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Cumulus Dropping Coast To Coast AM In Multiple Markets
radio insight ^ | 2/23/12 | Lance Venta

Posted on 02/24/2012 12:08:22 AM PST by raccoonradio

Cumulus Media has dropped Coast To Coast AM with George Noory from multiple markets and replaced it with its own Red Eye Radio.

Among the stations that have dropped the program are 770 KKOB & 1050 KTBL Albuquerque, 1290 WNBF Binghamton, 890 WLS Chicago, 710 KCMO Kansas City, 630 WPRO/99.7 WEAN Providence, 980 WAAV Wilmington NC, and 630/105.9 WMAL Washington DC. In two of the markets, the program has already found a new home as it is picked up by Clear Channel’s 920 WHJJ Providence and Sea-Comm’s “Big Talker” 93.7 WNTB/106.3 WLTT Wilmington NC.

For now Coast To Coast remains on a few Cumulus stations including 560 KSFO San Francisco and 570 KLIF Dallas, although the latter is no longer listed on the show’s affiliate page.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: clearchannel; coasttocoast; cumulus; cumulusmedia; midnighttrucking; radio; redeye; redeyeradio; talkradio
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1 posted on 02/24/2012 12:08:27 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
For overnight talk radio fans. Red Eye Radio lost its host Doug McIntyre when Doug went to do morning drive at KABC Los Angeles and two guys replaced him; kind of a merger between The Midnight Trucking Show and Red Eye. Red Eye is syndicated by Cumulus while Clear Channel's Premiere division syndicates Coast to Coast.

Many Clear Channel talk stations (like WXKS 1200 Boston) carry the Premiere stable of hosts including Beck, Rush, Hannity, Bill Cunningham, and Coast to Coast. In Prov. RI Coast to Coast has moved from WPRO 630 to WHJJ 920, as WPRO now picks up Red Eye.

2 posted on 02/24/2012 12:11:34 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Is Coast to Coast losing audience or what?


3 posted on 02/24/2012 12:26:59 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: raccoonradio

I still remember the chills I got listening to that one show about Skin Walker Ranch. Coasttocoast is a great show for some mindless listening in the dead of night. I haven’t listened to Coast for awhile though, since some of the episodes had been dang boring. Is it possible that Coast2coast isn’t performing well?


4 posted on 02/24/2012 12:28:43 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Apollo5600

I still remembered Noory carrying the hopeychangey water for Obama back in 2007 and it was annoying. He’s Halloween broadcasts were great but weekly..meh. It’s like Jim Rome’s show. When you start begging your “drones” to like you on your Facebook page, you’re in trouble..


5 posted on 02/24/2012 12:33:42 AM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: raccoonradio
When I hear the words 'George Noory' I reach for my off button.

I want Art Bell back!

6 posted on 02/24/2012 12:39:27 AM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: raccoonradio
Lets see Coast to Coast has a ghost show, a UFO/Mars show. a yeti/Chupacharba show, a global warming show, a remote viewing show and that's about it, just repeat ad nauseaum.
7 posted on 02/24/2012 12:40:22 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: raccoonradio

The “two guys” (Eric Harley and Gary McNamara) are actually pretty good—genuine conservatives, quite articulate.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 12:40:51 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: max americana

Ah yes, I do remember that, and his liberal leanings were never lost on me. I never listened to Noory for politics though, just for laughs and ghost stories.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 12:47:25 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: raccoonradio

I’ve always wondered why Rush doesn’t do midnight to 3am rebroadcasts. It’s not like he’d lose noon audience with something on the opposite end of the clock.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 12:50:08 AM PST by E Rocc (November 2, 2010: The beginning of the end of the kleptocracy.)
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To: Houghton M.

I listen to them (Midnight Radio Network) on occasion on WJR 760-Detroit.

A top notch program!


11 posted on 02/24/2012 12:53:18 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave ("All 57, or is it 58 states must vote O-bozo out! He must be defeated!")
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To: Apollo5600

My uncle who is a retired trucker says he listened to him and Art Bell when he would do overnight longhauls, if the city he drove thru carried his shows. He caught the Roswell UFO show many years ago and he was coincidentally, passing the highway leading up to Area 51 and it was past midnight..


12 posted on 02/24/2012 12:57:13 AM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: raccoonradio

This move may lower the ‘energy level’ of Coast to Coast.


