I’ve been watching Charlie Rose for a long time. He’s a great interviewer given the breadth of topics he attempts to cover, even if I find some conversations less than thorough. His special series, The Candidates, is turning out to be a very revealing look at the candidates. Mike Huckabee, Bill Richardson, John McCain, and John Edwards have already been interviewed.
I always feeling like commenting on the people and topics he covers on his show, but it was really John Edwards’ outstanding conversation with him that aired on November 29, 2007 that inspired me to put this post together (Find his towards the bottom). The Candidates series is truly great. It’s completely unimaginable to find the candidates in a discourse resembling anything similar in any other place. I can’t wait to see Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul on the program and I especially hope he gets Mike Gravel on as well. I think Chris Dodd and Joseph Biden will also present themselves extremely well and be inspiring to hear. I wonder how Barak Obama will come across after listening to John Edwards frame their primary different (the means of change, rather than the goal)? I have a feeling Hillary Clinton will be allusive and vague and college kids nationwide should take the opportunity to take a drink whenever Clinton says, “Well, Charlie” because I can see it being her mantra for the night.
Too bad these interviews are on PBS- or rather, too bad so much of our society seems to be allergic to PBS… Charlie Rose @ 12:00AM EST Mon-Fri. Set your TiVos people, or at least watch the free videos online.