Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered

Season 1 Episode 38

Same-Sex Marriage, Jeff Gannon and the Sweet Potato Queen

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Mar 18, 2005 on PBS
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Same-Sex Marriage, Jeff Gannon and the Sweet Potato Queen
Gay marriage, a much-debated topic, is in the news again this week. A California court ruled that the state's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. Gay marriage is an important issue to American evangelicals, and is particularly important to Jay Sekulow, their most prominent attorney. "First Up" this week Tucker explores the legal aspects of gay marriage with Sekulow, and the two discuss where the issue will go from here.

Jeff Gannon, a former member of the White House press corps, was ousted last month after it was discovered that he was working for a news Web site owned by a GOP activist. Critics asked how Gannon, whose real name is James Guckert, obtained White House press credentials. The former reporter for Talon News Service discusses what he perceives as the false distinction between real reporters and those working for a cause.

Jill Connor Browne got her first public notice in Jackson, Mississippi's St. Patrick's Day parade. Browne has since authored a number of hugely popular books on the dance of male-female relations, as well as creating the concept of the "Sweet Potato Queen." On our "Back Page" Browne tells Tucker what it means to be a Sweet Potato Queen, and what it takes for a man to sit in the throne opposite her highness.moreless

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