Political Talk Show Transcripts

Monday, January 31, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: Iraq Election Reaction from Dissenters; Controversy Over Univ. of Colorado Professor Churchill
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Sen. John McCain; Thomas Friedman; Jay Garner
Wolf Blitzer Reports: Madeleine Albright on Iraqi Elections; Sen. Clinton Has Fainting Spell; Al-Jazeera Video Appears To Show Terrorists Shooting Down British Plane
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte; SBC, AT&T Merger
Hannity & Colmes: Interview with General Tommy Franks

Sunday, January 30, 2005
C-SPAN Q & A: Interview with President George W. Bush
Meet the Press: Sen. John Kerry, (D-MA); Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News
Fox News Sunday: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Face the Nation: Dan Rather, CBS News; Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State; Sen. Richard Lugar, (R-IN); Sen. Joseph Biden, (D-DE)
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Condoleezza Rice; Adnan Pachachi; Ahmed Chalabi
ABC's This Week: This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Saturday, January 29, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan; Eleanor Clift; Tony Blankley; James Harding
Capital Gang: Elections in Iraq; Rice Confirmed as Secretary of State; Senator Ted Kennedy Offers Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops
Beltway Boys: Hot Stories; Ups and Downs

Friday, January 28, 2005
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Feisal Al-Istrabadi; Elisabeth Bumiller
Inside Politics: Upcoming Iraqi Election; The Greatest Generation; Paid Pundits
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Columnists David Brooks and Mark Shields Discuss Significance of Iraq Election

Thursday, January 27, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: The Iraqi Elections and Your Family; NOW President Kim Gandy Talks About Opposing the Bush Agenda
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Robert Redford; Tony Perry; Michael Weisskopf; Robin Wright; Richard Kramlich
Wolf Blitzer Reports: Iraqi Insurgents Warn Of Impending Attacks On Election Day; Interview with Senator Ted Kennedy; Interview with William Safire

Wednesday, January 26, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: Ted Turner Takes on FOX News; Bush Administration Pays Journalist
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Christie Todd Whitman; Kay Bailey Hutchison
Lou Dobbs Tonight: Senators Dayton, Hutchinson Discuss Rice Confirmation; Panel Discusses Pros, Cons of Bush Social Security Program

Tuesday, January 25, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: Fighting Terror, Funding Iraq
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Brian Dennehy; Dave Moore; Ed McMahon; John Glenn; Richard Kramlich; Roy Chevallier; Timothy Donovan
NewsNight with Aaron Brown: 'Passion of the Christ' Snubbed by Academy?; Rice Expected to Be Approved for Secretary of State; Interview with Sen. Boxer

Monday, January 24, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: The Upcoming Iraqi Election
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Joe Pantoliano; Byron York; Dick Cavett; Penn Jillette; Robert Redford
Inside Politics: Abortion Politics; John Ashcroft Gives Farewell Speech; Bush Agenda; Johnny Carson Dies; Interview with Harry Reid
American Morning: Blog Nation, Interview with Hugh Hewitt; Storm's Aftermath

Sunday, January 23, 2005
Meet the Press: John Negroponte, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Rep. Bill Thomas, (R-Calif.); Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard; Robin Wright, Washington Post
Fox News Sunday: Ambassador John Negroponte; Sens. Graham, Feinstein
Face the Nation: Senator John McCain, (R-AZ); John Negroponte, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Karen Tumulty, Time Magazine
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Adnan Pachachi; John Negroponte; Sen. Lugar, (R-Ind.); Sen. Boxer, (D-Calif.); Farouk Al-Shara
ABC's This Week: This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Saturday, January 22, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor
Capital Gang: Did Bush's Address Set an Effective Agenda for 2nd Term? Rice Faced Two Days of Confirmation Hearings; Democrats Ponder Picking New National Chairman
Beltway Boys: Hot Stories; Ups and Downs; The War on Obesity

Friday, January 21, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: Fallout from the Inaugural Address; ACLU Board Member Michael Meyers Speaks Out
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Deborah Orin; Chuck Todd; Jim Wallis; Jon Meacham
Inside Politics: World Reaction to Bush Inauguration Speech; Looking to '08

Thursday, January 20, 2005
Imus in the Morning: Interview with Vice President Cheney
CNN Live Today: Bush Sworn In for Second Term; Interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger
O'Reilly Factor: President Bush Begins His Second Term; How Has Bush Changed After 4 Years in Office?
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Bob Colacello; George Allen

Wednesday, January 19, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: Sen. Barbara Boxer & The War on Terror
Hannity & Colmes: Interview with Lynne Cheney
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Larry Gatlin; Ron Reagan; Bob Shrum
CNN Special Event: George W. Bush: The Road Ahead

Tuesday, January 18, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: America's Image Throughout the World; Newt Gingrich on Health Care
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Bob Colacello; Elizabeth Bumiller; Henry Kissinger; Kay Bailey Hutchison; Joe Biden
Hardball with Chris Matthews:
Chuck Todd; Kay Bailey Hutchison; Benjamin Busch; Elisabeth Bumiller; Bob Colacello
Paula Zahn Now: Interview With President George W. Bush; Condoleezza Rice Faces Heat

Monday, January 17, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: How Martin Luther King Would View Things Today
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Timothy Roemer; Seymour Hersh
Paula Zahn Now: Defending America; America's Railways Vulnerable?
NBC Nightly News: Interview with President Bush

