P.S. Ruckman, Jr.
      Professor of Political Science, Rock Valley College
      Instructor, Northern Illinois University
    
      Editor: Pardon Power Blog
      Author: Pardon Me, Mr. President: Adventures in Crime, Politics and Mercy (Forthcoming)
      Author: George W. Bush and the Pardon Power (Forthcoming, Mellen Press)
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* Television (National)

History Detectives (PBS) Prohibition Pardon, Season 9, Episode 11 (2011), Re-aired,
Season 10, Episode 7 (2012)
History Detectives (PBS) Prohibition Pardon, Season 9, Episode 910 (2011)
The Alyona Show (RT) Obama’s Pardon Drought (11/24/10)
History Detectives (PBS) Native-American Pardon, Season 7, Episode 6 (2009)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC) "On Cancelled Pardons." (12/30/08)

* Radio (National and International)

Michael Koolidge Show. “Trigger Warnings and College Classes.” 4/7/14
National Public Radio, All Things Considered with Ari Shapiro (11/20/12)
The Takeaway - "Haley Barbour’s Pardons." with John Hockenberry (1/13/12)
P.O.T.U.S. Sirus XM 124, Stand Up With Pete Dominick (1/12/12)
National Public Radio, All Things Considered, with Ari Shapiro (11/25/10)
BBC News. The Monday Documentary. "The Pardon Game." (1/12/09)
The Curtis Sliway Show. "Gov. Blagojevich Nominates Burris WABC-AM (12/30/08)
The Curtis Sliway Show. "The Toussie Non-Pardon." WABC-AM (12/26/08)
National Public Radio, On the Media, with Brooke Gladstone (12/21/08)
The Takeaway - "Presidential Pardons" with John Hockenberry (11/27/08)
Voice of America. China Office. - "Presidents, Pardons and Scooter Libby." (7/4/07)
Voice of America. Western Europe Office. - "The President's Pardon Power." (7/2/07)
Bloomberg Radio - "President Bush, the Pardon Power and Scooter Libby." (6/28/07)
Family News in Focus - with Terry Phillips (6/21/04)
Family News in Focus - with Terry Phillips (11/7/03)
National Public Radio, Guest, Talk of the Nation, with Juan Williams (3/1/01)

* Public Radio (Regional)

The Source, Texas Public Radio (4/29/14)
Morning Edition, Northern (Illinois) Public Radio (3/15/12)
Morning Edition, Northern (Illinois) Public Radio (12/8/11)
Morning Edition, Northern (Illinois) Public Radio (7/11/11)
The Midmorning Show, Minnesota Public Radio (12/6/10)
The Kojo Nnamdil Show, Public Radio, Washington, D.C. (12/2/10)
Pat Morrison Show. California Public Radio. (12/4/08)

* Appearances in Nation’s Top Ten Newspapers (by circulation)

