Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 17, 1975 · Page 100
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 100

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 17, 1975
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i Courses By Newspaper T0 Lead ··. ' · · m · ·-....·. " * **'· .-. rs, p * . . ' - . '/."'· Debate for the Bicentennia Colonial newspapers fired the first volleys of the American Revolution. Journalists like Thomas Paine, Isaiah Thomas, Sanr Adams, and John Dickinson sparked a great debate among the colonists--a debate on how to realize their visions of America. From this debate, from the many voices raised, grew a mighty shout for freedom. Now, 200 years later, Americans will recall that first crucial debate with another. Again, newspapers will make H happen.- ^ . ·. TOLEARN Through the American Issues Form-, a national bicentennial program of the National Endowment in- die Humanities, the people of the United States again will be drawn into a nation-wide debate. The subject: America--what it is, how it got that way, where it's heading. The purpose: To understand the reality of the American experience. h The framework for the Forum is a ^calendar of nine monthly topics, is- r sues that made headlines 200 years ago and still make headlines today. Issues like work. Government. Land use. Human rights. Foreign affairs. Using the calendar as a guide, Americans will come together to explore each issue simultaneously, but in diverse ways, from unique perspectives. FOR NEWSPAPERS A REVOLUTIONARY COURSE "Newspapers can lead local participation iii this second national debate through Courses by Newspaper. A · successful experiment in offering college level courses with the help, of ; hewSjgajpers, Courses by Newspaper is the^oaly national bicentennial education program designed for American newspapers. For the bicentennial years 1975-76, Courses by Newspaper linked its course topics to the American Issues Forum Calendar. Its course article^ dn ; the caleiij 1^^^^j^lf»^itit^ for newspapers and their readers by 11 of today's most stimulating scholar-writers. Through Courses by Newspaper, newspapers will involve their millions of readers in the American Issues Forum debate and provide a springboard for other community bicentennial programs and events. jAnd' .fiiir thousands of readers fthb . enroll for credit at their local participating college or university, the newspaper will be a convenient, inexpensive textbook. ·3$" ·· TJie American Bicentennial idttdfe«iBiy!8 moire than bunting ci fireworks. Itvii a time for serious, thoughtful reflection on the state of the nation past and present, i, Through Courses by [Newspaper, the .American oress can make this vital WATCH FOR THIS SPECIAL FEATURE Starting in your Sunday Gazette-Mail State Magazine 2Qh'CHA RliESTON, ! H:' VA'. August 17, -] 975,-Sunday Gazette-Mail,

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