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Working to Reform Campaign Finance Laws

Former president of the public affairs non-partisan lobbying group Common Cause, Fred Wertheimer. As president of the organization, Wertheimer led the charge for campaign finance reform, the banning of special-interest honoraria for members of Congress, and a lobby disclosure law. Wertheimer stepped down earlier this year after 14 years as President. He's been called "the capital's most vocal crusader for reforming the political system" by The Wall Street Journal.


Other segments from the episode on May 15, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 15, 1995: Interview with Russell Banks; Interview with Fred Wertheimer; Review of Matthew Sweet's album "100% Fun."


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