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Beat Sweetners

Saturday, February 03, 2001

Even though some of President Bush's nominations for the cabinet - in fact most of them - have long congressional records and complex political histories, newspaper columns are filled with praise and positivity. Brooke talks to Slate.com’s Scott Shuger and Washington Post’s Dana Milbank about how White House reporters “sweeten” ...

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Reporters As Theater Critics

Saturday, January 27, 2001

George W. Bush has been in office for just a week, but the honeymoon already may be over. Host Brooke Gladstone talks to Slate.com’s Timothy Noah about the tone of political coverage during week one of the Bush presidency.

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Ari Fleischer

Saturday, January 13, 2001

Long-time political functionary Ari Fleischer will be the new president’s mouthpiece. Amy Dickenson prepared this profile of the new White House Press Secretary.

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George W. Bush and the Press

Saturday, January 13, 2001

As President-elect George W. Bush heads to Washington…he’ll take his life-long suspicion of the media with him. Brooke speaks to Bush biographer Bill Minutaglio about his track record with the press in Texas and the kind of media relations we can expect from the Bush Administration.

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White House Press Corps

Saturday, January 06, 2001

With a new president comes new blood in the White House press corps. Reporters covering the outgoing president head for greener pastures as campaign reporters follow their candidate to the White House. This week, Host Bob Garfield goes to the White House briefing room to talk to reporters about one ...

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Helen Thomas

Saturday, January 06, 2001

The Dean of the White House Press Corps joins Host Brooke Gladstone to reminisce about the presidents she’s covered and how they held up in the White House brief room.

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