New York Times
reporter Nicholas Kristof and satirist Harry Shearer on this edition of Fresh Air
. Kristof, a national correspondent, has written a series of biographical articles on George W. Bush, focusing on his early years. Kristof is former Tokyo Bureau Chief for the Times
, and was co-recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for his coverage of Tianamen Square. Shearer is the host of Le Show
, and the voice behind several characters on The Simpsons
. He is also the author of It's the Stupidity, Stupid: Why (Some) People Hate Clinton and Why the Rest of Us Have to Watch
. This week he is in Philadelphia as part of the "Shadow Convention" an alternative to the Republican and Democratic conventions, which covers the issues it says the other conventions won't touch like campaign finance reform, poverty in the midst of prosperity, and the drug war. (Broadcast Date: August 2, 2000)
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