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The Brian Lehrer Show

Al Gore; Jon Meacham; "After Newtown"

Friday, February 22, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore discusses his new book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. Plus: Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House, talks Washington politics; a look at the PBS series "After Newtown" with Hari Sreenivasan; an Oscar preview; and theatrical idioms.

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Legal Implications of Bush v. Gore, 10 Years Later

Friday, December 10, 2010

It was ten years ago this week that the Supreme Court handed down their decision in Bush v. Gore. That decision effectively stopped the Florida recount in its tracks and placed George W. Bush in the Oval Office.

Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for the New Yorker and author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court,  joins us to analyze the legal and political ramifications of that controversial Supreme Court moment.

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Ten Years After Bush v. Gore, Imagining a Different Outcome

Friday, December 10, 2010

What if, ten years ago this Sunday, the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore had gone another way? If the court had found the methods of recounting ballots to be fair; and instead of George W. Bush, then Vice-President Al Gore won Florida's recount, and thus the 2000 presidential election? How different would our world look today? Would it look different at all? 

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Top of the Hour: If Gore Had Won, Morning Headlines

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ten years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively anointed George W. Bush president over Al Gore. Would anything be different today had that decision gone the other way? 

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What if Bush v. Gore Went the Other Way?

Thursday, December 09, 2010

“Get over it!” is the advice from Justice Antonin Scalia. Ten years ago this weekend, the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to the recount in Florida, which gave the state's electoral votes to George W. Bush. A decade on, it seems it's hard for some people to forget.

We're revisiting the case that determined who would occupy the White House in 2000 and asking, what if Gore had won?

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Soundcheck

Vote For Me, Shoo-Bop-De-Bop

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Politicians haven't really been listening to the songs they chose. I hope.

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Al and Tipper Gore Call it Quits

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Al and Tipper Gore shocked friends and political observers when they announced that they would separate after 40 years of marriage. The couple that weathered some of the harshest marriage conditions including the scrutiny of life in the White House, the grueling demands of congressional and presidential campaigns, and the tragic loss of a child, were considered to be one of the rare stable pairs in American political life.

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Al and Tipper Gore Separate

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Former Vice President Al Gore is separating from his wife, Tipper, after 40 years of marriage, according to friends of the couple. In an email message, the Gores are said to have told the friends that they "grew apart" and are separating amicably.

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