor. He was the first Catholic ever nominated by a major party and is honored at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner, at which presidential nominees of both parties speak. Video clips of past dinners were shown as well as clips of Al Smith and a 1932 newsreel. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Al Smith’s great-grandson gave taped interviews. The historians responded to telephone calls, electronic communications, and the audience in the New York State Assembly Chamber.
“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics.
4:05 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Maureen Ohlhausen on Internet Privacy ; Maureen Ohlhausen talked about the role of the federal government in Internet privacy issues. Maureen Ohlhausen talked about the role of the federal government in Internet privacy issues.
3:38 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Federal Budget and the 2012 Election ; Matthew Cooper talked about National Journal's latest “Congressional ... Matthew Cooper talked about National Journal's latest “Congressional Connection” poll on the key issues facing Congress, specifically, options to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic commission. 7:39 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Enforcement of Anti-Robocall Laws Panelists talked about law enforcement efforts to stop illegal robocalls. Topics included the ... Panelists talked about law enforcement efforts to stop illegal robocalls. Topics included the implications for consumers, limitations and challenges for enforcement, and the varying laws surrounding robocalls. They responded to questions from the audience. 5:26 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Rural Telecommunications Telecommunications experts and scholars talked about access to high-speed data networks in rural ... Telecommunications experts and scholars talked about access to high-speed data networks in rural communities. Hanns Kuttner began the discussion with a slide presentation of his study, “Broadband for Rural America: Economic Impacts and Economic Opportunities.” Afterward, the panelists in their reaction to the study agreed that rural areas were likely to fall behind the rest of the country unless significant changes in government policy were made. Larry Thompson, an engineer and consultant, said that rural customers would be forced to pay more for broadband unless there was an effort similar to the depression-era program that extended telephone service to most of the country. They discussed the economic implications of a lack of broadband service. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Hudson Institute. This joint economic summit on “The Future of Rural Telecommunications” was co-sponsored by the Foundation for Rural Service.
3:59 pm ET Approx. 59 min. LIVE Connecticut Senate Debate Candidates Linda McMahon (R) and Chris Murphy (D) met in their fourth debate for retiring Senator ... Candidates Linda McMahon (R) and Chris Murphy (D) met in their fourth debate for retiring Senator Joe Lieberman Senate seat. 8:30 pm ET Approx. 28 min. LIVE Arizona 9th Congressional District Debate Candidates for Arizona 9th Congressional District, Vernon Parker (R), Kyrsten Sinema (D), and ... Candidates for Arizona 9th Congressional District, Vernon Parker (R), Kyrsten Sinema (D), and Powell Gammmill (L), debated various campaign issues. Courtesy of KAET-TV. 7:33 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Douglas Holtz-Eakin on 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax ... Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
5:00 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Al Smith Dinner in New York City ; Celeste Katz previewed the Al Smith Dinner, a fundraiser held for Catholic Charities, in New York ... Celeste Katz previewed the Al Smith Dinner, a fundraiser held for Catholic Charities, in New York City. 9:01 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Energy and Foreign Policy ; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the role of energy in U.S. diplomacy and foreign ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the role of energy in U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy. Secretary Clinton said that “energy cuts across the entirety of U.S. foreign policy and is a matter of national security and global stability.” Topics included America’s role in gathering support for sanctions on Iran’s oil industry, energy security, South China Sea territorial disputes, U.S.-Mexico oil and gas resources, natural gas, and fighting energy poverty. She responded to questions from students in the audience in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Kofi Annan on Diplomacy and Human Rights ; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan talked about foreign affairs issues, including unrest in ... Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan talked about foreign affairs issues, including unrest in Syria. He also discussed his past work at the United Nations and ongoing efforts to establish peace and protect human rights.
5:05 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Hawaii Senate Debate Representative Mazie Hirono (D) and Linda Lingle (R) met in a debate for Hawaii’s U.S. ... Representative Mazie Hirono (D) and Linda Lingle (R) met in a debate for Hawaii’s U.S. Senate race. 9:54 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Middle East Politics and Security Former Mossad Director Efraim Halevy gave his perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ... Former Mossad Director Efraim Halevy gave his perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iran’s nuclear program, and Syria and Egypt. In his remarks he criticized Israeli policies and disagreed with Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations, in which the Israeli prime minister drew a red line across a diagram to indicate a threshold for nuclear development that Iran was approaching beyond which Israel would not tolerate. He also called for a more realistic approach to Israeli policy toward recent uprisings and upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa.
