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Journalists Joe Klein and Ellen Goodman 

"Civility and American Democracy: A National Forum"

From: 90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR News Station
Length: 01:58:30

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Civilityconference_news_0212_nedt-240x240_small On February 17th, a group of leading historians, scholars, political scientists and journalists gathered at the University of Massachusetts-Boston to begin a national conversation about the meaning of civility and its role in our public discourse.  In this special two-hour program, WBUR presents highlights from "Civility and American Democracy: A National Forum," moderated by Tom Ashbrook.

Panelists include Diana Eck of Harvard University, Ilan Stavans of Amherst College, Joe Klein of Time Magazine/CNN and syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman. Both live and online audiences participated in the event.

"Civility and American Democracy: A National Forum" was presented by the Center for Civil Discourse at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, in partnership with Mass Humanities, 90.9 WBUR and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

 

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Piece Description

On February 17th, a group of leading historians, scholars, political scientists and journalists gathered at the University of Massachusetts-Boston to begin a national conversation about the meaning of civility and its role in our public discourse.  In this special two-hour program, WBUR presents highlights from "Civility and American Democracy: A National Forum," moderated by Tom Ashbrook.

Panelists include Diana Eck of Harvard University, Ilan Stavans of Amherst College, Joe Klein of Time Magazine/CNN and syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman. Both live and online audiences participated in the event.

"Civility and American Democracy: A National Forum" was presented by the Center for Civil Discourse at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, in partnership with Mass Humanities, 90.9 WBUR and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

 

Broadcast History

3/4/12 @20:00 on 90.9 WBUR Boston

Timing and Cues

Piece Audio Version

00:00:00-01:11:30 Part 1 "Civility and Culture"
ic: mux, "From 90.9 WBUR, Boston's NPR news station, I'm Deborah Becker..."
oc: "...Civility, Politics and the Media." mux fade

1:11:30-1:13:00 LOCAL BREAK mux fill

01:13:30-01:58:30 Part 2 "Civility, Politics and the Media."
ic: (applause fade in) Ashbrook: "We've got a panel of distinguished journalists here today..."
oc: "...I'm Deborah Becker." mux fade

single file Version

00:00:00-01:11:30 Part 1 "Civility and Culture"
ic: mux, "From 90.9 WBUR, Boston's NPR news station, I'm Deborah Becker..."
oc: "...Civility, Politics and the Media." mux fade

1:11:30-1:13:00 LOCAL BREAK silence

01:13:30-01:58:30 Part 2 "Civility, Politics and the Media."
ic: (applause fade in) Ashbrook: "We've got a panel of distinguished journalists here today..."
oc: "...I'm Deborah Becker." mux fade

Related Website

http://www.centerforcivildiscourse.com/