Washington Governor Christine Gregoire On Why She Gave Newspapers A Tax Break

06/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As she becomes the first governor in the nation to funnel taxpayer money into her state's ailing newspaper industry this week, Washington State's Chris Gregoire is being hailed as a crusader for the survival of the press. In an exclusive interview, she talks about why the folding of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's print edition affected her so profoundly, her own brief stint as a journalist--and why she won't get a free pass from the reporters whose careers she's helping to save.

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