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7:00 am ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Lisa Lerer; John McArdle Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on topics of the day. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on topics of the day. 4:55 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 29 min. Justice Department Oversight Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Both ... Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Both Republicans and Democrats pressed Mr. Holder on a Justice Department memo regarding the use of drone strikes against American citizens suspected of being terrorists. He also answered questions about his written response to a March 4 letter from Senator Rand Paul. Senator Paul asked if the Obama administration believed the president has the legal authority to use drone strikes against American citizens on U.S. soil. Mr. Holder in the letter replied that in extreme circumstances such as the attack on Pearl Harbor or the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the president could conceivably have no other option but to authorize the use of drones. Other topics included gun violence reduction and assault weapons, and the impact of sequestration budget cuts on national security. 5:52 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 8 min. U.S. Rural Economy Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on the the state of the rural U.S. economy. The ... Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on the the state of the rural U.S. economy. The majority of the hearing was focused on the furloughs resulting from sequestration budget cuts and their impact on meat inspections. Secretary Vilsack said that furloughed meat inspectors would not affect food safety but would have a significant ripple effect on food production with plant closures and rising food prices. He also reiterated the urgency of passing a farm bill in 2013.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and took effect March 1, 2013.
7:49 am ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE U.N. Sanctions Against North Korea Blake Hounshell; John McArdle Foreign Policy correspondent Blake Hounshell talks about United Nations sanctions against ... Foreign Policy correspondent Blake Hounshell talks about United Nations sanctions against North Korea following that nation’s threats of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S., and North Korea’s nuclear test on February 12, 2013. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:25 am ET Approx. 5 min. White House Briefing on Drone Policy James Carney In a portion of his daily briefing to White House reporters Jay Carney responded to a question ... In a portion of his daily briefing to White House reporters Jay Carney responded to a question about Attorney General Eric Holder’s letter to Senator Rand Paul regarding the use of drones against American citizens. 9:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. LIVE Future of NASA Joseph Dyer spoke at a conference held on the 10th anniversary of the February 1, 2003, Space ... Joseph Dyer spoke at a conference held on the 10th anniversary of the February 1, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He said America has become too risk averse when it comes to space flight and warned that budget uncertainty is one of the biggest threats to future space programs. Sandra Magnus and Mike Hawes delivered opening remarks. Scott Pace also introduced a NASA video on the Space Shuttle Columbia mission. 
This was the opening session of a conference, “Columbia + 10: Lessons Learned and Unlearned,” hosted by the Space Policy Institute of George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, co-sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
8:36 am ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE Medicaid Expansion and Health Care Law Charles Blahous; John McArdle Charles Blahous, one of two public trustees for Medicare and Social Security, spoke about a paper ... Charles Blahous, one of two public trustees for Medicare and Social Security, spoke about a paper reporting on Medicaid expansion under the health care law. The authors of the paper caution states to consider “that the federal financing support maybe ultimately reduced.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:31 am ET Approx. 42 min. Senators McCain, Graham and Durbin on Senator Paul's Filibuster Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke about Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) ... Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke about Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) nearly 13-hour filibuster in the Senate the previous day.*He was filibustering the confirmation of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency as he challenged the administration’s authority to use drone strikes against drone strikes against American citizens on U.S. soil. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) also spoke. 10:24 am ET Approx. 32 min. Space Exploration Buzz Aldrin; David Nazar Buzz Aldrin talked about the past and future of space exploration, detailing his own time at NASA ... Buzz Aldrin talked about the past and future of space exploration, detailing his own time at NASA and walking on the Moon. He urged more leadership from Washington, D.C., and a return to big aims in space such as putting a colony on Mars. He was interviewed by David Nazar. "Past, Present and Future of Space Exploration" was a World Affairs Council of Orange County event at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel.
9:21 am ET Approx. 39 min. LIVE U.S. Workers' Commutes John McArdle; Brian McKenzie; Robert Puentes Brian McKenzie and Robert Puentes spoke about the transportation policy implications of a Census ... Brian McKenzie and Robert Puentes spoke about the transportation policy implications of a Census Bureau report that tracked the amount of time U.S. workers commuted to their jobs. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
8:14 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Health Care Reform Implications Panelists talked about what needs to be done by states and the federal government to implement the ... Panelists talked about what needs to be done by states and the federal government to implement the Affordable Care Act. They also talk about the impact of future budget negotiations on the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The discussion was moderated by Patrick Geraghty,
“The Politics, Policy and Federal Budget Implications of Health Care Reform” was a panel of the conference, “The Business of Health Care Post-Election,” held by the University of Miami School of Business Administration in Coral Gables, Florida.
