Political Talk Show Transcripts

Tuesday, November 30, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Day of Dominance Over for Old Media; What Your Appearance Says About You
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Anna Eshoo; Christopher Shays; Mark Brewer; Hilary Rosen; Stephen Hayes
Paula Zahn Now: Tom Ridge Steps Down; Building Bridges of Understanding Between Muslims and Non-Muslims

Monday, November 29, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Should Americans in Pain be Allowed to use Marijuana?
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Zoe Lofgren; Ernest Istook; Lally Weymouth
Paula Zahn Now: Teaching Evolution; Supreme Court Considers Medical Marijuana

Sunday, November 28, 2004
Meet the Press: Former Gov. Tom Kean, (R-N.J.); Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, (D-Ind.); Dr. Jerry Falwell; Dr. Richard Land; Reverend Al Sharpton; Reverend Jim Wallis
Fox News Sunday: Senator Lugar
Face the Nation: Ron Chernow, Author, "Alexander Hamilton"; Joe Ellis, Author, "His Excellency: George Washington,"; Bob Woodward, Author, "Plan of Attack,"
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Adnan Pachachi; Interview With Senators Roberts, Boxer
ABC's This Week: This week with George Stephanopoulos

Saturday, November 27, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Paul Glastris, Washington Monthly; Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune
Capital Gang: Intelligence Bill Killed By Dissenting Republicans; 2005 Spending Bill Would Allow Chairman to Question Tax Returns; Vilsack Out Of DNC Chairman Race
Beltway Boys: Stiff Sports Penalties; Hot Stories; Ups and Downs

November 26, 2004
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Bob Colacello; Jon Meacham; Gary Sinise; Bob Sullivan; Genevieve King; Mary Bosveld
Paula Zahn Now: AWOL Soldiers Hiding in Plain Sight; Holiday Shopping Machine

November 25, 2004
NewsNight with Aaron Brown: Special Thanksgiving Edition

November 24, 2004
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Barry McCaffrey; Thomas Frank; Michael Ware; Chuck Todd; Jay Carney; Debra Saunders; Amy Goodman
Paula Zahn Now: Former President Bill Clinton Embraces Worldwide Battle Against AIDS; Who Will Run in 2008?

November 23, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Trump VP Carolyn Kepcher's Biz Tips
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Linda Stasi; David Blum; Andrea Lafferty; Martin Kaplan; Susan Collins; Byron York; Dana Milbank
Paula Zahn Now: Dan Rather Steps Down; Bush Agenda Hits a Roadblock

November 22, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Bill Clinton vs. Peter Jennings
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Jim Taricani; Al Sharpton; Stephen A. Smith; Sheila Jackson Lee; David Dreier
Paula Zahn Now: Violence and American Sports

November 21, 2004
Meet the Press: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Member, Armed Services Committee; Michael Scheuer, former CIA Senior Analyst, Anonymous Author, "Imperial Hubris"
Fox News Sunday: Intel Reform; Bill Clinton's Legacy
Face the Nation: Senator Bill Frist, (R-TN), Majority Leader; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; David Brooks, New York Times
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Vicente Fox; Interview with Kissinger, Albright
ABC's This Week: This week with George Stephanopoulos

November 20, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, The Washington Times; Vaughn Ververs, National Journal Hotline
Capital Gang: Rice To Replace Powell As Secretary of State; Congressional Republicans Wrestle With Arlen Specter, Majority Leader Tom Delay; Clinton Presidential Library
Beltway Boys: Election Conspiracy Theories; Hot Stories; Ups and Downs

November 19, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: The Opening of the Clinton Library
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Stephen Hayes; Robert McFarlane; Jon Meacham; Richard Land; Jim Wallis
Paula Zahn Now: History's Judgment of President Clinton; Iran and Nuclear Weapons

November 18, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Embedded Reporters a Bad Idea?; Human Rights and the Marine Controversy
Hardball with Chris Matthews: David Maraniss, Kay Bailey Hutchison
Paula Zahn Now: The Embed Debate; Religion and Politics