Mossad, or the Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations, is one of the main entities in the Israeli intelligence community, usually associated with covert operations community.
9:32 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Global Improvised Explosive Device Threat ; Lieutenant General Michael Barbero talked about combating the enduring global threat of improvised ... Lieutenant General Michael Barbero talked about combating the enduring global threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). He provided an overview of the Defense Department’s Joint IED Defeat Organization, its mission, and especially the challenge of combating IED threats in Afghanistan, where he said IEDs are the weapon of choice. Other topics included the U.S. partnership with Pakistan on combating IEDs, working with the fertilizer and defense industry, and combating sea and air-based IEDs. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
6:05 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Al Smith, Presidential Contender Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic ... Historians Beverly Gage and John Evers talked about the life and career of 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith, Jr. (1873-1944). Nicknamed the “Happy Warrior,” Al Smith never went to high school or college, yet he was speaker of the New York State Assembly and four-term governor. He was the first Catholic ever nominated by a major party and is honored at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner, at which presidential nominees of both parties speak. Video clips of past dinners were shown as well as clips of Al Smith and a 1932 newsreel. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Al Smith’s great-grandson gave taped interviews. The historians responded to telephone calls, electronic communications, and the audience in the New York State Assembly Chamber.
“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics.
11:18 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Middle East Politics ; Historian Walid Khalidi discussed recent developments in Middle Eastern politics in the context of ... Historian Walid Khalidi discussed recent developments in Middle Eastern politics in the context of the history of the region. While discussing the relationship between Palestine, Israel, and the United States he called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the most dangerous leader in the world and criticized the U.S. policy of “no daylight” with Israel saying it enhances Israel’s sense of “entitlement and license.” He said he believes that it has larger consequences, re-enforcing the notion of American complicity in Arab minds. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Carnegie Conference Center at this event of the Middle East Institute. 11:53 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Education Reform Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of ... Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of School Reform, talked about reform of the education model in American schools.*They discussed the teacher’s role in the classroom, tenure, and collective bargaining and responded to questions from members of the audience. Ross Weiner moderated.
6:08 pm ET Approx. 50 min. Florida Senate Debate Florida Senate candidates Senator Bill Nelson (D) and Representative Connie Mack (R) debated ... Florida Senate candidates Senator Bill Nelson (D) and Representative Connie Mack (R) debated campaign issues that included tax policy, health care, immigration, the federal budget, and national security and foreign policy. 12:47 am ET Approx. 27 min. Arizona 9th Congressional District Debate Candidates for Arizona 9th Congressional District, Vernon Parker (R), Kyrsten Sinema (D), and ... Candidates for Arizona 9th Congressional District, Vernon Parker (R), Kyrsten Sinema (D), and Powell Gammmill (L), debated various campaign issues. Courtesy of KAET-TV. 12:52 am ET Approx. 39 min. Australian Parliament Question Time Highlights ; During highlights from the October 9, 2012, Australian Parliament Question Time Prime Minister ... During highlights from the October 9, 2012, Australian Parliament Question Time Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott argued over the leader’s motion that Speaker Peter Slipper be removed from office for his involvement in a sexual harassment court case brought by a former staffer. The speaker was also under fire for text messages exchanged with the staffer. Prime Minister Julia Gillard responded to the leader’s motion with a 15-minute speech, repeatedly accusing the leader of “sexism and misogyny” himself.
