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Take Note: Terry Mutchler On Her Memoir, "Under This Beautiful Dome"

Terry Mutchler, author, "Under this Beautiful Dome: A Senator, a Journalist, and Gay Love in America."

This interview originally aired on May 6, 2016.

As the first executive director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records, Terry Mutchler staunchly defended the public’s right to know. But sharing her own story was another matter.  Mutchler chronicles here secret five-year relationship with the late Illinois Senator Penny Severns in her critically acclaimed book, “Under This Beautiful Dome: A Senator, A Journalist and the Politics of Gay Love in America.”  We’ll talk with her about open records law, about her journalistic roots at Penn State and about the impact her disclosure had on her career.

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