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Television Interviews

TPC staff appear on many television news programs each year. Below is a partial list of these television appearances.  

  • March 31, 2014 - "Politics of Tax Reform" C-SPAN
    TPC's Howard Gleckman moderates aas tax policy scholars talk about tax code, reforms needed, and the political challenges lawmakers face in changing tax policy.
  • December 19, 2013 - "Prospects for Tax Reform" C-SPAN
    TPC Co-Director Eric Toder joins Brandon Arnold of the National Taxpayers Union to consider the United States' prospects for tax reform.
  • September 18, 2013 - "Debt Ceiling and the Economy" C-SPAN
    TPC's Donald Marron testifies on the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling before Congress' Joint Economic Committee.
  • August 27, 2013 - "No Choice But to Raise the Debt Ceiling?" Fox Business
    TPC's Donald Marron weighs in on the debt ceiling debate.
  • July 28, 2013 - "Municipalities and Bankruptcy" C-SPAN
    In light of Detroit's bankruptcy, TPC's Kim Rueben discusses the general causes of municipal bankruptcy filings, the rate at which they occur, and how pensions, health care, and other financial obligations are managed.
  • April 5, 2013 - "An Examination of the White House Budget" Fox Business
    TPC's Donald Marron on the president's FY2014 budget.
  • February 5, 2013 - "Federal Income Tax" C-SPAN
    TPC's Howard Gleckman, Eric Toder and Eugene Steuerle discuss proposals for replacing and changing the income tax system.
  • December 18, 2012 - "Fiscal Cliff Tax Tips" Fox Business
    TPC's Howard Gleckman explains how the fiscal cliff will impact your taxes.
  • October 8, 2012 - "The Taxing Work of Staying Non-Partisan on Taxes" Bloomberg, Businessweek
    Bloomberg's Peter Cook profiles Donald Marron, director at Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and keeps track of political donations and what may be behind the money. He speaks on Bloomberg Government's "Capitol Gains," which airs on Bloomberg Television on Sundays.
  • October 3, 2012 - "What Does Fiscal Cliff Mean for Taxpayers?" Fox Business
    TPC's Donald Marron on the potential impact on taxpayers of reaching the fiscal cliff.
  • October 2, 2012 - "January 2013 Tax Increases" C-SPAN
    Footage of TPC's October 2, 2012 event, "Danger Ahead? Taxes and the Fiscal Cliff."
  • September 20, 2012 - "Finding Out Who Really Pays Taxes in America" Wall Street Journal Live
    Who really pays taxes in America? Simon Constable discusses with Roberton Williams, Tax Policy Center Senior Fellow on The News Hub.
  • September 20, 2012 - "U.S. Tax Policy" C-SPAN
    TPC's Donald Marron talked about IRS data on who pays federal income taxes, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to the Tax Policy Center 47 percent of Americans paid no federal income tax.
  • September 18, 2012 - "Tax Policy Evaluation with Donald Marron of Tax Policy Center"Nightly Business Report
    Taxes are another hot topic of the presidential campaigns. Joining us to evaluated & analyze current & future tax policies is Donald Marron, Director of the Tax Policy Center.
  • September 18, 2012 - "GOP Scrambles to Contain Damage from Secretly Recorded Video at Fundraiser" PBS, Newshour
    A video released this week caught Mitt Romney calling 47 percent of voters unswayable Obama supporters who are 'victims' who don't pay any taxes. Gwen Ifill talks to Tax Policy Center's Roberton Williams and National Journal's Nancy Cook about backlash over Romney's remarks and whether his rhetoric paints an accurate picture.
  • September 18, 2012 - "Romney & the 47%" CNBC
    Mitt Romney said "47 percent of people will vote for President Obama no matter what," reports CNBC's John Harwood. Donald Marron, The Tax Policy Center director, and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss.
  • August 22, 2012 - "The Fiscal Cliff, The Payroll Tax Cut, & Your Wallet" Nightly Business Report
    TPC's Donald Marron discusses the economic impact of the fiscal cliff. The tallest stretch is made up of tax breaks that expire at the end of the year.
  • August 2, 2012 - "Study Says Romney's Tax Plan Would Most Benefit Wealthy Americans" PBS, Newshour
    Judy Woodruff talks to TPC's Bill Gale and Tax Foundation's Scott Hodge about a new TPC study that states the rich, not the middle class, stand to benefit most from Romney's plan.
  • July 13, 2012 -"Three California Cities Have Filed for Bankruptcy" MSNBC, The Cycle
    TPC's Kim Rueben explains why some American cities are running out of money, filing for bankruptcy, and making drastic cuts in the process.
