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This is a video from my new show, Counterpoint PA, the only grassroots progressive newscast exclusively about Pennsylvania politics.

In this video, I report on the recent passing away of Rep. Bill Gray, a Pennsylvania Democrat who was the first black House majority whip, and show a video clip of him speaking about the efforts of the 1980's Congressional Black Caucus to block Pres. Reagan's agenda and the media reaction to his ascension to House Budget Committee chair as a black person .

For a transcript, links to the sources used in this story, and to browse the new categorized video archive, go to http://counterpointpa.org. (You can go right to the post for this video by clicking here.)

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Stay tuned this weekend for one more PA Headline:

Voter ID Turnout Suppression Tactics on Trial (Again)

Plus Counterpoint PA's special homage to Keith Olbermann, the Worst Pennsylvanians of the Week!

Originally posted to ProgressivePatriotPA on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 05:38 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Area Kossacks, Philly Kos, and Black Kos community.

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