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Jonathan Alter
Jonathan Alter is an award-winning columnist, television analyst, and author. For nearly two decades, the Newsweek senior editor has written about politics, media, and social and global issues. For more than a decade, he has worked as a contributing correspondent to NBC News. His 2006 book, The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, was a national best-seller. He is an originator and author of the weekly "Conventional Wisdom Watch," which uses up, down and sideways arrows to measure and lampoon the news.

Alter frequently interviews American presidents and other world leaders, regularly breaks news and has authored more than 50 Newsweek cover stories on everything from shrinking confidence in the American news media, to Bill Clinton's first interview after leaving the presidency, to Barack Obama's first magazine cover before he arrived in the U.S. Senate.

In his role at NBC News, Alter has appeared on all NBC broadcasts including TODAY, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, NBC News specials, MSNBC and CNBC. He appears twice weekly on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. On Election Night, 2000, Alter went on the air to break the story about confusing "butterfly ballots" in Palm Beach County, Florida that shaped the outcome of the election.

Brad Friedman
Brad Friedman is a journalist/blogger, political commentator, and creator/managing rditor of The Brad Blog in which he¹s broken stories such as "The White House Website Scrubbing", the "Tom Feeney/Clint Curtis/Yang Enterprises Vote-Rigging Scandal,² which inspired the documentary, Murder, Spies & Voting Lies.

He has filed thousands of stories on issues of election integrity since 2004. His expertise has earned him invitations to address the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in Washington, D.C., the Texas statelegislature, and many other governmental and non-governmental organizations. Brad is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and has written articles and editorials for The Guardian (UK), Mother Jones, Editor & Publisher, ComputerWorld, Columbus Free Press, Salon.com, TruthOut.org, Harvard's Nieman Foundation of Journalism, Hustler and other publications and websites.

Marcy Wheeler
Marcy Wheeler is the author of Anatomy of Deceit, a short primer on the pre-war intelligence and the CIA Leak. She blogs under the name "emptywheel" at FireDogLake and live-blogged the Scooter Libby trial. In her accounts, she was careful to describe her entries as "not a transcript." Nevertheless, such bloggers' eye-witness accounts served as sources of reliable information about the trial for their readers. During the trial, she appeared on camera in video reports posted online on PoliticsTV.com. She has a PhD from University of Michigan relating to politics and journalism. Marcy lives in Michigan, where she works as a business consultant.
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