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See You on the Radio: A Master Class in the Art of Storytelling
Guests: Charles Osgood, Christopher Sterling, and Michael Freedman
Host: Sam Litzinger

Charles Osgood has been called the poet in residence at CBS, and one of the last great broadcast writers.  The literary icon shared some of the secrets of his storybook success in a special master class conducted by Professor Michael Freedman as part of his George Washington University Media History Course taught at the Newseum.

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Honoring the Finest and the Fallen: Highlights from the 39th Annual National Press Club Journalism Awards
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Host: Sam Litzinger

They are the world's watchdogs, traversing the globe to expose corruption and unearth truth in the name of free speech. They are the very best in radio, television, print and online journalism, and the honorees of the 39th Annual National Press Club Journalism Awards in Washington, D.C. Listen in as National Press Club President Theresa Werner pays tribute to the finest and the fallen in journalism.

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Covering Conflicts - Past and Present
Guests: Tony Horwitz, Chris Lawrence
Host: Sam Litzinger

As the late Washington Post Publisher Philip Graham once said, journalism is only "a first rough draft of history." On this week's episode, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Tony Horwitz makes edits to an old story, bringing fresh perspective to John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. Later on the program, CNN Pentagon Correspondent Chris Lawrence brings us back to our most recent history as he recalls his coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Watergate at 40
Guests: Bob Woodward, Katherine Graham
Host: Sam Litzinger

It seemed like a routine burglary. And the event may have gone relatively unnoticed if not for the tenacious efforts of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, two young reporters at The Washington Post. Now, 40 years later, the reporting on the Watergate break-in, and the trail of corruption that led to the heart of the Nixon White House, remain a fascinating topic of study and discussion. Longtime Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward and the late publisher of The Washington Post, Katherine Graham, reflect on the break-in that brought down Nixon's Presidency.

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Reporters Speak Out
Guests: Carole Simpson, Soledad O'Brien
Host: Sam Litzinger

CNN's Soledad O'Brien and former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson have a lot in common: they are two of America's most dynamic and successful journalists, and they both happen to be minority women. Find out how these two trailblazers overcame the obstacles and why their unique backgrounds became one of their biggest assets.

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Words that Changed the World
Guest: Ken Duberstein
Host: Sam Litzinger

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Those six words, spoken by President Ronald Reagan at Berlin's Bradenburg Gate, helped lead to the fall of not only the Berlin Wall, but of the entire Iron Curtain. Six iconic words that, if left to the State Department, never would have made it into the speech. Twenty-five years later, top Reagan adviser Ken Duberstein remembers the debate behind the decision to go forward with the words that changed the world.

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New and Newer Media
Guests: David Westin, Brian Stelter
Host: Sam Litzinger

Not long ago, the world turned to newspapers and network television first for breaking news and information. Then something called the Internet came along, and changed the way we consume and interact with media forever. On this week's episode we'll hear from two people who represent the beginning, and the present day, of this evolving field: former ABC News President David Westin and Brian Stelter of the New York Times.

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Anchors Aweigh!
Guests: Brian Williams, Katie Couric
Host: Sam Litzinger

Brian Williams and Katie Couric, two of America's most recognizable reporters, weigh in on the state of today's news media and share candid comments about their careers and their hopes for the future with the graduating class of 2012.

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Satchmo at the National Press Club: The Lost Louis Armstrong Session.
Guests: Wynton Marsalis, Daniel Sheehy, Chris Royal, Askia Muhammad, and George Avakian
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Theresa Werner

On January 29, 1971 the late, great Louis Armstrong wowed a crowd of dignitaries and journalists in what would be one of his final performances of his life at the National Pres Club's Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. A crew from CBS News captured Armstrong's memorable 30-minute set that night in a recording that until recently, was believed to have vanished. Listen in as journalists and jazz artists alike remember Satchmo and his signature sound.