Washington Post, “Obama's Pardon Power Underutilized." (8/16/13)
Washington Post, “Obama Grants Pardons to 17 People …” (3/1/13)
USA Today, “Haley Barbour’s Actions Taint Clemency Process.” (1/16/12)
Christian Science Monitor. “Haley Barbour’s Pardons Put Southern …” (1/14/12)
Wall Street Journal. “Mississippi Pardons Draw Fire From All Sides” (1/14/12)
San Jose Mercury. “Ex. Governor Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ with Pardons” (1/13/12)
Chicago Tribune. “Barbour’s Mississippi Pardons Unusually Bold.” (1/12/12)
USA Today. “Barbour’s Pardons Stir Outrage in Mississippi.” (1/12/12)
Chicago Tribune, “State Pardons – Some Swift, Others Stall.” (12/20/11)
New York Times, “Backlog Found in Action on Presidential Pardons.” (9/27/11)
Wall Street Journal. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Chicago Tribune. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Los Angeles Times. “End of Term Clemency is Century Old …” (1/10/11)
Washington Post. “Mr. Obama’s Lackluster Pardons.” (12/30/10)
Wall Street Journal. “Obama Grants First Pardons of His Presidency.” (12/4/10)
New York Times. “In a First for Obama, Nine Pardons are Granted.” (12/4/10)
New York Times. "Governor Rebuffs Clemency Board in Murder Case." (6/14/10)
Chicago Tribune, “President Obama Proving Stingy with His Pardon Power” (11/9/09)
New York Times. "Bush Commutes 2 Border Agents' Sentences (1/19/09)
New York Times. "On Fast Track for Clemency, Via Oval Office." (1/1/09)
Washington Post. "Bush Forgives Man Convicted for 1948 Aid to Israel." (12/23/2008)
Washington Post. "Pardoned by Bush But Still in Court." (12/12/08)
Chicago Tribune. "Famous Presidential Pardons." (12/7/08)
New York Daily News. "Chibueze Okorie Asks President Bush to Look." (12/14/08)
Wall Street Journal. "Seeking a Presidential Pardon?" (11/28/08)
Washington Post. "Awaiting New Pardon Attorney; Backlog ..." (5/26/08)
Los Angeles Times, "Clemency Bids Backing Up for Bush." (11/22/07)
New York Times. "Bush Rationale on Libby Stirs Debate." (7/4/07)
New York Times. "When Pardons Turn Political." (6/7/07)
USA Today. "Process Intended to Keep Tranquility." (3/2/01)
Washington Post. "Pardons With A Precedent." (2/26/01)
Christian Science Monitor. "Clinton's Suspect Pardons." (2/23/01)
New York Daily News. "Bill's Bumpy Road from White House." (2/10/01)
Los Angeles Times. "Clinton Pardons Raise Questions of Timing, Motive." (1/28/01)

* References by News Organizations (National and International)

Associated Press. “Condemned Federal Inmate Says No To Clemency.” (12/26/13)
Associated Press. “Kentucky Alone in Lack of Formal Clemency Procedure.” (7/5/13)
MSNBC.com. President Obama ‘Stingy’ on Pardons, Says Clemency Expert. (5/8/12)
MSNBC.com. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/14/12)
NPR.org. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/14/12)
ABC News.com “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/14/12)
CBS News.com. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/13/12)
Associated Press. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/13/12)
FOX News.com “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/13/12)
NPR.org. “When Pardons Become Political Dynamite.” (1/13/12)
ABC News.com. “Pardon Me. Is Southern Custom Behind Haley …” (1/13/12)
MSNBC.com. “Experts: Barbour’s Pardons Appear Done in ‘Haste’ (1/12/12).
CBSNews.com. “Lawmakers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/23/11)
Associated Press. “Lawmakers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/23/11)
Bloomberg News. “Obama Grants First Pardons for Drug Crimes …” (12/3/10)
ABC News.com "Is Pardon Reversal A Sign of a Broken System?" (12/30/08)
FOX News.com. "Clemency Requests Pile Up." (12/26/08)
Bloomberg News. "Bush Withdraws Pardon After Learning of Contribution." (12/25/08)
Bloomberg News. "Ex World Com Chief Ebbers Asks President for Clemency." (11/4/08)
Bloomberg News. "Fraud Convict Conrad Black Seeks Clemency From Bush"(11/20/08)
Bloomberg News. "Bush Face 'No Win' Pressures." (6/29/07)
N. Y. Times Wire Service. "Controversial Pres.Pardons Fit Historical Pattern." (3/12/01)
United Press International. "Clemency: Nothing New Under the Sun." (9/21/99)

* Newspapers (International)

Today’s Business (Norway) “Among the Least Merciful.” (12/23/13)
Daily Mail (UK). “Campaign Steps Up for Obama to Pardon …” (2/21/11)
MacLeans Magazine. (Canada) "Why It's Time to Set Conrad Black Free." (1/8/09)
International Herald and Tribune. (France) "On the Fast Track for Clemency." (1/1/09)
New Brunswick Business Journal. "ExWorldCom Chief Ebbers Asks President (12/5/08)
The Telegraph Journal (Canada) "ExWorldCom Chief Asks Pres.for Clemency (12/5/08)
The Belfast Telegraph. "Black Asks Bush for Pardon." (11/22/08)
The Independent (UK) "Black Asks Bush for Pardon." (11/22/08)
Daily Mail (UK) "Disgraced Tycoon C. Black Begs Bush for Pres.Mercy" (11/21/08)
International Herald Tribune (France). "Bush's Reasoning on Libby." (7/5/07)
The Star (Canada). "Bush Leaves Door Open For Pardon." (7/04/07)
Globe and Mail (Canada) "Bush in a Bind Over Political Pardon." (6/15/07)
International Herald and Tribune. (France) "Dilemma For Bush." (6/8/07)

