Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

'The Identical,' 'Last Days in Vietnam,' 'Snowpiercer,' and Special Guest Stuart Murdoch on 'God Help the Girl'

Friday, September 05, 2014

What really happened during the fall of Saigon? Was Elvis Jewish? Are voiceovers ever okay? And why is Stuart Murdoch so darn nice? This and other questions, on this week's Movie Date.
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The U.S. Open: Where Are the American Men?

Friday, September 05, 2014

As we get into the last weekend of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, we here at The Takeaway are wondering why there’s so little American talent in the men’s top 50.

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Why Daydreaming & Distractions Can Help Us Learn

Friday, September 05, 2014

New neuroscience research has upended common assumptions about the best study strategies. A new book examines the science and best practices for learning.

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Movie Date: A Musical, A Documentary, and Two Classic Re-Releases

Friday, September 05, 2014

Our Movie Date podcast team reviews “The Identical,” “Last Days in Vietnam” and the anniversary re-releases of "Forrest Gump" and "Ghostbusters."

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Protests Test Democracy in Pakistan

Friday, September 05, 2014

Days of protests outside Pakistan's parliament in Islamabad are testing the country's faith in the democratic process.

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Wilderness Act at 50: Community & Nature At Odds

Friday, September 05, 2014

The vast majority of the wilderness protected in the U.S. today was created before 1990. And since then, few designations have gotten through.

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Remembering the Iconic Fire of Joan Rivers

Friday, September 05, 2014

From the Ed Sullivan Show to the red carpets of Hollywood award shows, Joan Rivers was a cultural behemoth to be reckoned with. 

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Death Penalty Debate Rages After DNA Clears Two

Friday, September 05, 2014

More than 30 years after being sentenced to death, Henry Lee McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown emerged from North Carolina prison doors on Wednesday as free men.

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The Surprise Conflicts Drawing In a Reluctant White House

Thursday, September 04, 2014

During the Cold War, there was predictability to the chess board. But even Obama Administration officials say the crisis in Ukraine, and especially ISIS, seemingly came out of nowhere. 

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Meet the New CEO of HealthCare.Gov

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Kevin Counihan takes the helm of Healthcare.gov next week. He reflects on the program's challenging first year, and looks ahead to the new enrollment period.

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Escape From an ISIS Massacre

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In June, ISIS massacred hundreds of Iraqi military recruits. The lone survivor spoke to Takeaway partner The New York Times.

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GMO-Related Lobbying Skyrockets

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When it comes to the debate over genetically modified foods in America, the crux of the conversation now hinges on the question of to label or not to label.

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A Manufactured Crisis: Russia's Gift to NATO?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

NATO may have been hovering on the brink of collective military irrelevance a year ago, but Russia's invasion of Ukraine has given new life, and military opportunities, to the alliance.

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A Kennedy's Return to Vietnam

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Rory Kennedy's new documentary, "Last Days in Vietnam," travels back in time 40 years to the run-up to the 1975 evacuation of Saigon.  

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‘House of Cards’ Vs. ‘VEEP’: What Washington Insiders Really Think

Monday, August 25, 2014

Television loves Washington, and apparently so do viewers. We asked some inside-the-Beltway experts how 'VEEP' and 'House of Cards' stack up.  

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New Lives and A Land Torn Apart

Monday, August 11, 2014

An American immigrant in Israel explains why she made the decision to move and why she’s confident in the country’s future. One Arab-Israeli writer had long-embraced his role as someone who could connect and unite two cultures. But the recent violence has become too much for him—and he’s finally left Israel. 

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Stopping a Crisis From Becoming a Catastrophe

Monday, August 11, 2014

Is the U.S. strategy to combat ISIS in northern Iraq with drones and aid to Kurds too little, too late?

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Why One Tiny Texas Community Wants Nuclear Waste

Monday, August 11, 2014

There's no city council, no bank, no hospital, and no school in Loving County. There are few roads, not much cell phone serviceand not even a lot of drinking water. But now, some of the town's residents are hoping to change the face of the community by bringing in something new: Nuclear waste.

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No Turning Back for Russia and Putin

Monday, August 11, 2014

Russia has been losing friends fast, and that might not be a good thing. President Vladimir Putin remains hugely popular in Russia, but the country's economy is struggling as it deals with the burden of sanctions imposed by the West. And there seems to be no turning back from the path President Putin is taking.

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Maryland Frees 70 Inmates Over Judicial Flaws

Monday, August 11, 2014

Maryland's highest court has ruled that judges have been giving juries flawed instructions before deliberations, which has led to the release of over 70 inmates. The new Court of Appeals ruling has brought about an intense debate, raising questions about retrying decades-old cases.

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