After Words

After Words: Tierney Cahill, author, Ms. Cahill for Congress, Interviewed by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC

About the Program

The story of how an elementary school teacher told her class that anyone can run for Congress and was challenged by them to prove it.  With a $7,000 initial campaign chest and her students as her campaign staff, she won the 2000 Democratic nomination in Nevada's 2nd district, which includes Reno.

About the Authors

Tierney Cahill

Tierney CahillMs. Cahill is a single mother of three and civics teacher who ran for U.S. Congress in 2000 on a dare from her students. She has since run unsuccessfully for statewide office and continues to teach.
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Linden Gross

Linden GrossMs. Gross is former Special Features Editor for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and former Associate Editor for the Ladies' Home Journal, whose written for countless publications, including Cosmopolitan and Ms. magazines. She is also author of Surviving a Stalker: Everything You Need to KNow to Keep Yourself Safe.
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Past Airings

  • Sunday, June 21st at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, June 15th at 3am (ET)
  • Monday, June 15th at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, June 14th at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, June 13th at 10pm (ET)
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