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(2016/03/22) A Look Back (Episode #1000)

March 22, 2016103 min
Edition #1000
Today we mark our 1000th episode by looking back to the way things were 10 years ago when this show launched. Come with me to a time when The Young Turks hadn’t taken over YouTube, Rachel Maddow didn’t have a show on MSNBC and Al Franken wasn’t yet a Senator
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
00:02:54 Ch. 2: Act 1: TYT video streaming launch party while CNN makes new hires - The Young Turks

00:06:19 Ch. 3: Act 2: Bin Laden resurfaces and MSNBC calls him a Democrat - Rachel Maddow Show

00:12:30 Ch. 4: Act 3: Speaking with Helen Thomas on the state of the media - Mother Jones Radio

00:16:56 Ch. 5: Act 4: John Boehner running for speaker - Rachel Maddow

00:19:26 Ch. 6: Act 5: John Conyers on Bush wiretapping program - Thom Hartmann

00:24:45 Ch. 7: Act 6: Rage over cartoons perplexes Denmark - The Young Turks

00:30:28 Ch. 8: Act 7: Rob Corddry on Cheney shooting his friend in the face - The Daily Show

00:34:09 Ch. 9: Act 8: Harry Whittington Apologizes for Getting Shot in the Face by Dick Cheney

00:37:23 Ch. 10: Act 9: This happens all the time and by the way, it's incredibly traumatic - Al Franken Show

00:42:48 Ch. 11: Act 10: Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath - Mother Jones Radio

00:50:13 Ch. 12: Act 11: O'Connor Decries Republican Attacks on Courts - NPR Morning Edition

00:54:23 Ch. 13: Act 12: Sandra Day O'Connor and avoiding these beginnings - The Young Turks

00:59:21 Ch. 14: Act 13: Tom Delay steps down from congress - Rachel Maddow Show

01:02:51 Ch. 15: Act 14: A reminder of all the things terrible about Tom Delay - The Young Turks

01:11:34 Ch. 16: Act 15: Hate Mail from the left - Al Franken Show

01:13:50 Ch. 17: Act 16: I'm the decider - The Young Turks

01:17:26 Ch. 18: Act 17: The Chief Executive's Role - The President's Weekly Radio Address

01:21:22 Ch. 18: Act 18: Highlights from Colbert's White House Correspondents Dinner Speech with David Bender - Rachel Maddow

 01:31:22 Ch. 18: Act 19: Supercut of Colbert at the White House Correspondence Dinner

01:36:36 Ch. 19: 1000 Episodes - Lee Camp
01:37:05 Ch. 20: 1000 Episodes - David Pakman
Plus messages from:
Eammon from La Habra, California
Nancy from San Francisco
Zach from Atlanta
Megan from Seattle
Josh from Lafayette, LA
Erin from Philadelphia
Tony from New Jersey
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:37:50 Ch. 21: Final comments on how I met David Pakman and thanks for the last 1000 episodes
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

 Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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