* Magazines / Periodicals / Notable Web Publication Citations

Politico.Com “Clemency, Pardons: 10 Facts to Know (1/2/2014)
Forbes. “Judging From His Clemency Record, Obama Likes Turkeys …” (11/27/13)
Congressional Quarterly, “House Democrat Pressure Obama …” (8/27/13)
Huffington Post, “Obama's Paltry Pardon Record …” (8/19/13)
Forbes. “Obama the Merciless Drug Warrior.” (August 2013)
Reason. “Obama the Merciless.” (April 2013)

The Economist. “The Pardoner’s Tale.” (1/21/12)
Huffington Post. “Obama Commutes Crack Prison Sentence.” (11/23/11)
Huffington Post. “The Exclusiveness of Executive Clemency” (6/3/11)
Huffington Post. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
The Daily Caller. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Salon.Com. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon … (2/21/11)
Forbes.Com. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Sports Illustrated. “Backers Seek Pardon for Johnson.” (2/21/11)
ESPN. “Backers of Jack Johnson Presidential Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Reason. “The Year in Clemency.” Reason Magazine (1/10/11)
The Atlantic Online. The Daily Dish (Andrew Sullivan). “Pardons, Finally.” (12/7/10)
Frum Forum. “Obama Issues First Presidential Pardons.” (12/4/10)
Huffington Post. “Obama Issues First Pardons of His Presidency.” (12/3/10)
Daily Kos “President Obama Issues First Pardons.” (12/3/10)
Huffington Post, “Turkey Spared.” (11/24/10) by Dan Froomkin
Poltico.com “President Obama Denies Batch of Pardons.” (10/28/10)
The Daily Caller. “Obama’s Pardon Drought Ranks as One of the Longest.” (7/7/10)
Huffington Post. “IL.Governor Pat Quinn Continues to Rehabilitate People (4/3/2010)
Reason. "Clemency on Trial." (12/9/09)
Politico.com "10 Bush Pardons to Watch For." (1/18/09)
Law Times. "Radler's Almost Out While Black Waits for Bush (12/1/08)
Newsday. "Jones' Pardon Request Raises Issues of Privilege." (7/24/08)
Slate. "Pre-emptive Presidential Pardons." (7/21/08)
National Review Online. "Pardon Me." (7/ 6/07).
National Review Online. "Respite for Scooter." (6/14/07)
The Hill. "Bush Can Give Libby Respite." (6/12/07)
National Journal. "Pardon Libby? Maybe, But Note Alone" (3/30/07)
The Hill. "Since Late 20th Century Presidents Not as Forgiving" (3/8/07)
Texas Lawyer. "Bush's Mercy." (3/21/05)
Harper's Index (7/1/03)
Rolling Stone Magazine. "A Note About Pardons." (4/12/01)
Congressional Quarterly. Presidential Pardons Chart. Vol. 59, No.8 (2/24/01)
LexisOne. “Presidential Pardons Have Gone to Pirates and Politicians.” (2/5/01)

* Citations in Nation’s Top 70 Newspapers (by Circulation)

The Charlotte Observer. “Condemned Inmate Says No to Clemency.” (12/26/13)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Obama and the Power of Mercy.” (12/25/13)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Politics of the Pardon.” (12/19/13)
San Francisco Chronicle. “No Mercy from Obama This Thanksgiving.” (11/2/13)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Forget Trayvon Martin, Obama Could Have … (7/23/13)
Houston Chronicle, “KY Alone in Lack of Formal Clemency Procedure.” (7/5/13)
Courier Journal, “KY Alone in Lack of Formal Clemency Procedure.” (7/5/13)
Seattle Post Intelligencer. “KYAlone in Lack of Formal Clemency Procedure.” (7/5/13)

