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James P. Hoffa on Organized Labor Issues (#2410)

posted on January 16, 2004 at 2:39 PM

Full Program: LIVE FROM THE STUDIOS OF IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION, IT'S "THE CANDIDATES WITH DAVID YEPSEN." TONIGHT DAVID YEPSEN'S GUEST IS LABOR LEADER JAMES P. HOFFA, PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS. HERE IS "DES MOINES REGISTER" POLITICAL COLUMNIST DAVID YEPSEN. Yepsen: GOOD EVENING. THIS IS OUR FINAL PRESENTATION IN OUR TEN-PART SERIES RAMPING UP TO THE IOWA CAUCUSES OF 2004. FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS, WE'VE BEEN TALKING POLICY AND POLITICS WITH THE CANDIDATES AND WITH THOSE WHO FOLLOW THEM. AND TONIGHT WE DISCUSS THE ISSUES AND THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF ORGANIZED LABOR. WHEN IT COMES TO IMPACT, IT'S BEEN SAID THAT LABOR DOESN'T HAVE THE CLOUT THAT IT ONCE HAD IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. PERHAPS. AT THE SAME TIME, IT MUST ALSO BE SAID THAT THE HOUSE OF LABOR CONTINUES TO BE A SIGNIFICANT FORCE IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF ITS LOYAL SUPPORTERS WHO DEMAND THAT THEIR VOICES BE HEARD IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. AND THAT'S BECAUSE ORGANIZED LABOR CONTINUES TO WORK ON ISSUES THAT AFFECT US ALL: WORKING CONDITIONS, WAGES, HEALTH CARE, TAXES, RETIREMENT INCOME, AND MOST RECENTLY THE EXPORTING OF AMERICAN JOBS. FOR THAT REASON, SEEKING THE ENDORSEMENT OF LABOR UNIONS CONTINUES TO BE A TIME-HONORED TRADITION IN DEMOCRATIC FAMILY FIGHTS LIKE THE CAUCUSES. JAMES P. HOFFA GREW UP IN THE LABOR TRADITION, AND TODAY HE'S ON THE FRONT LINES REPRESENTING WORKERS, TEAMSTER MEMBERS OR NOT, ON THE NATIONAL POLITICAL SCENE. MR. HOFFA, WE WELCOME YOU TO IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION. Hoffa: NICE TO BE HERE. Yepsen: THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. WELL, LET ME OPEN OUR DISCUSSION TONIGHT WITH THE SIMPLE QUESTION WHY DID THE TEAMSTERS ENDORSE RICHARD GEPHARDT. Hoffa: WELL, IT WAS AN EASY CHOICE BECAUSE, NUMBER ONE, I DIDN'T MAKE THE CHOICE. WE WENT TO OUR MEMBERS, WE POLLED OUR MEMBERS, WE POLLED OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS, WE POLLED OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD, AND THE OVERALL CHOICE WAS DICK GEPHARDT. AND IT'S BECAUSE OF HIS 27 YEARS OF SUPPORT FOR WORKING FAMILIES, HIS GREAT EXPERIENCE ON CAPITAL HILL, AND THE FACT THAT HE HAS A PLAN FOR A NATIONAL HEALTH CARE PLAN. HE HAS A PLAN ON TRADE. HE'S THE ONLY PERSON THAT VOTED AGAINST NAFTA. HE HAS SPOKEN OUT OVER AND OVER AGAIN ON ISSUES THAT CONCERN WORKING FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, NOT ONLY ORGANIZED LABOR BUT EVERYBODY WHO REALLY ARE CONSIDERING THEMSELVES WORKING PEOPLE OR MIDDLE CLASS. SO HE'S BEEN A CHAMPION AND THAT KIND OF A RECORD, I THINK, SHOULD BE REWARDED WITH OUR SUPPORT. ON TOP OF THAT HE'S, OVERALL, THE BEST QUALIFIED. Yepsen: HOW SO? Hoffa: WELL, LOOK AT THE EXPERIENCE. I MEAN, YOU KNOW, AS ONE CANDIDATE SAID, "THIS ISN'T TIME FOR TRAINING WHEELS." WE REALLY CAN'T SEND SOMEBODY IN LIKE -- THAT HAS NO EXPERIENCE ON CAPITAL HILL. THIS IS A TIME OF NATIONAL CRISIS. WE HAVE TERRORISM. WE HAVE THE ECONOMY THAT'S ABSOLUTELY FALLING APART. WE HAVE A TRADE DEFICIT THAT'S SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL, AND WE REALLY NEED SOMEBODY THAT CAN COME IN AND TURN THIS THING AROUND. HIS EXPERIENCE DURING THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION, OF 27 YEARS, HAS CREATED A LOT OF JOBS, 22 MILLION JOBS UNDER PRESIDENT CLINTON. HE KNOWS HOW TO GET THE JOB DONE. HE KNOWS WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO TO MAKE THIS ECONOMY RESPONSIVE SO THAT IT SERVES EVERYBODY. YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FACT THAT THIS -- YOU KNOW, THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW IS DIVIDING INTO TWO. IT'S GOING TO BE THE VERY RICH AND THE VERY POOR, AND WE ALWAYS SAY THE VERY RICH AND US. WE'VE GONE THROUGH A SERIES OF TAX CUTS FOR THE VERY RICH. WE CHANGED THE INHERITANCE TAX FOR THE VERY RICH. WE CHANGED THE DIVIDENDS FOR THE VERY RICH. WHAT DID THEY DO FOR THE LOWER CLASS AND THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE WORKING CLASS? THEY DID NOTHING. AND THE ANSWER IS WE'RE BASICALLY DIVIDING INTO THIS SOCIETY. WE'VE GOT DEFICITS THAT ARE HURTING THE MIDDLE CLASS. WE'RE CUTTING ENTITLEMENTS ACROSS THE BOARD. WE NEED DICK GEPHARDT TO COME IN TO MAKE THIS AN AMERICA THAT TAKES CARE OF THE AVERAGE AMERICAN. THERE'S A POWER PYRAMID IN THIS WORLD, YOU KNOW, AND THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT RICH THAT ARE OUT THERE DOING AN HONEST DAY'S WORK, WORKING HARD EVERY DAY. THEY SHOULD HAVE A SAY IN THIS GOVERNMENT, AND I'M AFRAID THEY DON'T HAVE A SAY IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. 27:46 Read More »

