October 30, 2006

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The second annual “Great Debate” held on Oct. 19, between former “Crossfire” co-hosts Paul Begala (left) and Robert Novak (right), was framed in Glenn Memorial by two towering pulpits on either side of the stage, a convenient visual allegory straight from “Citizen Kane.” Appropriate for a politically polarized country filled with questions before November’s election, the weighty topic of debate was “The Balance Between Civil Liberties and National Security.”


'Crossfire' co-hosts take aim at national balance

Begala and Novak have extensive political reporting credentials. Begala, an advisor to President Bill Clinton, has counseled politicians in Europe, Latin America and Africa. He helped to launch the late John F. Kennedy Jr.’s George, and has contributed to Esquire and Washington Monthly.
Novak has been a journalist for more than 50 years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and has worked for The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal. He started “Inside Report,” one of the longest-running syndicated columns in the country.

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