San Francisco Chronicle. “Obama Stingy with Pardons.” (5/21/13)
San Antonio Express. “Obama Merciless with Pardons.” (3/6/13)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Obama the Merciless.” (3/4/13)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Clarence Aaron Should Be Pardoned.” (12/20/12)
San Antonio Express. “Obama Stingy With Pardons.” (11/28/12)
San Francisco Chronicle. “No Mercy and No Gridlock.” (11/26/12)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Pardon Me: What’s the Policy?” (11/2/12)
Arizona Republic. “Arizona Woman Who Killed Baby in 1963 …” (7/13/12)                     
Arizona Republic. “Arizona Prisoners Rarely Granted Clemency … “ (5/13/12)
San Antonio Express. “Obama Should Pardon Marines Accused …” (1/24/12)
Dayton Daily News. “Vague Advice Threatens Dozens of Barbour’s ...” (1/20/12)
San Diego Union Tribune  “Vague Advice Threatens Dozens … ” (1/20/12)
Orange County Register “Obama Should Pardon Marines in Corps Case.” (1/19/12)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Obama Should Pardon Marines in Corps Case.” (1/19/12)
Boston Globe. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ with Pardons (1/14/12)
Palm Beach Post. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ with Pardons (1/14/12)
Dayton Daily News. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ with Pardons (1/14/12)
The Oklahoman. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/13/12)
Omaha World Herald. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With … ” (1/13/12)
Buffalo News.  “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ … ” (1/13/12)
Indianapolis Star. “Barbour’s Pardons Stir Outrage in Mississippi.” (1/13/12)
Des Moines Register.  “Barbour’s Pardons Stir Outrage in Mississippi.” (1/13/12)
Detroit Free Press. “Barbour’s Pardons Stir Outrage in Mississippi.” (1/13/12)
The Oregonian. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/13/12)
Columbus Dispatch. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/13/12)
Houston Chronicle. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/13/12)
Charlotte Observer. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/13/12)
Miami Herald. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/13/12)
Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Ex-Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour Says …” (1/13/12)
Fresno Bee. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/13/12)
Sacramento Bee. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/13/12)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ …” (1/13/12)
Seattle Times “Ex-Gov. Barbour ‘Very Comfortable’ With Pardons.” (1/13/12)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Clarence Aaron Worthy of Mercy.” (11/23/11)
Miami Herald. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Fort Worth Star Telegram. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
San Antonio Express. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Denver Post. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Charlotte Observer. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Orlando Sentinel. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Kansas City Star. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Seattle Times. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Dayton Daily News. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Houston Chronicle. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Dallas Morning News. “Lawmakers Continue to Fight for Pardon …” (2/21/11)
Boston Herald. “Backers Making Another Run at Pardon for Boxer.” (2/21/11)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Schwarzenegger’s Commutation …” (1/5/11)
Dallas Morning News. “Holiday Pardons Send Wrong Message.” (12/30/10)
Washington Times. “Billy the Kid, Still Dead, Awaits Pardon.” (12/26/10)
Texas Tribune. “Per National Trend, Perry Stingy With Pardons.” (12/23/10)
Columbus Dispatch, “Obama OKs Pardons to 9 Low Level Offenders.” (12/5/10)
Salt Lake Tribune. “President Pardons Utah Man After 38 Years.” (12/3/10)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Free Clarence Aaron.” (11/11/10)
San Francisco Chronicle. “Obama’s Clemency Drought.” (12/29/09)
San Francisco Chronicle. "The Law Professor and the Pardon Power." (11/24/09)
San Antonio Express. "Sentences of 2 Convicted Border Agents …" (1/20/09)
Houston Chronicle. "Bush Commutes Sentences of 2 Ex-Border …" (1/19/09)
Austin-American Statesman. "Blogger Adds Skilling, Clemens …" (1/3/09)
San Antonio Express. "Famous Texans Unlikely to Get Bush Pardon." (1/3/09)
Dallas Morning News. "Clemens, Skilling on Pardon Watch List." (1/2/09)
Ft. Worth Star Telegram. "Clemens, Skilling on Pardon Watch List." (1/2/09)
Houston Chronicle. "Clemens, Skilling on Pardon Watch List." (1/2/09)
Houston Chronicle. "Pardon Watch on as Transition Nears.” (1/1/09)
Boston Globe. "White House Access Gave Some a Faster Route to Fed.Pardons” (1/1/09)
Austin-American Statesman. "Special Access to W.H. Can Mean Faster." (12/31/09)
Miami Herald. "President Pardons Miami 'Unsung Hero'  … " (12/24/08)
Fort Worth Star Telegram. "5 Forgiven by Bush Wanted Gun Rights …" (12/2/08)
Gainesville Sun. "Bush Pardons Have Common Thread." (12/1/08)
Kansas City Star. "Missouri Farmer Pardoned by Bush." (11/30/08)
The Times-Picayune. "Edwin Edwards has Friends, Foes in Bid … " (11/27/08)
Cincinnati Post. "Calls for Clemency Unanswered." (11/24/07)
Boston Globe. "Clemency Bids Create Backlog in Federal System." (11/24/07)
Winston-Salem Journal. "Presidential Pardon Backlog Growing." (11/24/07)
San Francisco Chronicle. "Record Backlog of Clemency Cases." (11/24/07)
Houston Chronicle. "Applications for Pardons Swamp Clemency System." (11/23/07)
Houston Chronicle. "Libby Commutation Confounds Experts." (7/4/07)
San Antonio Express-News. "Did You Know?" (3/6/2001)
Dallas Morning News. "Clinton Not the First to Use Unpopular Pardon." (3/4/01)
Austin American Statesman. "Pardons Have Odd Difficult History." (3/4/01)
Birmingham News (AL) "Power to Pardon is Potent." (2/18/01)
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. "The Power to Pardon." (1/7/01)

