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Gearan on All Things Considered

With midterm elections only a few days away, President Mark D. Gearan was interviewed about the upcoming elections on NPR’s “All Things Considered” on Saturday, Oct. 30.  The segment aired at 5 p.m. and was broadcast on WEOS, 89.7 FM or 90.3 FM. It can also be streamed live on the WEOS website at

Weekend host Guy Raz spoke with Gearan about his experience in the Clinton Administration.  Only three U.S. Presidents, including President Bill Clinton, have seen the turnover of both the House and Senate, and won their second bid at presidency.  With President Barack Obama possibly facing a similar situation, NPR called upon Gearan’s expertise.

Gearan has been an active figure in politics since the 1988 Dukakis presidential campaign manager, when he served as manager for Dukakis’ campaign, as well as Press Secretary at the campaign’s national headquarters.  After Clinton won the nomination for president, Gearan became Al Gore’s campaign manager during his run for vice presidency.  During the Clinton Administration, Gearan served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff, and was eventually promoted to Assistant to the President and Director of Communications. Gearan went on to serve as Director of the Peace Corps before joining HWS as president in 1999.

The show is available on NPR’s website:


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