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Free Media
Free Media is the weekday political talk show on washingtonpost.com, where Post reporters and editors and the people they cover put the news of the day in perspective. Free Media
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THIS WEEK (All times EDT)
June 23; Noon:
Media Backtalk with Howard Kurtz
June 25; 11 a.m.:
The Heritage Foundation's Robert Moffit on Medicare
June 25; Noon:
Federal Diary Live with Stephen Barr
June 25; 1 p.m.:
Post's Dana Priest on National Security

Regular Hosts
Mondays: Media Backtalk with Howard Kurtz talks about media, politics and the business of news. (noon ET)
Wednesdays: Federal Diary with Stephen Barr talks about the government work force. (noon ET)
Wednesdays: Post military reporter Vernon Loeb and intelligence reporter Dana Priest on national security and military defense. (1 p.m. ET)
Occasionally: Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Broder discusses the latest political news. (noon ET)


Transcript Archive

June 2003
  20 Frontline's Jon Palfreman discussed prescription drugs
 
  18 William & Mary's Michael Gerhardt on the Supreme Court
 
  17 Brookings Institution's Thomas Mann on campaign finance
 
  13 Post's Gellman on Iraq and weapons of mass destruction
 
  12 washingtonpost.com's Terry Neal on politics
 
  12 Howard Kurtz discusses David Brinkley
 
  11 Central Command's Jim Wilkinson on Iraq
 
  11 Central Command's Jim Wilkinson on Iraq
 
  11 Post intelligence reporter Dana Priest
 
  10 Former CIA analyst Mel Goodman on intelligence
 
  10 Post's David S. Broder on Sen. John Edwards
 
  10 Former Clinton advisor Sidney Blumenthal
 
  6 Heritage Foundation's James Phillips on the Mideast
 
  5 Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) on partial birth abortion
 
  5 NARAL's Allison Herwitt on partial birth abortion
 
  4 Post's Vernon Loeb & Dana Priest on national security
 
  4 Post's Steven Pearlstein on Bush and the economy
 
  4 Dr. James Zogby on Bush and the Middle East
 
  4 Henry Siegman on Bush and the Middle East
 
  3 FCC and media ownership with Common Cause CEO
 
  3 FCC and media ownership with Frank Ahrens
 
  2 Post's Keith Richburg on Bush and Europe
 
May 2003
  29 WETA's Washington Week moderator Gwen Ifill
 
  28 Brookings Institution's William Gale on the tax cut
 
  28 Post military reporter Vernon Loeb
 
  28 Post's Steven Pearlstein on the economy and G8 summit
 
  27 Post's Bob Levey hosts Virginia Governor Mark Warner
 
  23 Post's Dana Milbank on the White House & tax cuts
 
  22 Author Kenneth Walsh discusses his book "Air Force One."
 
  21 National Defense with Vernon Loeb and Dana Priest
 
  16 Homeland Security on Terrorism Response Drills
 
  16 National Taxpayers Union John Berthoud
 
  16 Chief Political Correspondent Terry Neal
 
  15 Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) on Tax Cuts
 
  13 Post's Vernon Loeb and Dana Priest on National Defense
 
  13 Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)
 
  12 Democratic presidential nominee Carol Moseley Braun
 
  7 Post military reporter Vernon Loeb
 
  5 washingtonpost.com Terry Neal on the Democratic debate
 
  5 Hispanic issues with Maria Meier & Cecilia Munoz
 
  5 Post's Michael Grunwald on Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.)
 
  2 White House's Tucker Eskew on Bush's address
 
  2 Post's Dana Milbank on Bush's address
 
April 2003
  30 David Makovsky on the 'Road Map' for Peace
 
  30 Ali Abunimah on the 'Road Map' for Peace
 
  30 Post's Loeb & Priest on National Security
 
  24 "Washington Week" moderator Gwen Ifill
 
  23 Post's Loeb & Priest on National Security
 
  23 Post's Steven Pearlstein on Bush's tax cut proposal
 
  22 Georgetown's Victor Cha on North Korea-U.S. talks
 
  18 Brookings' Thomas Mann on Bush and Iraq
 
  17 Post's Vernon Loeb and Dana Priest
 
  17 The Daily Show's Mo Rocca on political humor
 
  10 United Nations Association of the USA's William Luers
 
  10 Post's national defense reporter Vernon Loeb
 
  10 John Zogby on U.S. opinion of the war in Iraq
 
  10 Post's Sharon LaFraniere on Russia's reaction
 
  9 Post's Steven Pearlstein on U.S. energy policy
 
  9 Role of the UN with AEI's Danielle Pletka
 
  9 Post's Robert McCartney on German and French reaction
 
  7 Andrew Kohut on Bush and world opinion
 
  4 Frontline Executive Producer on "Blair's War"
 
  3 Post Editorial Page editor Fred Hiatt
 
  3 Foundation for the Defense of Democracies' Clifford May
 
  3 Professor Fawaz Gerges on U.S./Mideast policy
 
  3 Post columnist Charles Krauthammer
 
  3 Former Acting Ambassador to Iraq Joseph Wilson
 
  1 Government response to anthrax with the Post's Thompson
 
March 2003
  31 CQ's John Cranford on Daniel Patrick Moynihan
 
  27 "Washington Week" moderator Gwen Ifill
 
  25 Post reporter and columnist David S. Broder
 
  24 Former Virginia Gov. James Gilmore on homeland security
 
  21 White House reporter Dana Milbank
 
  20 Post Associate Editor Robert G. Kaiser
 
  20 Post Associate Editor Robert G. Kaiser
 
  19 Post's Vernon Loeb and Dana Priest on National Security
 
  19 Cato Institutes Christopher Preble on Bush and Iraq
 
  18 Univ. of San Francisco's Stephen Zunes on Bush's Address
 
  18 Frontline producer Michael Kirk on "The Long Road to War"
 
  18 U.S./European relations With AU Professor Peter Howard
 
  17 Post Associate Editor Robert G. Kaiser on Bush's speech
 
  17 Ian Williams on Future of Prime Minister Blair
 
  17 Charles Kupchan on the results of the Azores summit
 
  14 Post National Defense Reporter Vernon Loeb
 
  13 National Journal's Carl Cannon on Karl Rove and Politics
 
  12 WorldNetDaily.com founder Joseph Farah
 
  12 Former State Dept. Spokesman James Rubin
 
  11 CNN political analyst Tucker Carlson
 
  7 Post National Defense Reporter Vernon Loeb
 
  7 washingtonpost.com Political Correspondent Terry Neal
 
  7 Post's Robert Kaiser on Bush's Press Conference
 
  7 E-Government Czar Mark Forman
 
  6 Alliance for Justice on the Estrada Nomination
 
  6 Center for Individual Freedom on the Estrada Nomination
 
  6 Duke professors on War and Public Sentiment
 
  5 Children's Internet Protection Act Challenge
 
  4 Post's polling staff on Latest Bush/Iraq Survey
 
  4 Journalist and Author David Halberstam on Iraq
 
       
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