The guilty plea of Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff to charges of conspiracy and fraud have put a spotlight directly on lobbyists and their trade. Experts and guests debate how power is brokered in Washington and whether the current system should be or can be reformed.
Tom Edsall, Washington Post national political reporter
Larry Larocco, senior partner at Fleishman-Hillard Government Relations; former Democratic Congressman from Idaho
Scott Klug, managing director of public affairs for Foley & Lardner; former Republican congressman from Wisconsin
Sister Simone Campbell, Catholic nun; national coordinator of Network, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby