Peeking Behind Washington's Political Curtains

Sep 8, 2013

Would you have guessed that the funeral of “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert would be a crucial networking event? 
Mark Leibovich is the author of This Town.
On Monday's Up to Date, we talk with Mark Leibovich, The New York Times Magazine’s chief national correspondent and author of This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital,  about how the elbow rubbing game works inside the beltway and why getting your name in print makes the difference between success and obscurity in the capital city. 


  • Mark Leibovich is The New York Times Magazine’s chief national correspondent. He previously worked at the Washington Post, where he wrote about national politics and the United States technology sector for the Post’s Business section. He has also worked at the San Jose Mercury News and the Boston Phoenix. He has a bachelor's degree in English from University of Michigan.

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