Dr. Howard Dean (#2409)

posted on January 15, 2004 at 2:52 PM

Full Program: FROM THE STUDIOS OF IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION, THIS IS "THE CANDIDATES WITH DAVID YEPSEN." TONIGHT DAVID YEPSEN'S GUEST IS DR. HOWARD DEAN OF VERMONT, CANDIDATE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. HERE IS "DES MOINES... 27:45 Read More »

Senator John Edwards (#2408)

posted on January 14, 2004 at 2:56 PM

Full Program: LIVE FROM THE STUDIOS OF IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION, THIS IS "THE CANDIDATES WITH DAVID YEPSEN." TONIGHT DAVID YEPSEN'S GUEST IS SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS OF NORTH CAROLINA, CANDIDATE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. HERE IS "DES MOINES REGISTER" POLITICAL COLUMNIST DAVID YEPSEN. Yepsen: GOOD EVENING. JUST FIVE DAYS DOWN THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, THE IOWA CAUCUS CAMPAIGN OF 2004 CONTINUES TO PRODUCE LATE-IN-THE-GAME SURPRISES. THE SUPPORTERS OF OUR GUEST THIS EVENING, SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS OF NORTH CAROLINA, MAINTAIN HE'LL PRODUCE ONE OF THEM... PERHAPS IN IOWA, PERHAPS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE OR SOUTH CAROLINA. SENATOR EDWARDS HAS BEEN SCORING POINTS THESE DAYS WITH DEMOCRATS NATIONWIDE AND WITH IOWA CAUCUS GOERS FOR A COUPLE OF REASONS. FIRST, HIS MESSAGE SEEMS TO BE GETTING THROUGH. SECOND, WHILE HE'S PACKED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NINE-CANDIDATE FIELD, SENATOR EDWARDS' CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN NOTED FOR ITS LACK OF NEGATIVISM, AND THAT COUNTS FOR A LOT HERE IN IOWA AND ELSEWHERE. WHILE OTHERS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN SOME HARDBALL, MOSTLY DIRECTED AT FRONT-RUNNER HOWARD DEAN, SENATOR EDWARDS HAS MADE HIS MARK BY TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES. AND TODAY HIS SUPPORTERS MAINTAIN THAT WILL PRODUCE AN UPSET. WELL, WE'LL SEE. SENATOR EDWARDS, WELCOME ONCE AGAIN TO IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION. IT'S GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US. Edwards: THANKS FOR HAVING ME, DAVID. GREAT TO BE HERE. Yepsen: SENATOR, I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT A COUPLE EDGE-OF-THE-NEWS QUESTIONS TODAY. TODAY GOVERNOR DEAN CRITICIZED YOU FOR FLIP-FLOPPING ON HOG LOT QUESTIONS. YOU VOTED FOR AGAINST -- OR FOR PACKER OWNERSHIP OF LIVESTOCK, AND THEN VOTED AGAINST IT. HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THAT CHARGE? Edwards: WELL, FIRST, HE'S WRONG ABOUT THE FACTS. WHAT HAPPENED -- WHAT HAPPENED WAS THERE WAS A VOTE IN THE SENATE THAT WOULD HAVE PUT HUNDREDS OF NORTH CAROLINA FAMILY FARMERS OUT OF BUSINESS BECAUSE IT HAD NO EXCEPTION THAT ALLOWED THEM TO CONTINUE TO FARM AND DO WHAT THEY WERE DOING. WHAT I AM FOR -- AND I'VE MADE THIS VERY CLEAR -- IS A PACKER BAN, A PACKER BAN THAT WOULD DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE HERE IN IOWA TO KEEP THESE BIG CORPORATE FARMING OPERATIONS FROM PUTTING FAMILY FARMERS OUT OF BUSINESS BUT HAS A PROVISION IN IT THAT ALLOWS THOSE FEW FAMILY FARMERS IN NORTH CAROLINA TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE DOING WHAT THEY'RE