Political Talk Show Transcripts

Friday, December 31, 2004
Crossfire: Top 5 Political Stories of 2004

Thursday, December 30, 2004
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Dana Rohrabacher; Leon Panetta; John Harwood; Jon Meacham
Crossfire: The Politics of Relief
Nightline: Interview with Colin Powell

Wednesday, December 29, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Interview with AmeriCares CEO Curt Welling
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Leslie Gelb; Tom Kean; Lee Hamilton; Ed Rendell; Bill Owens
Larry King Live: Experts Discuss Tsunami Aftermath

Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Hannity & Colmes: Regime Change at the United Nations?
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Robin Wright; Tom Goldstein; Charles Babington; Katrina Vanden Heuvel; Tony Blankley
NewsNight with Aaron Brown: Relief Effort for Southeast Asia Gains Momentum

Monday, December 27, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Interview with Sri Lankan Ambassador and Oxfam Relief Official
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Lawrence Eagleburger; Dana Rohrabacher; Paul Krugman
Crossfire: Does Democracy Have a Chance in Iraq?

Sunday, December 26, 2004
Meet the Press: Dr. Phil McGraw; Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.); Sen. Don Nickles (R-Okla.); Performance by U.S. Navy Band Brass Quartet
Fox News Sunday: Lynne Cheney on American History; Cardinal McCarrick on Christ
Face the Nation: Senator-Elect John Thune, (R-SD); Senator-Elect John Isakson, (R-GA); Senator-Elect Ken Salazar, (D-CO)
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Zbigniew Brzezinski; Henry Kissinger; Charlie Rangel; David Dreier
ABC's This Week: This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Saturday, December 25, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC
Capital Gang: Suicide Bomber Blows Up U.S. Military Mess Tent in Mosul; Bush Presents Outlines of Second-Term Domestic Agenda
Beltway Boys: Drug Wars; Hot Stories; Ups and Downs

Friday, December 24, 2004
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Brightest Stories of the Year
Paula Zahn Now: Ronald Reagan Through the Eyes of His Family

Thursday, December 23, 2004
Hardball with Chris Matthews: David Ignatius; Tony Perry; Jesse Jackson; Karl Vick; Richard Shelby; Wayne Downing; John Wroblewski; David Ignatius; Jesse Jackson
Paula Zahn Now: Securing America's Borders; Tale of Two Soldiers; "Seinfeld" Holiday Attracts Celebrants

Wednesday, December 22, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Will It Be Moore vs. Gibson at the Oscars?
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Michael Weisskopf; Tom Wolfe; Thomas Ricks; Karl Vick
Paula Zahn Now: U.S. Army Notifies Families of Killed Soldiers; Giving Troops Second Chance at Life

Tuesday, December 21, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Finding the Truth; A Rabbi Who Has Something to Say About Christmas
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Lynne Cheney; Christopher Allbritton; Feisal Al-Istrabadi; Stephen Hayes; Susan Page
Paula Zahn Now: Insurgents Hit U.S. Military Base in Iraq; FDA Approving Dangerous Drugs?

Monday, December 20, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Revenge of the Secularists
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Dutch Ruppersberger, Debra Saunders, Jim Warren, Dana Milbank, Richard Armitage
Paula Zahn Now: Interview With Dan Bartlett; President Bush Meets the Press

Sunday, December 19, 2004
Meet the Press: Sen. John Warner, (R-Va.); Sen. Carl Levin, (D-Mich.); Sen. Richard Lugar, (R-Ind.); Sen. Joe Biden, (D-Del.); John Harwood; Robert Novak
Fox News Sunday: Treasury Secretary John Snow
Face the Nation: Sen. Chuck Hagel, (R-NE); Sen. Saxby Chambliss, (R-GA); Sen. Jack Reed, (D-RI)
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Evan Bayh; John Cornyn; Roy Blunt; Steny Hoyer; John Snow; Thomas Kean; Lee Hamilton; Javad Zarif; John Dickerson
ABC's This Week: This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Saturday, December 18, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; C. Fred Bergsten, Institute for International Economics
Capital Gang: Al Gore Endorses Howard Dean; Republican Senators Join Criticism Of Defense Secretary Rumsfeld; Discussion of Past and Present Economic Summits
Beltway Boys: Holiday Political Correctness; Hot Stories; Ups and Downs

Friday, December 17, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Dissent or Disloyalty?; Interview with Author/Pastor Rick Warren
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Wesley Clark; Bill Kurtis; Josh Horton; Taunacy Horton; Jon Meacham; Al Sharpton
NewsNight with Aaron Brown: Celebrex Warning Raises Concerns Of FDA's Effectiveness; Bush Forgives Iraqi Debt; Bush Signs Intelligence Reform Bill

Thursday, December 16, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Disrespecting the Office of the Presidency
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Paula Zahn Now: Who Was Jesus of Nazareth?

Wednesday, December 15, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: The ACLU Confronts the Military; Big Legal Win for the Baby Jesus in Florida
Hardball with Chris Matthews: James Woolsey; Bill Nelson; Robert Reich; Stephen Moore; Robert George; Susan Molinari; Hilary Rosen
Paula Zahn Now: Can Saddam Get Fair Trial?; Cuts in Homeland Security?