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Every Four Years
Guest: Cathy Trost
Host: Sam Litzinger

From McKinley's front porch to your Facebook page, host Sam Litzinger and Newseum Curator Cathy Trost combine historic audio, catchy jingles and colorful tales in this look at the history of U.S. presidential campaigns and the people who covered them.

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Holding Court About The High Court
Guests: Joe Mathewson, Greg Stohr
Host: Sam Litzinger

In describing the tense and often secretive relationship between the Supreme Court and the press, Justice William Rehnquist once said, "There's a big difference between what you do and what we do - we don't need you." In the age of the internet and the 24/7 news cycle, is it safe to assume that this institution's long-enjoyed age of insulation from the media's glare is coming to an end? And if Justice Rehnquist was right, what does this mean for modern democracy? Joe Mathewson, author of The Supreme Court and the Press: The Indispensable Conflict, dives into these questions and discusses the dynamic between the Court and those who cover it with Bloomberg News Supreme Court correspondent Greg Stohr.

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Journalism or Junk?
Guest: Harvey Levin
Host: Sam Litzinger

Celebrity news is like a car accident on the highway - you just can't look away. Often treated as the n'er-do-well brother of traditional journalism, celebritology has gotten a bad rap. But while old media struggles to adapt to a digital landscape, Hollywood headlines capture the imagination - and eyeballs of an ever growing audience. Is there a lesson to be learned from the little brother? TMZ founder Harvey Levin spoke at the National Press Club about reporting scandal, getting gossip, and why we should all be paying a little more attention. This week on This Just In!

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An American Perspective
Guest: Tom Brokaw
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Mark Hamrick

As anchor of the NBC Nightly News for 22 years, Tom Brokaw was often voted one of the most trusted people in America. Since leaving the anchor chair, Mr. Brokaw has dedicated himself to chronicling the American story, emerging from "a career capturing history on the fly to one taking a longer view." He discusses his trust in America and the fragile transitions we face in his new book, The Time of Our Lives during a conversation with National Press Club President Mark Hamrick.

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The Sports Photography of Neil Leifer
Guests: Neil Leifer, Shelby Coffey
Host: Sam Litzinger

They are our heroes, our rivals, and our champions. Athletes win our hearts in one game, only to break them in the next. And throughout the season, Neil Leifer captures those fleeting moments of triumph and despair on camera. Join the acclaimed sports photographer as he shares his experiences from the hometown bleachers to the Olympic stadium. Lasting images of Mohammed Ali, Secretariat, and the "Miracle" hockey team are just a few of the stops along the way. Shelby Coffey, former editor of The Los Angeles Times, interviews Leifer at the Newseum on a tour of the new exhibit, "Photo Finish: The Sports Photography of Neil Leifer."

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Checking the Pulse of the Body Politic
Guest: Chuck Todd
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Frank Sesno

As voters geared up for the first Republican primaries of the 2012 presidential season, NBC Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd sat down with George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno for a check-up on the electorate. From Carter to Cain and everyone in between, the two veteran journalists diagnose the successful schemes and gruesome gaffes that all campaigns supply (or suffer). Who will get a clean bill of health this time? This week on This Just In!

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Broken Politics, Mixed-Up Media
Guests: Dana Bash, Robert Bennett, Harold Ford, John Sides
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Frank Sesno

Is our political system broken beyond repair? Is the chasm between parties too wide to be bridged, or is the media exacerbating the difference? Join Frank Sesno as he sits down with former Senator Robert Bennett (R -UT), former Congressman Harold Ford (D- TN), CNN senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash and George Washington University Professor John Sides for a colorful conversation on congressional crosshairs and what turns debate into debacle.

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Selling Evil
Guest: Steven Luckert
Host: Sam Litzinger

Looking back on the Holocaust, it is almost impossible to even imagine the collective mindset that led to such a massacre. How could such a mentality be cultivated and maintained? Part of the answer lies in propaganda. Join Holocaust Memorial Museum curator Steven Luckert on a tour of the haunting exhibit, "State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda". Listen along with host Sam Litzinger as he learns the origins of Nazi propaganda, Hitler's mastery of the medium, and how it continues to exist today.