DOING. AND I MIGHT ADD I GO FURTHER THAN HOWARD DEAN OR ANY OF THE OTHER CANDIDATES IN CALLING FOR A MORATORIUM ON BUILDING ANY MORE CORPORATE HOG LOTS OR EXPANDING THESE CORPORATE HOG LOTS. Yepsen: ANOTHER THING, SENATOR, THAT I NOTICED TODAY, YOU'RE SPENDING A LOT OF TIME IN RURAL PARTS OF THE STATE, STRATEGY BEING THERE ARE A LOT OF DELEGATES TO BE PICKED UP OUT THERE. ARE THERE ENOUGH DELEGATES IN RURAL IOWA FOR YOU TO SCORE WELL ON CAUCUS NIGHT? Edwards: WELL, WHAT I'VE TRIED TO DO -- I'VE BEEN IN ALL 99 COUNTIES, DAVID, AND THE KEY FOR ME IS TO COMPETE ABSOLUTELY EVERYWHERE. IT'S THE REASON I'VE GONE EVERYWHERE. IT'S THE REASON I TRAVELED ACROSS THE STATE TODAY, FOR EXAMPLE, STARTING IN SIOUX CITY AND GOING TO SPENCER AND ALGONA. I MEAN I'VE BEEN MOVING ALL OVER THE STATE EVERY SINGLE DAY, AND I INTEND TO COMPETE EVERYWHERE. NOW, THE RURAL PIECE OF THAT IS IN PART NATURAL FOR ME, BECAUSE I GREW UP IN A SMALL, RURAL COMMUNITY IN NORTH CAROLINA. I CAME OUT FIRST WITH A CLEAR RURAL AGENDA, HOW TO IMPROVE THE RURAL ECONOMY IN IOWA AND ACROSS THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. THE HONEST TRUTH IS IT'S PART OF WHAT I AM. I CARE DEEPLY ABOUT IT, NOT JUST WHEN I'M CAMPAIGNING IN IOWA. THIS HAS BEEN PART OF MY LIFE, AND IT WILL BE PART OF MY PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION. Yepsen: SENATOR, ONE OF THE THINGS I'M TRYING TO DO WITH THESE INTERVIEWS IS GIVE CANDIDATES JUST A CHANCE TO HAVE THEIR SAY, SO I'LL GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO GIVE US YOUR COMMERCIAL. WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT? Edwards: BECAUSE -- TO BRING REAL CHANGE TO THIS COUNTRY. AMERICA DESPERATELY NEEDS CHANGE. I DON'T BELIEVE I CAN DO IT ALONE, BUT I BELIEVE I, ALONG WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CAN DO IT, PARTICULARLY THE CAUCUS GOERS HERE IN THE STATE OF IOWA. WE HAVE TWO DIFFERENT AMERICAS. WE HAVE ONE FOR THOSE WHO CAN HAVE EVERYTHING THEY NEED, THE BEST HEALTH CARE, THE BEST SCHOOL SYSTEM. THEIR KIDS GO TO THE BEST COLLEGES. THEY GET ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING THEY NEED. AND THEN WE HAVE ONE FOR EVERYONE ELSE: YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WHO STRUGGLE, MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES, THE POOR WHO STRUGGLE EVERY DAY JUST TO GET BY, PAY THEIR BILLS. AND WHAT MY CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT IS MAKING SURE THAT WE CREATE ONE AMERICA. AND I MIGHT ADD TO THAT -- YOU KNOW, YOU MENTIONED AT THE OUTSET THIS BEING A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN. YOU KNOW, I'LL SAY THIS ABOUT GOVERNOR DEAN'S COMMENT ABOUT ME TODAY, PLUS A LOT OF THE OTHER SNIPING THAT I'VE SEEN GOING ON, NOT JUST WITH ME BUT WITH OTHER CANDIDATES. YOU KNOW, MY CAMPAIGN IS NOT A CAMPAIGN OF CYNICISM OR IT'S NOT ABOUT THE POLITICS OF CYNICISM. IT'S ABOUT THE POLITICS OF HOPE. IT'S ABOUT THE POLITICS OF WHAT'S POSSIBLE. I WANT TO DO TWO THINGS. I WANT TO BEAT GEORGE BUSH BECAUSE HE'S A HUGE OBSTACLE TO US MOVING THIS COUNTRY FORWARD AND BRINGING REAL CHANGE TO AMERICA. BUT THE SECOND THING I WANT TO DO, AND IT'S IMPORTANT. AND THE SECOND THING I WANT TO DO IS MAKE SURE THAT WE MAKE AMERICANS PROUD TO BE AMERICANS