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For the past 10 years, the Fact Checker has examined the statements of leading politicians. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post)On January 15, 2012, C SPAN aired a one hour interview with Glenn Kessler about the Fact Checker column and his life and career, which has been viewed on line more than 400,000 times. (A transcript of the interview is also available.) In 2014, C SPAN aired a second one hour interview with Kessler.

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