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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: Assad Has The World’s Least Successful Mustache

September 4, 2013 Last month, a misprint created a problem on copies of $100 bills, so the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has been tasked with destroying 30 million of the defective currency. The Late Show’s staff put together a video explaining the errors, saying the problem was a photo of Ben Franklin ...

Finding Common Ground at the FAA

September 3, 2013 Listen to the story: Download this episode | Subscribe on iTunes In 2009, the stakes were high for the Federal Aviation Administration as it worked to modernize the nation's air traffic control operations. The agency was facing looming deadlines to implement the Next Generation Air Transportation System. At the same ...

Play of the Day: Deploy the Warships to Khloe and Lamar!

August 30, 2013 After a misprint that created a problem with the “In God We Trust” motto, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has to destroy 30 million $100 dollar bills. The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno joked that the misprint was that God himself didn’t want to be associated with a nation that ...

Play of the Day: Time to Think About Syria

August 29, 2013 With the White House mulling action against Syria this week, late-night comedians took notice at the news. David Letterman mentioned that President Barack Obama could now claim to start wars for other presidents to clean up, while Jay Leno joked about the administration’s quote saying the nation “must be held ...

Play of the Day: How, Exactly, is the NSA Using Its Resources?

August 28, 2013 The plan to cut down on counterfeiting of the American $100 bill hit a snag earlier this month, with 30 million of the bills having been printed incorrectly. The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno joked about the story Tuesday, saying we could put the incorrect bills to good use by sending ...

Play of the Day: North Korea’s New Technology

August 15, 2013 Federal scientists have spent the past four months living in a small dome in Hawaii trying to best recreate living conditions on Mars. The U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology researchers were experimenting with foods to find the best foods for a manned Mars trip. Conan O’Brien joked about the findings, comparing ...

Play of the Day: The TSA is Going to be Everywhere

August 14, 2013 With news of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign is releasing an album of hip-hop songs, Conan O’Brien took opportunity to make some fitness and fat jokes. Referencing 50 Cent’s debut album, O’Brien joked that one of the songs on the Let’s Move album could be “Get Ripped or Die Tryin’” ...

Play of the Day: Australian Elections Are Just Like Ours

August 13, 2013 At the Missouri State Fair in Jefferson City, a rodeo clown donned a mask of President Barack Obama’s face to distract an angry bull. Conan O’Brien took opportunity to joke about the bull’s reaction, connecting it to the American public’s patience for Obama himself. In other sports news, ABC’s Jimmy ...

Play of the Day: Obama Meets With Antonis Samaras

August 12, 2013 Rumors continue about the upcoming Apple iPhone release, including a rumor that the phone will track every move via GPS. Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon connected this feature to the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, saying President Barack Obama was already using this feature. Last week, Obama met with Greece’s Antonis ...

Video: The Daily Show Takes on Military Sexual Assault

August 9, 2013 In May, the Pentagon released a study on the military’s long-standing problem of failing to prevent or properly handle sexual assault within its ranks. Defense has been under more scrutiny on this issue because of high-profile cases of assault and increased media interest, including the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Invisible ...