Tuesday, December 14, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Another Setback for Parental Authority; Defense Attorney Michael Tario
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Paul Krugman; Pete Peterson; Dana Priest; Russ Buettner; Beth Davis; Joseph Madonia
Paula Zahn Now: CNN Security Watch: Anthrax; McCain: No Confidence in Rumsfeld; Interview With Rusty Yates

Monday, December 13, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Some Big-Time Support for Kofi Annan; Rep. Dennis Kucinich on Why He Supports Kofi Annan
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Norman Schwarzkopf; Richard Holbrooke; Donald Trump; John Mintz; Russ Buettner; Michael Isikoff
Paula Zahn Now: Scott Peterson Sentenced to Death; Rise and Fall of Bernard Kerik

Sunday, December 12, 2004
Meet the Press: Howard Dean; William Arkin, Military Analyst; General Wayne Downing (Ret.); General Barry McCaffrey (Ret.); General Montgomery Meigs (Ret.)
Fox News Sunday: Sens. Corzine, Graham on Homeland Security; Sen. John Breaux
Face the Nation: Tommy Lasorda, Former Manager, LA Dodgers; Senator Brian Dorgan, (D-ND); Buster Olney, ESPN; Hal Bodley, USA Today; Mike Lupica, New York Daily News
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Hamid Karzai; Chuck Hagel; Joe Biden
ABC's This Week: This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Saturday, December 11, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report
Capital Gang: Kerik Withdraws as Homeland Security Secretary Nominee; Soldiers Ask Rumsfeld Why Vehicles Aren't Armored; Intel Bill Passes in Senate and House
Beltway Boys: Reforming Social Security; Hot Stories ; Ups and Downs

Friday, December 10, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Some Good News in the Culture War; Singer Clint Black on the Controversy Over Christmas
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Jimmy Carter; Paul Pfingst; Michael Hirsh; Mark Burnett
Paula Zahn Now: Interview With Judge Roy Moore; One Simple Question

Thursday, December 9, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Put the AARP in the Progressive Camp; The 12 Rules of Christmas
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Judith Miller; Matt Cooper; Hilary Rosen; Tony Blankley; Jeffrey Fogel
Paula Zahn Now: Terror, Murder & Courage

Wednesday, December 8, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: The Battle Over Kofi Annan's Fate; Does the AARP Have a Progressive Agenda?
Hardball with Chris Matthews: King Abdullah; Dutch Ruppersberger; Frank Gaffney; Laura Ingraham; Marie Cocco
Paula Zahn Now: Scholars Examine the Life of Christ; Maria Shriver Opens Up About Life as California First Lady

Tuesday, December 7, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Christmas Under Siege, The Big Picture
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Chuck Hagel; Dana Rohrabacher; Daniel Okrent; T.R. Reid
Paula Zahn Now: Bird Flu Fears; Major League Baseball Under Fire

Monday, December 6, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Cheating and Illegal Drug-Taking in Major League Baseball; Will the Feds Get Involved in the Steriod Scandal?
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Jon Meacham; William Donohue; Joe McIlhaney; Drew Pinsky; Harold Ford; Dan Burton; Jay Carney
Paula Zahn Now: America's Food Supply Vulnerable?; Saudi Arabian Oil and Terror

Sunday, December 5, 2004
Meet the Press: Sen. Harry Reid (D - NV); President Ghazi al-Yawar of the Interim Government of Iraq
Fox News Sunday: Sen. John McCain; Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Face the Nation: Senator Pat Roberts, (R-KS); Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV); Michael Duffy, Time Magazine
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Pervez Musharraf; Paul Martin; Kweisi Mfume
ABC's This Week: This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Saturday, December 4, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; James Harding, Financial Times
Capital Gang: Congress Wrangles Over Intelligence Reform Bill; Comings and Goings in the Bush Cabinet; President Bush Visits Canada
Beltway Boys: Anti-Immigration Efforts; Hot Stories; Ups and Downs

Friday, December 3, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Part Two
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Ernest Willis; Verilyn Willis; Bill Kurtis; Amy Goodman; Bob Zelnick; Joe Queenan; Stephen Battaglio; Patti Davis
Paula Zahn Now: FCC Cracks Down on Radio; Barry Bonds Under Fire

Thursday, December 2, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Anti-Military?; Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Part One
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Pete Williams; Brent Scowcroft; Kweisi Mfume; Albert Mohler; Bernice Powell Jackson; Jerry Falwell; Patti Davis
Paula Zahn Now: Abstinence Education Under Fire; Interview With Jesse Jackson

Wednesday, December 1, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: The Revenge of the Homosexual Lobby; Interview with Kweisi Mfume
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Richard Shelby; Deborah Orin; Frank Rich; Kristen Breitweiser; Peter Gadiel; Richard Holbrooke
Paula Zahn Now: Young AIDS Victim Leaves Legacy of Care; 9/11 Hero Killed in Iraq; Edwards Says Farewell as Senator


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