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2:00 am HT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones David Clarke; John McArdle Telephone lines were open for viewers to comment on the state of the U.S. economy and the ... Telephone lines were open for viewers to comment on the state of the U.S. economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
Dave Clarke, participating by phone, reviewed Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke’s previous day speech on the “fiscal cliff” to the Economic Club of New York. He also talked about the status of negotiations between President Obama and congressional leaders.
2:00 am HT Approx. 32 min. LIVE Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answers questioned from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answers questioned from members of his coalition and the opposition. Prime Minister Cameron and Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband agreed that international pressure must be put on both Israel and Hamas to end the violence in the region and work toward a two-state solution. Other members asked the prime minister about a variety of topics, including the previous day vote by the Church of England’s governing board on whether to allow women to serve as bishops, which narrowly failed, and recent elections for local police commissioners. 1:51 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Florida v. Jardines Oral Argument The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of ... The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of drug-sniffing dogs on the exterior of a home. The case was one of two cases during the 2012-13 term focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.
2:49 am HT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Supreme Court Preview John McArdle; David Savage David Savage previewed the coming months of the Supreme Court, and he responded to telephone calls ... David Savage previewed the coming months of the Supreme Court, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He discussed the justices' were to meet the following week to consider appeals surrounding same-sex marriage. Other topics included cases related to the Voting Rights Act and the legality of arrested suspects' DNA, the makeup of the court, and the possibility of any retirement.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
2:33 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Conservatives and Immigration Reform Panelists talked about immigration reform from a conservative perspective. Topics included ... Panelists talked about immigration reform from a conservative perspective. Topics included the power of the anti-immigration lobby, “guest” worker proposals, ways to deal with illegal immigrants already living in the U.S., and the level of trust in government. Richard Land declared that Republicans lost the Latino vote during the presidential primaries, and that the party should “stop listening to the people with the smallest brains and biggest mouths.” 2:54 am HT Approx. 55 min. Florida v. Harris Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the circumstances under which an alert from a narcotics-sniffing dog was sufficient to establish probable cause for a subsequent search.
Florida v. Harris was one of two Supreme Court cases during the 2012-13 term that focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.
3:35 am HT Approx. 43 min. LIVE U.S. Military Deployments Phyllis Bennis; Bobbi Jackson; John McArdle Phyllis Bennis talked about the presence of U.S. troops around the world. She also responded ... Phyllis Bennis talked about the presence of U.S. troops around the world. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included troops' roles and a comparison of U.S. military capabilities compare with other countries.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:05 am HT Approx. 58 min. Julius Genachowski on Telecommunications Policy Julius Genachowski; Daniel Prieto Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free ... Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free speech, economic development, and the availability of broadband technology around the world. He warned that threats to the future of the Internet, including a proposed international governing body with the power to regulate the Internet, could result in a loss of economic growth and innovation in the U.S. After his opening remarks he was interviewed by Mr. Prieto and responded to questions from members of the audience. 3:51 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Economic Opportunities for Youth and Minorities Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities ... Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities compete for jobs and attain economic mobility. Topics included the impact of the high unemployment rate on African Americans and Latinos, education funding at federal and state levels, and creating a stronger link between businesses, economic growth, and education. The program included questions from audience members.
4:20 am HT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Jeffrey Leonard on Energy Policy Jeffrey Leonard; John McArdle Jeffrey Leonard talked about his Washington Monthly article, “How We Could Blow the ... Jeffrey Leonard talked about his Washington Monthly article, “How We Could Blow the Energy Boom.” He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the various vulnerabilities surrounding the nation’s electric grid, what can be done to repair it, and the price of repairing it. 5:06 am HT Approx. 25 min. President Obama Biographers Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential ... Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential power. Topics included his motivations, the 2012 election, and comparisons with President Clinton. Ron Suskind in his analysis said that the president had developed a better understanding of presidential power. They were interviewed by biographer Walter Isaacson.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
4:59 am HT Approx. 59 min. State of the Navy and Strategy Jonathan Greenert; Theresa Werner Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert spoke about the state of the Navy and its ... Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert spoke about the state of the Navy and its long-term operational strategy in the Asia-Pacific. The move was part of the Obama administration’s overall military strategy as the transition out of Afghanistan and the Middle East continued. In a recent article published in Foreign Policy magazine, Admiral Greenert said the Navy planed to increase the number of ships in the Asia-Pacific by 20% reaching a total of 60 by 2020. He responded to questions from the audience.
