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studio. the bodies exit came and we got two weeks notice that our studio, where we had all our cameras and stop, we were out in the cold. we went around to some local studios, looking for somebody that had half a day and would be willing to host. mhz said they could but they did not have seats for an audience. they have a lot of close of set pieces but if you want to bring your own stuff, we have storage containers in the parking lot. we said fine. we did not have a choice. we brought enough chairs for an audience with brought all are set pieces and every morning the crew would show up.
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it was like a line of anson the cartoon carrying stuff into the studio. >> that shows the commitment of the newseum to this television show. we were proud to work with you guys and we appreciated. >> the highlight of our final season was the newt gingrich and james carville show. this was on the outlook of liberal and conservatism in this country. >> the power of the media to carry messages from the party to the voters. >> i think the media, the traditional elite media is a fact. i think where it became a surprise if you go back to the 1940's and 1950's and early '60s, there was this belief that you could go to journalism
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school and you could be valued neutral and cover the news. that began to break out in the mid 1960's. that began to break up because younger reporters for anti- vietnam war. "reporters were pro integration very young reporters for anti- watergate. he began to get a judgmental personality that began to replace the so-called object to the of the edward r. murrow generation. what has happened with the rise of fox and rush limbaugh and all the others, you are going back to 19th-century model. you study abraham lincoln, every newspaper in america was partisan. if you were a democrat, you subscribed to your democratic newspaper and if you're a republican, you subscribed to republican newspaper. the best way to capture the lincoln-douglas debates was to take the two sets of newspapers and bring them together as cspan did and you found that each side
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cover the other in very interesting ways. we are moving back to that. i expect msnbc to be a rapidly left-wing channel. i am sure that james expects fox to be very right wing. >> in most countries, it is a labor paper and a tory paper. it is this or that that may be fine. we also know for a fact that this whole industry is changing by the day. the chicago drop-in, "the los angeles times, "the new york times, is not like it is the same period the speaker made a point that when you were our age, you can go -- right now co. the big change i see -- >> none of them think they will be our age.
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. i am from nebraska. what do you guys think is the
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biggest lesson you can take away from the academy? >> challenge yourself and critically think about all of the important issues of the day. it beyond your biases. >> just accept the role. there is a role for everyone. >> stay informed, know what is going on and know how things work. you will be casting a wise vote. them i will ask the three of you to give short responses on what the biggest thing you personally will take away from your involvement with this program? >> it is the involvement with the students, it has a profound
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effect on me. >> i was going to say that also, but you beat me to it. i will just say what a pleasure it is just being involved with the foundation, and what a great time it has been for us. >> professionally that you could have a career during this kind of work. you can walk away with value. and the opportunity -- the people we have had an opportunity to work with over the years has been a trooper village. -- has been a true privilege.
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and i would like to thank the academy, and the teachers. the teachers play a critical role. thank you so much for spending your time giving us more insight and reminiscing with us. thank you for your input. give yourselves a round of applause. thank you to the entire team in the control room. thank you for watching our programs over the years. [applause]
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>> scheduled shortly we expect to hear from the president, who may be making remarks on energy and climate change. we will bring that to you live. that is coming up in a few men met -- moments. while we wait we will hear today's news and your calls from this morning's washington journal. host: there is an article in the washington post this morning, jack goldsmith who used to be in the bush administration justice department, will obama follow bush or fdr? here is how it begins. on september 11th, the bush administration made a choice
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about terrorist the detainees. should it get congress on board or should it go along? president george w. bush bypass the legislature for seven years, made u.s. detention policy on his own authority. congress's authorization of the war on al qaeda and its affiliates, working with congress would be hard, at the officials' recent. the legislature and the powerful head powerful arguments that he did not need additional legislative support. that is where the editorial begins. the issue is about the approach of the bush administration for executive authority or the fdr administration, working through that the dispatcher. first a couple of stories. the supreme court is wrapping up their session. the associated press is reporting wrapping up the
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session with several additions -- decisions. including a watch discrimination case. an appeals court decided that they -- it was correct to throw out the exams. another involves campaign finance law, whether a movie that was critical of hillary rodham clinton during her presidential campaign should be subject to the same regulation as campaign ads. and finally, the concern states abilities to investigate lending by national banks. david souter is retiring at the end of this session. the judiciary hearings start in the senate on the 13th. what are your thoughts?
