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Hal Bruno on How ABC Will Cover the Presidential Debates

Director of Political Coverage for ABC News Hal Bruno. He'll talk with Terry about how the network is covering the upcoming election. As political director, Bruno works with the producers and correspondents for all ABC news programs including "World News Tonight," "Nightline" and "This Week With David Brinkley." He's been with ABC News since 1978.


Gerald Posner Chronicles the Life of "Citizen Perot"

Posner has just written a biography about the founder of the Reform Party, Ross Perot, called "Citizen Perot: His Life & Times." This month, the party will hold two conventions to decide who will be their candidate for President. Perot is expected to win the nomination. Posner's book is the result of two years of research--including exclusive access to Perot himself. It explores how Perot made his billions, influenced Presidents, rescued his employees from Iran, and much more about the life of this eccentric and controversial business man and politician.


Historian Sean Wilentz Discusses the Context of Perot.

Professor of History at Princeton, Sean Wilentz. His new article in the August 9th, 1993 issue of The New Republic compares the Ross Perot phenomenon to past populist movements in American History. He argues that Perot represents populism as "a surly mood of defeat and powerlessness;" that he perhaps signals a realignment to come of the two major parties. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)


Personality Politics.

Author Robert Schmuhl, Professor and Director of the Program on Ethics and Media at the University of Notre Dame. His new book is "Statecraft and Stagecraft: American Political Life in the Age of Personality." (published by Notre Dame Press). He'll talk with Terry about the personalities in this year's election.


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