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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: The $100 Million Map

April 5, 2013 As Barack Obama introduced a new program to expand science research this week, Jimmy Fallon took an opportunity to get another dig in at Joe Biden. President Barack Obama’s BRAIN initiative was a source of humor last night for the NBC host as he noted that one would find Spongebob ...

Sheryl Sandberg Talks Women, Leadership and 'Lean In' on Daily Show

April 4, 2013 Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was on The Daily Show Wednesday to promote her book Lean In. The book has been called a must-read by our Scott Eblin and has caused a great deal of discussion online. Because of the time limits for broadcast, Comedy Central posted an extended interview online ...

Play of the Day: Remember George W. Bush?

April 4, 2013 If last night is any indication, late-night hosts miss former two-term president George W. Bush. As the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is set to open, Jay Leno, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon all took an opportunity to get in some jokes about it. Leno and Fallon tied ...

Play of the Day: Nuke Kid on the Block

April 3, 2013 President Barack Obama played high school basketball, his brother-in-law Craig Robinson is the head basketball coach of the Oregon State Beavers and he is a self-professed and vocal Chicago Bulls fan. However, he’s also a very busy man who doesn’t play as often as he’d like, as evidenced by his ...

Play of the Day: Easter at the White House

April 2, 2013 Monday was holiday-centric on late-night television. Sunday marked Al Gore’s 65th birthday, which was noted by Jay Leno and David Letterman tied April Fool’s Day to Gore’s combatant in the 2000 election, former president George W. Bush. Easter was a huge point of humor, though, with the White House Easter ...

Play of the Day: Same-Sex Marriage and North Korea

March 29, 2013 With recent sabre-rattling from Kim Jong-Un, late-night hosts brought back everyone’s favorite joke constructiosn: the ones involving former basketball star and almost-diplomat Dennis Rodman. Both Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno mentioned the former NBA all-star in their monologue jokes about the hermit kingdom. Leno and Fallon also touched on topics ...

Play of the Day: The Many Views of Marriage

March 28, 2013 Marriage and relationships was a theme for comedians Wednesday evening. In a California speech this week, David Petraeus apologized for his extramarital affairs that ended his time as CIA Director and NBC late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno had jokes about his troubles. In Washington The Supreme Court listened ...

Play of the Day: The Effects of the Sequester

March 27, 2013 Congress is away from Washington, which gave late-night hosts the opportunity to poke fun at members of the legislative branch. Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon made fun of Congressional beach bodies while The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno noted the possibility of installing video conferencing technology for Congress members. In the executive ...

Play of the Day: A Passover Victory for Obama

March 26, 2013 The Comedy Central shows came back from vacation Monday and both looked to news each missed while away. The Colbert Report mostly commented on non-political stories, but Stephen Colbert did manage to get in a joke comparing the Congressional budget to jazz’s appeal. On The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart ...

Play of the Day: Obama’s Israel Trip

March 25, 2013 Real Time host Bill Maher spent a lot of his monologue on President Barack Obama’s trip to the Middle East. The famously non-religuous Maher took some easy shots at the Holy Land and the state of Florida on his show. On NBC, Jay Leno discovered a new survey about Congress, ...