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Interview with Fred Thompson and Anita MonCrief

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Fred Thompson served for eight years as a Senator from Tennessee & in 2008 sought the Republican presidential nomination. Thompson served as Chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee & as a member of the Finance Committee & Select Committee on Intelligence. Prior to his election, Thompson maintained law offices in Nashville & DC. Earlier in his career, he served as an Assistant US Attorney in TN. In 1973, he was appointed by Senator Howard Baker to serve as Minority Counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee where Thompson first gained national attention for leading the line of inquiry that revealed the audio-taping system in the White House Oval Office. He detailed his Watergate experience in his Watergate memoir, "At That Point in Time." Senator Thompson first appeared on screen in the film Marie in 1985, portraying himself in the fact-based story of a high-profile public corruption case he handled in Tennessee. Since then, he has appeared in numerous movies and television programs, including No Way Out, In the Line of Fire, Die Hard II, Days of Thunder, The Hunt for Red October, China Beach, Wiseguy, & Matlock. He is best known for his portrayal of New York DA Arthur Branch on the Award-winning Law & Order. In 2005, Senator Thompson was named by President Bush as an advisor to Supreme Court Chief Justice nominee John Roberts, helping to move his nomination through the Senate confirmation process. Thompson continued his public service as Chairman of the State Department's International Security Advisory Board. The Senator will discuss his new book, "Teaching the Pig to Dance: A Memoir of Growing Up and Second Chances." Anita MonCrief,is the Editor-in-Chief of a new website, MonCrief is a blogger and writer in the Washington, DC area. She is also known as the ACORN/Project Vote Whistle-blower. She is a regular contributor to Big Government, Hot Air, NetRight Daily, RedState, NewsReal Blog among others.