13 posted on 02/24/2012 1:20:22 AM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: max americana

Mmmmm yes, THAT right there is what makes it fun.


14 posted on 02/24/2012 2:02:07 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: raccoonradio

Cumulus Media is apparently controlled by the alien invaders, trying to silence the only outlet for the truth.


15 posted on 02/24/2012 2:29:21 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: fella

More commercials than content...


16 posted on 02/24/2012 2:44:12 AM PST by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Apollo5600
Interesting change.

I listen to C2C nightly or it is at least playing in the background as I go to sleep.

Over the last 6 months or so, the show has taken on sort of a Beck-onian Dark Side. Oddly reminiscent of things said earlier in the day or week on daytime talk. Years ago it would have been considered crazy conspiracy talk, but it now seems on pace with current events.

I often have thought...word is getting out, even to the crazy overnight nuts, that our world is very close to being turned upside-down.

Of course last night I fell asleep listening to a guest discuss the ‘shift’ of consciousness that is coming and the awakening that is happening. All couched in Arab Spring and OWS as the agitation of the ‘spirit.’ This was the first guest interview that I have heard actually tagging the movements to the ethereal realms. The guest didn't preach to join these movements, just noted them as evidence of a spiritual upheaval. She spoke of 51 golden cities worldwide and 5 here in the US. Areas we should start moving towards for ‘safety.’ I can think of a daytime host that just last year had a discussion with his audience about ‘moving to safety.’

Which if you listen to Beck at all, the upheaval is marketed as good vs. evil....and it is time to choose.

17 posted on 02/24/2012 3:01:32 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: raccoonradio

I listen to WMAL - used to love CTC on it, but WMAL cut it down to 3 hours [1-3 am], with the balance of the show repeated the next night between 11 pm-1 am. However, I could not listen between 11 pm-1 am.

At 3 am, Midnight Trucking [now Red Eye] came on and I like it too. But, it was only 2 hours long - also being cut off [but the balance was not repeated the next night].

So, something had to give. On the whole, if I had to choose one show for the full time - it would be Red Eye [which is what WMAL is now doing 1 am-5 am].


18 posted on 02/24/2012 3:04:55 AM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: raccoonradio

I sometimes listen to Kook to Kook during my daytime here.
On occasion they have something of interest, but when they are into the paranormal/UFO junk, I tune out.

If I had to stay up past midnight to hear it, I never would.
I can see why long haul truckers listen...It is all they have past midnight.
I understand that Noorey is an Obot, so he is obviously a simpleton.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 3:08:57 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Houghton M.

Eric and Gary are quite good as conservative commentators, but I’m a bit miffed by their show because I believe the title to it is misleading. There is nothing “trucking” about their show at all other than advertisements for Shell diesel grade motor oil. If you want to listen to a real “midnight trucking” show, the Truck’n Bozo(Summers) on 700 WLW out of Cincinnati, OH and on satellite radio is much better. Summers is also a conservative and unlike Eric and Gary, he actually regularly covers issues relating to the trucking industry.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 3:11:00 AM PST by MachIV
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To: raccoonradio

I rarely listen to Noorey anymore. I personally believe UFO’s are BS and that topic seems to be the “anchor” subject for that radio program. Honestly, how many times can you dig up new material on something someone saw outside Las Vegas or in the New Mexico desert in 1947?

My personal opinion is that folks like Noorey, Bell, and others who continually dig at this topic, actually play right into the hands of the government. The more they rant about how all the stuff seen at Area 51 was extraterrestrial, the more they provide a diversion from what was really happening there.......just highly top secret terrestrial experiments in developing military technology against the Soviets. Nothing more...nothing less.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 3:16:37 AM PST by MachIV
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To: raccoonradio

I really enjoyed listening to Art Bell. He was simply one of the most gifted broadcasters ever to talk into a microphone. And it wasn’t the subject matter— he could have read the dictionary and made it fascinating.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 3:26:36 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

“I really enjoyed listening to Art Bell. He was simply one of the most gifted broadcasters ever to talk into a microphone. And it wasn’t the subject matter— he could have read the dictionary and made it fascinating.”

Loved him too. What a voice, hate to see his show, c2c, go off the air, but without him the shows a bore.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 3:32:47 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

“From the kingdom of Nye, here’s art bell”


24 posted on 02/24/2012 4:04:09 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: raccoonradio
C2C used to interview smart, thoughtful people with something interesting to say, at least from time to time. Now they showcase total nutcases making up elaborate but boring fantasies who push their books full of such nonsense.

