Five days before President-elect Barack Obama took the oath of office, Phi Beta Kappa members in New York City discussed the outlook for the new president, problems facing the United States, and the domestic and international issues his administration will face. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff, from The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, kicks off the discussion. Then Bill Baker–Professor of Education and Journalist-in-Residence at Fordham University–moderates a roundtable discussion with other journalists, including: Neal Shapiro, president and CEO of WNET.ORG; Jodi Kantor, national correspondent for The New York Times, and; Caren Bohan, political correspondent for Reuters at their Washington Bureau. The lecture was held at Fordham University, and was developed by Phi Beta Kappa.
Posted: January 15th, 2009
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