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  • Title: Q & A
    Descriptive info: September 2, 2007.. Rep.. Ray LaHood.. (R-IL).. BIO.. :.. CURRENT:.. Serving in 7th term in U.. S.. House.. First elected in 1994.. Announced in July 2007 that he will not seek re-election in 2008.. Represents 18th Congressional District of central Illinois, which includes Peoria and parts of Springfield and Decatur.. COMMITTEES:.. Appropriations (Agriculture; Legislative Branch; Select Intelligence Oversight subcmte.. ranking member).. PREVIOUS:.. Chief of staff, House Republican Leader Robert Michel (1982-94).. Illinois House, (1982-83).. District Administrative Assistant, Rep.. Tom Railsback  ...   school social studies teacher for six years.. EDUCATION:.. BS (Education), Bradley University.. PERSONAL:.. Born & lives in Peoria, IL; Married to Kathy LaHood; They have four children.. More.. about.. Program Details.. Info.. : Rep.. Ray LaHood discusses his 12 years in the U.. House and influence of money in politics.. He announced last month (July) that he would not seek re-election in 2008.. He represents the 18th Congressional District in central Illinois which includes Peoria and parts of Springfield and Decatur..

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    Descriptive info: August 26, 2007.. Dave Obey.. D- Wisconsin.. Serving in 19th full term in U.. First elected in 1969 at age 30 in a special election to succeed Melvin R.. Laird, President Richard Nixon s first defense secretary.. Represents Wisconsin s 7th Congressional District which includes Wausau, Superior, and Stevens Point.. Appropriations chairman (also chairman of its Labor-Health & Human Services-Education subcmte.. , Select Intelligence Oversight).. Wisconsin Assembly, 1963-69.. First elected to state House at age 24 & served for three terms representing Marathon County.. He rose to the position of Assistant Democratic Leader.. University of Wisconsin campus coordinator for 1960  ...   Soviet politics under a National Defense Education Act three-year scholarship.. Born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.. Grew up in a Republican family in Wausau, Wisconsin.. Married to Joan Obey.. They have 2 sons.. Dave Obey discusses his autobiography, "Raising Hell for Justice: The Washington Battles of a Heartland Progressive" on his early years in the Wisconsin Legislature to his rise as U.. House Appropriations Committee chairman.. The Congressman was first elected to the House in 1969 (currently serving in his 19th full term) and represents Wisconsin's 7th district.. His book will be published by University of Wisconsin Press and officially released next month..

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    Descriptive info: August 19, 2007.. Janks Morton.. Director, "What Black Men Think.. ".. NOTE:.. What Black Men Think is his first feature length documentary.. He was the film s producer, director, cameraman, lighting, editing, mixing, entrepreneur, graphic artist, actor, inspirational speaker and more.. He s been in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years.. Founder of iYAGO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, LLC, a multimedia production company.. Established GIVE US FREE PRODUCTIONS, INC.. , a commercial production company which produces independent documentary, motion pictures and videos for distribution.. Executive Vice President of JYNXDACAT PRODUCTIONS  ...   in summer 2006.. 2OLD2PLAY: The Chicago LAN Fest is an exploration of the camaraderie and friendships shared by a close knit group of mature video game aficionados, set in an annual weekend gathering in Chicago.. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio; Resides in Upper Marlboro, MD.. : Director Janks Morton discusses his new film, "What Black Men Think.. " He talks with African-American journalists, authors, and scholars on the role of black men in society and how they are portrayed in the media.. Articles.. :.. Washington Post.. Website.. What Black Men Think..

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    Descriptive info: August 12, 2007.. Tony Snow.. White House Press Secretary.. President Bush named Tony Snow White House Press secretary in April 2006.. He replaced outgoing spokesman Scott McClellan.. FOX News Joined network in 1996.. Host of FOX News Sunday (1996-2003), the FOX Broadcasting network s Sunday morning public affairs program.. He interviewed numerous world leaders, including National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice; Secretary of State Colin Powell; Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; Sen.. Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.. D.. ; Sen.. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn.. ; Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf; and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.. Host of FOX News Talks' "The Tony Snow Show," and of Weekend Live with Tony Snow.. Served as an FNC political analyst and contributed to the network s political and  ...   News.. Editorial page editor of The Washington Times.. In 1991, he took a sabbatical from his job as editorial page editor at The Washington Times to work in the White House for President George H.. W.. Bush.. He first served as the deputy assistant to the president for communications and director of speechwriting, and later as deputy assistant to the president for media affairs.. · His career in journalism began in 1979 when he was an editorial writer for The Greensboro Record in North Carolina.. Bachelor s degree in philosophy from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.. He grew up in Cincinnati.. Married and has a son & two daughters.. : Tony Snow discusses the press, the Bush presidency, and his battle with cancer..