Local Radio Appearances (43)

Big AM 1380, Janesville, WI. “IL. / WI. Politics.” (5/20/14) – Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “Obama Scandals.” (6/10/13) – Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “Boston Bombing.” (4/25/13) – Live with Doug McDuff
WNRP 1620, Pensacola, Fl. “Pardons.” (4/5/12) Live with “The Gang.”
WNRP 1620, Pensacola, FL. “Clemency.” (4/3/12) Live with Branden Rathert.
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “The Fiscal Cliff.” (1/8/13) – Live with Douig McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “The Fiscal Cliff.” (11/19/12) – Live with Douig McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “The Conventions.” (9/7/12) – Live with Douig McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “WI Recall. Crime. (6/11/12) – Live with Douig McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “GOP, Manzullo.” (4/16/12) – Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “GOP Primary. Misc.” (1/19/12) – Live with Doug McDuff
Websleuths Radio, with Tricia Griffith. “Haley Barbour’s Pardons.” (1/15/12)
WFMN 97.3, Jackson, MS. “Haley Barbour’s Pardons” (1/12/12) – Live with Paul Gallo
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “Romney. RVC” (1/6/12) – Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “99%, GOP,Schools” (11/19/11) – Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “OWS, GOP, 999” (10/18/11) – Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “Obama, Repubs, Tea” (10/4/11) – Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. “Midterm Elections.” (11/3/10) – Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. "Obama's First100 Days." - Live with Doug McDuff
KMJ 580, Fresno, CA. "Presidential Pardons." (1/14/09) - live with Chris Daniel
KTRH 740, Houston, TX. "Bush's Final Pardons" (1/5/08) - live news report
KTRH 740, Houston, TX. "Bush's Final Pardons" (1/3/08) - recorded news report
WGSO 990, New Orleans, LA. "Pardon for Edwards" (11/13/08) - Live with Jeff Crouere
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. "Campaign 08" (9/18/08) - Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. "Campaign 08" (6/6/08) - Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL, "The Supreme Court's Term." - live with Doug McDuff.
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL., "The Attorney General Resigns." - live with Doug McDuff.
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL., "The Libby Commutation?" - live with Doug McDuff
AM 1290, Phoenix, AZ, "Pardons." (7/3/07) - live with Mike Rapp, Chuck Meyer
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL., "Libby is Denied Bail." (6/24/07) – live with Mark Mayhew
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL., "Pardon Scooter Libby?" (4/9/07) - live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. Sup.Crt. Nominations (9/29/05) - Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. Sup.Crt. Nominations (8/1/05) - Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. Presidential Election (11/3/04) - Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. War in Iraq (3/28/03) - Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL.Gov. Ryan's Pardons (1/17/03) - Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. Anthrax (10/18/01) - Live at Oscar's with Chris Bowman
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. War on Terrorism (10/10/01) - Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. Terrorist Attacks (9/11/01) - Live with Doug McDuff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. Rockford Mayoral Race (4/3/01) - Live with Doug Mcduff
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. Presidential Pardons (2/12/01) - Live with Chris Bowman
WROK 1440, Rockford, IL. Bush Presidency (12/19/00) Rockford, IL - Live
WNTA 1330, Rockford, IL. Presidential Election (11/27/00) - Live with Doug McDuff
WROK 1440, Rockford, IL. Mideast Conflict / Presidential Election (10/17/00)- Live
WROK 1440, Rockford, IL. Electoral College / Presidential Election (11/1/00) – Live
Memphis State of Mind.  Public affairs program produced by the University of Memphis Media Relations Office and aired on various stations throughout the state. Supreme Court Nominations.” (10/1990).

