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Greater Boston; Filibuster / Margaret Trowe / Everything Bad Is Good For You

05/18/2005

Filibuster / Margaret Trowe / Everything Bad is Good for You


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Series
Greater Boston
Program
Filibuster / Margaret Trowe / Everything Bad Is Good For You
Series Description

HUB CITY AT ITS BEST. A LOOK AT EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY INTERESTING IN BOSTON. HOSTED BY EMILY ROONEY. Series release date: 1/1997

Program Description

Filibuster Today, Senate Maj. Leader Bill Frist opened debate on Priscilla Owen, one of Bush's most contested judicial nominations. Frist's strategy is to provoke a Democratic filibuster, and then file a Senate motion that would ban the filibuster. Filibuster is a procedural tactic in which a group of Senators can prevent a final vote through endless debate. Because it takes 60 votes to end a filibuster, Republicans have always needed Democratic support in the senate. But Democrats have closed ranks on 8 'extremist' judicial nominees, effectively blocking their confirmation. If Frist successfully eliminates the filibuster ('nuclear option'), Republicans can confirm nominees by only 51 votes. Democrats say confirmation by simple-majority will enable Bush to put whoever he wants on the judiciary. Because of that, Democrats say they will effectively shut down the senate if Frist bans the filibuster. Pundits say that, with at least one Supreme Court vacancy expected soon, the political stakes are tremendous. Guests: David King, Kennedy School of Government; David Gergen, Kennedy School of Government

Margaret Trowe Margaret Trowe is running for Mayor of Boston as a Socialist Workers Party candidate. This isn't the first time she's stepped into the political ring; she was the SWP candidate for vice-president in 2000. Guests: Margaret Trowe, Candidate for Mayor of Boston

Everything Bad is Good for You Author Steven Johnson argues that pop culture offspring like TV and video games are actually good for your mind, because they force viewers to follow complex story lines and sharpen their problem solving skills. Guests: Steven Johnson, Author, Everything Bad is Good for You

Duration

00:28:30

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Local Communities
Citation
Chicago: “Greater Boston; Filibuster / Margaret Trowe / Everything Bad Is Good For You,” 05/18/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F26D5413596A409CBFFE75449DFA8A48.
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APA: Greater Boston; Filibuster / Margaret Trowe / Everything Bad Is Good For You. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F26D5413596A409CBFFE75449DFA8A48
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