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  • n  a press conference or interview in which a government official explains to reporters the background of an action or policy
    the secretary gave us a backgrounder on public health issues

  • A Kosovo Primer A backgrounder on the Balkan conflict How It Came To War Last summer, in response to the Kosovo Liberation Army's guerrilla .
  • By the Washington rules on a "backgrounder," reporters may report what was said without direct attribution to the public official who said it.
  • After the Bay of Pigs, Ted Sorensen, John Kennedy's counsel, gave a backgrounder to newsmen pointing out that the operation had begun under Eisenhower and was carried out by .
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  • 20 Feet From Stardom
    We sing the hooks. by Kelly Vance More musical talent on display than in any other pic you’ll see this year. Director Morgan Neville’s masterful documentary backgrounder on the golden age of black female backup singers hits us with a tidal wave of soul, as Merry Clayton, Darlene Love, Táta Vega, Claudia Lennear, Judith Hill, Lisa Fischer, Patti Austin, and many, many more singers demonstrate why ...
    July 1, 2013 - East Bay Express

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