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Picture perfect: CQ Roll Call photographers explain their favorite images of 2019

Political Theater Podcast, Episode 105

Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, smiles as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks by at the Ohio Clock Corridor in the Capitol on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

From Jon Stewart’s smirk to an Elizabeth Warren scrum at the Iowa State Fair to the frenzy surrounding former presidential aide Hope Hicks, CQ Roll Call photographers Tom Williams, Bill Clark and Caroline Brehman are crashing this episode of Political Theater to explain their favorite images of 2019, how they got them and what goes into getting the shot they need.

UNITED STATES - JUNE 19: Hope Hicks, the former White House communication director, is seen during a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee about their investigation of President Trump and the Robert Mueller report on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Hope Hicks, the former White House communication director, is seen during a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee about their investigation of President Donald Trump and the Mueller report on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

It’s not entirely fair — seeing as how they take about 100,000 images during the year and have to whittle that down to about 10,000 that they file for editorial use — to ask them to pick just one.

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 10: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., signs a copy of the Mueller Report for a fairgoer at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday August 10, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., signs a copy of the Mueller Report for a fairgoer at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday August 10, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

But we gave it a whirl anyway, and it is always interesting to get a sense of how professionals do their jobs. 

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