AGAIN AND BELIEVE IN WHAT IS POSSIBLE FOR THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES. THEY'RE HUNGRY FOR THAT AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO BRING TO THEM, ALONG WITH THEIR HELP. Yepsen: SENATOR, THERE ARE A LOT OF UNDECIDED DEMOCRATS IN THIS THING. I TALK TO A LOT OF PEOPLE EVERY DAY, AND THEY'RE REALLY STRUGGLING WITH THIS QUESTION OF WHICH ONE OF YOU CANDIDATES TO SUPPORT. SO GIVE ME YOUR CASE FOR WHY YOU OVER DICK GEPHARDT OR HOWARD DEAN OR JOHN KERRY. Edwards: WELL, I'D MAKE TWO POINTS. ONE IS IF YOU BELIEVE WE NEED CHANGE IN AMERICA AND IF YOU BELIEVE WE NEED CHANGE IN WASHINGTON, YOU GET TO A SECOND QUESTION, WHICH IS WHO CAN BEST BRING THAT CHANGE. AND IF YOU BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON TO BEST BRING THAT CHANGE ARE PEOPLE WHO'VE SPENT MOST OF THEIR LIVES IN POLITICS OR PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN IN WASHINGTON FOR DECADES, THAT'S NOT ME. WHAT I GIVE IS AN ALTERNATIVE, IS SOMEBODY WHO'S BEEN FIGHTING THESE BATTLES AND WINNING THESE BATTLES. I'VE DONE IT IN THE SENATE, FIGHTING FOR AND PASSING THE PATIENTS BILL OF RIGHTS, WORKING ON THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE WITHOUT TAKING AWAY THEIR RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES. I DID IT BEFORE I EVER GOT THERE, FIGHTING BATTLES IN COURTROOMS FOR TWENTY YEARS ON BEHALF OF FAMILIES AGAINST BIG-CORPORATE AMERICA AND THEIR ARMIES OF LAWYERS. SO I HAVE A PROVEN RECORD OF HAVING FOUGHT THESE BATTLES AND WINNING THESE BATTLES. THE SECOND PART IS THIS IS NOT AN ACADEMIC DISCUSSION. WE HAVE TO WIN. AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE WILL ASK ME. THEY'LL SAY, "ARE YOU THE GUY? ARE YOU THE GUY WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR? CAN YOU BEAT GEORGE BUSH"? I'M THE ONE CANDIDATE IN THIS RACE WHO CAN CHALLENGE GEORGE BUSH AND BEAT GEORGE BUSH EVERYWHERE IN AMERICA, IN THE NORTH, IN THE WEST, HERE IN THE MIDWEST, IN THE SOUTH. TALKING LIKE THIS, I'M A GOOD CANDIDATE IN THE SOUTH. AND THE SOUTH IS NOT -- I HEAR PUNDITS SAY SOMETIMES, "GEORGE BUSH IS REALLY STRONG IN THE SOUTH. IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH FOR DEMOCRATS TO BEAT HIM AT ALL BECAUSE HE'S SO STRONG IN THE SOUTH." DEMOCRATS HAVE TO WIN SOUTHERN STATES TO GET ELECTED; THAT'S TRUE. AT LEAST WE'VE NEVER ELECTED A PRESIDENT, A DEMOCRAT, WITHOUT HAVING WINNING AT LEAST FIVE SOUTHERN STATES. WELL, THE TRUTH IS THE SOUTH IS MY BACK YARD. IT'S NOT GEORGE BUSH'S BACK YARD. AND I WILL BEAT GEORGE BUSH IN MY BACK YARD. Yepsen: SENATOR, TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF. WHO IS JOHN EDWARDS? Edwards: WELL, I GREW UP IN A REALLY GOOD FAMILY, VERY SIMILAR TO THE FAMILIES THAT MOST PEOPLE HERE IN IOWA GREW UP IN. MY FATHER WORKED IN A MILL ALL HIS LIFE. MY MOTHER'S LAST JOB WAS WORKING AT THE POST OFFICE. I WAS BLESSED TO BE THE FIRST PERSON IN MY FAMILY TO GO TO COLLEGE. I MYSELF I WORKED IN THE MILLS -- IN THE TEXTILE MILLS WHEN I WAS GROWING UP. I WAS ABLE TO WORK MY WAY THROUGH COLLEGE AND THEN LAW SCHOOL. AND THEN I DECIDED AS A LAWYER THE PEOPLE THAT I WANTED TO FIGHT FOR WERE THE SAME KIND OF PEOPLE THAT I HAD GROWN UP WITH. I DID THAT FOR TWENTY YEARS, DECIDED