PBS NewsHour

What does it take to be a U.S. ambassador?

Clip: 02/17/2014 | 10m 22s

Gaffes made by a fresh crop of ambassadorial nominees—several of them donors—have raised questions about Obama’s selection process. Obama, according to the American Foreign Service Association, has the highest proportion of political picks since Ronald Reagan. Gwen Ifill talks to former Foreign Service officer Nicholas Burns and Walter Russell Mead of The American Interest.

Aired: 02/17/14

Rating: NR

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