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Media's Use of Exit Polling

Guest: Howard Kurtz Media Critic, The Washington Post Author of several books most recently, The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Street's Game of Money, Media, and Manipulation (Free Press, 2000) Other Guests: TBA First Gore was called the winner in Florida, then Bush was called the winner, then the pollsters and the media said they weren't sure which candidate took the state. Not since the days of "Dewey Beats Truman" have the pollsters and the media gotten it so wrong. Are we too quick to call races, and are there problems with the way we use exit polling? Join Juan Williams for a special Friday news edition of Talk of the Nation, from NPR news.

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