Wednesday, May 7, 2008

  • Clinton Vows to Stay in the Race as North Carolina, Indiana Primaries Extend Obama’s Lead

    Obamanc2web

    Senator Barack Obama scored a landslide victory over Senator Hillary Clinton in the North Carolina primary last night and lost narrowly to her in Indiana. The results moved Obama closer to clinching the Democratic nomination as the contest enters its final month. [includes rush transcript]

  • Broadcasting Legend Bill Moyers on the 2008 Elections, the Rev. Wright Controversy, the Media, Vietnam and More

    Moyers2web

    Legendary broadcaster Bill Moyers helped organize the Peace Corps and served under President Johnson before going on to a distinguished career in journalism that continues today with the PBS series Bill Moyers Journal. His latest book, just published, is Moyers on Democracy. Moyers joins us to talk about the 2008 elections, the media and war. He addresses the controversy over Barack Obama’s former pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. It was nearly two weeks ago on Bill Moyers Journal where Wright first spoke out since his criticism of US government policies became a major issue in the 2008 Democratic presidential race. [includes rush transcript]

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