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Democracy Please Retweet: A Twitter Play
Guests: Kerric Harvey and students from the George Washington University
Host: Sam Litzinger

What do Santa's elves, Twitter, and democracy have in common? With a little imagination, enough tweets, and an election approaching, more than you'd think! Join Kerric Harvey, Professor of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, and her troupe of tweeting students as they present the world's first Twitter play, "Democracy Please Retweet".

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Echoes of Vietnam
Guests: Marvin Kalb, Deborah Kalb, and Ted Koppel
Host: Sam Litzinger

It is the 800 pound gorilla that sits in the Oval Office, the dark ghost that walks the halls of the White House; the haunting legacy of the Vietnam War. From the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Ted Koppel sits down with father-daughter duo Marvin and Deborah Kalb to discuss the findings in their latest book "Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama."

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Storytellers of Sports
Guests: Ira Berkow, James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Marvin Kalb, John Maynard

This week on This Just In! - two different game-changers in the world of sports. First, Marvin Kalb interviews sportswriter Ira Berkow on the Jewish talent that triumphed over prejudice in baseball, healing some of the divisions in America's favorite pastime. Then, John Maynard sits down with James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales for a look at their new book on the little network that could - "Those Guys Have All the Fun - Inside the World of ESPN." So wave your foam finger, put on your team jersey, and grab your favorite seat for the "Storytellers of Sports."

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Witness to History: Richard C. Hottelet
Guest: Richard C. Hottelet
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Michael Freedman

If you've ever listened to the radio or watched television news, you owe thanks in part to Richard C. Hottelet. One of the original "Murrow Boys," he helped to invent broadcast journalism. In Hottelet's own words, "anything you survive is fun," so join moderator Michael Freedman as he explores the adventures of this groundbreaking reporter.

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Who Needs Newspapers?
Guests: Paul Steinle and Dr. Sara Brown
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Mark Hamrick

A study by the Pew Research Center indicates 95% of new information comes from traditional media -- most of it from newspapers. Why then do so many people seem to be writing off this form of journalism. That's what Paul Steinle and Dr. Sara Brown of Valid Sources set out to answer. Join them and moderator Mark Hamrick on their cross-country tour of America's newsrooms to see why papers aren't taking their fatal diagnosis lying down.

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Both Sides of the Podium
Guests: Ed Henry, Joe Lockhart
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Frank Sesno

Tweeting from press conferences, breaking news on blogs, and reporting with an "iPod approach to media" -- the dynamics of the White House press room have surely changed. Moderator Frank Sesno gets views from "Both Sides of the Podium" and learns how new tools of the trade have fused with the fundamentals. Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart and CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry get into the give and take of informing the public and serving at the pleasure of the president.

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NPR at 40
Guests: Cokie Roberts, Susan Stramberg, Audie Cornish, Margaret Low Smith, and Christopher Sterling
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Frank Sesno

Close your eyes and listen to the story: the hustle and bustle of a busy city sidewalk, the moan and groan of an approaching metro car, the hiss and hum of an espresso machine. After 40 years of broadcasting, NPR's most prominent voices explain the power of sound, and why "pictures are always better on the radio."

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Women in the Media
Guests: Katty Kay of BBC World News America and Pat Mitchell, Director of the Paley Center for Media
Host: Sam Litzinger

How do we evaluate the status of women in the media today? Is the glass ceiling still there? Katty Kay of BBC World News America and Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of the Paley Center for Media, explore these questions and share the findings of the International Women's Media Foundation's Global Report on the Status of Women in the News Media.

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From Wasteland to Broadband: A Conversation with Newton Minow and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski
Guests: Newton Minow and Julius Genachowski
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Frank Sesno

On May 9, 1961 then FCC Chairman Newton Minnow announced in a memorable speech to the National Broadcasters Association that the airwaves they so celebrated were nothing more than a "vast wasteland." Now, fifty years later, Newton Minow sits down with current FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and moderator Frank Sesno at the National Press Club to discuss how the landscape of our fair "TV Land" has changed and how the infinite possibilities of the Internet have created new communication challenges.