Sunday, January 16, 2005
Meet the Press: Dan Bartlett, Counselor to President Bush; Rep. Rahm Emanuel, (D-Ill.); Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian; Jon Meacham, Newsweek
Fox News Sunday: Sens. Santorum, Durbin; Presidential Adviser Dan Bartlett
Face the Nation: Senator Edward Kennedy, (D-MA); Dan Balz, Washington Post
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Dan Bartlett; Seymour Hersh
ABC's This Week: This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Saturday, January 15, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report
Capital Gang: Bush Nominates Chertoff as Secretary of Homeland Security; Republicans, Democrats Gear Up for Fight Over Social Security
Beltway Boys: Hot Stories: Ups and Downs; Celebrity Gossip Goes Mainstream

Friday, January 14, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: The Truth About Harsh Interrogation Methods; Bill Cosby's Mission
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Whoopi Goldberg; Dana Rohrabacher; Patrick Lang
NewsNight with Aaron Brown: Graner Guilty in Abu Ghraib Scandal; Security Watch

Thursday, January 13, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: Sen. Kennedy Defines Liberalism for 2005
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Jeff Zucker; Margaret Carlson; Tina Brown; Bob Shrum; Chuck Hagel
Inside Politics: Inaugural Donors; Former Mayor Wellington Webb; Political Blogs

Wednesday, January 12, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: The Dishonest Media: Part 99; Boomer Esiason on Sports Bad Boys
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Ted Kennedy; Tony Blankley; George Allen; Wesley Clark
Paula Zahn Now: Interview With General Janis Karpinski; Former U.S. Spy Speaks Out
Hannity & Colmes: Interview with Secretary of State Powell

Tuesday, January 11, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: The Tsunami Telethon
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Byron York; Jon Meacham; Alexander Haig; David Frum; Orrin Hatch
Paula Zahn Now: California Feels Nature's Wrath; President Bush Taps New Homeland Security Secretary
Hannity & Colmes: Bernie Goldberg on 'Memogate' Report

Monday, January 10, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: CBS News Memogate Report is Released; Ex-CBS Correspondents Discuss 'Memogate'
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Les Moonves; Tom Jarriel; Morton Dean; Jane Wallace; Bill Carter; Jennifer Granholm; Bill Owens; Michael Hirsh; Judith Miller
Paula Zahn Now: Interview With Les Moonves; Interview with Richard Thornburgh, Lou Boccardi; Former Homeland Security Official Doubts Americans' Safety

Sunday, January 9, 2005
Meet the Press: Sen. Bill Frist, (R-Tenn.); Al Hunt, Bloomberg News; Katty Kay, British Broadcasting Corporation; Andrea Mitchell, NBC News; Byron York, National Review
Fox News Sunday: Colin Powell; Newt Gingrich
Face the Nation: Carol Bellamy, UNICEF Director; Zbigniew Brzezinski, Former National Security Advisor to the Carter Administration; Ambassador Dennis Ross
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Colin Powell; Nabil Sha'ath; Ehud Olmert
ABC's This Week: This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Saturday, January 8, 2005
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Peter Beinart, New Republic
Capital Gang: President Bush's Response to the Tsunami Disaster; Position of Embattled Secretary General Kofi Annan; Confirmation of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General
Beltway Boys: Hot Stories; Ups and Downs

Friday, January 7, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: Character Assassination, Part 2
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Al Franken; Robert MacNeil; Guy Womack
Crossfire: Armstrong Williams on the Defensive
Inside Politics: Colin Powell on Tsunami Disaster Zone; Are Insurgents Closer to Preventing Elections in Iraq?

Thursday, January 6, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: The Left-Wing Media Kicking Some Proverbial Butt; Gary Haugen on Tsunami Children at Risk
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Helen Prejean; Marie Cocco; Barbara Comstock; Jeff Sessions; Richard Durbin
Crossfire: Alberto Gonzales Grilled; Tucker Carlson Bids Farewell

Wednesday, January 5, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: Stars, Money and the Tsunami
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Laura Ingraham; Hilary Rosen; John Hutson; Ted Olson; Lindsey Graham
Crossfire: President Bush Tackles Medical Malpractice Reform

Tuesday, January 4, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: Telling the Whole Truth; Richard Holbrooke on Kofi Annan
Hardball with Chris Matthews: C. Boyden Gray; Ralph Neas; Tony Blankley; Katrina Vanden Heuvel; Frank Gaffney; Wesley Clark
Crossfire: 109th Congress in Session

Monday, January 3, 2005
O'Reilly Factor: The Two Stories That Will Dominate 2005; How Does U.S. Aid Stack Up?
Hardball with Chris Matthews: George H.W. Bush; Bill Clinton; Frank Wolf
Larry King Live: Interview With Former Presidents Clinton, Bush

Sunday, January 2, 2005
Meet the Press: Secretary of State Colin Powell; David Broder; Kate O'Beirne; William Safire; Evan Thomas
Fox News Sunday: U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator; Sens. Lugar, Levin
Face the Nation: Secretary of State Colin Powell; UNICEF's Carol Bellamy; Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Special Edition--Tsunami Disaster
ABC's This Week: This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Saturday, January 1, 2005
Beltway Boys: Winners and Losers of 2004; Best and Worst Ideas of 2004

Talk Show Opinion Archive:
December 2004 |
September 2004 - November 2004 | May 2004 - August 2004