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Elizabeth Ross

Associate Producer, WGBH

Elizabeth Ross appears in the following:

The Art and Science of the Public Comeback

Friday, April 12, 2013

Anthony Weiner is not the only public figure who has recently tried to clean-up his image and restore his career. Earlier this month, as Tiger Woods reclaimed his number one World Golf Ranking spot, Nike published an ad with a photo of woods captioned: “Winning takes care of everything.” Around the same time, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford marked his return to politics, winning a sixteen-way Republican primary for a congressional seat in South Carolina's 1st District. This all as fallen cycling superstar Lance Armstrong announced plans to compete in a masters swim meet in Austin. Dorie Clark, “Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future” describes the ethics, etiquette and personal branding strategies of image rehabilitation.

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On the Ground in South Korea

Friday, April 12, 2013

After a week of aggressive threats from North Korea, Pyongyang continues to warn of an imminent missile test, possibly on Monday, the birthday of Kim Il-sung, the late founder of North Korea. This week, the BBC’s Dan Damon has been hosting his program "World Update" from South Korea. Dan traveled to the banks of the Imjin River, at the border between North and South where he found a range of perspectives on Peninsula’s conflict.

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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dead at 87

Monday, April 08, 2013

According to her spokesman, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died of a stroke this morning at 87. She served at the head of the Conservative party from 1979 to 1990. She was the first female prime minster. 

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Syrian Opposition Leader on Fight to Overthrow Assad

Monday, April 08, 2013

The Syrian opposition has a new alliance which has broad international support, but it has struggled to establish effective leadership and overcome internal divisions.

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Dementia Is Getting Really, Really Expensive

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Think about this: Nearly 15 percent of people aged 71 or older, about 3.8 million people, have dementia. By 2040, that number will balloon to 9.1 million people. And costs are expected to rise accordingly.

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The United Nations Approves Global Arms Control Treaty

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

On Tuesday the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to approve a first of its kind global arms trade treaty. Republican Senators and at least one Democrat immediately condemned the treaty, calling it a "non-starter" and vowing to oppose Senate ratification. And without ratification, it's just another piece of paper.

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Tracking Arms and Armies in Syria

Friday, March 29, 2013

For almost a year, Eliot Higgins has been carefully watching and analyzing hundreds of videos posted online every day in an effort to determine how arms are getting into Syria. Even though he has no formal training in tracking arms, he's considered something of an expert.

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New Trial Ordered in Italy for Amanda Knox

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A retrial has been ordered in Italy for Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who were accused of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. Nina Burleigh, a columnist for the New York Observer, has followed the developments with the Knox case for many years.

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A Lifeline for Cyprus

Monday, March 25, 2013

Early this morning, a deal was done that gives the small island of Cyprus a life line, and it has the financial markets breathing a little easier at the start of the working week. Richard Quest, anchor for CNN International, explains the latest on the financial crisis in Cyprus.

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Pope Francis Formally Installed as Pope

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was formally installed as pope today. The Argentine pope was elected last week; today tens of thousands of people greeted him for his inaugural mass at the Vatican. Rachel Donadio, the Rome bureau chief for our partner, The New York Times, has been reporting on Pope Francis's inauguration.

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Unwilling Witness: The Terror of Reporting on Your Own Country

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Like many Iraqis, Abdulrazzaq Al-Saiedi initially welcomed the invasion that brought an end to Saddam Hussein’s brutal dictatorship. But he wasn't prepared for what happened next.

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Cardinals Gather in Rome to Elect New Pope

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cardinals have been gathering in Rome for their final day of talks ahead of the official conclave: the process of electing the next pope. Rachel Donadio, the Rome bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, is following the story.

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Growing Sense of Emergency As Syrian Refugee Population Hits 1 Million

Thursday, March 07, 2013

There is a growing sense of emergency about the Syrian refugees who continue to pour into neighboring countries. According to UN estimates, the number of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq, could soon reach 1 million. Nancy Lindborg has seen the needs of Syrian refugees firsthand. Earlier this year, the USAID Assistant Administrator, traveled to refugee camps in Turkey and Jordan to learn more about the crisis and the problems facing the refugees.

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What It Takes To Restore The Voices of Performers Like Adele

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Dr. Steven Zeitels is a world-renowned throat surgeon who has treated hundreds of singers and performers including Adele, James Taylor, and many others who have developed successful careers with their powerful voices.

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Church Seeks to Win Back Long-Lapsed Catholics

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Drawing back lapsed Catholics to the church, has been a concern of Pope Benedict XVI, who will officially resign from office on February 28. The Takeaway considers the success of efforts to reach those who have left the Church, including the "Catholics Come Home" initiative.

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Capturing the Art that Defined Egypt's Revolution

Thursday, February 07, 2013

There are many ways to tell the story of what has happened in Egypt since the start of the revolution two years ago. Journalist Christopher Lydon chose the art created by Egypt’s leading novelists, architects, poets, musicians, and painters.

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Diagnosing Parkinson's With Some Math and a Phone Call

Monday, February 04, 2013

Millions of people around the world suffer from Parkinson’s disease, but not everyone who has the neurological disease has easy access to a diagnosis. Mathematician Max Little has been obsessed with trying to find a simpler way to detect Parkinson’s outside the clinic, and after seven years of work, he may be onto something.

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Harvard to Conduct $100 Million Study to Make Football Safer

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The N.F.L. players union is teaming up with Harvard University in a $100 million study that will be conducted over ten years, to research, treat, and attempt to prevent injuries and other long-term health problems for its members. Dr. Lee Nadler is co-director of the study.

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Meet Massachusetts's Newest U.S. Senator

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Yesterday a new day dawned on Massachusetts, as John Kerry bid farewell to his post as U.S. senator. His replacement, William "Mo" Cowan, will serve until a permanent successor is chosen in the June 25th special election. Callie Crossley, host of Boston Public Radio, shares more about Cowan and his selection.

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Has the Government Let Wall Street Bankers Off Too Easily?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

As President Obama begins his second term, no senior Wall Street executives have yet been held criminally liable for the alleged fraud that led to the mortgage crisis. A new Frontline documentary, produced by our partner WGBH, investigates the Justice Department’s reluctance to indict Wall Street bankers. Martin Smith is the producer and correspondent for the film.

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