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Social Media, Global Change
Guests: Matt Winkler, Howard G. Buffett, and Alberto Ibargüen
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Judy Woodruff

A wave of demonstrations and protests swept the globe this year as revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt went "viral" on the World Wide Web. Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO of the Knight Foundation, Matt Winkler, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News, and philanthropist Howard G. Buffet join PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. to discuss how Facebook and Twitter-feeds continue to fuel the fight for freedom overseas.

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Myths about the Media: Audience, Business, and Money
Guests: Tom Rosenstiel, Alberto Ibargüen, Jane McDonnell, and Matthew Hindman
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Frank Sesno

Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ), joins moderator Frank Sesno and a panel of media experts to discuss the PEJ's report on the "State of the News Media 2011" and dispel some of today's most popular misconceptions and myths about the media.

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Live from the White House: Making and Shaping the News
Guests: Dee Dee Myers, Ari Fleisher, Dana Perino and Mike McCurry
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Frank Sesno

Four former White House press secretaries - Dee Dee Myers, Ari Fleisher, Dana Perino and Mike McCurry - join Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, for a discussion about the history and politics of this unique role and the new challenges presented by today's media landscape.

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Presidents and Wars: From Nixon's Vietnam to Obama's Afghanistan
Guest: Bob Woodward
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Marvin Kalb

Distinguished journalists Marvin Kalb and Bob Woodward, two men whose names once appeared on President Nixon's infamous Enemies List, sit down at the Nixon Center, of all places, to discuss the motivations and aspirations of our Commanders in Chief from Vietnam to "Obama's Wars."

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Play by Play with Bob Costas
Guest: Bob Costas, NBC and HBO Sports Broadcaster
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Marvin Kalb

From America's national pastime to the Olympic Games, NBC and HBO sports broadcasting icon Bob Costas reflects on the games we play and why they mean so much to us. This program is adapted from The Kalb Report series with Marvin Kalb and took place before a studio audience at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Down to the Wire: Journalism in Crisis
Guests: Tom Curley, Associated Press, President & CEO; Vivian Schiller, NPR, President & CEO; Alberto Ibargüen, The Knight Foundation, President & CEO; Jon Klein, CNN President
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Marvin Kalb

Host Sam Litzinger takes listeners inside the National Press Club for The Kalb Report with Marvin Kalb. Four of the most influential names in the news industry come together at the height of uncertainty to discuss where the profession is headed and how to lead the current reporting revolution.

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Rupert Murdoch: The Making of a Modern Media Mogul
Guest: Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation Chairman and CEO
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Marvin Kalb

Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, takes on Google, Microsoft and The New York Times in an exclusive interview with Marvin Kalb for The Kalb Report at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Listen in as this modern media mogul tells Kalb that he's not a conservative and find out what advice he has for aspiring media industry leaders.

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Teaching in the Digital Age
Guest: Kerric Harvey, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University
Host: Sam Litzinger

From print journalism to theater, Dr. Kerric Harvey brings her eclectic multimedia background to the classroom as an Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. With today's students preferring to receive their information in 140 characters or less, Dr. Harvey talks to host Sam Litzinger about blending modern technology with traditional lectures to optimize the learning experience. From podcasts to robots, Dr. Harvey's innovative lesson plans strike the delicate balance between cutting-edge and educational.

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The POLITICO Phenomenon
Guests: John Harris, Jim VandeHei, Jeanne Cummings
Host: Sam Litzinger

The arrival of POLITICO in 2007 gave Washington-watchers a one-stop resource for all the political news from the nation's capital and beyond. Host Sam Litzinger truly gets "behind the headlines" with POLITICO's Executive Editor Jim VandeHei, Editor-in-Chief John Harris, and Assistant Managing Editor Jeanne Cummings, during this in-depth conversation about the creation and rise of one of DC's most influential news outlets. From its A-list readers to life inside the fast-paced newsroom, this interview sheds light on what it takes to thrive as a news outlet when The White House is both your story and your subscriber.