7:01 pm ET Approx. 57 min. LIVE Virginia Senate Debate Virginia Senate candidates George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D) debated various campaign ... Virginia Senate candidates George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D) debated various campaign issues. Courtesy of WSLS-TV. 1:20 am ET Approx. 48 min. Energy and Foreign Policy ; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the role of energy in U.S. diplomacy and foreign ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the role of energy in U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy. Secretary Clinton said that “energy cuts across the entirety of U.S. foreign policy and is a matter of national security and global stability.” Topics included America’s role in gathering support for sanctions on Iran’s oil industry, energy security, South China Sea territorial disputes, U.S.-Mexico oil and gas resources, natural gas, and fighting energy poverty. She responded to questions from students in the audience in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall. 1:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Kofi Annan on Diplomacy and Human Rights ; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan talked about foreign affairs issues, including unrest in ... Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan talked about foreign affairs issues, including unrest in Syria. He also discussed his past work at the United Nations and ongoing efforts to establish peace and protect human rights.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. LIVE Wisconsin Senate Debate Wisconsin Senate candidates Representative Tammy Baldwin (D) and Tommy Thompson (R) met in their ... Wisconsin Senate candidates Representative Tammy Baldwin (D) and Tommy Thompson (R) met in their second debate.
Sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and TMJ4.
2:12 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Middle East Politics and Security Former Mossad Director Efraim Halevy gave his perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ... Former Mossad Director Efraim Halevy gave his perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iran’s nuclear program, and Syria and Egypt. In his remarks he criticized Israeli policies and disagreed with Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations, in which the Israeli prime minister drew a red line across a diagram to indicate a threshold for nuclear development that Iran was approaching beyond which Israel would not tolerate. He also called for a more realistic approach to Israeli policy toward recent uprisings and upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa.
Mossad, or the Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations, is one of the main entities in the Israeli intelligence community, usually associated with covert operations community.
3:04 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Global Improvised Explosive Device Threat ; Lieutenant General Michael Barbero talked about combating the enduring global threat of improvised ... Lieutenant General Michael Barbero talked about combating the enduring global threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). He provided an overview of the Defense Department’s Joint IED Defeat Organization, its mission, and especially the challenge of combating IED threats in Afghanistan, where he said IEDs are the weapon of choice. Other topics included the U.S. partnership with Pakistan on combating IEDs, working with the fertilizer and defense industry, and combating sea and air-based IEDs. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
8:59 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Obama Campaign Rally in Parma, Ohio ; Former President Bill Clinton spoke at an Obama campaign rally in the field house on the western ... Former President Bill Clinton spoke at an Obama campaign rally in the field house on the western campus of Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio. Topics included the presidential debates, the falling unemployment rate, and tax policy. He urged people to vote and give President Obama an opportunity to fix the economy. Following President Clinton’s speech, musician Bruce Springsteen performed his song, “No Surrender.” 3:35 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Middle East Politics ; Historian Walid Khalidi discussed recent developments in Middle Eastern politics in the context of ... Historian Walid Khalidi discussed recent developments in Middle Eastern politics in the context of the history of the region. While discussing the relationship between Palestine, Israel, and the United States he called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the most dangerous leader in the world and criticized the U.S. policy of “no daylight” with Israel saying it enhances Israel’s sense of “entitlement and license.” He said he believes that it has larger consequences, re-enforcing the notion of American complicity in Arab minds. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Carnegie Conference Center at this event of the Middle East Institute. 5:25 am ET Approx. 56 min. Education Reform Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of ... Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of School Reform, talked about reform of the education model in American schools.*They discussed the teacher’s role in the classroom, tenure, and collective bargaining and responded to questions from members of the audience. Ross Weiner moderated.
9:07 pm ET Approx. 35 min. LIVE Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave keynote speeches at the ... President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave keynote speeches at the 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The charity fundraiser is a traditional light-hearted joint appearance for presidential candidates where they joked about themselves, their opponents, and the 2012 campaign. 
Founded in 1946 by Francis Cardinal Spellman, the Foundation honors the memory of Alfred E. Smith who died in in 1944. Al Smith was a four-time governor of the state of New York and former presidential candidate.
5:06 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 28 min. Foreign Policy Challenges in the Middle East Foreign policy experts talked about some of the challenges facing the next White House ... Foreign policy experts talked about some of the challenges facing the next White House administration, including Iran’s nuclear program, Israeli-Palestinian tensions, and the continuing unrest in Egypt and Syria. 6:24 am ET Approx. 39 min. Australian Parliament Question Time Highlights ; During highlights from the October 9, 2012, Australian Parliament Question Time Prime Minister ... During highlights from the October 9, 2012, Australian Parliament Question Time Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott argued over the leader’s motion that Speaker Peter Slipper be removed from office for his involvement in a sexual harassment court case brought by a former staffer. The speaker was also under fire for text messages exchanged with the staffer. Prime Minister Julia Gillard responded to the leader’s motion with a 15-minute speech, repeatedly accusing the leader of “sexism and misogyny” himself.
