The Confab -- Sept. 17

This Week on The Confab: Why Washington, D.C.'s Mayor Fenty Lost, the resurgence of the District of Columbia and more. Join The Root's managing editor, Joel Dreyfuss, as he talks with The Washington Post's Nikita Stewart and The Root's Teresa Wiltz and Nsenga Burton.

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