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Greta Van Susteren joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in January 2002 as the host of the prime-time news and interview program, "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" (10-11 p.m. ET/PT Mondays through Fridays), which launched in February 2002. "On the Record" is the highest rated cable news program in the 10 p.m. timeslot. While at FOX News Channel Van Susteren has covered a wide range of high-profile court cases including the trials of Scott Peterson and Michael Jackson as well as the trials following the death of Anna Nicole Smith. While covering the disappearance of Natalee Holloway from Aruba, she secured an exclusive interview with the father of a leading suspect, Paul van der Sloot, which led to his detainment as a suspect in the disappearance. Most recently, Van Susteren provided on-site coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre, including hosting a one-hour special where she interviewed students, families and others directly affected by the shootings. Prior to joining FNC, Van Susteren served as host of CNN's prime-time news and analysis show, "The Point with Greta Van Susteren." She also co-hosted the network's daily legal program, "Burden of Proof." Van Susteren joined CNN in 1991 as a legal analyst and, during her tenure with the network, contributed analysis to high-profile cases including the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials and the Elian Gonzalez custody battle. She also played an integral role in the legal analysis of CNN's coverage of Election 2000, for which she earned the American Bar Association's Presidential Award for Excellence in Journalism. Van Susteren has represented various clients in civil and criminal cases during her career as a trial attorney. In addition to arguing cases in federal appellate courts and state supreme courts, she is the author of a chapter on witness and client representation in "Federal Enforcement 1992: Defense Strategies for Winning White Collar Trial." A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Van Susteren received a bachelor's degree with distinction in economics. She earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law in 1979 and a Master of Law from the school in 1982. Van Susteren was the first Stuart Stiller Fellow at Georgetown Law Center and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Stetson Law School. She served as an adjunct professor at the Law Center from 1984 through 1999. Recently dubbed one of the world's 100 most powerful women by Forbes Magazine, Van Susteren is the recipient of both the 2000-2001 Sandra Day O'Connor Medal of Honor from Seton Hall University and the American Bar Association Presidential Award for "Excellence in Journalism." (2001). She was also awarded the first place 2002 National Headliners Award as part of an investigative team covering the "Attack on America." In addition, Van Susteren is the co-author of "My Turn at The Bullypulpit: Straight Talk About The Things That Drive Me Nuts." Greta is married to John P. Coale and lives in Washington, D.C. Read more:

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The Obama Administration Is Out of Its Mind if it Allows Omar al-Bashir to Set Foot Here

(21) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 12:51 PM

Cross-posted from GretaWire.

Sudan's very evil President Omar al-Bashir has done the unthinkable: He's killed tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands. He is under indictment in the ICC for genocide but continues to get help from the likes of President Zuma of South Africa and the government...

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This Is an Unfair Smear of Jeff Zucker and CNN

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 11:01 AM

I am certainly not in the business of praising competitors, but sometimes things are just so rotten that I can't help myself from speaking up. See the headline below.

That headline is designed to send you the subliminal message that CNN's head, Jeff Zucker, is giving Trump special treatment...

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Why the Media Got it Wrong About Trump and Sanders Phenomena

(212) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 9:15 AM

Fed up? Yes, the American people are fed up. You know that. Many of you are fed up or know someone who is. For the last 10 months or so, the media missed that and are just now coming around to see it. Yes, da!

The media didn't "get" the...

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If You Follow the Rules (the Constitution), You Are Less Likely to Be a Hypocrite

(242) Comments | Posted February 15, 2016 | 10:09 AM

The U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2 says presidents nominate justices to the Supreme Court. It says the president SHALL and does not say MAY. This means it is not an option.

The US Constitution says the Senate votes to confirm or not confirm the president's nominee (advice...

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Hug-gate! First Christie and Now Maddow? Give It a Rest!

(5) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 2:34 PM

First, a hug is a social gesture like a handshake. It is not an endorsement. People hug each other all the time and it is done between casual acquaintances. I have even hugged strangers at funerals -- it is social gesture. In France, you are more likely to get your...

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What Disappoints Me About the Media...

(18) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 11:07 AM

What disappoints me most about the media -- and I will throw myself into this -- is how we forget people, forget stories and move on. The truth is that we in the media can multitask -- do more than one story at one time. Yes, I know, everyone is...

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The New York Times' Mean-Spirited Lou Michaels Obituary Headline

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 7:50 AM

In death... maybe we can give people a break? Just one day? And for a grieving family? Why not make it "half full, not half empty?"

