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Ross Gianfortune

Senior Web Producer Prior to joining Government Executive’s online production staff, Ross Gianfortune worked at The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspapers, WXRT Radio and The Columbia Missourian. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Missouri and a master's in communications from the American University.
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Play of the Day: Global Warming and Edward Snowden

June 26, 2013 In Barack Obama’s Tuesday speech on climate change, the president told Congress that he will act without them to combat rising temperatures. David Letterman watched the speech and was reminded of previous presidents speaking about the environment. This gave the Late Show host an opportunity to show a silly clip ...

Play of the Day: Where in the World is Edward Snowdiego?

June 25, 2013 After recent news that the federal government is going to charge Edward Snowden with espionage, the NSA leaker’s location is unknown. Stephen Colbert called Snowden “drone-bait” and remembered an old computer game/television show for a nice graphic and some jokes about computer nerds. On TBS, Conan O’Brien noted the irony ...

Play of the Day: An Adorable Metaphor for Border Control

June 24, 2013 With the news that hacking can come in the form of taking over electrical health devices, The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno put a spotlight on the capability by showing a video clip of one of the United States’ more famous pacemaker users and Barack Obama controlling his heart rate. Obama’s ...

Play of the Day: How Effective is the NSA Spying Program?

June 21, 2013 The NSA surveillance program continues to be a popular topic on late-night television. The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno wondered in his monologue if the program really works if it can’t clear up the details of the Miley Cyrus/Liam Hemsworth romance. The Late Show’s David Letterman put up the recent viral ...

Play of the Day: ‘Ich Bin Ein Kenyan’

June 20, 2013 NASA’s program to crowdsource solutions to find dangerous asteroids was released this week and Jimmy Fallon took note. The Late Night host noted that the prize would be human survival on Earth and also compared the previous plan to an arcade game. President Barack Obama’s falling approval rating was a ...

Play of the Day: The Behemoth Immigration Bill

June 19, 2013 The National Security Agency’s surveillance program continues to be a topic on late-night television, with Ralph Nader’s recent criticism of Barack Obama over the program making The Tonight Show monologue. Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon noted Obama’s comments about his relationship to the previous administration and Late Show’s David Letterman wondered ...

Play of the Day: Farewell, Ahmadinejad

June 18, 2013 President Barack Obama is in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland for the 2013 G8 summit this week, giving Late Show host David Letterman opportunity to wonder why there still isn’t a universal electrical plug for household appliances. Obama’s trip also found its way into The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno’s monologue, with Leno ...

Play of the Day: Obama, Clinton and Snowden

June 17, 2013 The National Security Agency’s surveillance program is still a main topic for late-night television hosts. Tonight Show host Jay Leno tied the program to Barack Obama’s recent statements on gay rights, saying the president wants all Americans to be equal in being spied on. Leno also tied the program to ...

Video: The Daily Show’s Rules For Politicians on Twitter

June 14, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Former Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton joined Twitter this week, with the news media taking note across the United States. Thursday night, "The Daily Show" mocked the reaction to Clinton’s decision to join Twitter, with host John Oliver calling it “unnewsworthy.” Like many, Oliver noted Clinton’s ...

Play of the Day: Obama Already Knows What He’s Getting For Father’s Day

June 14, 2013 Despite no new news coming from the story, the National Security Agency’s surveillance program continues to be a main source of jokes from late-night television hosts. Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon connected the program to John Cusack’s most famous scene and the news this week that a man tried to jump ...