* Local Television Appearances (119)

WIFR 23 (CBS) President Obama’s Commutation of Sentence Plan (4/14)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Negative Campaigning (3/26/14)
WKOW 21 (ABC), Madison. “Scott Walker and the Pardon Power. (3/21/14)
WREX 13 (NBC) Obama: 13 Pardons and 8 Commutations (12/19/13)
WIFR 23 (CBS) Illinois Ethics Post Blagojevich (3/15/13)
WQFR 39 (FOX) Continuing (Economics) Ed for Legislators (1/31/13)
WREX 13 (NBC) George Ryan Released from Prison (1/30/13)
WREX 13 (NBC) Obama Gun Proposals (1/16/13) - live
WTVO 17 (ABC) Wisconsin v. Illinois Politics (1/15/13) 10:00 In studio
WREX 13 (NBC) Election Night Coverage (11/6/12)
WREX 13 (NBC) Presidential Election (10/30/12)  
WIFR 23 (CBS) Post-Debate Commentary. What is Ahead? (10/5/12) Live, remote
WREX 13 (NBC) Presidential Debates (10/3/12)  
WTVO 17 (ABC) Presidential Debates (10/3/12) 10:00 In studio
WQFR 39 (FOX) Presidential Debates (10/3/12) 9:00 In studio
WIFR 23 (CBS) The Electoral College (9/28/12)
WQFR 39 (FOX) Democratic National Convention (9/6/12)
WIFR 23 (CBS) Republican National Convention (8/28/12)
WQFR 39 (FOX) Wisconsin Recall Election (6/6/12)
WIFR 23 (CBS) Obama and Same Sex Marriage (5/9/12)
WQFR 39 (FOX) Primary voting act (4/12/12)
WQFR 39 (FOX) At desk throughout election returns (3/20/12)
WREX 13 (NBC) 2012 Campaign (3/19/12) 10:00
WTVO 17 (ABC) Negative Campaigning (3/19/12) 10:00
WTVO 17 (ABC) Local Races (3/19/12) 6:00
WTVO 17 (ABC) Romney and Santorum Visit (3/19/12)
WTVO 17 (ABC) RVC Contract Ratification (3/13/12)
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WTVO 17 (ABC) Early Polls. 34th Senate Race. (1/31/12)
WQFR 39 (FOX) Iowa Caucuses (1/3/12)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Iowa Caucuses (1/3/12)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Blagojevich Sentencing (12/7/11)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Governor Quinn’s Popularity (11/1/11)
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WQFR 39 (FOX) Pardon for Governor Ryan? (11/25/08)
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WTVO 17 (ABC) Replacing Senator Obama (11/5/08)
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WQFR 39 (FOX) Barack Obama and Rev. Wright (4/29/08)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Youth Participation in Politics (1/30/08)
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WQFR 39 (FOX) State’s Attorney Race (1/17/08)
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WTVO 17 (ABC) Front-Loading of Primaries (3/29/07)
WIFR 23 (CBS) Iraq Study Group (12/6/06)
WIFR 23 (CBS) Speaker of the House Resigns (11/8/06)
WTVO 17 (ABC) 17th Circuit Judicial Vacancy (11/8/06)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Campaign Spending in Illinois (10/31/06)
WREX 13 (NBC) Illinois Governor’s Race (9/12/06)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Remembering 9-11 – 6:00 and 10:00 (9/10/06)
WREX 13 (NBC) Vote Turnout Among Young Voters (9/7/06)
WIFR 23 (CBS) Immigration Reform (4/17/06)
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WIFR 23 (CBS) Illinois Gubernatorial Race (1/8/06)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Confirmation of Samuel Alito - Live at 5:00 (1/31/06)
WREX 13 (NBC) State of the Union Address (1/30/06)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Nomination of Harriet Meirs - Live at 5:00 and 6:00 (10/3/05)  