TO RUN FOR THE SENATE, RAN AGAINST THE JESSE HELMS POLITICAL MACHINE IN NORTH CAROLINA. NOBODY GAVE ME ANY CHANCE, THOUGHT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR -- TO BEAT AN INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN SENATOR, A PROTEGE OF JESSE HELMS. I TOOK ON THE HELMS POLITICAL MACHINE. I BEAT THE HELMS POLITICAL MACHINE, AND SINCE THAT TIME I'VE BEEN FIGHTING. MY WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN ABOUT THE SAME THING, DAVID. I MEAN WHAT DRIVES ME AND KEEPS ME GOING EVERY SINGLE DAY IS THE CAUSE OF WORKING PEOPLE. I MEAN IT'S HOW I GREW UP. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT I LOVE AND CARE ABOUT, AND IT'S WHAT MY PRESIDENCY WILL BE ABOUT. Yepsen: WHAT'S THE MOST FORMATIVE EXPERIENCE IN YOUR LIFE? WHAT ONE OR TWO THINGS MADE YOU WHAT YOU ARE TODAY? Edwards: OH, THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION. I HAVEN'T BEEN ASKED THAT QUESTION BEFORE. I THINK IT'S -- I THINK THERE ARE A COUPLE OF EXPERIENCES. WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I WOULD SEE MY FATHER, WHO HAS A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION -- HE'S A REALLY GOOD MAN -- AND HE WAS TRYING TO WORK HIS WAY UP IN THE MILL. I WOULD COME IN AT 5:00 OR 5:30 IN THE MORNING BEFORE HE'D GO TO WORK. AND HE'D BE SITTING AT THE TABLE WATCHING PUBLIC TELEVISION, ACTUALLY, TRYING TO EDUCATE HIMSELF SO THAT HE HAD A CHANCE TO COMPETE, SO THAT THE COLLEGE GRADUATES AND THE OTHERS COULDN'T JUST STEP ON HIM AND KEEP HIM FROM BEING ABLE TO DO WHAT HE WAS ABLE TO DO. THAT HAD AN EFFECT ON ME. MY FATHER ALWAYS SAID -- STILL SAYS THAT HE CAN TELL WHEN SOMEBODY IS TALKING DOWN TO HIM IN THIRTY SECONDS. I HAVE A HUGE DRIVE IN ME. IT'S PART OF WHO I AM. IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO ME THAT I TREAT EVERYBODY THE SAME WAY. YOU, THE PEOPLE THAT I GREW UP WITH, WHOEVER THEY ARE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. NOBODY IS BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE. WE ALL HAVE MORE -- SOME PEOPLE HAVE MORE RESPONSIBILITY THAT OTHERS, BUT THE TRUTH IS WE'RE NOT BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE. AND I FEEL THAT DEEPLY AND INSIDE. THE OTHER PROBABLY -- ONE OF THE BIGGEST EXPERIENCES I HAD THAT HAD A BIG IMPACT ON ME WAS WATCHING, WHILE I WAS GROWING UP, THE IMPACT OF SEGREGATION AND DISCRIMINATION. I SAW IT MANY DIFFERENT TIMES WHEN I WAS YOUNG GOING INTO MOVIE THEATERS AND SEEING YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN KIDS BEING SHUFFLED UPSTAIRS IN MOVIE THEATERS. I SAW -- MY SIXTH GRADE TEACHER WALKED INTO THE CLASSROOM AND ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULDN'T TEACH NEXT YEAR BECAUSE THE SCHOOL WAS ABOUT TO BE INTEGRATED AND HE WOULDN'T TEACH IN AN INTEGRATED SCHOOL. WHEN I WAS PLAYING FOOTBALL IN HIGH SCHOOL, MY TEAM HAD AFRICAN-AMERICANS ON IT, AND WE PLAYED A TEAM WITH SCHOOLS NOT INTEGRATED. IT DIDN'T HAVE AFRICAN-AMERICANS, AND THE BUS WAS ROCKED THAT I WAS IN. SO I HAD TO DEFEND MY TEAMMATES. I FEEL AN ENORMOUS PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT I BELIEVE IS STILL A DEFINING ISSUE IN AMERICA, WHICH IS RACIAL DIVISION AND THE NEED TO HEAL THAT RACIAL DIVISION. 27:47 Read More »

