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Washington Journal was live from the newsroom of USA Today in McLean, Virginia, in recognition of it 25th anniversary. USA Today was… read more
Washington Journal was live from the newsroom of USA Today in McLean, Virginia, in recognition of it 25th anniversary. USA Today was launched as the first national newspaper on September 15, 1982. Editors and reporters talked separately about different aspects of the paper and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Editor Ken Paulson talked about the concept of a national newspaper. National News editor Catherine Straight talked about how content is determined. Political correspondent Jill Lawrence talked about the permanent campaigning for the presidential elections and how the paper is covering the 2008 campaigns. business reporter and columnist John Waggoner talked about covering economic issues of concern to the consumer. Brian Gallagher talked about the editorial policy of USA Today and the unique style of its editorial page.
Video clips were shown from interviews on September 18, 1983, on the first anniversary of USA Today. Brian Lamb interviewed executive editor Ron Martin, and president Vincent Spezzano on the editorial policy. Carl Rutan interviewed Money section managing editor J. Taylor Buckley.
Video was shown from interviews conducted by Pedro Echevarria on September 27, 2007, with Richard Curtis about the graphic design of the paper and with Bob Swanson about producing the weather information and features for the print and online editions. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Richard Curtis Managing Editor USA Today->Design Department
- Brian Gallagher Managing Editor USA Today->Editorial Page
- Jill Lawrence Correspondent USA Today->Politics
- Kenneth A. Paulson Editor-in-Chief USA Today
- Peter Slen Senior Executive Producer C-SPAN->Book TV
- Catherine Straight Editor USA Today->National News
- Bob Swanson Assistant Editor USA Today->Weather
- John Waggoner Correspondent and Columnist USA Today->Business
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