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War Reporting: The New Rules of Engagement
Guests: Martha Raddatz, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Cami McCormick, and Laura King
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Marvin Kalb

How do journalists cover war today and why do they keep going back? Four of America's top war correspondents join Marvin Kalb for a special edition of The Kalb Report at the National Press Club to discuss why they would rather pick a seat in an armored vehicle than a chair in the White House press room.

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Learning the "Language of Live"
Guest: Frank Sesno
Host: Sam Litzinger

Learn how today's television news reporters manage to talk above the voices in their ears, look beyond the blinding lights, and tell the story. Frank Sesno, internationally acclaimed journalist and Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, talks with host Sam Litzinger about the birth and growth of cable news and journalism's transition from gather and think to stand and report.

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Answering the "Why"
Guests: Harold Evans and Terry Gould
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Maureen Freeman

Where do journalists get their news, why doesn't the news always reflect reality, and why are some journalists willing to accept death in return for truth? Respected authors and journalists Sir Harold Evans and Terry Gould talk with the Newseum's Maureen Freeman about the questions that first stirred their souls and sparked their interest in investigative journalism. This program was part of the Newseum's "Inside Media" series.

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News, Novels and Non-Fiction
Guests: Hank Stuever and Michael Connelly
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Maureen Freeman

What do tinsel, patio chairs and police tape have in common? Find out as the Washington Post's Hank Stuever and best-selling crime novelist Michael Connelly sit down with the Newseum's Maureen Freeman for an "Inside Media" discussion on how leads and datelines can inspire book deals and plotlines.

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The Heart of the Story
Guests: Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Michel Martin
Host: Sam Litzinger

Two renowned public broadcasters, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, foreign correspondent for NPR, and Michel Martin, host of NPR's "Tell Me More," appear on the Newseum's "Inside Media" series to discuss their fearless pursuit of important and provocative stories, regardless of ratings or glamour.

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What Makes 60 Minutes Tick?
Guests: Jeff Fager and Lesley Stahl
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Marvin Kalb

After forty years of insightful reporting, the clock is still ticking. CBS News 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager and correspondent Lesley Stahl join Marvin Kalb for The Kalb Report at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to shed light on how the most successful broadcast in television history has managed to withstand the test of time.

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American Foreign Reporting
Guest: John Maxwell Hamilton
Host: Sam Litzinger

For John Maxwell Hamilton, author of "Journalism's Roving Eye: A History of American Foreign Reporting," journalism just isn't as much fun as it used to be. Listen in as Hamilton recalls the romantic days of foreign reporting when journalists not only covered wars abroad but at times created them.

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Behind the Scenes at the BBC
Guest: Brian Johnson, author and former Producer and Engineer for the BBC
Host: Sam Litzinger

From the Reliable Source Restaurant at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., sit down to lunch with Brian Johnson, a retired producer and engineer for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Johnson, who spent more than 40 years with the BBC, shares remembrances of radio during WWII, big band music, the move to television, and a radio play delivered entirely in Latin.

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Ink on the Brink: The Future of Print Journalism
Guests: David Hunke, President and Publisher, USA Today; Anne Bagamery, Senior Editor, International Herald Tribune; Cynthia Tucker, Columnist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Marcus Brauchli, Executive Editor, The Washington Post
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Marvin Kalb

What will newspapers look like ten years from now? Four top industry insiders joined Marvin Kalb for The Kalb Report at the National Press Club to discuss what it will take for venerable print organizations of our time to survive and thrive in the digital age.