5:01 am HT Approx. 4 min. Connecticut Senate Debate Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy met in their first debate for the Senate seat ... Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy met in their first debate for the Senate seat replacing retiring Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman. 5:31 am HT Approx. 15 min. Drone Warfare Margaret Carlson; Shelby Coffey; Henry Crumpton Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Henry Crumpton talked about drone warfare, concerns ... Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Henry Crumpton talked about drone warfare, concerns over cybersecurity, and the Afghanistan war. He said that drone technology could not replace human sources on the ground and expressed concern over the over reliance of this type of technology. He was interviewed by Shelby Coffey.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum. held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
6:00 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. 2012 Report Card on the State of Children in the United States Launch of a report on the overall state of children in the United States commissioned by former ... Launch of a report on the overall state of children in the United States commissioned by former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.). The report card provides a snapshot of the well-being of our children and highlights unmet needs. Speakers talked about investments in children, holding politicians accountable, and the need for public advocacy. Former Senators Dodd and Casey said the nation needs to consistently measure how children are doing and provide a road map to where we need to move forward.
5:07 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Challenges of the Government Workforce Hal Rainey; Barton Wechsler Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government ... Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government workforce and compared the public and private sector. Because of bad press and attitudes towards the bureaucratic section of the government Professor Rainey called public servants “knights in fragile armor” that are not fully protected from constant criticism. This, and low pay, are among the factors making it hard to attract good people to public service. Professor Rainey warned that institutional knowledge would be lost with the imminent retirement of a large portion of senior management. He used PowerPoint during his presentation and responded to questions from students in the Jesse Wrench Auditorium.
“Knights in Fragile Armor: The Crucial but Threatened Character of Public and Governmental Service in the United States and the Symbiosis of Freedom” was part of the Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture Series of the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs.
5:46 am HT Approx. 33 min. U.S. Strategic Competitiveness Business community scholars and economists talked about the need for more U.S. entrepreneurial ... Business community scholars and economists talked about the need for more U.S. entrepreneurial leadership in the world. They focused on the economy, immigration reform, and innovation. They were interviewed by Steve Clemons. 
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
7:21 am HT Approx. 52 min. MF Global Bankruptcy Report House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations members spoke to reporters ... House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations members spoke to reporters about their report on the investigation into to the collapse of MF Global which found that then chief executive officer Jon Corzine played a significant role in the company’s demise. Other findings included poor company internal controls, recordkeeping, and accounting procedures. The report also cited regulatory community negligence in spotting signs of trouble and communicating with each other.
6:19 am HT Approx. 1 min. 2012 Election Aftermath Ralph Begleiter; David Plouffe; Steven Schmidt David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the ... David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the 2008 McCain campaign, offered their thoughts about the influence of social media, SuperPAC’s and technology during campaigns, and what the Republican Party must do to win over certain demographic groups. They also gave their insight on who would be running for president in 2016. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Both political strategists are alumni of the University of Delaware which hosted this forum. It was part of the Center for Political Communication’s 2012 National Agenda speaker series. 6:22 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. 2012 Election, Taxes and the U.S. Economy Grover Norquist; Dimitri Simes Grover Norquist, the Americans for Tax Reform President and author of the “Taxpayer ... Grover Norquist, the Americans for Tax Reform President and author of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” discussed upcoming tax bills in Congress and the meetings that congressional leaders held with President Obama last week. He also responded to questions. 8:15 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. National Security, Panel 1 Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between ... Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between government secrecy, transparency and public access to information. Panelists analyzed the implications of various national security leaks including military drone strikes, enhanced interrogation programs and WikiLeaks. This portion of the conference included remarks by security and legal officials including U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Neil McBride, former U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia James Robertson along with Kenneth Wainstein who served as the homeland security adviser under President George W. Bush. Fordham’s Center on National Security hosts this event. It’s about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