WIFR 23 (CBS) Nomination of Harriet Meirs (10/3/05)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Nomination of John Roberts - In Studio (7/18/05)
WREX 13 (NBC) Nomination of John Roberts (7/18/05)
WIFR 23 (CBS) Nomination of John Roberts (7/18/05)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Independent Candidates and Voters (4/7/05)
WREX 13 (NBC) Impact of Endorsements for Candidates (3/31/05)
WTVO 17 (ABC) The Teri Schiavo Case (3/21/05)
WREX 13 (NBC) Bush Inauguration (1/20/05)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Bush Inauguration (1/20/05)
WREX 13 (NBC) Supreme Court Nominations (11/4/04)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Presidential Election Debates - In Studio (11/3/04)
WREX 13 (NBC) Stem-Cell Research (10/11/04)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Vice-Presidential Debates (10/5/04)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Presidential Debates (9/30/04)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Terrorism and the Election (9/20/04)
WIFR 23 (CBS) Alan Keyes, Senatorial Candidate (8/9/04)
WIFR 23 (CBS) Battleground States (8/3/04) - In Studio, 10:00
WTVO 17 (ABC) The Kerry Campaign (8/2/04)
WTVO 17 (ABC) John Kerry Chooses John Edwards (7/7/04)
WTVO 17 (ABC) The Coming Battle at Baghdad (3/28/03)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Prelude to War with Iraq (3/19/03)
WTVO 17 (ABC) President's 48 House Iraq Speech (3/18/03)
WTVO 17 (ABC) State of the Union Address (1/29/03)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Homeland Security (11/15/02)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Unopposed Incumbents (10/29/02)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Illinois Gubernatorial Debate (10/6/02)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Remembering September 11 (9/11/02)
WIFR 23 (CBS) Primary Election Issues (3/18/02)
WTVO 17 (ABC) War on Terrorism (10/8/01) - In Studio, 5:00, 6:00
WTVO 17 (ABC) World Trade / Washington Terror (9/17/01) - Hour Special
WTVO 17 (ABC) World Trade / Washington Terror (9/12/01) - In Studio, 6:00
WTVO 17 (ABC) World Trade / Washington Terror (9/11/01) - In Studio, 5:00
WIFR 23 (CBS) World Trade / Washington Terror (9/11/01)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Illinois Gubernatorial Race
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WTVO 17 (ABC) Presidential Pardons (2/12/01)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Separation of Church and State (2/1/01)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Census and Illinois (12/27/00)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Spotlight 17 (12/17/00) - In Studio Guest
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WTVO 17 (ABC) Gore Concession Speech (12/13/00) - In Studio, 10:00
WTVO 17 (ABC) Florida Recount (11/14/00) - Live, 5:00
WTVO 17 (ABC) 2000 Election Special (11/9/00) - In Studio
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WIFR 23 (CBS) The Electoral College (11/8/00)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Election 2000 (11/7/00) - In Studio
WIFR 23 (CBS) The Electoral College (11/1/00)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Primary Vote Turnout (3/00)
WTVO 17 (ABC) Ballot Positioning
WTVO 17 (ABC) Middle East Conflict - Live
WIFR 23 (CBS) Impeachment
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