Granholm the dating game

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She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984 and then a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

She then clerked for Judge Damon Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, became an Assistant U. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan in 1991 and in 1995 she was appointed to the Wayne County Corporation Counsel.

(CBS News) She may have been "fiery" and "electric" on stage at the Democratic National Convention last week, but as a contestant on "The Dating Game" in 1978, former Michigan governor-turned-talk show host Jennifer Granholm was described as "cute and curvaceous." Newly unearthed video shows a 19-year-old Granholm - now host of the liberal show, "The War Room with Jennifer Granholm" on Current TV - sporting the decade's signature Farrah Fawcett-inspired mane and a pair of suspenders.

After introducing the then-aspiring actress as a lover of "theater, the ice, and the great outdoors," the host, Jim Lange, asks, "Is it crazy time? " Granholm has recently risen to the tops of news feeds for her animated - perhaps overly so, some political consultants have said - and passionate address to the DNC in Charlotte, N.

She then enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, the first person in her family to do so, At Harvard Law School, Granholm served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the leading progressive law journal in the United States.

After graduating, Granholm clerked for Judge Damon Keith, a Senior Judge on the U. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, from 1987 to 1988.

She was re-elected to a second term in 2006 against Republican businessman Dick De Vos by a large margin and served until January 1, 2011, when she was term-limited.

Sadly -- or perhaps not -- Granholm's pairing on the show didn't work out.

She didn't even go on the Palm Springs getaway with the lucky winner, and is now married to leadership expert and UC-Berkeley faculty member Daniel Mulhern.

The 19-year-old Granholm, then a beauty queenwhose unsuccessful bid at a Hollywood career was still in front of her, went on , where she was wooed by three eligible bachelors.

Her Farrah Fawcett 'do and high-rise jeans betray the era, but anyone who watched Granholm's rather animated speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte won't be surprised by her ability to emote, even then.

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