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    Descriptive info: August 5, 2007.. Dr.. Christine Montross.. Author, "Body of Work".. Resident in Psychiatry at Brown University where she also attended medical school and received the Isaac Ray Award in Psychiatry.. While writing 'Body of Work,' she traveled to anatomical theaters, sought out holy relics, and dissected three arms, a leg, and an entire human body.. Before entering medicine, she taught high school in the San Francisco Bay area.. Taught writing classes as a lecturer at University of Michigan.. Had several poems published in literary journals, and her manuscript 'Embouchure' was a finalist for the National Poetry Series.. Medical School: Brown Medical School, 2006 Undergraduate: MA.. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2006, Brown University.. MA  ...   Brown Medical School, Leah J.. Dickstein Commended Scholar, 2004.. Brown University Faculty Scholar Nominee, 2003.. The First Brown Summer Fellow in the Arts and Humanities in Medicine, 2002.. Mortar Board National Honor Society.. Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society.. HOBBIES:.. Writing/literature, travel, cooking, football fan.. Born and raised in Indiana, and spent summers at Higgins Lake in northern Michigan.. Lives in Rhode Island with her partner, the playwright Deborah Salem Smith, and their one-year-old daughter Maude.. : Dr.. Christine Montross discusses her new book, "Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab," in which she writes about her experiences as a Brown University Medical School student and her work on cadavers..

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    Descriptive info: July 29, 2007.. Kevin Leffler.. Filmmaker, "Shooting Michael Moore".. Owner of Kevin L.. Leffler, CPA, PC.. His CPA practice has 3 employees and concentrates mainly on small businesses.. Also does a large number of individual tax returns (since 1990).. Tenured Assistant Professor- Baker College-Flint.. Baker college is the largest private college in Michigan (35,000 students) (since 1990).. He won the "Audience Choice Award" at the 2007 Flint, Michigan Film Festival for this documentary.. Divisional Controller, Perry Drugstores.. Perry Drugstores was the largest drugstore chain in MI.. (Bought out by Rite-Aid) (1987-90).. Senior Financial Analyst, GM World Headquarters (1982-87).. Certified Public Accountant- Peat, Marwick, Main & Co.. Peat, Marwick is one of the  ...   foundation dedicated to helping the school children of Davison.. DEF has over $1,7000,000 and has given away over $250000 to the children of Davison.. BBA degree, University of Michigan-Flint, 1979-- Accounting major.. M.. B.. degree, Wayne State University, 1990- - Finance major.. Born and lived all of his life in Davison, Michigan.. Married with two children, Jessica and Nicholas.. : A critic of filmmaker Michael Moore, Kevin Leffler discusses his new documentary, "Shooting Michael Moore".. Mr.. Leffler says he knew Michael Moore as a young adult and attended high school with him in Michigan.. In his film, Mr.. Leffler examines Michael Moore's work while utilizing some of Moore's well known production techniques..

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    Descriptive info: July 22, 2007.. Randall Robinson.. Author, "An Unbroken Agony".. Founder in 1977 and past president of TransAfrica, the African-American organization he established to promote enlightened, constructive U.. policies toward Africa and the Caribbean.. In 1984, he established the Free South Africa Movement, which pushed successfully for the imposition of sanctions against apartheid South Africa.. In 1994, his public advocacy, including a 27-day hunger strike, led to the  ...   Debt: What America Owes to Blacks ; The Reckoning What Blacks Owe to Each Other ; Defending the Spirit: A Black Life in America.. He lives with his wife and daughter in St.. Kitts.. : Randall Robinson discusses his new book, "An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President," on former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the revolution that led to his current exile..

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    Descriptive info: July 15, 2007.. Robert Novak.. Author, "The Prince of Darkness".. ORIGIN OF HIS COLUMN:.. On May 15, 1963, he teamed up with the late Rowland Evans, Jr.. , then congressional correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune, to write "Inside Report," a political column published 4 times a week.. Since 1966, the Chicago Sun-Times has been the home newspaper to the column.. On May 15, 1993, Evans retired from the column & later died in 2001.. Novak continues to write the column 3 times a week.. The column is carried by over 300 newspapers, websites & other publications through Creators Syndicate.. Currently produces a twice-monthly newsletter, the Evans-Novak Political Report and is a contributing editor for Readers Digest.. Also is commentator for Fox News and appears occasionally on NBC's "Meet the Press.. ".. Radford Visiting Professor of Journalism at Baylor University in 1987.. Commentator for CNN -- hosted "Novak Zone" interview program, appeared on & served as co-executive producer of  ...   him to D.. C.. , where he began covering Congress.. First newspaper jobs were as a reporter for the Joliet Herald-News and the Champaign-Urbana (Ill.. ) Courier while attending the University of Illinois.. MILITARY:.. Served in U.. Army as a Lieutenant during Korean War (1952-54).. Completing the Revolution: A Vision for Victory in 2000"; In collaboration with Evans, he wrote Lyndon B.. Johnson: The Exercise of Power , Nixon in the White House & The Reagan Revolution ; Agony of the GOP: 1964.. AWARD:.. 2001 winner of National Press Club's "Fourth Estate" award for lifetime achievement in journalism Mr.. Novak was.. He is the 2001 winner of the National Press Club's "Fourth Estate: award for lifetime achievement in journalism.. B.. degree from University of Illinois and in 1997 received the University's distinguished alumnus award.. Born Feb.. 26, 1931, in Joliet, Ill.. : Robert Novak discusses his new memoir, "The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting In Washington".. Book.. Columns.. Chicago Sun-Times..