George Noory doesn't help.

25 posted on 02/24/2012 4:04:51 AM PST by GregoryFul (We all live in an Idiocracy, an Idiocracy, an Idiocracy...)
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To: GregoryFul

Just once I’d like to hear Noory disagree with one of his guests, or challenge one of their claims.


26 posted on 02/24/2012 4:08:00 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: maine yankee

btw, he’s on Facebook, and it really is him.


27 posted on 02/24/2012 4:14:32 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Apollo5600

. I never listened to Noory for politics though, just for laughs and ghost stories.

I love the ghost stories while I’m driving through the night. It sure beats the sports talk shows. After all I’m trying to stay awake.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 4:14:50 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: raccoonradio

Coast To Coast has been filled with fascinating stuff for decades now: UFOs; alien abductions and invasions; Age of Aquarius predictions; alternative cures for everything under the sky; ghosts; ESP; Remote Viewing; End of World predictions; Atlantis discoveries; Martian civilization discoveries; Past Life memories; Future Life predictions; Time Travel speculations; Apocalyptic and Rhapsodic warnings; Epiphanies; High Colonics; High Priests of the Druid Rites; and, occasionally, something really weird.

Not one such postulation has been proven or predictive.

At least Art Bell had a great voice for radio, asked searching questions of the callers and guests, and connected with the tuned-in insomniacs inhabiting the profound silences between the words of his slow cadences. He was entertaining. He stirred the imagination. He understood the power of radio. His wonderful voice and mind, caught fleetingly on an AM car radio along an empty stretch of Arizona highway in the vast desert night, was capable of indelible memories. The show - as anything other than a clearinghouse for all-too-predictable craziness - died when he left.


29 posted on 02/24/2012 4:22:49 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

Since Art is here in the Philippines, I sent a quick email
to say hello, as we are both old time ham operators, licensed
within a few months of each other.
He did send a simple two word thank you.

He was, at least, ahead of me in bagging a sweet young Philippine wife :)


30 posted on 02/24/2012 4:33:26 AM PST by AlexW
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To: raccoonradio
I agree with the critical remarks about C2C and I can add many more -- in fact if one were to Internet search for williamofcarmichael and coasttocoastAM there are dozens over the years.

Examples,
- Noory got furious (literally) at Professor John Lott for not addressing Obama as PRESIDENT! Obama.
- During the Bush years Alex Jones was virtually a co-host with his reports on Bush evil doings.. now that he's reporting on Obama he is virtually unknown.
- Once Noory demanded (literally) that Jones appear the next night to explain why his website was "mean" to PRESIDENT Obama.
- During election 2004 (maybe 2006) Noory dedicated a telephone line for listeners to report Republican voter fraud -- Noory had featured an expert on election fraud where it was "revealed" that the CEO of a company that made voting machines was a Republican
- Noory would not permit regular guest Dr. Jerome Corsi to talk about his books on Obama saying that there had to be someone there to refute what Corsi would say.
- Never once did Noory even mention such consideration for Bush -- in fact just a couple of weeks ago C2C continued its going on 12 years of Bush bashing.
- through it all Noory routinely says that C2C is nonpartisan.
- FINALLY! about a month ago C2C actually dedicated a show to criticizing Obama for his part in NDAA.

There are more.

Through it all, though, I have never doubted Noory's patriotism -- in my day he'd be a FDR Democrat, hates Republican "Daddy Warbucks." He hates Halliburton and Dick Cheney.

I've listened to C2C since before it was C2C when Bell was doing his mostly political show from KDWN hotel studios.

I lost respect for Bell when he went nuts over the global warming crap -- when every show it seemed was space aliens and loved ones from the "other side" telling us to stop destroying the earth -- turns out he had invested tons of his money in "alternate energy."

31 posted on 02/24/2012 4:54:39 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: All
I must add one more thing to my post above.. C2C IMO uses its "nonpartisan" claim to influence scores of apolitical voters who simply do not pay attention to day-to-day politics and know very little about issues.
32 posted on 02/24/2012 5:04:19 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

How I miss Mike Hoyer overnight on WHO 1040.


33 posted on 02/24/2012 5:25:56 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: raccoonradio

These guys are conservative truth tellers! I am so glad the conspiracy dude is slowly going away!!


34 posted on 02/24/2012 5:43:57 AM PST by PROTESTBYPROXY (We are screaming!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Wow!! Coast to Coast and Border to Border and then some.


