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Note: Because of the overwhelming response to the program, we are no longer taking ticket requests or placing people on a wait-list. We have reached capacity. The program will be live-streamed on the Newseum website, broadcast on the big screen in the Newseum atrium, and on C-Span.

Former White House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater is interviewed on the "press bus" by Thomas Dynan during the high school summer program, The Presidency and The Press, through The Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University in 2014. You and your students are invited to a “Civility in Presidential Election Discourse,” sponsored by the Newseum and the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University.

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
  • Time: 11 a.m. to noon
  • Location: Newseum Knight Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Cost: Free

Join us as we unpack the insights of leaders in politics and the media. On the panel:

  • Hadas Gold of Politico
  • Callum Borchers of The Fix at The Washington Post
  • Bill Miller of No Labels and an executive with Business Roundtable
  • Alexander Heffner, host of the PBS show "Open Mind"
  • professor Jed Donelan of the New England Center for Civic Life at Franklin Pierce University

They'll discuss how students can excavate the meaty issues from the political mud. Leave with new ideas on how today's youth can revive civility and ensure the health of our democracy. To participate in this free program, request tickets via our online RSVP form, phone at 202/292-6650, or email [email protected]. After the program:



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