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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: Looking Back at Bush, Looking Forward to Mars

April 25, 2013 With the Thursday dedication of The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, late-night hosts have been dusting off jokes from the previous decade. David Letterman spent most of his monologue on Bush, showing the audience a highlight reel of physical Bush gags. He also examined recent polling that suggests ...

Play of the Day: The Sequester Hits Air Travel

April 24, 2013 During his presidency, George W. Bush was a very popular topic for late-night hosts due to his verbal mishaps and gaffes. So, it’s no wonder Late Show’s David Letterman was quick to jump back to Bush jokes with the news of his presidential library opening soon. On NBC, Late Night’s ...

Play of the Day: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and... Think Tank?

April 23, 2013 After a whirlwind weekend, late-night shows mostly stayed away from the biggest news story of the last week. On Comedy Central, Daily Show host Jon Stewart spent most of his show on the continuing news of the Boston Marathon bombing, including taking a look at the inevitable political opportunism in ...

Play of the Day: A Very Politicized Look at Guns

April 19, 2013 With a high-profile gun control amendment failing in the Senate this week, the Comedy Central late-night show hosts jumped on the story with a passion. On The Daily Show, 2/3 of the show was dedicated to the topic, including a passionate first segment with fewer-than-normal gags. On The Colbert Report, ...

Play of the Day: Obama the Travel Planner

April 18, 2013 Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue usually touches on celebrity culture more than political and government news, but the two converged recently when rapper -- and friend of President Barack Obama -- Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce planned their anniversary trip to Cuba. Being that there’s a travel restriction on the Caribbean state, ...

Play of the Day: What Republicans Can Learn From Buzzfeed

April 17, 2013 The Comedy Central shows were back Tuesday after Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. The Daily Show focused its first segment on immigration reform and, specifically, on Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s explanation of the path to citizenship. The Colbert Report Tuesday examined more of the Republican Party’s outreach toward ...

Play of the Day: Tax Day and North Korea

April 16, 2013 In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday, late-night comedians started their showsin a somber fashion. But, as the mentioned, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien have a job to do and that job is to make viewers laugh. How effective they were was itself fodder for a ...

Play of the Day: The Gun Control Deal is... Disappointing

April 15, 2013 With the federal government’s budget problems, the military may have to cancel New York’s Fleet Week. Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers both noted the threat of losing of the annual event. On CBS, The Late Late Show’s Craig Ferguson mentioned the budget of the United ...

Play of the Day: Lassoing an Asteroid

April 12, 2013 North Korea's threats toward the United States continue to be in the news, as the one-year anniversary of leader Kim Jong-Un’s ascension to power was celebrated in the hermit kingdom. Conan O’Brien mentioned the anniversary in regards to Kim’s lack of height. The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno went back to ...

Play of the Day: Look Out, Iranian Military Cats. The Navy Has a Laser.

April 11, 2013 With the release Wednesday of Barack Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget, Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon is convinced that it’s effective because neither Congressional Republicans or Democrats are warming to it. Fallon wasn’t the only one taking shots at Congress, as Late Show’s David Letterman made fun of John Boehner’s tanning regimen ...