  • July 11, 2012 - "Tax Provisions in Health Care Law" C-SPAN
    TPC's Donald Marron and Joseph Henchman discussed the facts of the Affordable Care Act. Topics included who is eligible for subsidy benefits, how much the penalty will be, and who will actually see a decrease in their health care
  • June 8, 2012 - "Ex-CBO Director Marron on Tax Code, `Fiscal Cliff'" Bloomberg
    TPC's Donald Marron talks about the U.S. tax code and so-called fiscal cliff.
  • April 17, 2012 - "U.S. Tax Reform: What Could, Should Be Done?" PBS, Newshour
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, and the Brookings Institution's Alice Rivlin on tax reform options in light of the 2012 elections and expiring cuts.
  • April 17, 2012 -"Gleckman: Buffett Rule Not Going Away in Election 2012" Fox Business
    TPC's Howard Gleckman says the 'Buffet Rule' isn't going away despite the Senate vote.
  • February 28, 2012 - "Grading GOP Candidates on Taxes" Fox Business
    TPC's Howard Gleckman breaks down the GOP candidates' tax plans and talks about the 2012 elections.
  • February 17, 2012 - "Three Years After Obama’s Stimulus, Where are the Jobs?" Fox Business
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, on the economy’s sluggish recovery despite the government’s stimulus spending.
  • January 12, 2012 - "Overhauling the U.S. Tax Code" Fox Business
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, on various options to fix the tax code.
  • October 20, 2011 - "Breaking Down GOP Candidates' Tax Plans" Fox Business
    TPC's Howard Gleckman breaks down Republican presidential candidates' plans, including Cain's 9-9-9 plan.
  • September 8, 2011 - "Tax Cuts in Obama Jobs Plan Helpful But Limited" Reuters
    TPC Director, Donald Marron on the Obama jobs plan.
  • August 17, 2011 - "Do Taxes Mask Government Spending?" Fox Business
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, on the U.S. tax code and why it enables spending.
  • July 22, 2011 - "Will Obama, Boehner Deficit Deal Come Up Short?" Fox Business
    TPC Director, Donald Marron and crunch the debt numbers.
  • July 8, 2011 - "Tax Expert: Tax Code Can't be Fixed in Next 3 Weeks" Fox Business
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, on what tweaks can be made to the tax code in time for the debt deadline.
  • July 6, 2011 - "Millionäre wollen mehr Steuern zahlen" Swiss TV
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, discusses the federal debt and higher taxes for millionaires on Swiss TV, German Edition.
  • June 29, 2011 - "Will Greece Pay Off its Debt?" Fox Business
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, on what's next for Greece.
  • June 13, 2011 - "Is 5% Economic Growth Rational?" Fox Business
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, on what a practical rate of growth is for jobs and the economy.
  • June 7, 2011 - "Gleckman: Health Care Violates All Rules of Economics" Fox Business
    TPC's Howard Gleckman weighs in on health care and why it needs to be reformed.
  • May 7, 2011 - "More Government Spending Ahead?" Fox Business
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, sounds off on the nation's budget problems.
  • May 6, 2011 - "How to Balance Jobs and Spending" Fox Business
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, discusses keeping the debt under control and keeping the economy growing.
  • April 21, 2011 - "U.S. Draws Closer to Debt Ceiling" Fox Business
    TPC's Howard Gleckman on why the debt ceiling must be raised.
  • April 15, 2011 - "Marron Interview on U.S. Deficit" Bloomberg TV
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, talks about the federal deficit and the long-term implications for economic growth.
  • April 13, 2011 - "Wide Tax Reform Needed" Fox Business
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, on President Obama's budget and his plans not to renew the Bush Tax Cuts.
  • April 5, 2011 - "What If the Government Shuts Down?" Fox Business
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, weighs in on the possibility of a government shutdown.
  • March 30, 2011 - "Government Shutdown Looms Over DC" Lou Dobbs Tonight
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, discusses the continuing budget battle.
  • March 17, 2011 - "Tackling the Debt" Business News Network
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, on how lawmakers are tackling the federal debt.
  • February 22, 2011-"Fmr. CBO Director: No Corporate Tax Holiday" Fox Business News
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, on how corporate tax holidays have no impact on the economy.
  • January 25, 2011-"Is Now the Best Time to Invest Spending?" Fox Business News
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, on the federal government's debate over spending vs. investing.
  • January 25, 2011 - "Gleckman: US Tax Code is Inefficient" Fox Business
    TPC's Howard Gleckman on the tax code and the State of the Union address.