November 17, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Human Rights Watch Reaction to Marine Video; War and the Media
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Jay Ferriola, Barry Slotnick, Norman Schwarzkopf
Paula Zahn Now: 'Monday Night Football' Fumble; Interview With Senator Harry Reid

November 16, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Iraq, Mexico and Colin Powell...
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Jackie Spinner, Tony Perry, Dana Priest, Michael Scheuer, Kathleen Matthews
Paula Zahn Now: More Changes in Bush Administration; Iraqi Aid Worker Murdered
Larry King Live: Interview With Arnold Schwarzenegger

November 15, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: The True Story About the Fight in Fallujah
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Michael Ware; Richard Perle
Paula Zahn Now: Colin Powell Calls it Quits; Explosive Scene Caught on Tape in Falluja

November 14, 2004
Meet the Press: Tony Blair, Prime Minister of Britain; James Carville, Democratic strategist; Mary Matalin, Republican strategist
Fox News Sunday: Sen. Bill Frist; Sen. Joe Lieberman
Face the Nation: Representative Jane Harmon, (D-CA); Senator Lindsey Graham, (R-SC); Michael Duffy, Time Magazine
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Lynne Cheney; Saeb Erakat
ABC's This Week: This week with George Stephanopoulos

November 13, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, The Washington Times; Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report
Capital Gang: Effect of the Death of Yasser Arafat; Analysis of the Effect of Bush Cabinet Resignations; Analysis of Possible New Democratic National Committee Chairman
Beltway Boys: Beyond the Beltway; Hot Stories; Ups and Downs

November 12, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: A Salute to Those Protecting Us
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Saeb Erekat; Martin Indyk; Ed Walker; Susan Molinari
Paula Zahn Now: What Now For Middle East?; Scott Peterson Found Guilty

November 11, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: France's Reaction to Arafat's Death; Keeping You Alive
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Richard Murphy, Chuck Hagel, Wesley Clark, David Gergen, Judith Miller, Bob Sullivan, Cathy Heighter
Paula Zahn Now: Interview With Bill Cosby

November 10, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Hip Hop Reaction to Bush Win
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Hanan Ashrawi; Dennis Ross; Pete Domenici; Jon Meacham; David Ignatius
Paula Zahn Now: Arlen Specter; Chuck Hagel; Bill Cosby; Bush Names Replacement For Ashcroft; Thune to Work with Democrats; Write-In Could be New San Diego Mayor

November 9, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Did far-Left Dems Cause a Backlash Against Kerry?
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Joe diGenova; Norman Schwarzkopf
Paula Zahn Now: John Ashcroft, Don Evans Resign; Who will Lead the Democrat Party?

November 8, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Fear and Loathing on the Left
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Jackie Spinner; Lawrence Eagleburger; John Breaux; Tucker Eskew; Viet Dinh
Paula Zahn Now: American, Iraqi Forces Join in Falluja Assault; Reservist Sues to Keep from Returning to Iraq

November 7, 2004
Meet the Press: Karl Rove, Senior Advisor to the President; Senator-elect Barak Obama, D-Ill.; Maureen Dowd, New York Times; William Safire, New York Times
Fox News Sunday: Karl Rove; Rep. Dennis Hastert
Face the Nation: Senator Susan Collins, (R-ME); Senator Chuck Hagel, (R-NE); Senator Arlen Specter, (R-PA)
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Nabil Sha'ath; David Horovitz
ABC's This Week: This week with George Stephanopoulos

November 6, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, The Washington Times; Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC
Capital Gang: Analysis of Republican Election Wins in White House, House and Senate, and the Future of the Democratic Party; Arafat's Health Creates Concerns On Both Sides
Beltway Boys: Hot Stories; Ups and Downs

November 5, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Inside the Final Days of the Campaign
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Byron York; Thomas Frank; Jim Vandehei; Jim Warren
Paula Zahn Now: Storming of Fallujah Imminent?; Dueling Visions of America

