Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered

Season 1 Episode 12

Republican National Convention Special

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Sep 03, 2004 on PBS
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Republican National Convention Special
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Whatever happened to small government? The Republican presidential nominee, George W. Bush, has grown government spending dramatically in his first term. Newt Gingrich brought Republicans to power 10 years ago by promising a much smaller government in his "Contract with America." Ten years later, at the Republican National Convention, Gingrich was almost entirely out of sight. And that's exactly the reason Tucker begins his convention coverage with the former Speaker of the House.

The Republicans put on an impressive television spectacle in the heart of Manhattan. Carlson discusses the glitz and the production with Richard Cohen of The Washington Post and Deroy Murdoch of the Scripps Howard News Service, both long-time New Yorkers. The segment was taped, naturally, in the heart of Manhattan's theatre district, at Sardi's restaurant, just steps away from Times Square.

One of America's foremost observers of the intersection of culture and politics is New York Times columnist Frank Rich. Carlson met with him to discuss this intersection and other topics.moreless

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Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich

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Frank Rich

Frank Rich

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Deroy Murdock

Deroy Murdock

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Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

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Recurring Role

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