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Edward R. Murrow Remembered
Guests: Casey Murrow, Richard C. Hottelet, and Marvin Kalb
Host: Sam Litzinger

From his riveting radio reports of World War II to his dramatic television showdown with Sen. Joseph McCarthy, Edward R. Murrow established the gold standard for American broadcast journalism. Celebrating the centennial of the legendary broadcaster's birth, Murrow's son Casey and former colleagues Richard C. Hottelet and Marvin Kalb explore the life and legacy of America's greatest broadcast journalist in this award-winning program moderated by GW professor and former general manager of CBS Radio Network News, Michael Freedman.

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The Little Rock Nine
Guests: Carlotta Walls LaNier and Lisa Frazier Page
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Rich Foster

Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the "Little Rock Nine" shares recollections of the sacrifices made and the abuses endured in her pursuit of a fair and equal education. Rich Foster of the Newseum's "Inside Media" series moderates this discussion with LaNier and Lisa Frazier Page, a reporter and editor for The Washington Post and co-author of LaNeier's memoir, "A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School."

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Courage in Journalism
Guests: Iryna Khalip, Belarus; Agnes Taile, Cameroon; Amira Hass, Israel; and Jila Baniyaghoob, Iran
Hosts: Sam Litzinger, Marvin Kalb

Recognized by the International Women's Media Foundation for their fearless and impassioned reporting, the winners of the 2009 Courage in Journalism Awards explain to Marvin Kalb why they risk everything to tell their stories.

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From the Front Lines to the Front Pages: Stories of War
Guests: David Loyn, The BBC, and David Finkel, The Washington Post
Host: Maureen Freeman

What it's like to travel with the Taliban, dodge roadside bombs and articulate the daily horrors and drama of war for those back home. David Loyn of the BBC and David Finkel of The Washington Post, who have reported from the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq, share their experiences with Maureen Freeman of the Newseum's "Inside Media" series.

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Renaissance Journalism
Guest: Chris Kyle, Curator at the Folger Shakespeare Library and History Professor at Syracuse University
Host: Sam Litzinger

At a time when many are predicting its demise, find out how newspapers began, what stories stole the headlines, and why, in many ways, not much has changed. Chris Kyle, curator at the Folger Shakespeare Library and professor of history at Syracuse University, takes host Sam Litzinger and a group of George Washington University students on a tour through the Library's "Breaking News: Renaissance Journalism" and the "Birth of the Newspaper" exhibit.

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The Encyclopedia of Journalism
Guest: Christopher Sterling, Professor of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University
Host: Sam Litzinger

Host Sam Litzinger joins GW Professor and editor of "The Encyclopedia of Journalism" Christopher Sterling to discuss how a large, abstract, and controversial field spanning hundreds of years is condensed into six volumes. Go back to the beginning of modern journalism, find out who made the cut, and learn why the next edition may be shorter than the last.

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Presidential Moments
Guests: Hearst Corporation White House Columnist Helen Thomas, Washington Post White House reporter Michael Fletcher and Congressional Quarterly columnist Craig Crawford
Host: Sam Litzinger

Join Frank Bond and Sonya Gavankar of the Newseum's "Inside Media" series as they talk about the love (mostly)- hate relationship between the administration and the media with the people who enjoy the best seats in the White House Press Room. & 'First Lady' of the White House press corps Helen Thomas, The Washington Post's Michael Fletcher, and political analyst Craig Crawford talk about friends and foes, the challenges facing the current administration, and the presidential moments that never made it into the papers.

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G-Men and Journalists: Friends and Foes
Guest: Patty Rhule, Newseum Projects Editor
Host: Sam Litzinger

Newseum Projects Editor Patty Rhule takes listeners on a tour of the Newseum's exhibit, "G-Men and Journalists: Top News Stories of the FBI's First Century." Straight from the FBI's vault - find out how the Newseum acquired the Unabomber's cabin, why G-Men couldn't have clammy hands, and what happened when you gave Saddam Hussein a cookie.

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Covering the Civil Rights Movement
Guest: Frank Bond, Newseum Moderator and Producer
Host: Sam Litzinger

Host Sam Litzinger joins Newseum producer and moderator Frank Bond in the museum's Civil Rights gallery to discuss how the powers of the people and the press propelled the messages of the civil rights movement from a few brave souls into the American conscience.