November 4, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Sharpton Talks to O'Reilly
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Kay Bailey Hutchison; C. Boyden Gray; Deborah Orin; Michael Isikoff; Harold Ford; Ed Rogers
Paula Zahn Now: Interview With Dick Gephardt; President Bush's Second-Term Agenda

November 3, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Why Bush Won and Kerry Lost
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Rev. Al Sharpton; Jon Meacham; Ed Rollins; Trent Lott; Hilary Rosen; John Fund; Evan Thomas; Debra Saunders; John Thune
Paula Zahn Now: A Look at How Bush Won a Second Term

November 1 , 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Down to the Wire...
Hardball with Chris Matthews: George W. Bush; John Kerry; Tucker Eskew; Ben Stein; Terry McAuliffe; Willie Brown; Jon Meacham; Willie Brown; Dee Dee Myers
Paula Zahn Now: Undecided Voters in Florida Ask Questions of Campaigns

October 31, 2004
Meet the Press: Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, (R); Former Neb. Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D); Charles Cook, Political Analyst; Peter Hart, Pollster; Bill McInturff, Pollster
Fox News Sunday: Key Campaign Advisers
Face the Nation: Senator John McCain, (R-AZ); Senator Joseph Biden, (D-DE); Norman Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Andy Card; John Miller; Peter Bergen
ABC's This Week: This week with George Stephanopoulos

October 30, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, The Washington Times; Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC
Capital Gang: The Presidential Race Is Down To The Wire; How will the Senate, House Seats Shake Out?
Beltway Boys: Presidential Predictions; Senate and House Race Predictions

October 29, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: The IRS Investigates the NAACP
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Charlie Cook; Stephanie Tubbs-Jones; Joe Trippi; Jon Meacham
Paula Zahn Now: Michael Moore Sounds Off on the Election; Former White House Reporter Shares Views on Election; Osama bin Laden Delivers Message to Americans

October 28, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Why Are Some Republican Pollsters Worried About the Minority Vote?
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Stephen Kohn; Adam Zagorin; James Hoffa; Vaughn Ververs; Stephen Hayes; Frank Rich; Stephen Kohn; Kenneth Blackwell; Others
Paula Zahn Now: New Evidence in Explosives Story; Predicting Tuesday's Winner

October 27, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: The 'Almost' Kerry Interview, Part 3
Hardball with Chris Matthews: John Kerry; Dana Priest; George Carlin; Richard Falkenrath; Jamie Rubin; Don Evans; John Fund; Evan Thomas; Al Franken
Paula Zahn Now: Missing Answers Over Missing Explosives; Political Battle of the Sexes

October 26, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Part Two of the 'Almost' John Kerry Interview
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Tucker Eskew; Tad Devine; James Webb; Stanley Crouch; Debra Saunders; Greg Fox
Paula Zahn Now: Supreme Court and Election 2004; Kerry Hammers Bush Over Missing Iraqi Explosives
Hannity & Colmes: George W. Bush Talks to Hannity, Part Two

October 25, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Bush vs. Kerry on Terrorism
Hardball with Chris Matthews: John Kerry; Chris Doherty; Chaka Fattah; Ed Rendell; Jim Matthews; Rick Santorum
Paula Zahn Now: Bill Clinton Enters the Fray; Iraqi Weapons Vanish
Hannity & Colmes: George W. Bush Talks to Hannity, Part One

October 24, 2004
Meet the Press: Ed Gillespie; Terry McAuliffe; David Broder, Washington Post; John Harwood, Wall Street Journal; Gwen Ifill; Byron York, National Review
Fox News Sunday: Top Campaign Advisers; Senators Corzine, Allen
Face the Nation: Liz Cheney, Senior Advisor, Bush-Cheney Campaign; Joe Lockhart, Senior Advisor, Kerry-Edwards Campaign; Doyle McManus of The LA Times
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Joe Lockhart, Marc Racicot; Bill Owens, Ed Rendell
ABC's This Week: This week with George Stephanopoulos

October 23, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, The Washington Times; Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC
Capital Gang: The Presidential Campaign Enters Its Final Week; Polls Mostly Show Race A Dead Heat; Flu Vaccine Shortage Becomes Political Issue