10:57 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery Operation Scott Horowitz; David King David King and Scott Horowitz, the officials who led NASA’s recovery effort after the Space ... David King and Scott Horowitz, the officials who led NASA’s recovery effort after the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion talked about their operation at an event marking the tenth anniversary of the disaster. Mr. King, who was the Marshall Space Flight Center Director at the time, said the agency had expected to recover only about 10% of the Shuttle, but ended up recovering 45%. The debris was spread out over a 250 mile area around rural parts of Texas and Louisiana. The Shuttle exploded while re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere on February 1, 2003. It was later discovered that a piece of foam had damaged the Shuttle’s underside during takeoff when it became dislodged from the main fuel tank. All seven crew members died in the explosion.
This event was part of a conference hosted by George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
10:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. LIVE Health Care Act Implementation in the States Panelists spoke about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and reactions by various states to ... Panelists spoke about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and reactions by various states to provisions of the law. Their remarks focused on Medicaid expansion. Under the provision, if states expanded their Medicaid coverage, the federal government would cover the full cost of the expansion from 2014-2016, and pay 90% through 2020. They also responded to questions from the audience. 9:34 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 3 min. LIVE Consumer Protection Summit Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to ... Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to lure consumers. They provided information on how consumers could protect themselves, and shared what the Consumer Protection Working Group was doing to combat fraud in these areas of lottery and romance scams, unlawful debt relief and collection practices, dietary supplement schemes, and tax season fraud. Panels responded to questions from the audience.
The Consumer Protection Working Group of the Justice Department’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force held this second annual Consumer Protection Summit at Georgetown University Law Center.
11:44 am ET Approx. 2 min. Secretary of the Interior Nomination Hearing Sally Jewell testified on her nomination to become secretary of the interior. She was ... Sally Jewell testified on her nomination to become secretary of the interior. She was introduced by Washington Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. In remarks she pledged a balanced approach to energy and said she supported President Obama’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy that includes oil, natural gas and renewable sources like solar and wind. Other topics addressed included public land management, Native American issues, environmental conservation, renewable energy, and oil and gas production.
11:05 am ET Approx. 44 min. Alan Krueger Remarks Alan Krueger Alan Krueger spoke about fiscal policy and deficit reduction. He emphasized the damage ... Alan Krueger spoke about fiscal policy and deficit reduction. He emphasized the damage sequestration budget cuts would have on the U.S. economy, and that the longer they remained in effect the greater the economic damage would be.
“The Economic Case for A Balanced Approach to Fiscal Policy” was a presentation at the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) 2013 Economic Policy Conference held in the Washington Court Hotel.*
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
12:39 pm ET Approx. 25 min. U.N. Sanctions Against North Korea Blake Hounshell; John McArdle Foreign Policy correspondent Blake Hounshell talks about United Nations sanctions against ... Foreign Policy correspondent Blake Hounshell talks about United Nations sanctions against North Korea following that nation’s threats of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S., and North Korea’s nuclear test on February 12, 2013. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 11:48 am ET Approx. 6 min. President Obama's Dinner with Senate Republicans Bob Corker; Steven Scully Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) spoke by telephone about President Obama’s dinner with Senate ... Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) spoke by telephone about President Obama’s dinner with Senate Republicans the previous day at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D.C., where they discussed entitlement program spending, tax reform, and the need for a deficit deal.
11:52 am ET Approx. 5 min. Security Council Members on North Korea Sanctions Following a United Nations Security Council meeting, members spoke with reporters about their ... Following a United Nations Security Council meeting, members spoke with reporters about their support for the new sanctions resolutions against North Korea. 1:05 pm ET Approx. 58 min. LIVE Columbia Accident Investigation Board Douglas Cooke; John Logsdon; Scott Pace NASA officials who investigated the Space Shuttle Columbia accident talked about the process of ... NASA officials who investigated the Space Shuttle Columbia accident talked about the process of investigating the accident and the discoveries made during the investigation. They also talked about the interactions between members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and NASA after the shuttle disaster.
This event was part of a conference hosted by George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
11:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 37 min. Nuclear Security Military and Energy Department officials testified on nuclear security. The hearing focused ... Military and Energy Department officials testified on nuclear security. The hearing focused on security improvements and challenges with Energy Department nuclear facilities after the July 28, 2012, security breach at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where nuclear material is produced and stored. Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman called the security breach “unacceptable and a wake-up call” but said U.S. nuclear material is very well defended. Issues raised included accountability and structural and cultural concerns with the Energy Department and its National Nuclear Security Administration.