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The Newseum: A Virtual Walking Tour
Guest: Carrie Christofferson, Curator of Collections
Host: Sam Litzinger

The Newseum's Carrie Christofferson takes Sam Litzinger and This Just In! listeners on a walking tour of the museum's popular exhibits on the history of the press. Find out how Carrie and the staff of the Newsuem keep the exhibits fresh and exciting and why what is old is still news.

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Story of the Century: Lincoln's Assassination
Guest: Patty Rhule, Newseum Projects Editor
Host: Sam Litzinger

Go back in time to 1865 and re-live the biggest news event of the 19th Century - Abraham Lincoln's assassination. The Newseum's Patty Rhule takes host Sam Litzinger on a tour through the "Manhunt" exhibit and explains the roles of the telegraph and photography in capturing this most riveting story. Plus, find out why the ghost of John Wilkes Booth is rumored to call the Newseum home.

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Welcome to the Press Box!
Guest: Jerry Grossman, Newseum Supervising Producer
Host: Sam Litzinger

Sam Litzinger scores an interview with Jerry Grossman, a longtime TV sports producer and current supervising producer at the Newseum, to get the play-by-play on the history and future of sports reporting. From tennis to football and everything in between, Grossman has covered it all. One particular career highlight? A knockout meeting with "The Greatest," championship boxer Muhammad Ali.

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Worth a Thousand Words: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographs
Guest: Ken Crawford, Newseum Coordinating Producer
Host: Sam Litzinger

Host Sam Litzinger takes a walk through the Newseum's collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs with Newseum Coordinating Producer Ken Crawford. Step behind the lens as Crawford tells the stories behind the stills and explains how the photographers, in life's most gripping seconds, "capture the moment."

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A Conversation with Ben Bradlee
Guest: Ben Bradlee, Vice President At Large at The Washington Post
Host: Sam Litzinger

Host Sam Litzinger and legendary journalist Marvin Kalb take a trip to The Washington Post for a conversation with Vice President At Large, Ben Bradlee. These three prominent figures in journalism, representing radio, television, and print respectively, discuss the evolution and future of their profession. From inspiring an Academy Award-winning film to losing sleep over Deep Throat, listen as Ben Bradlee recounts more than 50 years of reporting in Washington - all without a cell phone.

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The Man Behind the Podium:  How White House Reporters See the President
Guests: Sam Donaldson of ABC News, Evan Thomas, Editor-at-Large of Newsweek
Host: Sam Litzinger

What was it really like behind the scenes of the "No Drama Obama campaign"? Sonya Gavankar of the Newseum's "Inside Media" series sits down with veteran journalists Sam Donaldson of ABC News and Evan Thomas, Editor-at-Large of Newsweek, to talk about their stories from the campaign trail and reporting on the vulnerabilities of our nation's presidents, from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama.

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The Last of Murrow's Boys: Richard C. Hottelet
Guest: Richard C. Hottelet
Host: Sam Litzinger

Step back in time with legendary reporter and "Murrow Boy" Richard C. Hottelet as he takes listeners from high above the beaches of Normandy down to the flooded tubes of World War II London. Find out what it was like to work for broadcasting icon Edward R. Murrow and discover the significance of the phrase "jig easy sugar queen."

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Making History from Headlines: The Art of Telling the Story
Guest: Cathy Trost, Newseum Director of Exhibit Development
Host: Sam Litzinger

Cathy Trost, director of exhibit development for the Newseum, blurs the line between Newseum exhibitor and news editor and explains how her background in journalism has helped her tell stories from Woodstock to Watergate. Find out how exhibits morph from idea to finished project and how the Newseum managed to track down the infamous taped door from the Watergate Hotel Complex.

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Anchorman v. Funnyman: Where Headlines and Humor Collide
Guest: Jim Lehrer, Anchor, PBS "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"
Host: Sam Litzinger

PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer and political satirist Mark Russell sit down with Frank Bond of the Newseum's "Inside Media" series to separate the jokesters from the journalists. Hear from both men on why the role of the newspaper (in both informing the public and training your puppy) is not only still important but irreplaceable.