9:44 pm ET Approx. 42 min. Obama Campaign Rally in Parma, Ohio ; Former President Bill Clinton spoke at an Obama campaign rally in the field house on the western ... Former President Bill Clinton spoke at an Obama campaign rally in the field house on the western campus of Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio. Topics included the presidential debates, the falling unemployment rate, and tax policy. He urged people to vote and give President Obama an opportunity to fix the economy. Following President Clinton’s speech, musician Bruce Springsteen performed his song, “No Surrender.”
10:30 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Connecticut Senate Debate Candidates Linda McMahon (R) and Chris Murphy (D) met in their fourth debate for retiring Senator ... Candidates Linda McMahon (R) and Chris Murphy (D) met in their fourth debate for retiring Senator Joe Lieberman Senate seat.
11:32 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Virginia Senate Debate Virginia Senate candidates George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D) debated various campaign ... Virginia Senate candidates George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D) debated various campaign issues. Courtesy of WSLS-TV.
12:33 am ET Approx. 39 min. Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave keynote speeches at the ... President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave keynote speeches at the 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The charity fundraiser is a traditional light-hearted joint appearance for presidential candidates where they joked about themselves, their opponents, and the 2012 campaign. 
Founded in 1946 by Francis Cardinal Spellman, the Foundation honors the memory of Alfred E. Smith who died in in 1944. Al Smith was a four-time governor of the state of New York and former presidential candidate.
1:17 am ET Approx. 42 min. Obama Campaign Rally in Parma, Ohio ; Former President Bill Clinton spoke at an Obama campaign rally in the field house on the western ... Former President Bill Clinton spoke at an Obama campaign rally in the field house on the western campus of Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio. Topics included the presidential debates, the falling unemployment rate, and tax policy. He urged people to vote and give President Obama an opportunity to fix the economy. Following President Clinton’s speech, musician Bruce Springsteen performed his song, “No Surrender.”
2:01 am ET Approx. 55 min. Wisconsin Senate Debate Wisconsin Senate candidates Representative Tammy Baldwin (D) and Tommy Thompson (R) met in their ... Wisconsin Senate candidates Representative Tammy Baldwin (D) and Tommy Thompson (R) met in their second debate.
Sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and TMJ4.
2:58 am ET Approx. 56 min. Hawaii Senate Debate Representative Mazie Hirono (D) and Linda Lingle (R) met in a debate for Hawaii’s U.S. ... Representative Mazie Hirono (D) and Linda Lingle (R) met in a debate for Hawaii’s U.S. Senate race.
3:57 am ET Approx. 58 min. New Jersey Senate Debate New Jersey Senate candidates Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and State Senator Joe Kryillos debate ... New Jersey Senate candidates Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and State Senator Joe Kryillos debate various campaign issues.
4:57 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Middle East Politics and Security Former Mossad Director Efraim Halevy gave his perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ... Former Mossad Director Efraim Halevy gave his perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iran’s nuclear program, and Syria and Egypt. In his remarks he criticized Israeli policies and disagreed with Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations, in which the Israeli prime minister drew a red line across a diagram to indicate a threshold for nuclear development that Iran was approaching beyond which Israel would not tolerate. He also called for a more realistic approach to Israeli policy toward recent uprisings and upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa.
Mossad, or the Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations, is one of the main entities in the Israeli intelligence community, usually associated with covert operations community.
6:19 am ET Approx. 39 min. Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave keynote speeches at the ... President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave keynote speeches at the 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The charity fundraiser is a traditional light-hearted joint appearance for presidential candidates where they joked about themselves, their opponents, and the 2012 campaign. 
Founded in 1946 by Francis Cardinal Spellman, the Foundation honors the memory of Alfred E. Smith who died in in 1944. Al Smith was a four-time governor of the state of New York and former presidential candidate.