12:01 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Online Piracy Panelists talked about Internet users' compliance with copyright restrictions for online ... Panelists talked about Internet users' compliance with copyright restrictions for online content. They focused on implementation of a Copyright Alert System that would to inform subscribers that they had downloaded and/or shared copyrighted content. They also answered questions from the audience. 2:04 pm ET Approx. 51 min. LIVE Technical Lessons Learned from Space Shuttle Columbia Ken Bowersox; Pamela Melroy; Kent Rominger Former NASA Astronauts talked about changes made to testing and safety procedures on future ... Former NASA Astronauts talked about changes made to testing and safety procedures on future shuttle missions as a result of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident. Pamela Melroy, former astronaut and deputy project manager of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB), also talked about how both the families of the Challenger and Columbia accidents viewed the shuttles' remains.
This event was part of a conference hosted by George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
1:34 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Consumer Protection Summit Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to ... Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to lure consumers. They provided information on how consumers could protect themselves, and shared what the Consumer Protection Working Group was doing to combat fraud in these areas of lottery and romance scams, unlawful debt relief and collection practices, dietary supplement schemes, and tax season fraud. Panels responded to questions from the audience.
The Consumer Protection Working Group of the Justice Department’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force held this second annual Consumer Protection Summit at Georgetown University Law Center.
12:03 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Open Phones Lisa Lerer; John McArdle Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on topics of the day. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on topics of the day. 2:56 pm ET Approx. 37 min. Future of NASA Joseph Dyer spoke at a conference held on the 10th anniversary of the February 1, 2003, Space ... Joseph Dyer spoke at a conference held on the 10th anniversary of the February 1, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He said America has become too risk averse when it comes to space flight and warned that budget uncertainty is one of the biggest threats to future space programs. Sandra Magnus and Mike Hawes delivered opening remarks. Scott Pace also introduced a NASA video on the Space Shuttle Columbia mission. 
This was the opening session of a conference, “Columbia + 10: Lessons Learned and Unlearned,” hosted by the Space Policy Institute of George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, co-sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
1:38 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Measurement of Teacher Performance Education professionals testified on teacher performance measurements being used in different ... Education professionals testified on teacher performance measurements being used in different states that emphasize student achievement over teacher credentials. Some of those methods included efforts in specific school districts to increase the frequency of teacher evaluations, using various tools such as student surveys, and classroom observation. Steve Cantrell said the greatest predictor of student performance was teacher effectiveness.
12:09 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. LIVE Online Piracy Panelists talked about Internet users' compliance with copyright restrictions for online ... Panelists talked about Internet users' compliance with copyright restrictions for online content. They focused on implementation of a Copyright Alert System that would to inform subscribers that they had downloaded and/or shared copyrighted content. They also answered questions from the audience. 3:34 pm ET Approx. 54 min. LIVE Management Lessons Learned from Space Shuttle Columbia Panelists talked about lessons learned from the Space Shuttle Columbia accident from a management ... Panelists talked about lessons learned from the Space Shuttle Columbia accident from a management perspective. Panelists included William Parsons, a former Space Shuttle Program manager tasked with leading NASA’s return to flight operation after the Space Shuttle Columbia accident.
This event was part of a conference hosted by George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
2:56 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Consumer Protection Summit Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to ... Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to lure consumers. They provided information on how consumers could protect themselves, and shared what the Consumer Protection Working Group was doing to combat fraud in these areas of lottery and romance scams, unlawful debt relief and collection practices, dietary supplement schemes, and tax season fraud. Panels responded to questions from the audience.
The Consumer Protection Working Group of the Justice Department’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force held this second annual Consumer Protection Summit at Georgetown University Law Center.
1:40 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Gun Control Legislation Markup The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party ... The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party lines. The legislation would toughen penalties for those who buy guns for people who cannot legally own them. The Committee also began debate on an assault weapons ban bill offered by California Senator Dianne Feinstein. That measure was not expected to get any support from committee Republicans. Other measures scheduled for consideration included bills on background checks and school safety. 4:28 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. LIVE Lessons Learned from Space Shuttle Columbia Harold Gehman; Wayne Hale; Scott Pace Panelists talked about the lessons learned from the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy ten years ... Panelists talked about the lessons learned from the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy ten years later. Speakers included retired Admiral Hal Gehman, who chaired the accident investigation board, and Wayne Hale, a former Space Shuttle Flight Director and program manager. Admiral Gehman also talked about the origins of the shuttle’s design, which was required in order for it to retrieve U.S. spy satellite film. On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere resulting in the death of all seven crew members.
