Friday, May 4, 2012

Patt Morrison for Monday, May 7, 2012


Monday, May 7, 2012

1-3 p.m.





1:06 – 1:30 OPEN 



1:30 –  1:58:30

The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity

Skull and Bones, Freemasons, Bohemian Grove, the Jonathan Club—you always hear that this or that is the world’s most exclusive club. This one really is: former U.S. presidents, whether they liked each other or not, are bound together by the Oval Office. And now, a new tell-all book reveals the secrets of the Presidents Club, like how John F. Kennedy disliked Dwight Eisenhower, and how Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter feuded and made up. From Hoover and Truman to Obama and Bush 1 and 2, the backroom deals, secret alliances, and bitter rivalries among America’s current and former presidents have helped shape U.S. politics and history.



Nancy Gibbs, executive editor of TIME magazine and co-author of The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity



Michael Duffy, TIME's Washington bureau chief and co-author of The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity






2:06 – 2:19

French Election results are in: What can Obama learn from Sarkozy?

The French election results are in and the winner is [TO BE UPDATED MONDAY]. What lessons can the U.S. learn from the race between socialist Francois Hollande and conservative Nicolas Sarkozy? Incumbent Sarkozy had been perceived as a stronger leader than Hollande, as evidenced by voter polls, despite frustration with the status quo in France. What lessons can our own incumbent President Barack Obama take from this?



Sophie Meunier (mun-YAY), research scholar in Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; she is the author of "Trading Voices: The European Union in International Commercial Negotiations" (Princeton University Press, 2005) and co-author of "The French Challenge: Adapting to Globalization"



2:21:30 – 2:39

The Heartland Institute believes in shock advertising. Do you?

Last week The Heartland institute launched and quickly withdrew a billboard campaign in Chicago featuring the mug-shot of ‘unabomber’ Ted Kaczynski with the caption “I still believe in Global Warming. Do you?” In a press release, The Heartland Institute’s president said that other climate change alarmists include Charles Manson and Fidel Castro. The Heartland Institute has long been one of the most outspoken deniers of climate change, but have they crossed the line this time? The issue goes beyond partisan lines; similar tactics have been picked up across the political spectrum, by PETA, anti-abortion activists, and anti-tobacco campaigns. Does shock advertising ever work? Or does it merely reinforce original beliefs?



Jim Lakely, Director of Communications, The Heartland Institute


TBD, Climate Nexus, a think tank

TBD, Advertising Age, advertising trade publication




2:41:30 – 2:58:30

After centuries, new information surfaces about the fate of the ‘Lost Colony’ of Roanoke
The mystery of what happened to the early British settlers who vanished from the colony on Roanoke Island on what is now the outer banks of North Carolina has endured for 427 years. The 118 settlers that made up the colony were left behind by founder John White in 1587 when he sailed back to England to resupply. When he returned three years later, there was no trace of the colonists… or their settlement. Theories abound as for what happened to them, ranging from assimilation into indigenous tribes to abduction by aliens. More sober historians have speculated as to the actual fate of the colony, but little in the way of new evidence had been discovered for centuries - until a researcher named Brent Lane took a closer look at a pair of small patches on a 16-century coastal map of the area that was housed at the British Museum in London, England. The Museum used modern technological processes like infrared light, X-ray spectroscopy and other advanced techniques peer beneath the patches where a four-pointed star outlined in blue and filled with red, as well as other enigmatic markings were discovered. Experts believe that the mysterious markings eventually may lead to the discovery of the ruins of an unknown fort or a second settlement. But for now, America’s original conspiracy theory remains a mystery. Will the new discovery help solve the enigma of Roanoke? How can technology help us solve other unsolved historical mysteries?

Brent Lane,
board member of the First Colony Foundation and Adjunct Professor of Heritage Economics, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill






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