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Midmorning: National politics and the birth of democracy

Posted at 7:37 AM on November 7, 2006 by Bill Wareham

At 9 a.m., Kerri Miller talks to political reporters talk about hotly contested and nationally watched races in Missouri, Pennsylvania and Michigan. And they reflect on what worked and what didn't in midterm media coverage.

At 10, Midmorning explores how one of the first democracies was practiced in ancient Greece, and how it's evolved into its current modern form. Kerri's guests are Ed Wingenbach, associate professor of government, University of Redlands, California; and Josiah Ober, political science professor at Stanford University.