This event was part of a conference hosted by George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
3:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. U.S.-Canada Relations Panelists discussed key issues in the Canada-U.S. relationship, focusing on energy, the ... Panelists discussed key issues in the Canada-U.S. relationship, focusing on energy, the environment, and trade. The main topic was the Keystone XL Pipeline which would move crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, down to the Gulf of Mexico. Delays in the project had strained relations between the countries. A video about the issues was shown. Panelists referenced President Obama’s State of the Union speech and some major comments made by the Canadian prime minister and the media. Panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Peter Van Dusen moderated.
“Canada-U.S.: What’s the Future for Energy, Environment and Trade?” was part of the Maclean’s-CPAC “In Conversation” series of town halls. It was held at the Newseum.
2:54 pm ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 ... Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 International Women of Courage Award. The annual award recognizes women from around the world who have shown courage and leadership advocating for women’s rights. Michelle Obama highlighted the importance of the award in opening eyes to injustices. Secretary Kerry emphasized that advancing the status of women and girls was central to America’s foreign policy. He also announced the launch of a new Full Participation Fund for achieving gender equality. Secretary Kerry read biographies of all the award recipients and award recipient Fartuun Adan spoke about her advocacy work with women. This event took place in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the State Department. 5:46 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Consumer Protection Summit Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to ... Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to lure consumers. They provided information on how consumers could protect themselves, and shared what the Consumer Protection Working Group was doing to combat fraud in these areas of lottery and romance scams, unlawful debt relief and collection practices, dietary supplement schemes, and tax season fraud. Panels responded to questions from the audience.
The Consumer Protection Working Group of the Justice Department’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force held this second annual Consumer Protection Summit at Georgetown University Law Center.
4:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Washington Classroom with Ann Compton Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, and Purdue ... Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. 
Ann Compton, White House correspondent for ABC News, talked about the relationship president and the press, covering key presidential moments from President Ford to President Obama. Several video clips were shown.
This course was a joint educational partnership between C-SPAN, the Washington Center, George Mason University, and Purdue University. The semester focused on “The Presidency, Congress, and Media,” examining all facets of politics in the TV and digital age, taking a look at the issues and events shaping the agenda for the next Congress and next round of elections, as well as the historical process of public policy making. Additionally, the class analyzes the changing role of media, especially social media, in shaping public opinion.
3:41 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Health Care Act Implementation in the States Panelists spoke about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and reactions by various states to ... Panelists spoke about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and reactions by various states to provisions of the law. Their remarks focused on Medicaid expansion. Under the provision, if states expanded their Medicaid coverage, the federal government would cover the full cost of the expansion from 2014-2016, and pay 90% through 2020. They also responded to questions from the audience. 5:50 pm ET Approx. 54 min. Opening Session of China's National People's Congress Jiabao Wen Outgoing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao spoke at the opening session of the 12th National ... Outgoing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao spoke at the opening session of the 12th National People’s Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. 6:12 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Consumer Protection Summit Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to ... Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to lure consumers. They provided information on how consumers could protect themselves, and shared what the Consumer Protection Working Group was doing to combat fraud in these areas of lottery and romance scams, unlawful debt relief and collection practices, dietary supplement schemes, and tax season fraud. Panels responded to questions from the audience.
The Consumer Protection Working Group of the Justice Department’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force held this second annual Consumer Protection Summit at Georgetown University Law Center.
4:48 pm ET Approx. 40 min. Medicaid Expansion and Health Care Law Charles Blahous; John McArdle Charles Blahous, one of two public trustees for Medicare and Social Security, spoke about a paper ... Charles Blahous, one of two public trustees for Medicare and Social Security, spoke about a paper reporting on Medicaid expansion under the health care law. The authors of the paper caution states to consider “that the federal financing support maybe ultimately reduced.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:45 pm ET Approx. 1 min. International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 ... Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 International Women of Courage Award. The annual award recognizes women from around the world who have shown courage and leadership advocating for women’s rights. Michelle Obama highlighted the importance of the award in opening eyes to injustices. Secretary Kerry emphasized that advancing the status of women and girls was central to America’s foreign policy. He also announced the launch of a new Full Participation Fund for achieving gender equality. Secretary Kerry read biographies of all the award recipients and award recipient Fartuun Adan spoke about her advocacy work with women. This event took place in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the State Department. 6:19 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Medicare Policy Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The ... Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The program began with a 7-minute video on the history and evolution of Medicare. Among the topics the panelists covered were the costs of the program, its portion of gross domestic product, fees for service, and eligibility, and the benefits it covers.