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    Descriptive info: July 8, 2007.. Asra Nomani.. Pearl Project.. Visiting scholar in the practice of journalism at Georgetown University s School of Continuing Studies, leading the Pearl Project, a faculty-student investigation into the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl (as of August 2007).. Pearl was staying at her home in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2002 when he was kidnapped.. Reporter for the Wall Street Journal for 15 years:.. Interned at the paper s San Francisco bureau in 1988.. Staff reporter in Journal s Chicago bureau at age of 23, reporting on the commodity s market and later on the airline industry.. Moved to their Washington bureau in 1992 where she covered the Transportation Department and international trade, reporting on the nexus between corporations, politics and lobbying.. Moved to their New York bureau in 1997 for the launch of the newspaper s Weekend section, covering travel.. After Sept.. 11, 2001, while on leave from the Journal, she became a correspondent for Salon magazine, reporting in Pakistan, & earned an Online Journalists Award for feature reporting for her dispatches.. In 2003, she challenged rules at her mosque in Morgantown, WV that required women enter through a back door and pray in a secluded balcony.. She was put on trial  ...   net.. (Sept.. 2006).. Reporting fellowship from South Asian Journalists Association to report on a Muslim woman activist building a women s mosque in India (Oct.. Worked at Daily Athenaeum, the student newspaper at West Virginia U.. , interviewing visiting speakers from Abbie Hoffman to G.. Gordon Liddy.. As editor of her high school newspaper at Morgantown High School, she had an early appreciation for journalism.. Author of Standing Alone: An American Woman s Struggle for the Soul of Islam & Tantrika: Traveling the Road of Divine Love.. Bachelor s in liberal sciences, West Virginia University in 1986; Master s in international communications, American University in 1990.. Born in 1965 in Bombay, India, she came to the U.. at the age of four not knowing any English.. Raised in the foothills of West Virginia in Morgantown.. She still lives there with her son Shibli.. : Asra Nomani discusses the investigation into the death of her friend/Wall Street Journal colleague Daniel Pearl.. She is currently a visiting scholar in journalism at Georgetown University and is leading their Pearl Project, a faculty-student investigation into the murder of Daniel Pearl.. Article.. Georgetwon Univ.. School of Continuing Studies.. Daniel Pearl Foundation.. Guest Contact Info.. : pearlproject@georgetown.. edu.. Movie.. A Mighty Hearty..

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    Descriptive info: July 1, 2007.. James Billington.. Librarian of Congress.. Sworn in as the Librarian of Congress on September 14, 1987.. 13th person to hold position since Library was established in 1800.. NOTES:.. Army and worked in the Office of National Estimates.. Taught history at Harvard University (1957-62) & Princeton University (1964-73).. Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1973-87), where he founded the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at the Center and seven other new programs as well as the Wilson Quarterly.. Author of Mikhailovsky and Russian Populism (1956), The Icon and the Axe (1966), Fire in the Minds of Men (1980), Russia Transformed: Breakthrough to Hope, August 1991 (1992), The Face of Russia (1998) a companion book to the three-part television  ...   with highest honors in 1950.. Doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College.. Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, on June 1, 1929.. Married to the former Marjorie Anne Brennan.. Four children: Dr.. Susan Billington Harper, Anne Billington Fischer, the Rev.. James Hadley Billington Jr.. , and Thomas Keator Billington, as well as 12 grandchildren.. : James Billington discusses his 20 years as the Librarian of Congress and the Library's future.. He was sworn in on September 14, 1987, and is the 13th person to hold the position since the Library of Congress was established in 1800.. The interview takes place in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building as part of the American Library Association's annual conference..

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    Descriptive info: June 24, 2007.. Robert Kurson.. Author, "Crashing Through".. BACKGROUND:.. Practiced real estate law, but quit to pursue a writing career.. Worked full-time as a drapery and window blinds installer and later as a Wal-Mart options trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.. Hired by the Chicago Sun-Times as a data entry clerk, a position that led to a full-time features writing job.. In 2000, Esquire published My Favorite Teacher, his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award.. Later moved from the Sun-Times  ...   of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II (2004).. Bachelor s degree in philosophy from University of Wisconsin, Law degree from Harvard Law School.. Grew up in the Chicago suburbs.. Currently lives in Chicago.. : Robert Kurson discusses his new book, "Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See.. " The book recounts Mike May s personal experiences about being blind and later having his vision restored.. Book Website.. "Crashing Through"..

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