Talking Points

1. “The Pentagon Papers and What They Mean Today”

June 21 at The New York Times Building

The legendary free-speech advocate Floyd Abrams (who played an integral role in the Pentagon Papers decision) leads a panel of experts in the field as they discuss the precedent-setting case.

2. Helen Thomas

June 26 at Barnes & Noble

The longtime White House correspondent, reading from her new book, Watchdogs of Democracy?, gripes about the state of the media and, especially, the Bush administration’s attitude toward the press.

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