  • January 3, 2011-"Tax Reform 2011" PBS, Nightly Business Report
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, discusses U.S. corporate tax rates and explains that they may not be as high as we think.
  • December 22, 2010-"Uncertain Future for Taxes" Fox Business News
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, on the expiration of many tax cuts in the near future.  
  • November 23, 2010-"Did Global Economy Give Rise to N. Korea's Attack?" Fox Business News
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, addresses the long-term challenges of excessive federal debt and comments on the possible effects of U.S. debt abroad.
  • November 18, 2010- "CBO Projects Additional $1T in Deficits for 2011" Fox Business News
    TPC Director, Donald Marron, discusses plans to reduce the federal deficit.
  • November 1, 2010-"Challenges Facing Newly Elected Republicans"  WUSA TV (CBS)
    Howard Gleckman, TPC Resident Fellow, talks about the challenges facing Republicans who want to keep their campaign promises.
  • November 1, 2010-"Can Winners Keep Their Campaign Promises?" WUSA TV (CBS)
    Howard Gleckman, TPC Resident Fellow, discusses whether the economic climate will prevent candidates from keeping their promises on taxes and spending.
  • August 31, 2010 - "Options for Tax Code Reform" C-Span
    Eugene Steuerle talked about a new report from the Obama administration on overhauling the tax system. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. C-SPAN Radio's Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the end of the program.
  • August 10, 2010 - "Will Tax Hike Impact Overall Economy? Fox Business News
    Tax experts Robert Williams and Srinivas Thirucanthai on tax hikes on the rich.
  • August 5, 2010 - "Donald Marron Remarks on Social Security and the Federal Budget C-Span
    Donald Marron, a former acting director of the Congressional Budget Office, spoke about Social Security and the federal budget at a conference on retirement issues hosted by the University of Michigan’s Retirement Research Center.
  • August 4, 2010 - "Congressional Gridlock: The 2% Solution" Street Signs, CNBC
    Discussing why tax cuts to the top two percent is necessary for the economy, with Jim Nussle, former OMB director; William Gale, The Brookings Institution and CNBC's John Harwood.
  • June 21, 2010 - "Millionaire's Tax" Battle" The Call of the Wild, CNBC
    Debating whether the rich should get taxed to pay for deficits, with Roberton Williams, Tax Policy Center and J.D. Foster, Heritage Foundation.
  • June 15, 2010 - "America: A Portfolio of Ideas", Wall Street Journal Video Series 
    William Gale of the Brookings Institution discusses fiscal policy and the changes needed to manage the deficit and recovery.
  • June 7, 2010 - "Is the World Broke? ", Fox Business Donald Marron begins speaking at 33 seconds.
    Donald Marron from the Urban Institute Tax Policy Center on how the nation will close its growing debt gap.
  • June 4, 2010 - "More Government Spending Ahead? ", Fox Business Donald Marron begins speaking at 13 seconds.
    Fmr. CBO Director Donald Marron sounds off on the nation’s budget problems.
  • June 3, 2010 - "Reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac", Reuters Donald Marron begins speaking at 37 seconds.
    Donald Marron discusses his plan on how to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • May 6, 2010 - "America: A Portfolio of Ideas ", Wall Street Journal Video Series
    Rosanne Altshuler discusses the U.S. deficit and potential revenue-generating solutions.
  • April 15, 2010 - "Interview with Eugene Steuerle ", C-Span
    Eugene Steuerle takes a look at where U.S. tax policy heading. Taxes are expected to be a major political issue over the next several years and part of the debate is over who will pay more taxes and how high the taxes will rise.
  • April 14, 2010 - "Finding a Way to Curb Federal Spending ", Fox News
    William Gale begins speaking at 1 minute 26 seconds.
    It's All Your Money: Why America's budget numbers don't add up.
  • April 1, 2010 - "Can the Rich Really Foot the Bill for Big Gov't? ", Fox Business
    Roberton Williams begins speaking at 1 minute 37 seconds.
    Peter Barnes breaks down a study showing that even a 90% tax on the wealthy won’t make up the deficit.
  • March 12, 2010 - "Consequences of Shifting Renters to Buyers ", Fox Business
    Ted Gayer begins speaking at  21 seconds.
    Ted Gayer of the Brookings Institute argues the homebuyer tax credit program should not be extended.
  • February 17, 2010 - "Study: Half of U.S. Households Pay No Income Tax ", Fox Business
    Roberton Williams begins speaking at  26 seconds.
    Tax Policy Center Senior Fellow Bob Williams breaks down what you need to know about taxes.
  • February 4, 2010 - "How the Budget Will Impact Your Pocket", Fox Business
    Howard Gleckman begins speaking at  14 seconds.