October 22, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Political Passions
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Jon Meacham; Chuck Todd
Paula Zahn Now: Final Presidential Charge Begins; Financing the Political Ad War

October 21, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Mrs. Heinz Kerry vs. Mrs. Bush
Hardball with Chris Matthews: David Dreier; Fran Lebowitz; Tom McSweeney; William Donahue; Pedro Sevcec
Paula Zahn Now: Ohio Town Hall Meeting

October 20, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Liz Cheney in the No Spin Zone
Hardball with Chris Matthews: David Boies; Bernard Kerik; Norman Lear; Ed Rollins; Al Sharpton; Kendrick Meek; Mark Foley
Paula Zahn Now: Lawyers Preparing For Election Day; Winning the Terror War; Legal Challenges Already Posed for Elections
Hannity & Colmes: Hannity Talks to Cheney

October 19, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Kerry & the Swift Boat Vets
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Kathy Harris; Michael DeLong; Gary Sinise; Ed Rogers; Hilary Rosen; Jimmy Carter
Paula Zahn Now: Pat Robertson; Bill Maher

October 18, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Kerry and the Swift Boat Veterans
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Jimmy Carter; Ron Suskind; Tony Blankley; George Carlin
Paula Zahn Now: Fired Sinclair Broadcast Group Employee; Politics of Fear

October 17, 2004
Meet the Press: Ken Mehlman; Bob Shrum; Rep. Jim DeMint, (R-S.C.), Republican Senate Candidate; Inez Tenenbaum, S.C. Democratic Senate Candidate
Fox News Sunday: Top Campaign Advisers; Many States Bracing for Fight Over Presidency
Face the Nation: Rudolph Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City; Tad Devine, Senior Advisor, Kerry-Edwards Campaign; Karen Tumulty of Time magazine
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Don Evans; Ralph Nader
ABC's This Week: This week with George Stephanopoulos

October 16, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, The Washington Times; Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC
Capital Gang: Analysis of Presidential Debates & State of Race for White House
Beltway Boys: Focus on Florida

October 15, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: The Spoiler Factor? Ralph Nader Responds
Hardball with Chris Matthews: John Edwards; Charlie Cook; Chuck Todd; Tom Shales
Paula Zahn Now: Interview With Senator John Kerry

October 14, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: More Election Irregularities Ahead?
Hardball with Chris Matthews: John Edwards; Debra Saunders; Katrina Vanden Heuvel
Paula Zahn Now: Pennsylvania Town Hall Meeting

October 13, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Is it a Sin for Catholics to Vote for Senator Kerry?
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Wesley Clark; Don Evans; Vanessa Kerry; Dan Bartlett; Rudolph Giuliani; Jon Meacham; Caty Borum; Karen Hughes; Bill Frist; Bob Shrum
Paula Zahn Now: Bush and Kerry Prepare For Final Debate

October 12, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Michael Reagan on Politics, His Father and His New Book
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Anne Kornblut; Ben Ginsberg; Craig Crawford; Tad Devine; Ben Ginsberg; Stephanie Cutter; Doug Wilson; J.D. Hayworth; Tom Oliphant
Paula Zahn Now: Candidates Prepare For Showdown in Arizona; Voters Opting for Absentee Ballot; What to Expect from Tomorrow's Debate

October 11, 2004
O'Reilly Factor: Saddam, America and France
Hardball with Chris Matthews: Bob Schieffer; Charlie Cook; Robert Altman; Jerry Rafshoon
Paula Zahn Now: Bush Prepared to Make Case for Domestic Issues; Is Kerry Documentary News or Propaganda?

