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Voices From the Fourth Estate: Veteran Journalists and the News

Nobody seems to have a neutral opinion about journalists, particularly now. Get some first-hand insights in a five-part series in which some of the best of the best discuss life in the Washington trenches. This session features April Ryan.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.
Voices From the Fourth Estate: Veteran Journalists and the News

Nobody seems to have a neutral opinion about journalists, particularly now. Get some first-hand insights in a five-part series in which some of the best of the best discuss life in the Washington trenches. This session features Paul Danahar.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.
The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power

Smithsonian Insider Event: Get an exclusive preview of the upcoming new CNN Original Series, “The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power,” which explores the Bush family’s internal dynamics: the influential matriarchs, sibling ambitions, and unceasing competitive spirit that drove them to power.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Voices From the Fourth Estate: Veteran Journalists and the News

Nobody seems to have a neutral opinion about journalists, particularly now. Get some first-hand insights in a five-part series in which some of the best of the best discuss life in the Washington trenches. This session features Lawrence O'Donnell.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.
Dubai: The Gulf’s Emerald City

Dubai is all about dazzle. But this architectural showplace has been criticized for being more hospitable to affluent visitors than its own residents. Urban scholar Yasser Elsheshtawy examines how members of the city’s marginalized migrant population carved out places in which they can feel at home.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Religious Diversity in America: A Boundary or a Bridge?

A shared faith can unite its followers, but separate them from other believers. Charles Jones of Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies traces the history of Christianity's encounters with other religions, from the biblical era through various currents of philosophy and science, to both its peaceful and violent meetings with other religions today.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Voices From the Fourth Estate: Veteran Journalists and the News

Nobody seems to have a neutral opinion about journalists, particularly now. Get some first-hand insights in a five-part series in which some of the best of the best discuss life in the Washington trenches. This session features Cokie and Steve Roberts.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.
Nina Totenberg

The Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award recognizes and celebrates influential thinkers, innovators, and catalysts in the arts, sciences, and humanities in both traditional and emerging disciplines. Nina Totenberg, NPR's legal affairs correspondent, is the recipient of the 17th annual award, and discusses her career in a lively conversation during the presentation program.

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Friday, April 5, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: The Persistence of Evil

The origins of the notorious screed The Protocols of the Elders of Zion are a mystery, but its reality as a malicious tool used by such disparate voices as the Russian secret police, Adolf Hitler, Henry Ford, and the Charlottesville ultra-nationalists underscores its evil staying power. Historian Ralph Nurnberger unravels the story behind this infamous anti-Semitic document.

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Monday, April 15, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
The CIA and the Presidents: An Ever-Changing Relationship

The sprawling Central Intelligence Agency has thousands of eyes and ears, but only one client: the president of the United States. The CIA’s chief historian David Robarge discusses the agency’s changing role throughout administrations, and how presidents’ experience with intelligence and their foreign policy agendas have affected that relationship.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Richard Nixon: An Inevitable Fall

His early political career was notable for his embrace of plans to build a better world. But then things changed. Biographer John Farrell examines Richard Nixon’s personal and political journey from naval lieutenant to disgraced president.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.