6:20 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Conflict in the Middle East William Hague British Foreign Secretary William Hague reported to the House of Commons on the situation in the ... British Foreign Secretary William Hague reported to the House of Commons on the situation in the Middle East. He said the United Kingdom had given formal recognition to the Syrian opposition after recent meetings in which opposition leaders promised to be inclusive of Syria’s various minority groups. Addressing the violence in the Israel, Secretary Hague had no new information regarding a possible cease fire, and he said Hamas bored primary responsibility for the conflict. 7:41 am HT Approx. 8 min. Federal Reserve Chair Bernanke on the U.S. Economy Ben Bernanke talked about the state of the U.S. economy. He urged Congress and President ... Ben Bernanke talked about the state of the U.S. economy. He urged Congress and President Obama to reach an agreement to avert the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He said that allowing the fiscal cliff to happen could lead to a recession. Following his speech, Chair Bernanke answered questions from the audience. Professors Blinder and Feldstein asked Mr. Bernanke questions following his address. 9:29 am HT Approx. 50 min. Divided Government and Bipartisanship Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator ... Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator James Sasser (D-TN) discussed the role of divided government. They focused on the “fiscal cliff,” that includes the expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts put in place by the 2011 Budget Control Act. They agreed that resolving it would require leadership, some political sacrifices, and bipartisanship from all involved. They thought it would be possible, but unlikely. Other topics included the results of the 2012 presidential election. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Making Government Work” was a panel of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
7:58 am HT Approx. 58 min. Jim Messina on the 2012 Presidential Election Mike Allen; Jim Messina Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology ... Jim Messina talked about the 2012 presidential election. He discussed the technology developed by the Obama re-election campaign, criticized opinion polls, and described mistakes made by the Romney campaign. He was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico’s Playbook Breakfast held at The W Hotel. 7:53 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press Marvin Kalb; Ted Koppel Former ABC News reporter and anchor Ted Koppel talked about the state of network news and news ... Former ABC News reporter and anchor Ted Koppel talked about the state of network news and news consumption, and how the Internet have affected the quality of reporting. He was interviewed by Marvin Kalb and responded to questions from members of the audience.

The Kalb Report, “The Twilight of Network News: A Conversation with Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press,” was held in the main ballroom of the National Press Club. The Kalb Report was produced by the George Washington University, the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the University of Maryland University College, and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
10:22 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. LGBT Issues and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about state policy developments on same-sex marriage, advancement of LGBT-related ... Panelists talked about state policy developments on same-sex marriage, advancement of LGBT-related policies at the federal level, and the impact of gay and lesbian voters in the 2012 elections. They responded to questions from the audience.
9:00 am HT Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife Marc Freedman; John Milford Marc Freedman talked about his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond ... Marc Freedman talked about his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, on the stage of life facing millions of baby boomers that he calls “encore adulthood.” In his speech he suggested the need for better social programs and savings plans for people in their 50's, 60's and 70s to provide meaningful and sustaining work later in life. 9:12 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Economic Opportunities for Youth and Minorities Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities ... Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities compete for jobs and attain economic mobility. Topics included the impact of the high unemployment rate on African Americans and Latinos, education funding at federal and state levels, and creating a stronger link between businesses, economic growth, and education. The program included questions from audience members. 12:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Washington Classroom with Geoff Garin Geoffrey Garin; Steven Scully Geoff Garin talked about the 2012 presidential election. Geoff Garin talked about the 2012 presidential election.
9:44 am HT Approx. 19 min. LIVE Open Phones on Retirement Funds Bill Scanlan Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Has the economy affected your ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Has the economy affected your retirement funds?” 10:22 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Florida v. Jardines Oral Argument The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of ... The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of drug-sniffing dogs on the exterior of a home. The case was one of two cases during the 2012-13 term focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants. 1:05 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. George Mason University Post-Election Analysis Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 ... Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 was not a “status quo” election and that President Obama could have more trouble dealing with more liberal members of his party on certain issues than Republicans. Jeremy Mayer said the Republican Party needed to moderate its position on tax hikes. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Election 2012 One Week Later: An Analysis by Mason Faculty” was held in Founders Hall on the George Mason University Arlington Campus in Arlington County, Virginia.
10:04 am HT Approx. 41 min. U.S. Military Deployments Phyllis Bennis; Bobbi Jackson; John McArdle Phyllis Bennis talked about the presence of U.S. troops around the world. She also responded ... Phyllis Bennis talked about the presence of U.S. troops around the world. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included troops' roles and a comparison of U.S. military capabilities compare with other countries.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
11:25 am HT Approx. 55 min. Florida v. Harris Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the circumstances under which an alert from a narcotics-sniffing dog was sufficient to establish probable cause for a subsequent search.
Florida v. Harris was one of two Supreme Court cases during the 2012-13 term that focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.