October 10, 2004
Meet the Press: Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, Vice Presidential Nominee; Senate Candidate and Colorado State Attorney General Ken Salazar; Senate Candidate Peter Coors
Fox News Sunday: Sen. John Edwards; Condoleezza Rice
Face the Nation: Senator John Edwards, Democratic VP Nominee; Ed Gillespie, Chairman of the Republican National Committee; Nina Easton, Boston Globe
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: John Edwards; John Snow
ABC's This Week: This week with George Stephanopoulos

October 9, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan; Eleanor Clift; Mort Zuckerman; James Harding
Capital Gang: How will Events In Iraq, Afghanistan Impact Presidential election? Does Anyone Have The Momentum Going Into Final Stretch of Campaign?
Beltway Boys: Still Close

October 3, 2004
Meet the Press: Rep. Brad Carson, D-Okla.; former Rep. Tom Coburn, R-Okla; Ron Brownstein; Kate O'Beirne; Roger Simon
Fox News Sunday: Swing State Governors; State of the Presidential Race
Face the Nation: Dan Bartlett, White House Communicatons Director; Joe Lockhart, Senior Advisor to Kerry-Edwards; Thomas Friedman, New York Times
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Condoleezza Rice; Howard Dean
ABC's This Week: This week with George Stephanopoulos

October 2 , 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, The Washington Times; Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC
Capital Gang: Sen. Kerry, President Bush Hold First Debate; Vice President Cheney, Sen. Edwards Hold Debate Next Week; Assault on Insurgents in Samarra
Beltway Boys: Pulling Ahead?

September 26, 2004
Meet the Press: Gen. John Abizaid; David Broder; Doris Kearns Goodwin; Robert Novak; William Safire
Fox News Sunday: Sec. of State Colin Powell
Face the Nation: Sen. Edward Kennedy, (D-MA); Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC); Time Magazine’s Karen Tumulty
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Tracking Hurricane Jeanne; Colin Powell; Joseph Biden
ABC's This Week: This week with George Stephanopoulos

September 25, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, The Washington Times; Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC
Capital Gang: Bush and Kerry Clash Over Iraq; Bush and Kerry Camps Agree on Debate Schedule; Congress Overwhelmingly Approves Extending Some Tax Cuts
Beltway Boys: The Great Debates

September 19, 2004
Meet the Press: Sen. Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-SD; former Rep. John Thune, R-SD
Fox News Sunday: Swing State Governors
Face the Nation: Sen. Chuck Hagel, (R-NE); Richard Holbrooke, Kerry-Edwards Campaign; Lee Hamilton, 9/11 Commission; Sen. Jon Kyl, (R-AZ)
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Senators Levin, Graham; Mohamed ElBaradei
ABC's This Week: This week with George Stephanopoulos

September 18, 2004
McLaughlin Group: Patrick Buchanan, MSNBC; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Tony Blankley, The Washington Times; Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC
Capital Gang: Report Offers Pessimistic View Of Iraq's Future; Ad Attacks Cheney's Halliburton Connection; Bush Supporters, Media Continue Onslaught Of CBS News
Beltway Boys: Edwards' Role on Dem Ticket

September 12, 2004
Meet the Press: Colin Powell, Secretary of State; Madeline Albright, former Secretary of State; Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker; Bob Woodward, The Washington Post
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Condoleezza Rice; Pat Buchanan
Fox News Sunday: Colin Powell, Secretary of State
Face the Nation: Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor; Joseph Biden, (D-DE), Ranking Member, Foreign Relations Committee; Michael Duffy, Time Magazine

September 11, 2004
Capital Gang: CBS Aires Controversial Story; Assault Weapons Ban Set To Expire Monday; President Bush Wants Two Debates, Kerry Says Not Enough

September 5 , 2004
Meet the Press: Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL); Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House; Pat Buchanan, R-GA & former presidential candidate; Mary Matalin; James Carville
Fox News Sunday: Rudy Giuliani; Dick Gephardt (D-MO)
Face the Nation: Mary Beth Cahill, Campaign Manager, Kerry-Edwards campaign; Marc Racicot, Chairman, Bush-Cheney campaign; Max Mayfield, National Hurricane Center; Dan Rather
Capital Gang: Winners and Losers At The Republican National Conventions; President Bush Shores Up Base With Conservative Acceptance Speech; Ohio Still Strongly Contested State


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