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Bill Schneider, one of this country's foremost political commentators, is CNNs lead political analyst. Schneider will lend his expertise to CNN's CAMPAIGN USA '96 coverage. He regularly appears on CNNs Inside Politics, the only daily political news program, which airs weekdays from 4 - 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 - 9 p.m. (ET). Schneider joined CNN in 1990.

Schneider serves as CNNs major handicapper of Campaign USA 96. He assesses the progress of national and local political candidates, analyzes the networks polls and regularly delivers his Political Play of the Week every Friday on Inside Politics. On Inside Politics Weekend he checks in with his Story Behind The Story, an in-depth look at the political underpinnings of one of the week's most important stories. Inside Politics Weekend airs Saturdays from 7:30 - 8 p.m. (ET) and replays Sundays from 10:30 - 11 a.m. (ET).

Schneider is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a contributing editor to The Los Angeles Times, National Journal and The Atlantic Monthly. He recently held the O'Neill Visiting Professorship of American Politics at Boston College, a post named after the late Thomas P. O'Neill Jr., speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Schneider's weekly column, "Political Pulse," is syndicated by the Los Angeles Times. He has been labeled "the nation's election meister" by The Washington Times and "the Aristotle of American politics" by The Boston Globe. Campaigns and Elections called him "the most consistently intelligent analyst on television."

Schneider, who holds a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University, began his career in the 1970s as a professor in Harvard's department of government. He started writing for The Los Angeles Times in the mid-70s while continuing to teach.

Schneider is co-author of The Confidence Gap: Business, Labor and Government in the Public Mind, (Johns Hopkins University Press, second printing 1987). He has written extensively on politics and public opinion for such publications as The Washington Post and The New Republic. He is a featured speaker on public affairs, both in the United States and abroad.

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