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caller: i favor fdr's policy. i watched bush as he invoke the power of the military executive. basically, he had a lot of trouble with the commissions that he set up, and also not giving the prisoners a lot of rights. i don't want to go all the way where they would have miranda rights. i would like to see something in the middle ground. i really do not support bush policy. on the other hand, i don't know if i am comfortable, but i would like to see them tried in court. i am not comfortable with them being housed in it united states. i would like to hear much more about how fdr in your program handled the situation. host: we can read a bit more
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from the washington post. you are talking about the executive approach, the alternative going to congress, will be painfully politically, the president can still get what he wants a detention if he works from congress in a bipartisan center. if he speaks often -- we will leave this now. president obama is coming to the podium. >> my administration mounted a sustained response for an economic crisis. even as we make decisive action to repair the damage to the economy we are also working to build a new foundation for a sustained and lasting economic growth. we know this will not be easy. this is a moment where we are
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called upon to cast off the old ways of doing business and act globally to reclaim america's future. nowhere is this more important than in building a new clean energy economy and ending our dependence on foreign oil, and limiting dangerous pollutants that threaten our health and the health of the planet. that is what we have done. thanks to a broad coalition, the democrats and republicans, and all who are willing to take on this challenge, we have come together to achieve more in the past few months to create a new clean energy policy than we have in decades. it began with historic investment and recovery act and the federal budget that will help raise hundreds of thousands of jobs, doing the work of doubling our country -- countries renewable energy. we are talking about wind
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turbines, solar panels. !+,çjobs updating our updated pr grids, and the far-flung areas to the big cities. thanks to a remarkable partnership, the auto makers, auto workers, and formal advocates, we will create more clean, fuel efficient vehicles. we will have a new policy at increasing gasoline mileage and decreasing greenhouse gas. as a result, we will save 1.8 million bar. of oil over a lifetime of the vehicles sold in the next five years. projected equivalent of making 58 million -- taking 58 million cars off the road a year. the solutions of global climate
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change require american leadership abroad. that is why i appointed an envoy to lead a real engagement with the community as we find sustainable ways and vision for a low carbon economy. just last friday, the house of representatives came together to pass an extraordinary piece of legislation that will finally open the door to decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, make a clean energy a profitable kind of energy. thanks to the members of congress, this bill will create new businesses, new industries and millions of new jobs, all without imposing untenable new burdens on american people. in the months to come, the senate will take up its version of the energy bill. i am confident that they also will choose to move this country
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forward. we have gotten a lot done on the energy -- on energy in the last six months. even as we are changing the ways of using energy, we are also changing the ways that we use energy. one of the fastest, easiest, and cheapest ways of making our economy stronger and clearer is to make our economy more energy efficient. that is something that secretary chu is working on every single day. we know the benefits. in the late 1970's, the state of california enacted tougher energy efficiency policies. over the next three decades, those policies helped to create almost 1.5 million jobs. today, californians consume 40% less energy per person than the national average. over time, this has prevented the need to build at least 24 new power plants. think about that.
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california, their economy keeping pace with the rest of the country, and yet they have been able to maintain their energy usage at a much lower level than the rest of their country. that is why we took steps in a recovery act to invest in energy efficiency measures, modernizing federal building, helping american families make upgrades to their homes, steps that will create jobs that will save consumers money. i have asked the secretary to lead a new effort at the brennan of energy, focusing on implementing more aggressive efficiency standards for household appliances like refrigerators and ovens, which will spark innovation, mike consumers money, and reduce energy demand. today we are announcing additional action to promote energy efficiency across america. actions that will create jobs in
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the short run, save money and reduce dangerous emissions in the long run. the offer step we are taking, a new efficiency standard on florescence and incandescent lighting. i know light bulbs may not seem exciting. this simple action holds enormous promise, because 7% of all the energy consumed in america is used to light our homes and businesses. between 2012 and 2022, these new standards will save consumers up to $4 billion a year in and serve enough power to reduce emissions by 166 million cars a year, and eliminate the need for as many as faulty -- 14 coal fired plants. we will start here at the white house. the secretary has already started to take a look at our
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light bulbs and replace them. if we want to make our economy run more efficiently, we have to make our homes and businesses run more efficiently. that is why we are all will expand the development, employment and use of energy- efficient tech calls -- technology. we are talking about technologies that are available right now, or else will soon be available. from lightning, windows, heating, cooling, controls. by adopting these technologies in our homes and businesses, we can make our buildings up to 80% more efficient. with additions like solar panels on the roof, even transform them
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into zero energy buildings that use as much energy as they consume. progress like this might seem far fetched. the fact is, we are not lacking for ideas and innovations. all we lack are the smart policies, the political will. when we put aside the politics and posturing, then a simple choice emerges. we can remain the world's leading importer of oil, or we can become the world's leading exporter of clean energy. we can allow climate change to read have it or we can prevent its effect. we can keep the race or we can embrace the reality that our competitors are half. a nation that leads the world in creating a new energy economy will be the nation that is the
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21st century economy. that is our choice. between a slow decline and renewed prosperity. between the past and the future. the american people have made their choice. they expect us to move forward right now in this moment of great challenge. to stake our claim on the future. stronger, cleaner, and more prosperous than as we meet our obligations to the citizens. that is the future we are aiming for, and we have a great secretary of energy who is helping us achieve it. i want to thank the house of representatives for doing the right thing. we are confident we will be able to make more progress in the following weeks and months.
