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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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NFL's Roger Goodell to hold a press conference, the first in 9 days. We'll have the latest.

NFL's Roger Goodell to hold a press conference, the first in 9 days. We'll have the latest.

May 8th, 2014
06:01 PM ET

Pomp and protest: Controversial commencement speakers

(CNN) – If there's one thing you want at your college graduation, besides getting across the stage without tripping on your gown, it's a commencement speaker who can impart some inspiring words before you walk into the buzz-saw of the job market.

But increasingly, it seems the free thought promoted at many higher learning institutions, doesn't extend to the person at the podium.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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