2:23 pm HT Approx. 36 min. Voter Demographics and 2012 Elections Panelists analyzed the impact of various voter demographics on the 2012 election ... Panelists analyzed the impact of various voter demographics on the 2012 election results. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
Gregory Capelli made luncheon remarks about the education of the work force.
“The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief” was held by the National Journal in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom.
10:46 am HT Approx. 16 min. LIVE Israel-Gaza Conflict Ki-moon Ban The United Nations Security Council heard an update from Secretary Ban Ki-moon on the Israel-Gaza ... The United Nations Security Council heard an update from Secretary Ban Ki-moon on the Israel-Gaza conflict and cease fire agreement reached earlier that same day. He spoke to the council via remote video link from Tel Aviv. 12:23 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Public and Private Universities Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated ... Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated the presentation “Sustaining Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and the Arts.” Topics included the quality of public versus private universities, focusing on faculty, funding, and majors that would lead to jobs. Tamar Lewin moderated the final panel, summarizing the themes of the conference. Topics included cost, competition for out-of-state students, online courses, adult education, the influence of U.S. News and World Report rankings, and efforts by schools to improve their ranking. 
“Precipice or Crossroads: A Symposium on the Future of Public Research Universities” was a three-day symposium held by the University of Vermont.
3:02 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Breaking Our Addiction to Incarceration Vanita Gupta Vanita Gupta, ACLU Deputy Legal Director is also Director of the organization Center for Justice, ... Vanita Gupta, ACLU Deputy Legal Director is also Director of the organization Center for Justice, which addresses systemic problems in the U.S. criminal justice system, including the treatment of prisoners, the death penalty, and the policies of over-incarceration that have led the United States to imprison more people than any other country in the world. In addition, Gupta is an adjunct clinical professor at NYU School of Law, where she teaches and oversees a racial justice litigation clinic
11:05 am HT Approx. 58 min. Education Policy and School Choice Kevin Chavous; Michael Davidson Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system ... Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system he helped found. He also discussed school choice and U.S. competitiveness, and answered questions from the audience members. 1:55 pm HT Approx. 1 min. 2012 Election Aftermath Ralph Begleiter; David Plouffe; Steven Schmidt David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the ... David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the 2008 McCain campaign, offered their thoughts about the influence of social media, SuperPAC’s and technology during campaigns, and what the Republican Party must do to win over certain demographic groups. They also gave their insight on who would be running for president in 2016. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Both political strategists are alumni of the University of Delaware which hosted this forum. It was part of the Center for Political Communication’s 2012 National Agenda speaker series. 4:15 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Michele Flournoy; Leon Panetta Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that ... Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that America’s fight against al-Qaeda was taking a new direction and moving beyond declared combat zones and so requiring more U.S. partnering with foreign special operations forces. Topics included Libya, Syria, and Afghanistan. Secretary Panetta also discussed defense priorities and the impact of the “fiscal cliff” budget cuts to the Defense Department scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. He also said that he had ordered a review of Pentagon ethics training.
12:06 pm HT Approx. 40 min. Jeffrey Leonard on Energy Policy Jeffrey Leonard; John McArdle Jeffrey Leonard talked about his Washington Monthly article, “How We Could Blow the ... Jeffrey Leonard talked about his Washington Monthly article, “How We Could Blow the Energy Boom.” He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the various vulnerabilities surrounding the nation’s electric grid, what can be done to repair it, and the price of repairing it. 1:59 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. Capital Markets and the Fiscal Cliff Martin Baily; Robert Greifeld; Glenn Hutchins Robert Greifeld talked about the the impact of the “fiscal cliff” on capital ... Robert Greifeld talked about the the impact of the “fiscal cliff” on capital markets. The “fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He said that he and others participating in the “Fix the Debt” campaign were willing to pay higher taxes as part of a compromise, and warned that failure to reach an agreement would amount to governing by “mutually assured destruction.” After his remarks he was interviewed by Mr. Baily and responded to questions from members of the audience. 5:29 pm HT Approx. 55 min. Florida v. Harris Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the circumstances under which an alert from a narcotics-sniffing dog was sufficient to establish probable cause for a subsequent search.
Florida v. Harris was one of two Supreme Court cases during the 2012-13 term that focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.
