President Next: Interviews with the candidates

The 2008 Presidential race has started and WNYC’s Brian Lehrer is speaking to the candidates vying for your vote. Burning issues on the campaign trail have been the war in Iraq, health care, education and global warming. Find out where the candidates stand on these issues and why they want to become the 44th President.

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McCain's Pains

Thursday, September 27, 2007

John McCain, U.S. Senator (R-AZ), presidential candidate, and author of Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them (12 Books, 2008), explains why he'd be a good president for New York.

Hard Call is available for purchase at

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Obama to New York

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Barack Obama, United States Senator (D-IL) and presidential candidate, discusses his presidential campaign and Thursday's rally in Washington Square Park.

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Biden on Biden

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Joe Biden was the only Democratic candidate to skip the YearlyKos bloggers convention last weekend. He joins us to talk about this, the publication of his memoirs Promises to Keep; On Life and Politics, and issues from Pakistan to the Supreme Court.

Promises to Keep is available for ...

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Candidate Dodd

Monday, March 19, 2007

Christopher Dodd, (D-CT), United States Senator, talks about his campaign for president, the upcoming hearings on the subprime mortgage crisis, and why he says it's time to end "don't ask, don't tell."


The Talking Candidate

Monday, February 26, 2007

John Edwards, former US Senator from North Carolina and current presidential candidate, talks about universal health care, getting out of Iraq and why he doesn't mind if you watch him fix his hair on YouTube.

Video: Edwards on the impact of YouTube on presidential campaigning.


The Yellow Brick Road to the White House

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Sam Brownback, U.S. Senator (R-KS) talks about his run for the 2008 Republican presidential candidacy.


The Yellow Brick Road to the White House

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas hopes to be the conservatives’ conservative in his run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. We’ll ask about his positions on issues like abortion and gay marriage, as well as his opposition to the troop surge in Iraq. Plus, the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer and ...

Candidate Kucinich

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Dennis Kucinich, Congressman (D-OH); Democratic presidential candidate for 2008, discusses his candidacy for president.


Candidate Tancredo

Monday, January 29, 2007

Tom Tancredo , US Representative (R-CO), discusses politics and his run for the presidency in 2008


I Heart Huckabee

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, author, From Hope to Higher Ground: 12 Stops to Restoring America’s Greatness (Center Street, 2007)
- gives his take on national issues and his own presidential aspirations

From Hope to Higher Ground is available for purchase at


Governors Galore

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

After Governor Corzine’s State of the State address we’ll ask what do New Jerseyans get for their property taxes? Would they live with fewer services for fewer dollars? Or do they want the state to pick up more of the tab? Also, outgoing Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, now considering a ...