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Face time with Pelosi coming tomorrow

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 at 2:01 pm in 2008 November election, 2008 presidential election, Congress, women in politics.

I’m excited to be among the journalist panelists who will interview House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, Thursday morning in a special taping of KQED’s “This Week In Nothern California” with Belva Davis.

Pelosi is on a national tour promoting her nonfiction book, “Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters.”

I am one of America’s daughters, so I’m looking forward to hearing what she has to say about how to be successful in U.S. politics as a woman.

The special taping will occur Thursday morning at the public television station’s San Francisco studios. I will join Davis, my colleagues Carla Marinucci of the San Francisco Chronicle and Paul Rogers of the San Jose Mercury News in a rare opportunity (for a reporter with a desk in Walnut Creek, anyway) to sit and interview the person third in line to the U.S. presidency.

I met and talked with Pelosi very briefly at several Contra Costa County events for her close congressional colleagues, reps. George Miller of Martinez and Ellen Tauscher of Alamo. I was also in the Capitol press gallery on the day she was elected Speaker of the House and watched her walk down the aisle surrounded by her grandchildren.

But this will be my first opportunity to be part of an interview with Pelosi that didn’t involve me trying to take notes while trailing her as she heads out for another event. (Not that I’m complaining, mind you. It’s not as though the Contra Costa Times is on the speaker’s must-call list.)

Pelosi will also be a guest Thursday on KQED’s radio show “The Forum” from 10-11 a.m.

The television show featuring Pelosi will air Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. on Channel 9. The KQED website also includes archived shows, so if you miss it on television, you can always watch it on your computer.

Photo credit: Photo of book cover uploaded from Amazon.com.

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  • Elwood

    Currently #3,088 in books @ Amazon.

  • rew golfer

    Geting the opportunity to interview Pelosi at length is an honor well deserved by Ms. Voderbrueggen. She’s been a superb political editor for this paper. Every time I read the Times her columns and articles are the first thing I look for. It’s great to see somebody doing thier job with such skill and ability.