5:31 pm ET Approx. 46 min. White House Daily Briefing Josh Earnest White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefed reporters and answered questions. He ... White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefed reporters and answered questions. He defended the administration’s decision to try Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law in a civilian court in New York City. Other topics included the February 2013 jobs report, the impact of sequestration budget cuts, and the President’s relationship with Congress. 6:48 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Health Care Policy Impact on Health Insurers Panelists talked about at how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would impact consumers, employers, and ... Panelists talked about at how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would impact consumers, employers, and insurers, and some of the actions that could be taken by government and the health care industry to make health care more affordable in the new market. Donna Shalala moderated.
“Health Care Policy Following the Elections and its Impact on Health Insurers, Businesses and Individuals” was a panel of the conference, “The Business of Health Care Post-Election,” held by the University of Miami School of Business Administration in Coral Gables, Florida.
7:58 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Consumer Protection Summit Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to ... Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to lure consumers. They provided information on how consumers could protect themselves, and shared what the Consumer Protection Working Group was doing to combat fraud in these areas of lottery and romance scams, unlawful debt relief and collection practices, dietary supplement schemes, and tax season fraud. Panels responded to questions from the audience.
The Consumer Protection Working Group of the Justice Department’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force held this second annual Consumer Protection Summit at Georgetown University Law Center.
6:17 pm ET Approx. 3 min. International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 ... Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 International Women of Courage Award. The annual award recognizes women from around the world who have shown courage and leadership advocating for women’s rights. Michelle Obama highlighted the importance of the award in opening eyes to injustices. Secretary Kerry emphasized that advancing the status of women and girls was central to America’s foreign policy. He also announced the launch of a new Full Participation Fund for achieving gender equality. Secretary Kerry read biographies of all the award recipients and award recipient Fartuun Adan spoke about her advocacy work with women. This event took place in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the State Department. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 35 min. Future of NASA Joseph Dyer spoke at a conference held on the 10th anniversary of the February 1, 2003, Space ... Joseph Dyer spoke at a conference held on the 10th anniversary of the February 1, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He said America has become too risk averse when it comes to space flight and warned that budget uncertainty is one of the biggest threats to future space programs. Sandra Magnus and Mike Hawes delivered opening remarks. Scott Pace also introduced a NASA video on the Space Shuttle Columbia mission. 
This was the opening session of a conference, “Columbia + 10: Lessons Learned and Unlearned,” hosted by the Space Policy Institute of George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, co-sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Health Care Act Implementation in the States Panelists spoke about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and reactions by various states to ... Panelists spoke about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and reactions by various states to provisions of the law. Their remarks focused on Medicaid expansion. Under the provision, if states expanded their Medicaid coverage, the federal government would cover the full cost of the expansion from 2014-2016, and pay 90% through 2020. They also responded to questions from the audience.
6:21 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Future of NASA Joseph Dyer spoke at a conference held on the 10th anniversary of the February 1, 2003, Space ... Joseph Dyer spoke at a conference held on the 10th anniversary of the February 1, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He said America has become too risk averse when it comes to space flight and warned that budget uncertainty is one of the biggest threats to future space programs. Sandra Magnus and Mike Hawes delivered opening remarks. Scott Pace also introduced a NASA video on the Space Shuttle Columbia mission. 
This was the opening session of a conference, “Columbia + 10: Lessons Learned and Unlearned,” hosted by the Space Policy Institute of George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, co-sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
8:36 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery Operation Scott Horowitz; David King David King and Scott Horowitz, the officials who led NASA’s recovery effort after the Space ... David King and Scott Horowitz, the officials who led NASA’s recovery effort after the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion talked about their operation at an event marking the tenth anniversary of the disaster. Mr. King, who was the Marshall Space Flight Center Director at the time, said the agency had expected to recover only about 10% of the Shuttle, but ended up recovering 45%. The debris was spread out over a 250 mile area around rural parts of Texas and Louisiana. The Shuttle exploded while re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere on February 1, 2003. It was later discovered that a piece of foam had damaged the Shuttle’s underside during takeoff when it became dislodged from the main fuel tank. All seven crew members died in the explosion.
