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Politics and the Art of Fact-Checking

NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to NPR's Mike Pesca about the art of fact checking -- what purpose does it serve, and where does it fall short? Pesca reports that despite intense media scrutiny of every word the candidates say or write, they still mostly get away with stretching the truth.

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Mike Pesca first reached the airwaves as a 10-year-old caller to a New York Jets-themed radio show and has since been able to parlay his interests in sports coverage as a National Desk correspondent for NPR based in New York City.
Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.
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