35 posted on 02/24/2012 6:26:27 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Apollo5600

“Red Eye is syndicated by Cumulus while Clear Channel’s Premiere division syndicates Coast to Coast.”

This likely has a lot to do with it. Cumulus stations replacing a show syndicated by rival Clear Channel with one of their own.


36 posted on 02/24/2012 6:30:37 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: fella
You neglected to mention the reincarnation/past lives shows. Sorry, George Noory, only one bite at the apple is allowed.
37 posted on 02/24/2012 6:35:10 AM PST by JPG (Every gas station in America is a DUMP OBAMA billboard.)
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To: smalltownslick

I worked with Mike after he moved to Fort Dodge.


38 posted on 02/24/2012 6:43:36 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Wow. I never heard him anywhere but WHO, but what a great show he had.


39 posted on 02/24/2012 7:23:35 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Apollo5600

I’ve noticed he’s doing more politics than just a little while ago. There’s enough of that during the day, and I don’t think I’m being elitist by offering my opinion that people awake at midnight for whatever reason would rather hear about time-traveling yeti than another angle on the issue of the day.


40 posted on 02/24/2012 7:51:11 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: dagogo redux

Well said.


41 posted on 02/24/2012 7:52:23 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: raccoonradio

42 posted on 02/24/2012 8:03:18 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: smalltownslick
Mike was on KWMT from 2-6 pm in the early 70s. I did the news twice an hour on his show. From FD, I heard that he moved to Montana and bought ownership in a station in Deer Lodge or some other small community.
43 posted on 02/24/2012 8:17:08 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Ken H

Is he doing shows on the weekends (Bell)? Or occasional fill ins? Think so...

In NYC Cumulus/ABC Radio’s WABC 770 dropped coast to coast awhile back to run Red Eye Radio and I think WOR 710 picked it up.


44 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:13 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: E Rocc

For awhile WBAL 1090 in Baltimore was doing Rush replays at midnight, a station that can be picked up on much of the Eastern Seaboard. Now they have an hour of Yahoo Sports Radio (formerly Sporting News Radio) then a syndie show from CBS
called Overnight America with Jon Grayson. But yes, they had Rush replays for awhile. (WRKO Boston did the same, many yrs back)


45 posted on 02/24/2012 9:04:44 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Beowulf9

Phil Hendrie spoofs Bell on occasion, using Abba’s “Dancing Queen” as the intro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ia1ElwgXYQ
Hendrie as Bell
“As the day progresses, it gets darker. What’s that all about.”


46 posted on 02/24/2012 9:09:41 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: smalltownslick

Right—Cumulus picking up its own shows, and Clear Channel stations picking up Premiere (the same company as CC) shows. A couple years back Clear Channel’s WXKS 1200 Boston went from
Spanish to conservative talk, and that meant that shows
like Rush, Beck, Hannity, Coast to Coast, and Bill Cunningham
were pulled from WRKO 680 (Entercom) to go to the new station which called itself Rush Radio for a time.

Cumulus owns nothing in Boston but as mentioned above they own WPRO 630 in Providence, and Clear Channel wound up with
Coast to Coast on their own WHJJ 920 while WPRO picks up
Red Eye from their own corporate parent.


47 posted on 02/24/2012 9:14:30 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Fresh Wind

Art Bell used to engage and challenge his guests. I like Ian Punnett, a lot more tongue-in-cheek approach to the bizarre, and good guests who are credentialed.


48 posted on 02/24/2012 1:05:53 PM PST by GregoryFul (We all live in an Idiocracy, an Idiocracy, an Idiocracy...)
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To: raccoonradio

This made me laugh like I haven’t laughed in quite a while. Guys really talented.


49 posted on 02/24/2012 1:43:03 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: GregoryFul

I grew up listening to Long John Nebel out of New York, on WOR.

His show was the prototype for C2C, five hours starting at midnight, and he was probably the equal of Art Bell. He was always the skeptic, but he loved a good story, and there were plenty of crackpots willing to join him. It was a live show with the guests in the studio, something C2C never does, which made for a much more interesting free-flowing discussion, and he rarely took calls from the audience, also a plus.

I used to dislike Ian Punnett for his liberal stances (global warming, in particular), but he is a very intelligent person, and on the right topic, he can be quite interesting to listen to.


50 posted on 02/24/2012 3:18:59 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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