This event was part of a conference hosted by George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
9:05 pm ET Approx. 40 min. Medicaid Expansion and Health Care Law Charles Blahous; John McArdle Charles Blahous, one of two public trustees for Medicare and Social Security, spoke about a paper ... Charles Blahous, one of two public trustees for Medicare and Social Security, spoke about a paper reporting on Medicaid expansion under the health care law. The authors of the paper caution states to consider “that the federal financing support maybe ultimately reduced.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
7:12 pm ET Approx. 2 min. International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 ... Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 International Women of Courage Award. The annual award recognizes women from around the world who have shown courage and leadership advocating for women’s rights. Michelle Obama highlighted the importance of the award in opening eyes to injustices. Secretary Kerry emphasized that advancing the status of women and girls was central to America’s foreign policy. He also announced the launch of a new Full Participation Fund for achieving gender equality. Secretary Kerry read biographies of all the award recipients and award recipient Fartuun Adan spoke about her advocacy work with women. This event took place in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the State Department. 9:39 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Online Piracy Panelists talked about Internet users' compliance with copyright restrictions for online ... Panelists talked about Internet users' compliance with copyright restrictions for online content. They focused on implementation of a Copyright Alert System that would to inform subscribers that they had downloaded and/or shared copyrighted content. They also answered questions from the audience. 9:48 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Medicare and Medicaid Modernization Jonathan Blum testified on Medicare and Medicaid modernization efforts. He said the agency ... Jonathan Blum testified on Medicare and Medicaid modernization efforts. He said the agency was making progress in implementing changes to the nation’s health care delivery system under the Affordable Care Act. He added that changes thus far had produced some positive results such as decreased re-admissions to hospitals and reduce growth in Medicare costs.
7:14 pm ET Approx. 44 min. U.N. Sanctions Against North Korea Blake Hounshell; John McArdle Foreign Policy correspondent Blake Hounshell talks about United Nations sanctions against ... Foreign Policy correspondent Blake Hounshell talks about United Nations sanctions against North Korea following that nation’s threats of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S., and North Korea’s nuclear test on February 12, 2013. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 11:12 pm ET Approx. 46 min. Summit on Childhood Obesity First lady Michelle Obama gave a keynote address at a childhood obesity summit which looked at ... First lady Michelle Obama gave a keynote address at a childhood obesity summit which looked at ways the private sector can help parents promote a healthy lifestyle to their children. Mayor Corey Booker announced the winner of the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge. Kathleen Tullie introduced a video of the Build Our Kids' Success (BOKS) program that included Peyton Manning. Eli Manning, also a BOKS ambassador, introduced the first lady.
This was the closing plenary session of “Building a Healthier Future,” the Partnership for a Healthier America’s second summit on childhood obesity, which was held at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium.
11:09 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. State Emission Reduction Efforts California and Delaware officials and environmental group representatives talked about their ... California and Delaware officials and environmental group representatives talked about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy efficiency. They showed PowerPoint presentations and responded to questions from the moderator.
“Innovative Multi-State Efforts to Reduce Emissions and Energy Use” was a panel of a Georgetown University Climate Center state-federal workshop titled, “Promoting Low-Carbon Solutions and a Resilient Future Together.”
8:01 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Venezuelan State Funeral of President Hugo Chavez Hugo Chavez; Jesse Jackson; Nicolas Maduro Moros Interim President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., spoke at the ... Interim President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., spoke at the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The funeral was held in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday March 8, 2013. President Chavez, who had cancer, died on March 5, 2013, at the age of 58.
During the event English was consecutively translated into Spanish. The television transmission has Spanish simultaneously translated into English.
Courtesy of Venezuala’s state-owned VTV.
11:59 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Consumer Protection Summit Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to ... Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to lure consumers. They provided information on how consumers could protect themselves, and shared what the Consumer Protection Working Group was doing to combat fraud in these areas of lottery and romance scams, unlawful debt relief and collection practices, dietary supplement schemes, and tax season fraud. Panels responded to questions from the audience.
The Consumer Protection Working Group of the Justice Department’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force held this second annual Consumer Protection Summit at Georgetown University Law Center.
12:39 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Future of the Federal Communications Commission Harold Furchtgott-Roth; Richard Wiley Richard Wiley talked about Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies and their role in the ... Richard Wiley talked about Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies and their role in the future of Internet accessibility. He focused on the wireless spectrum, broadcast ownership rules, and speculation that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski may resign this year. He also responded to questions from the audience.