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bernard madoff was sentenced today to the maximum 150 years in prison for his multibillion- dollar fraud scheme. the sentence was handed down in new york earlier today appeare. the judge called the fraud staggering and noted that it spans more than 20 years. he said the breach of trust was massive. the 71-year old former nasdaq chairman pled guilty to securities fraud and other charges related to the ponzi scheme in march, and has been jailed since. later, admiral timothy keating
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will speak. his topics include north korea's most recent nuclear and missile testing. we will have live coverage at 5:30 p.m. eastern here on c- span. now to an event from earlier today that the -- from the american enterprise institute on u.s. and india relations. i want to welcome you here this morning, u.s. and india relations in the obama era. this program was conceptualize to examine relations at a very important crossroads. both countries have freshly elected or reelected governments. president obama took office just
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over five months ago, and the prime minister was elected by a wide margin last month. the world's oldest and world's largest democracies have many interests to the security and economic areas. the strategic partnership will require close attention by both parties to remain strong. to look at these issues today, i want to give a warm welcome to the ambassador who is here with us this morning. following their ambassador's remarks, a discussion on economic cooperation. we will conclude our program by ambassador blake. let me hand over the program to the vice president for foreign studies in india. >> thank you.
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we don't often do this kind of a format, and i think you will have to let us know how it works. is recent joined us in washington. you have her full bioin your folder and online but prior to coming here she was the indian ambassador to berlin to the federal republic of germany. what we're going to do this morning is take our first half an our and we're going to try to have a little bit of a conversation and then we're going to open up the floor to questions. we thought that it would be -- we thought that it would be a more interesting way to have a conversation. it was the ambassador's suggestion, and i think that it'll be a lovely way for us to start a very nice monday morning in washington on this holiday week. so you did just have an election. >> yes. >> let me turn on your mic for you.
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>> yes, we had an election in india and, you know, it's always a huge scale just to give you an example, you know, it had about 714 million eligible voters. out of whom 460 million cast their votes, 830,000 polling booths and i think the important aspect is that the whole process was conducted smoothly and that the outcome was perhaps better than predicted by our media pundits, who were apprehensive that the verdict could be a bit fragmented involving a lot of jostling in coalition formation. in the event the indian voter showed that he can make smart choices and the election is seen
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as a vote for continuity, stability, performance and good governance going beyond the bounds of identity politics. i think it puts india in a strong position to continue the policies of inclusive economic growth and to be a ambassador for the u.s. as a partner. >> so we were a little bit surprised perhaps by the election as you rightly suggested. i think that the pundits had promised a little bit -- a little bit of a different result and it's always nice to see some continuity and some reliability in governance. but where do you see the priorities of the new government in india? what changes do you think they'll make and what do you think that they feel reassured about public support to actually take some risks? >> well, i think that there will be a focus as, you know, with
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countries all over the world, the focus will really be on regaining economic momentum in the economy and on ensuring physical stability. the indian economy has been relatively better off in the global economic and financial crisis. we have felt the secondary impact but our banking and financial system is sound and has not been affected. growth has moderated. it's down to 6.7% last year from 9% on an average for four years, but it's still growth. and it's reasonably good levels of growth. this year in 2009/2010, the predictions are that growth will again be 6%. that's the predictions of the
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reserve bank, central bank. but private analysts are saying that it could be closer to 7% again. so if we look at the kind of growth that we are expecting, it's in a band between 6 and 7% for 2009/2010. for 2010, the world bank is predicting that we should be able to jump back to 8%. whether that is a prediction which at this stage can't be called reliable because it's too far in the future, it's nevertheless the objective that the indian government would have before it to try to get back to a growth rate of 8 to 10% because we need to sustain this growth rate for several decades if we are to really overcome the challenge of poverty and ensure that all sections of our people can have a reasonable standard of living. so that's the first priority. i think then there are a


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