    Urban Institute Senior Research Associate Howard Gleckman argues we need to raise taxes and cut spending to diminish the deficit.
  • December 1, 2009 - "Europeans, China Outpace U.S. on Corporate Tax Reductions", FOX News, Special Report
    Bill Gale begins speaking at 1 minute and 17 seconds.
    At a time when job creation is the number one problem and a chief goal for Washington, D.C., many tax experts say U.S. corporate tax policies are falling behind European nations -- known for their expensive social welfare systems and the high income and sales taxes that go with them.
  • September 16, 2009 - "Housing Hope or Hoax?", CNBC, Street Signs
    Kim Rueben begins speaking at 2 minutes and 24 seconds.
    Discussing whether the housing market is fixed, with CNBC's Diana Olick; Kim Rueben, Tax Policy Center; Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors; and CNBC's Erin Burnett.
  • September 16, 2009 - "Housing Hope or Hoax?", CNBC, Street Signs
    Kim Rueben begins speaking at 2 minutes and 24 seconds.
    Discussing whether the housing market is fixed, with CNBC's Diana Olick; Kim Rueben, Tax Policy Center; Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors; and CNBC's Erin Burnett.
  • August 26, 2009 - "Bernanke Tapped for Second Term", NBC , Nightly News
    William Gale begins speaking at 2 minutes and 36 seconds.
    Health care, as it being discussed right now, involves increasing spending now and reducing it later and there is going to be more hesitance to increase spending now given these higher deficit numbers.
  • May 28, 2009 - "Value Added Tax", Fox , Live Desk
    Leonard Burman begins speaking at 2 minutes and 41 seconds.
    Debate over possibility of VAT in the U.S.
  • May 26, 2009 - "Flat Tax=Economic Growth", CNBC, Call of the Wild
    Leonard Burman begins speaking at 1 minute and 25 seconds.
    Debating whether a flat tax system could restore the U.S. economy, with Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, and Leonard Burman, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.
  • May 12, 2009 - "Closing Estate Tax Loopholes", Fox Business,
    Roberton Williams begins speaking at 22 seconds.
    Roberton Williams of the Urban Brookings Tax Policy Center on the Obama Administration's plan to close loopholes in the estate tax.
  • Apr. 30, 2009 - "Obama marks 100 days as President", Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Lateline
    Transcript.
    Barack Obama has marked 100 days in office saying he is optimistic about the future despite being sobered by the slow pace of change.
  • Apr. 15, 2009 - "Where Our Taxes Go", CNN
    Leonard Burman begins speaking at 35 seconds.
    You work all year for it, and then comes April 15th when you settle up the bill with Uncle Sam. Do you know where your tax money goes?
  • Apr. 2, 2009 - "Economy Could Lead to More Tax Evasions", WUSA9.com, Evening News
    Howard Gleckman begins speaking at 1 minute and 21 seconds.
    As widespread lay-offs force people to take cash-paying jobs, some experts raise questions about the underground economy.
  • March 22, 2009 - "Obama Tax Plan and Small Business," MSNBC.com, Your Business
    Rosanne Altshuler begins speaking at 1 minute and 14 seconds.
    Some businesses are being faced with the reality of higher taxes under President Obama's budget plan.
  • February 26, 2009 - "Tale of Two Families," ABC News,
    Rosanne Altshuler begins speaking at 1 minute and 44 seconds.
    Two families' lives will change with Obama's stimulus spending.
  • Jan. 28, 2009 - "What's in the Stimulus for Workers", CBS, Evening News
    Roberton Williams begins speaking at 1 minute and 06 seconds.
    For restaurant owner Tom Glascow, and for most Americans, the new stimulus package serves up a variety of tax cuts, CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports.
  • Jan. 28, 2009 - "Stimulus Report Card: Is It the Right Fix?", ABC News, World News with Charles Gibson
    Rosanne Altshuler begins speaking at 1 minute and 08 seconds.
    Economists are engaged in their own debate about which parts of President Obama's economic package are really stimulative, which are social policy and which will swiftly create jobs and encourage spending.
  • Nov. 3, 2008 - "Candidates' Tax Plans", FOXBusiness News, Election 2008
    Eric Toder begins speaking at 10 seconds.
    Eric Toder discusses Candidates' tax plans.
  • Oct. 30, 2008 - "Doing The Math On Candidates' Tax Plans", CBS News, Evening News:
    TPC mentioned at 06 seconds.
    CBS News asked the non-partisan Tax Policy Center to calculate what individuals' tax burdens would be under each of Barack Obama and John McCain's proposed plans.
