Campaign diarist Michael Lewis, on his transformation into a television reporter, and on an inspiring moment in American politics between two supposed political enemies from the 1960's.MIT Professor Henry Jenkins, on how candidates today campaign on cable and govern on the networks. (19 minutes)
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Radical right wing Mexican-American activist Daniel D.
Michael Lewis, on McCain and Ifshin.
Host Ira Glass wonders what the Democrats stand for, and then goes in search of an answer.
The secret games delegates play to amuse themselves, differences between Republican and Democratic convention delegates, and more.
The latest installment of Michael Lewis's campaign diaries.
One of the boys from the book There Are No Children Here goes back to his old neighborhood across from the Convention site.
Webmaster and Beverly Hills 90210 expert Danny Drennan on the convention. Danny runs the site Inquisitor Mediarama.
Reporter Shirley Jahad investigates the politics of the Chicago hot dog on Navy Pier.
Host Ira Glass follows a delegation to find out what people actually do at a convention.
Sex advice columnist Dan Savage tells the odd story of how he became a Republican state convention delegate even though he's a Democrat and gay.
More campaign diaries from The New Republic's Michael Lewis.
Ira wonders what the Dole campaign is thinking.
We hear campaign diaries from author Michael Lewis, who is on the campaign trail for the New Republic magazine.
Former Saturday Night Live writer Robert Smigel — who impersonates Dole on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the deceased Dana Carvey Show — gives step-by-step instructions on how to imitate the Republican nominee.
We give Danny Drennan, the writer behind the website Inquisitor Mediarama, a little assignment.
Chicago writer Beau O'Reilly writes about a group of close friends who formed an activist group in the seventies. They split apart because of one woman.
Ira speaks with Professor Glenn Loury. Loury failed to stand up for a light-skinned friend at a black unity rally in the sixties.
Corporate CEO Maurice "Morry" Taylor, Jr. was a Republican candidate for President, and he never had a chance to win the nomination. That didn't stop political reporter and author Michael Lewis from covering Morry's bizarre campaign.
Michael Lewis continues readings from his diaries of Morry Taylor's Presidential campaign.
The late Ron Brown, the former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, could have had an easy life, but chose instead to take on stressful, difficult tasks.
The first in a series of pieces in the coming months on This American Life: Non-journalists covering aspects of the Presidential campaign. First up: Chicago playwright David Isaacson presents a piece on Pat Buchanan.
Host Ira Glass brings together a panel of Republicans to discuss their lack of excitement about then-presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Bob Dole.