9:24 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Consumer Protection Summit Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to ... Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to lure consumers. They provided information on how consumers could protect themselves, and shared what the Consumer Protection Working Group was doing to combat fraud in these areas of lottery and romance scams, unlawful debt relief and collection practices, dietary supplement schemes, and tax season fraud. Panels responded to questions from the audience.
The Consumer Protection Working Group of the Justice Department’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force held this second annual Consumer Protection Summit at Georgetown University Law Center.
12:53 am ET Approx. 35 min. Future of NASA Joseph Dyer spoke at a conference held on the 10th anniversary of the February 1, 2003, Space ... Joseph Dyer spoke at a conference held on the 10th anniversary of the February 1, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He said America has become too risk averse when it comes to space flight and warned that budget uncertainty is one of the biggest threats to future space programs. Sandra Magnus and Mike Hawes delivered opening remarks. Scott Pace also introduced a NASA video on the Space Shuttle Columbia mission. 
This was the opening session of a conference, “Columbia + 10: Lessons Learned and Unlearned,” hosted by the Space Policy Institute of George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, co-sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
2:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Health Care Act Implementation in the States Panelists spoke about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and reactions by various states to ... Panelists spoke about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and reactions by various states to provisions of the law. Their remarks focused on Medicaid expansion. Under the provision, if states expanded their Medicaid coverage, the federal government would cover the full cost of the expansion from 2014-2016, and pay 90% through 2020. They also responded to questions from the audience.
10:19 pm ET Approx. 45 min. International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 ... Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 International Women of Courage Award. The annual award recognizes women from around the world who have shown courage and leadership advocating for women’s rights. Michelle Obama highlighted the importance of the award in opening eyes to injustices. Secretary Kerry emphasized that advancing the status of women and girls was central to America’s foreign policy. He also announced the launch of a new Full Participation Fund for achieving gender equality. Secretary Kerry read biographies of all the award recipients and award recipient Fartuun Adan spoke about her advocacy work with women. This event took place in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the State Department. 1:28 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery Operation Scott Horowitz; David King David King and Scott Horowitz, the officials who led NASA’s recovery effort after the Space ... David King and Scott Horowitz, the officials who led NASA’s recovery effort after the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion talked about their operation at an event marking the tenth anniversary of the disaster. Mr. King, who was the Marshall Space Flight Center Director at the time, said the agency had expected to recover only about 10% of the Shuttle, but ended up recovering 45%. The debris was spread out over a 250 mile area around rural parts of Texas and Louisiana. The Shuttle exploded while re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere on February 1, 2003. It was later discovered that a piece of foam had damaged the Shuttle’s underside during takeoff when it became dislodged from the main fuel tank. All seven crew members died in the explosion.
This event was part of a conference hosted by George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
3:05 am ET Approx. 40 min. Medicaid Expansion and Health Care Law Charles Blahous; John McArdle Charles Blahous, one of two public trustees for Medicare and Social Security, spoke about a paper ... Charles Blahous, one of two public trustees for Medicare and Social Security, spoke about a paper reporting on Medicaid expansion under the health care law. The authors of the paper caution states to consider “that the federal financing support maybe ultimately reduced.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
11:06 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Venezuelan State Funeral of President Hugo Chavez Hugo Chavez; Jesse Jackson; Nicolas Maduro Moros Interim President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., spoke at the ... Interim President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., spoke at the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The funeral was held in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday March 8, 2013. President Chavez, who had cancer, died on March 5, 2013, at the age of 58.
During the event English was consecutively translated into Spanish. The television transmission has Spanish simultaneously translated into English.
Courtesy of Venezuala’s state-owned VTV.
2:29 am ET Approx. 58 min. Columbia Accident Investigation Board Douglas Cooke; John Logsdon; Scott Pace NASA officials who investigated the Space Shuttle Columbia accident talked about the process of ... NASA officials who investigated the Space Shuttle Columbia accident talked about the process of investigating the accident and the discoveries made during the investigation. They also talked about the interactions between members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and NASA after the shuttle disaster.
This event was part of a conference hosted by George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
3:48 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Medicare and Medicaid Modernization Jonathan Blum testified on Medicare and Medicaid modernization efforts. He said the agency ... Jonathan Blum testified on Medicare and Medicaid modernization efforts. He said the agency was making progress in implementing changes to the nation’s health care delivery system under the Affordable Care Act. He added that changes thus far had produced some positive results such as decreased re-admissions to hospitals and reduce growth in Medicare costs.