12:48 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Michele Flournoy; Leon Panetta Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that ... Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that America’s fight against al-Qaeda was taking a new direction and moving beyond declared combat zones and so requiring more U.S. partnering with foreign special operations forces. Topics included Libya, Syria, and Afghanistan. Secretary Panetta also discussed defense priorities and the impact of the “fiscal cliff” budget cuts to the Defense Department scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. He also said that he had ordered a review of Pentagon ethics training. 3:01 pm HT Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife Marc Freedman; John Milford Marc Freedman talked about his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond ... Marc Freedman talked about his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, on the stage of life facing millions of baby boomers that he calls “encore adulthood.” In his speech he suggested the need for better social programs and savings plans for people in their 50's, 60's and 70s to provide meaningful and sustaining work later in life. 6:24 pm HT Approx. 50 min. Federal Reserve Chair Bernanke on the U.S. Economy Ben Bernanke talked about the state of the U.S. economy. He urged Congress and President ... Ben Bernanke talked about the state of the U.S. economy. He urged Congress and President Obama to reach an agreement to avert the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He said that allowing the fiscal cliff to happen could lead to a recession. Following his speech, Chair Bernanke answered questions from the audience. Professors Blinder and Feldstein asked Mr. Bernanke questions following his address.
2:03 pm HT Approx. 41 min. Supreme Court Preview John McArdle; David Savage David Savage previewed the coming months of the Supreme Court, and he responded to telephone calls ... David Savage previewed the coming months of the Supreme Court, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He discussed the justices' were to meet the following week to consider appeals surrounding same-sex marriage. Other topics included cases related to the Voting Rights Act and the legality of arrested suspects' DNA, the makeup of the court, and the possibility of any retirement.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
3:48 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 1 A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists, and football industry ... A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists, and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football. 
Dr. Robert Cantu, neurosurgeon and author of Concussions and Our Kids, said that ninety percent of traumatic brain injuries in sports occur while playing football and eighty percent of those happen while tackling. He suggested that no children under the age of 14 should play tackle football and offered flag football as a better option.
“Playing Safety: The Future of Youth Football?” was an Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program moderated by Tom Farrey.
7:15 pm HT Approx. 30 min. Fiscal Cliff, Tax Reform Former Obama and Reagan administration advisers gave their assessment of the “fiscal ... Former Obama and Reagan administration advisers gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Peter Orszag was President Obama’s budget director and Martin Feldstein was the top economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan. Peter Cook moderated.
The panel “Finding Common Ground on Tax Reform: Policy Options and Political Realities” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
2:45 pm HT Approx. 14 min. Israel-Gaza Conflict Ki-moon Ban The United Nations Security Council heard an update from Secretary Ban Ki-moon on the Israel-Gaza ... The United Nations Security Council heard an update from Secretary Ban Ki-moon on the Israel-Gaza conflict and cease fire agreement reached earlier that same day. He spoke to the council via remote video link from Tel Aviv. 5:18 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 2 A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists and football industry ... A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football.
DeMaurice Smith talked about changes in professional football to make it safer. He suggested that some of the changes to tackling made in practices in the NFL could serve as a model for college and high school football programs. Tom Farrey moderated the discussion focused on safety risks young people face when playing football.
“Playing Safety: The Future of Youth Football?” was an Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program.
7:46 pm HT Approx. 58 min. Julius Genachowski on Telecommunications Policy Julius Genachowski; Daniel Prieto Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free ... Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free speech, economic development, and the availability of broadband technology around the world. He warned that threats to the future of the Internet, including a proposed international governing body with the power to regulate the Internet, could result in a loss of economic growth and innovation in the U.S. After his opening remarks he was interviewed by Mr. Prieto and responded to questions from members of the audience.