  • Oct. 24, 2008 - "Obama And McCain Spar Over Tax Plans", CBS4.com
    TPC began mentioned at 1 minutes and 21 seconds.
    The non-partisan Tax Policy Center went digging through the details of the proposals and speeches and concluded, "Senator McCain's tax cuts would primarily benefit those with very high incomes.
  • October 21, 2008 - "Issues ‘08: Taxes and Spending ." WBUR, On Point with Tom Ashbrook , CNN
    William Gale begins speaking at 43 seconds.
    Joining us from Washington is William Gale. He is vice president and director of economic studies at the Brookings Institution and co-director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, which has analyzed both candidates’ tax plans.
  • October 14, 2008 - "Keeping them Honest: Fixing the Economy." Anderson Cooper, 360 daily podcast, CNN
    Roberton Williams begins speaking at 12 minutes, 44 seconds.
    Roberton Williams discusses the two presidential candidates' tax plans.
  • Oct. 16, 2008 - "Reality Checking "Joe The Plumber", CBS News, Evening News:
    Eric Toder began speaking at 1 minutes and 01 seconds.
    Joe Wurzelbacher was launched into the national spotlight after being used as an example in a debate. Wyatt Andrews does a Reality Check on how each candidate would affect Joe "The Plumber."
  • Sep. 28, 2008 - "The Truth about Taxes", Fox News, America's Election HQ
    Leonard Burman began speaking at 2 minutes and 34 seconds.
    John McCain has been campaigning with an overall anti-tax proposal. On the flipside, Barack Obama is calling for more taxes on the rich and lower taxes for the majority of taxpayers.
  • Sep. 22, 2008 - "The Trillion Dollar Tab: candidates debate who will pay," NBC, Nightly News with Brian Williams
    Leonard Burman began speaking at 1 minute and 31 seconds.
    The Candidates disagree on how much to tax the wealthiest one percent of Americans.
  • Sep. 15, 2008 - "How Did We Get Into This Financial Mess?," WUSA9, WUSA9
    Howard Gleckman began speaking at 1 minute and 26 seconds.
    With Monday's news of take-overs, bail-outs, and bankruptcies, many Americans are trying to figure out both how we got here and what it means to the overall economy.
  • Sep. 15, 2008 - "The Truth About McCain And Insurance Taxes," CBS Evening News, Reality Check
    Leonard Burman began speaking at 1 minute and 03 seconds.
    It's one of the most explosive and important political charges of the election: "He wants to tax your health benefits," Barack Obama said. Obama's charge was that that John McCain wants to tax the health insurance benefits Americans buy through employers.
  • September 4, 2008 - "America's Future: Tax Policy at a Crossroads," Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Republican National Convention
    Howard Gleckman begins speaking at 4 minutes, 04 seconds, Leonard Burman begins speaking at 4 minutes, 38 seconds.
    America's Future: Conversations about Politics and Policy at the Republican National Convention.
  • Sep. 4, 2008 - "The Ins and Outs of McCain's Tax Plan," ABC, Good Morning America
    Roberton Williams began speaking at 1 minute and 03 seconds.
    Last year, the Joneses paid $2,700 in federal income taxes, and the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center calculated the family would save $700 on its tax bill under McCain's proposals.
  • September 2, 2008 - "'McCain-onomics' Put to the Test in Northern Virginia," PBS, Online Newshour with Paul Soloman
    TPC mentioned at 8 minutes, 51 seconds, With the Republican convention underway in St. Paul, the NewsHour's economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Nancy Pfotenhauer, an adviser to Sen. John McCain's campaign, about the GOP presidential hopeful's economic policies and how they could impact everyday Americans.
  • Aug. 27, 2008 - "Meet the Joneses, Part I: Taxes," ABC, Good Morning America
    Roberton Williams began speaking at 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
    For the first in a multipart series, "Good Morning America" has scoured the country in search of a few representatives of the typical American family to see how the current administration's tax policies have affected their lives and how a new president might change things.
  • Apr. 30, 2008 - "Gas Tax Holiday Plan Provides Fodder for Campaigns," PBS, Online NewsHour
    Leonard Burman began speaking at 3 minutes and 43 seconds.
    Presidential hopefuls Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have raised the idea of suspending the federal gas tax for the summer. A tax policy expert explains whether a gas tax holiday is politically or economically feasible.
  • Mar. 3, 2005 - "Consumption Tax," PBS, Online NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
    Leonard Burman began speaking at 3 minutes and 43 seconds.
    Presidential hopefuls Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have raised the idea of suspending the federal gas tax for the summer. A tax policy expert explains whether a gas tax holiday is politically or economically feasible.