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photoKillled in a tragic plane crash today, Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota was a champion of health care coverage expansion and environmental concerns, and was considered by many to be one of the Senate's most liberal members.

Senator Wellstone held a key Democratic seat in the U.S. Senate and had been criss-crossing the state in a tough re-election campaign. In this hour, the life and political legacy of Senator Paul Wellstone.

Guests:

Jim Ragsdale, reporter with Pioneer Press

Betty Wilson, reporter, Star Tribune;Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large The American Prospect magazine

Roy Grow, professor at Carleton College and former colleague of the senator's

Ellen Shaffer, former senior health policy staffer

Josh Resnik, former student

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly magazine

This program aired on October 25, 2002.

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