Senator Tom Harkin (#2407)

posted on January 13, 2004 at 3:09 PM

Full Program: Yepsen: GOOD EVENING. WE CONTINUE OUR POLITICAL DIALOGUE WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEM. TONIGHT WE WELCOME TO OUR IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION STUDIOS A MAN WHOSE ENDORSEMENT WAS PURSUED BY EACH OF THE... 27:44 Read More »

General Wesley Clark (#2406)

posted on January 12, 2004 at 3:13 PM

Full Program: FROM THE STUDIOS OF IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION, IT'S "THE CANDIDATES WITH DAVID YEPSEN." TONIGHT'S GENERAL WESLEY CLARK, CANDIDATE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION, COMES TO IPTV VIA THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC TELEVISION NETWORK.... 27:45 Read More »

Congressman Richard Gephardt (#2405)

posted on January 9, 2004 at 3:16 PM

Full Program: FROM THE STUDIOS OF IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION, THIS IS "THE CANDIDATES WITH DAVID YEPSEN." TONIGHT DAVID YEPSEN'S GUEST IS CONGRESSMAN RICHARD GEPHARDT OF MISSOURI, CANDIDATE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. HERE IS "DES... 27:46 Read More »

Jules Witcover (#2404)

posted on January 8, 2004 at 3:22 PM

Full Program: FROM THE STUDIOS OF IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION, THIS IS "THE CANDIDATES WITH DAVID YEPSEN." TONIGHT DAVID YEPSEN'S GUEST IS AUTHOR AND POLITICAL WRITER JULES WITCOVER OF "THE BALTIMORE SUN." HERE IS "DES MOINES REGISTER"... 27:45 Read More »

Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun (#2403)

posted on January 7, 2004 at 3:33 PM

Full Program: FROM THE STUDIOS OF IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION, IT'S "THE CANDIDATES WITH DAVID YEPSEN." TONIGHT DAVID YEPSEN'S GUEST IS AMBASSADOR CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN, FORMER UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM ILLINOIS AND CANDIDATE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL... 27:47 Read More »

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (#2402)

posted on January 6, 2004 at 3:38 PM

Full Program: LIVE FROM THE STUDIOS OF IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION, IT'S "THE CANDIDATES WITH DAVID YEPSEN." TONIGHT DAVID YEPSEN'S GUEST IS CONGRESSMAN DENNIS KUCINICH OF OHIO, CANDIDATE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. HERE IS "DES MOINES... 27:47 Read More »

Senator John Kerry (#2401)

posted on January 5, 2004 at 3:41 PM

Full Program: LIVE FROM THE STUDIOS OF IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION, IT'S "THE CANDIDATES WITH DAVID YEPSEN." TONIGHT DAVID YEPSEN'S GUEST IS SENATOR JOHN KERRY OF MASSACHUSETTS, CANDIDATE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. HERE IS "DES MOINES... 27:44 Read More »

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