The Morning After

Thursday, January 01, 2009

A special rebroadcast of our full 10am hour, unedited, from November 5th, 2008 Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University and the author of The Agitator's Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family (PublicAffairs, 2008) and Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek and the author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House (Random House, 2008) take the long view on election day’s results. Then WNYC’s political director Andrea Bernstein reviews the returns with Jonathan Capehart, editorial writer for the Washington Post and Mark Blumenthal, editor and publisher of


Andrea Bernstein, Mark Blumenthal, Jonathan Capehart, Sheryll Cashin and Jon Meacham

Comments [5]

margaret poyatt from brooklyn ny 11218

I listened with enthusiasm to your replay of the program from Nov. 5. I missed all the excitement in NY and the US that day because I was in Japan visiting with a Japanese friend. As the time the outcome of the election was announced it was afternoon of Nov. 5 (14 hours ahead of EST) and I was in a small village(Omiya, some two hours north west of Tokyo)with a group of Japanese women. As we walked through the streets people leaned out the window to shout the news, in Japanese, that Obama had won. They didn't even know an American was in the group. Later that day in the markets and train stations when people recognized my identity as an American they all signaled thumbs up with a smile shouting Obama. At al late afternoon lunch in a little "hole in the wall" restaurant, the tv broadcasted Obams's acceptance speech while people eating, stopped to watch. It was a marvelous experience!

Jan. 01 2009 11:49 AM
jean berman from brooklyn, ny

Thanks so much for this broadcast. I, like most New Yorkers, had to go to work the morning after the election so I couldn't listen to your program. I was particularly moved by the caller from Fort Greene, for many reasons but in part because, for nearly 10 years (from early 1978 to late 1987), my husband and I lived on Carlton Avenue at Dekalb.

Jan. 01 2009 11:38 AM
Dorothy from Manhattan

I was struck (again) by how many times Andrea Bernstein said "you know" during the rebroadcast of the day after the election. I heard a comment somewhere that Ms. Kennedy's overuse of it stems from nervousness and being unaccustomed to speaking in public -- Ms. Bernstein's overuse must be some other cause, but it's particularly distracting and bothersome in someone who speaks on air often and should be more comfortable doing so. Ms. Bernstein is not the only WNYC person with this verbal tic, but it's easier to turn off the program which the other person hosts.

Jan. 01 2009 11:05 AM
Ed Helmrich from Larchmont

Just a reminder that for pro-life people, President-elect Obama is a disaster.

Jan. 01 2009 10:48 AM
Kevin from Flushing

Sorry, but as much as I love your show, I had to turn it off. The Obama election was a wonderful moment but it is just way too soon to be going back to it in nostalgic reverie. Today is a cold but beautiful day here in NY and I want to be in the moment and maybe think a little bit about the challenges ahead and coming opportunities of 2009.

Jan. 01 2009 10:18 AM

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