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Drawing on her memoir, Trailblazer, Gilliam talks to veteran reporter and freelance journalist Kristin Jensen about her remarkable 50-year career as The Washington Post’s first black female journalist and her determination to “make the media look more like America.”

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

Take a rare opportunity to hear first-person stories from men and women whose careers are spent in diplomatic Washington when you spend a day at the American Foreign Service Association and the U.S. Department of State.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Spend a morning getting a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Supreme Court—including the courtroom where cases are argued. Then, a panel of top legal experts previews the issues that will come before the court when the new session begins in October.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Experience the bloody conflict at Gettysburg though a highly personal lens: the story of 19-year-old Bayard Wilkeson, a missing Union artillery officer, and his father Sam, a reporter for the New York Times who spent three days on the battlefield in search of his son.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Space historian Rod Pyle, in collaboration with the National Space Society, provides an inside look at the next few decades of spaceflight and long-term plans for exploration, utilization, and settlement.

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Monday, September 16, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

Ken Walsh, White House correspondent and political analyst for U.S. News & World Report, offers a lively fact-based and nonpartisan examination of the consequential presidency of Donald Trump and how the Democrats are preparing to challenge him.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.