3:01 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. 2012 Election Aftermath Ralph Begleiter; David Plouffe; Steven Schmidt David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the ... David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the 2008 McCain campaign, offered their thoughts about the influence of social media, SuperPAC’s and technology during campaigns, and what the Republican Party must do to win over certain demographic groups. They also gave their insight on who would be running for president in 2016. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Both political strategists are alumni of the University of Delaware which hosted this forum. It was part of the Center for Political Communication’s 2012 National Agenda speaker series. 6:35 pm HT Approx. 41 min. U.S. Military Deployments Phyllis Bennis; Bobbi Jackson; John McArdle Phyllis Bennis talked about the presence of U.S. troops around the world. She also responded ... Phyllis Bennis talked about the presence of U.S. troops around the world. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included troops' roles and a comparison of U.S. military capabilities compare with other countries.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
8:44 pm HT Approx. 15 min. Drone Warfare Margaret Carlson; Shelby Coffey; Henry Crumpton Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Henry Crumpton talked about drone warfare, concerns ... Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Henry Crumpton talked about drone warfare, concerns over cybersecurity, and the Afghanistan war. He said that drone technology could not replace human sources on the ground and expressed concern over the over reliance of this type of technology. He was interviewed by Shelby Coffey.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum. held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
4:37 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on Why Women Still Can't Have It All Linda Douglass; Anne-Marie Slaughter Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her cover story in The ... Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her cover story in The Atlantic entitled "Why Women Still Can’t Have It All". It was the most read story in the magazine’s history and focused on the challenges of balancing her work with her personal life as mother and wife. Slaughter left the State Department in 2011 and teaches at Princeton University. She’s interviewed by former ABC News reporter and Obama administration health reform spokesperson Linda Douglass. 7:19 pm HT Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife Marc Freedman; John Milford Marc Freedman talked about his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond ... Marc Freedman talked about his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, on the stage of life facing millions of baby boomers that he calls “encore adulthood.” In his speech he suggested the need for better social programs and savings plans for people in their 50's, 60's and 70s to provide meaningful and sustaining work later in life. 9:02 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Breaking Our Addiction to Incarceration Vanita Gupta Vanita Gupta, ACLU Deputy Legal Director is also Director of the organization Center for Justice, ... Vanita Gupta, ACLU Deputy Legal Director is also Director of the organization Center for Justice, which addresses systemic problems in the U.S. criminal justice system, including the treatment of prisoners, the death penalty, and the policies of over-incarceration that have led the United States to imprison more people than any other country in the world. In addition, Gupta is an adjunct clinical professor at NYU School of Law, where she teaches and oversees a racial justice litigation clinic
5:48 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Future of Network News Christopher Callahan; Jeff Fager CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager spoke about the future of network news to students at the Walter ... CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager spoke about the future of network news to students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in Phoenix. 
Jeff Fager became the first chairman of CBS News in February 2011, after re-shaping its flagship broadcast, “60 Minutes.”
8:06 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 1 A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists, and football industry ... A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists, and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football. 
Dr. Robert Cantu, neurosurgeon and author of Concussions and Our Kids, said that ninety percent of traumatic brain injuries in sports occur while playing football and eighty percent of those happen while tackling. He suggested that no children under the age of 14 should play tackle football and offered flag football as a better option.
“Playing Safety: The Future of Youth Football?” was an Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program moderated by Tom Farrey.
10:14 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Michele Flournoy; Leon Panetta Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that ... Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that America’s fight against al-Qaeda was taking a new direction and moving beyond declared combat zones and so requiring more U.S. partnering with foreign special operations forces. Topics included Libya, Syria, and Afghanistan. Secretary Panetta also discussed defense priorities and the impact of the “fiscal cliff” budget cuts to the Defense Department scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. He also said that he had ordered a review of Pentagon ethics training.
6:56 pm HT Approx. 14 min. Israel-Gaza Conflict Ki-moon Ban The United Nations Security Council heard an update from Secretary Ban Ki-moon on the Israel-Gaza ... The United Nations Security Council heard an update from Secretary Ban Ki-moon on the Israel-Gaza conflict and cease fire agreement reached earlier that same day. He spoke to the council via remote video link from Tel Aviv. 9:35 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 2 A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists and football industry ... A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football.
DeMaurice Smith talked about changes in professional football to make it safer. He suggested that some of the changes to tackling made in practices in the NFL could serve as a model for college and high school football programs. Tom Farrey moderated the discussion focused on safety risks young people face when playing football.
“Playing Safety: The Future of Youth Football?” was an Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program.
11:29 pm HT Approx. 55 min. Florida v. Harris Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the circumstances under which an alert from a narcotics-sniffing dog was sufficient to establish probable cause for a subsequent search.
Florida v. Harris was one of two Supreme Court cases during the 2012-13 term that focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.