Lou Michaels had an amazing career -- far more impressive and challenging than some editor at a newspaper (or yes, TV anchor). What should...

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If I Were Hillary Clinton....

(9) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 7:48 AM

Yes, I know. I have seen everything (or lots of it) online about Secretary Clinton being hit with the "woman stuff" about her husband. Remember, she was not the one.

So how would I handle it if I were HRC? I would confront it head on and talk about family...

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If I Ran for President... I Would...

(19) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 12:27 PM

I would announce that my Attorney General would prosecute HUMANS (meaning corporate executives) for corporate criminal conduct. Humans commit crimes. Example: 124 deaths (yes, deaths!) from known (yes, known!) defects in GM cars and no guilty executive was indicted and tried. Instead, the innocent shareholders are paying a 900 million...

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How Do We Know President Obama Is Right That Iran Is 2-3 Months From a Nuclear Bomb?

(184) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 4:05 PM

No sane person wants Iran to have a nuclear weapon. That would be catastrophic to the entire world. In this post, I am stepping back, taking a deep breath, reviewing recent history, and playing devil's advocate. I don't pretend to have the answer but I think I should try to...

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There Is No Quick Fix for Greece

(2) Comments | Posted July 11, 2015 | 10:39 AM

Let's face it, no private investor in his right mind -- even one loaded with money -- would lend any to Greece. Not only is Greece in economic and financial shambles, but also Greece just proved it by defaulting on loans. Talk about credit risk!

Ok, suppose I felt really...

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How Much Attention to Give Dylann Roof? Do Journalists Decide?

(38) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 8:23 AM

There is no perfect answer to how much attention to give Dylann Roof. He is cruel, he is a racist, he is evil. He is the news so we need to report the news and name him. We do not want to make him a celebrity for copycats -- that...

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Brian Williams -- Like the Defeated Senator Who Runs for the House (and Gets Elected)

(14) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 10:47 AM

Yes, I have seen the reports. It is no longer NBC's Brian Williams but MSNBC's Brian Williams. He is now a cable guy.

Cable may not have the cachet of broadcast, but cable is a whole lot more exciting and challenging than broadcast. Nightly News on broadcast NBC? Think about...

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Snarky Journalism? Bad Journalism? The NYT's Take on the Rubios' Driving Records

(67) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 1:31 PM

Pentagon Papers? Nope! Why the headline?

Senator Rubio is trying to get the job as the president, and not with Uber.... note how the New York Times writes this headline and article about his driving record:

".... A review of [Rubio driving] records dating back to 1997...
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What I Don't Get About the Clinton Global Initiative

(42) Comments | Posted May 24, 2015 | 9:21 AM

I don't get why the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) does not come out and tell us more about it projects. I can tell you about the one that caught my attention.

When I covered the event years ago (and oddly got called a "member," which has many in a tizzy),...

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Note to the Republican Candidates Who Don't Make the Initial Top 10! Here Is an Idea!

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 11:58 AM

I just read in the New York Times about Fox News Channel's Republican debate rule:

"The sprawling field of Republican presidential hopefuls will be abruptly winnowed down to as few as 10 -- at least for debating purposes -- when the first presidential debate is held in early August, Fox...
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Let's Get Something Straight

(85) Comments | Posted May 17, 2015 | 11:13 AM

Fox News Channel (since at least the day I arrived in 2002) is divided into two sections: news and programming. The programming division is made up of the opinion shows (mostly beginning at 5pm-11pm, minus the 6pm). The news division, on the other hand, includes many hours during the day...

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The First Amendment Must Be Upheld Consistently, or It Can't Be Upheld at All

(330) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 9:35 AM

Being consistent about the First Amendment says a lot. It proves you truly stand behind, and with, the First Amendment. I am using this consistency to make a point here about the First Amendment. Consistency when it comes to rights matters for the protection of that right.

Remember when a...

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Benghazi House Committee Should Not Politicize Its Report by Waiting Until 2016

(152) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 12:16 PM

I have no idea what the Benghazi House Committee will find or conclude, but delaying their findings and conclusion until 2016 is wrong.

Don't tell me this investigation can not get finished in 2015. Dragging the investigation into 2016 looks political -- and worse, reports are that the Committee's...

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CBS, You Already Have a Very Smart, Experienced, Talented Person to Replace Bob Schieffer at Face the Nation

(1) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 10:14 AM

Besides the fact that it is about time a woman took the helm at one of these Sunday morning shows that are hosted by men (women are more than 50% of the population!!), CBS has the perfect person right in front their eyes to take over at Face the Nation!...

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