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Americans have a love-hate affair with television news. They turn it off for being sensationalist McNews McNuggets. They turn it on when disaster strikes. They turn its big figures into big celebrities.

For thirty years, NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell has moved deeper and deeper into the heart of the TV news business. A tenacious woman reporter, she's made her mark in the male-dominated world of media mugwumps and Washington power brokers.

Mitchell's asked the tough questions, married Federal Reserve Bank chairman Alan Greenspan, survived Washington soirees and Sudanese tough guys, and lived to tell the tale.

Hear about the news and a life in the news with tough-gal correspondent Andrea Mitchell.

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Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign correspondent for NBC News, author of the new book "Talking Back ... to Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels"

This program aired on September 23, 2005.

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