The host of a popular state-funded TV show was excited about grilling Biden at the Geneva summit. After finding out he wouldn't get a chance—he was disappointed, to say the least.
Julia Davis is a columnist for The Daily Beast and the creator of the Russian Media Monitor. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, and Women In Film.
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