7:12 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. 2012 Election Aftermath Ralph Begleiter; David Plouffe; Steven Schmidt David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the ... David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the 2008 McCain campaign, offered their thoughts about the influence of social media, SuperPAC’s and technology during campaigns, and what the Republican Party must do to win over certain demographic groups. They also gave their insight on who would be running for president in 2016. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Both political strategists are alumni of the University of Delaware which hosted this forum. It was part of the Center for Political Communication’s 2012 National Agenda speaker series. 10:54 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Public and Private Universities Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated ... Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated the presentation “Sustaining Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and the Arts.” Topics included the quality of public versus private universities, focusing on faculty, funding, and majors that would lead to jobs. Tamar Lewin moderated the final panel, summarizing the themes of the conference. Topics included cost, competition for out-of-state students, online courses, adult education, the influence of U.S. News and World Report rankings, and efforts by schools to improve their ranking. 
“Precipice or Crossroads: A Symposium on the Future of Public Research Universities” was a three-day symposium held by the University of Vermont.
12:24 am HT Approx. 50 min. Federal Reserve Chair Bernanke on the U.S. Economy Ben Bernanke talked about the state of the U.S. economy. He urged Congress and President ... Ben Bernanke talked about the state of the U.S. economy. He urged Congress and President Obama to reach an agreement to avert the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He said that allowing the fiscal cliff to happen could lead to a recession. Following his speech, Chair Bernanke answered questions from the audience. Professors Blinder and Feldstein asked Mr. Bernanke questions following his address.
8:48 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on Why Women Still Can't Have It All Linda Douglass; Anne-Marie Slaughter Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her cover story in The ... Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her cover story in The Atlantic entitled "Why Women Still Can’t Have It All". It was the most read story in the magazine’s history and focused on the challenges of balancing her work with her personal life as mother and wife. Slaughter left the State Department in 2011 and teaches at Princeton University. She’s interviewed by former ABC News reporter and Obama administration health reform spokesperson Linda Douglass. 12:28 am HT Approx. 17 min. Senator Coburn on Defense Department Budget Cuts Thomas Coburn Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) held a press conference to unveil his new report that outlined ways the ... Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) held a press conference to unveil his new report that outlined ways the Defense Department could save $67.9 billion over ten years. 1:15 am HT Approx. 30 min. Fiscal Cliff, Tax Reform Former Obama and Reagan administration advisers gave their assessment of the “fiscal ... Former Obama and Reagan administration advisers gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Peter Orszag was President Obama’s budget director and Martin Feldstein was the top economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan. Peter Cook moderated.
The panel “Finding Common Ground on Tax Reform: Policy Options and Political Realities” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
9:58 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Future of Network News Christopher Callahan; Jeff Fager CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager spoke about the future of network news to students at the Walter ... CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager spoke about the future of network news to students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in Phoenix. 
Jeff Fager became the first chairman of CBS News in February 2011, after re-shaping its flagship broadcast, “60 Minutes.”
12:48 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. Gender Issues and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including ... Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including women’s health and reproductive rights, marriage equality, poverty, and political participation. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“State of the Nation: Gender, Sexuality and the 2012 Elections” was a program of The Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University and The Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South at Tulane University. It was held in Columbia University’s Schermerhorn Hall and co-sponsored by the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Anthropology.
1:45 am HT Approx. 58 min. Julius Genachowski on Telecommunications Policy Julius Genachowski; Daniel Prieto Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free ... Julius Genachowski discussed international telecommunications policy. Topics included free speech, economic development, and the availability of broadband technology around the world. He warned that threats to the future of the Internet, including a proposed international governing body with the power to regulate the Internet, could result in a loss of economic growth and innovation in the U.S. After his opening remarks he was interviewed by Mr. Prieto and responded to questions from members of the audience.
11:07 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press Marvin Kalb; Ted Koppel Former ABC News reporter and anchor Ted Koppel talked about the state of network news and news ... Former ABC News reporter and anchor Ted Koppel talked about the state of network news and news consumption, and how the Internet have affected the quality of reporting. He was interviewed by Marvin Kalb and responded to questions from members of the audience.

The Kalb Report, “The Twilight of Network News: A Conversation with Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press,” was held in the main ballroom of the National Press Club. The Kalb Report was produced by the George Washington University, the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the University of Maryland University College, and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
12:24 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. 2012 Election Aftermath Ralph Begleiter; David Plouffe; Steven Schmidt David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the ... David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the 2008 McCain campaign, offered their thoughts about the influence of social media, SuperPAC’s and technology during campaigns, and what the Republican Party must do to win over certain demographic groups. They also gave their insight on who would be running for president in 2016. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Both political strategists are alumni of the University of Delaware which hosted this forum. It was part of the Center for Political Communication’s 2012 National Agenda speaker series.