Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered

Season 1 Episode 4

Politics and Populism

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Jul 09, 2004 on PBS
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Politics and Populism
Carlson interviews William Greider of Rolling Stone on the political message and strategy of populism, invoked by both parties in recent years and espoused to great effect in 2004 by Sen. John Edwards, the new Democratic vice presidential nominee. Does populism sell? What are its historical roots and record? And, if it does work, why do wealthy individuals predominate among our elected officials?

Joining Carlson for a conversation on populism, vice presidents and other topics in the week's news are Michelle Cottle, senior editor at The New Republic and Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist's economics correspondent.

An finally, on the Back Page, a conversation with P.J. O'Rourke, America's leading political satirist and the best-selling author of ten books, including his latest, Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism. O'Rourke comments on the atrocities of the previously "stable Iraq," and the reasons that America is disliked overseas.moreless

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