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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: Let’s Put Reagan’s Name on Everything

August 9, 2013 NASA’s Curiosity rover recently celebrated its first year on Mars. In driving around the red planet, the rover has sent back thousands of photos to the space agency. The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno noted Curiosity’s time on Mars and connected it to Anthony Weiner in his monologue Monday, making the ...

Play of the Day: The President Cancels His Date With Putin

August 8, 2013 As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, a hip hop album is going to be released for schools to teach children about healthy living. The first track was released recently and Jimmy Kimmel took note of Dr. Mehmet Oz being featured on it, saying “Well, you know ...

Obama on the Tonight Show: Diplomats ‘Don’t Get Enough Credit’

August 7, 2013 Since his election in 2008, President Barack Obama has visited every major late-night talk show and last night, he was in Southern California to visit The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Obama was the only guest for Leno to interview -- Patti LaBelle was a musical guest -- and Leno ...

Play of the Day: Obama and the Tax Code

August 7, 2013 Despite it being far from April, The Daily Show’s John Oliver began last night’s show with comedy about taxes. The United States tax code has not been significantly changed since Tax Reform Act of 1986, which gave Oliver opportunity to do some 80s humor, referencing the decade’s icons like Boy ...

Play of the Day: Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

August 6, 2013 With an unspecified but serious threat to Americans worldwide, the government closed several embassies across Maghreb and Middle East this week. The news made Stephen Colbert yearn for better days, when Homeland Security used a color-coded system for threat levels. The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno also mentioned the news, comparing ...

Play of the Day: How Not to Deal With Obamacare

August 5, 2013 With some news outlets reporting that the Homeland Security Department has lost track of a million undocumented immigrants, The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno got a shot in at the federal government, saying that the National Security Agency couldn’t help because it only stalks American citizens. President Barack Obama turned 52 ...

Play of the Day: How Edward Snowden Can Get Back Into the United States

August 2, 2013 The news that magazines like Penthouse and Playboy will not be sold at Army and Air Force exchanges made it onto late-night TV this week, with Conan O’Brien saying that Defense finally learned about erotica on the Internet. Similarly, Stephen Colbert touched on the news that BDSM-themed bestseller Fifty Shades ...

Play of the Day: Who Was Bradley Manning Working For?

August 1, 2013 A 15-year-old audiotape has been unearthed, containing conversations between Monica Lewinsky and former President Bill Clinton. This gave The Late Late Show’s Craig Ferguson occasion to do his impression of Bill Clinton to audience laughs. Also on CBS, Late Show host David Letterman had his staff put together a video ...

Play of the Day: But What About the Fish Widows?

July 31, 2013 The Clintons remain a hot topic on late-night TV. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had breakfast with Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday, which gave Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon opportunity to joke about Biden’s dining choices. NBC is planning a miniseries on the family, which Jay Leno took as an ...

Play of the Day: The Hillary Clinton Miniseries

July 30, 2013 With news that a bipartisan plan to limit the National Security Agency’s surveillance powers was proposed in Congress last week, The Daily Show’s John Oliver took a new look at bipartisanship in DC. Looking at the partnership of Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Oliver compared them ...