2:38 am ET Approx. 17 min. Consumer Protection Summit Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to ... Participants spoke about consumer protection and the wide variety of fraudulent schemes used to lure consumers. They provided information on how consumers could protect themselves, and shared what the Consumer Protection Working Group was doing to combat fraud in these areas of lottery and romance scams, unlawful debt relief and collection practices, dietary supplement schemes, and tax season fraud. Panels responded to questions from the audience.
The Consumer Protection Working Group of the Justice Department’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force held this second annual Consumer Protection Summit at Georgetown University Law Center.
3:28 am ET Approx. 54 min. Management Lessons Learned from Space Shuttle Columbia Panelists talked about lessons learned from the Space Shuttle Columbia accident from a management ... Panelists talked about lessons learned from the Space Shuttle Columbia accident from a management perspective. Panelists included William Parsons, a former Space Shuttle Program manager tasked with leading NASA’s return to flight operation after the Space Shuttle Columbia accident.
This event was part of a conference hosted by George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
5:09 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. State Emission Reduction Efforts California and Delaware officials and environmental group representatives talked about their ... California and Delaware officials and environmental group representatives talked about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy efficiency. They showed PowerPoint presentations and responded to questions from the moderator.
“Innovative Multi-State Efforts to Reduce Emissions and Energy Use” was a panel of a Georgetown University Climate Center state-federal workshop titled, “Promoting Low-Carbon Solutions and a Resilient Future Together.”
2:58 am ET Approx. 44 min. International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 ... Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 International Women of Courage Award. The annual award recognizes women from around the world who have shown courage and leadership advocating for women’s rights. Michelle Obama highlighted the importance of the award in opening eyes to injustices. Secretary Kerry emphasized that advancing the status of women and girls was central to America’s foreign policy. He also announced the launch of a new Full Participation Fund for achieving gender equality. Secretary Kerry read biographies of all the award recipients and award recipient Fartuun Adan spoke about her advocacy work with women. This event took place in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the State Department. 4:22 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Lessons Learned from Space Shuttle Columbia Harold Gehman; Wayne Hale; Scott Pace Panelists talked about the lessons learned from the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy ten years ... Panelists talked about the lessons learned from the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy ten years later. Speakers included retired Admiral Hal Gehman, who chaired the accident investigation board, and Wayne Hale, a former Space Shuttle Flight Director and program manager. Admiral Gehman also talked about the origins of the shuttle’s design, which was required in order for it to retrieve U.S. spy satellite film. On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere resulting in the death of all seven crew members.
This event was part of a conference hosted by George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
6:39 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Future of the Federal Communications Commission Harold Furchtgott-Roth; Richard Wiley Richard Wiley talked about Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies and their role in the ... Richard Wiley talked about Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies and their role in the future of Internet accessibility. He focused on the wireless spectrum, broadcast ownership rules, and speculation that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski may resign this year. He also responded to questions from the audience.
3:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. Gun Control Legislation Markup The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party ... The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party lines. The legislation would toughen penalties for those who buy guns for people who cannot legally own them. The Committee also began debate on an assault weapons ban bill offered by California Senator Dianne Feinstein. That measure was not expected to get any support from committee Republicans. Other measures scheduled for consideration included bills on background checks and school safety. 5:40 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Online Piracy Panelists talked about Internet users' compliance with copyright restrictions for online ... Panelists talked about Internet users' compliance with copyright restrictions for online content. They focused on implementation of a Copyright Alert System that would to inform subscribers that they had downloaded and/or shared copyrighted content. They also answered questions from the audience.
5:26 am ET Approx. 45 min. International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 ... Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 International Women of Courage Award. The annual award recognizes women from around the world who have shown courage and leadership advocating for women’s rights. Michelle Obama highlighted the importance of the award in opening eyes to injustices. Secretary Kerry emphasized that advancing the status of women and girls was central to America’s foreign policy. He also announced the launch of a new Full Participation Fund for achieving gender equality. Secretary Kerry read biographies of all the award recipients and award recipient Fartuun Adan spoke about her advocacy work with women. This event took place in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the State Department.
6:13 am ET Approx. 45 min. Venezuelan State Funeral of President Hugo Chavez Hugo Chavez; Jesse Jackson; Nicolas Maduro Moros Interim President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., spoke at the ... Interim President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., spoke at the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The funeral was held in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday March 8, 2013. President Chavez, who had cancer, died on March 5, 2013, at the age of 58.
During the event English was consecutively translated into Spanish. The television transmission has Spanish simultaneously translated into English.
Courtesy of Venezuala’s state-owned VTV.