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Jack Anderson: Last of the Muckrakers
Guest: Mark Feldstein, Associate Professor, GW School of Media and Public Affairs
Host: Sam Litzinger

Journalist, author, and GW Professor Mark Feldstein joins host Sam Litzinger to take you into the archives of Jack Anderson, the most feared journalist in Washington from the period of WWII to Watergate and, to many, the last of the true old-fashioned muckrakers. From mere bluffing to psychological mind games, listen as Feldstein divulges the muckraking master's tricks of the trade, his most regrettable retractions, and his greatest triumphs.

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Putting the "New" in Newseum: A Tour
Guest: Joe Urschel, Newseum Executive Director and Senior Vice President
Host: Sam Litzinger

Joe Urschel, Executive Director and Senior Vice President of the Newseum, gives listeners a tour of the Mecca of news and recounts his days at USA Today. Listen in as Urschel explains why the Newseum isn't your grandmother's museum and why the obit for the newspaper shouldn't be written just yet.

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From Printing Press to WordPress: The Journey of Journalism
Guest: Paul Sparrow, Newseum Vice President/Broadcasting and Deputy Director
Host: Sam Litzinger

The Newseum's Vice President of Broadcasting Paul Sparrow takes listeners on a time traveling adventure through the evolution of journalism. From the rooftops of London to the treacherous jungles of Vietnam, find out where journalism has been, where it's going, and how a bull elephant seal nearly ended Sparrow's journalism career before it started.

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From Capitol Hill to Cocktail Parties: Dishing the "Dirt" in D.C.
Guests: Matt Dornic, FishbowlDC; Patrick Gavin, Politico; and Kiki Ryan, Washington Examiner's Yeas & Nays Column
Host: Sam Litzinger

Trading notebooks and typewriters for Blackberrys and Twitter, these leaders of D.C.'s new media scene weigh in on the impact of social networking and whether they should be considered journalists. From the First Lady's fashion choices to Washington's hottest parties, nothing is off the record in this revealing conversation with the people who have D.C. publicists holding their breaths.

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Freedom to Report: A History of the First Amendment
Guest: Ken Paulson, Newseum President and CEO
Host: Sam Litzinger

Newseum President and CEO Ken Paulson joins host Sam Litzinger to shed light on the history of freedom of the press in the United States. What is protected under the First Amendment, and what do Americans take for granted? Listen to hear a news executive's perspective on our Constitutional rights.

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A Voice for the People: Freedom of the Press Around the World
Guest: Susan Bennett, Newseum Vice President/Exhibits and Programs and Deputy Director
Host: Sam Litzinger

The Newseum's Susan Bennett shares her insights on the evolution of journalism here and abroad and tells stories garnered from her career as a national correspondent covering Congress, presidential politics, and the State Department. From freedom of the press to reporting on "The King," Bennett gives host Sam Litzinger and This Just In! listeners a virtual press pass to newsrooms past and present.

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Thank You, Mr. President: The White House Reporters
Guests: Martha Raddatz, ABC News, and Ana Marie Cox, Author and Blogger
Host: Sam Litzinger

ABC News Correspondent Martha Raddatz and Wonkette founder Ana Marie Cox talk with Sonya Gavankar of the Newseum's "Inside Media" series and share tales of life inside the White House press room. Find out how Cox got her start in journalism and what happened to Raddatz on live television during one White House briefing.

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Reel News: Hollywood and the Press
Guest: Nick Clooney, Newseum Distinguished Journalist in Residence
Host: Sam Litzinger

On the premiere episode of This Just In!, movie expert and journalist Nick Clooney joins host Sam Litzinger to explore the parallels between two worlds he knows a lot about: Hollywood and the press. Proving that life and art do intersect, Clooney offers a unique perspective on the depiction of journalism on the silver screen.

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