A year ago, Hillary Clinton joined me on my radio show for a long discussion about her memoir of the 2016 presidential race, “What Happened?” And in September, John Kerry came on the show to discuss his memoir, “Every Day Is Extra.”
For both former Democratic presidential nominees and Secretaries of State, it was their first appearance on this program – a program that has run three hours every weekday for more than 18 years.
As we look forward to 2020, would-be Democratic presidential candidates ought to seek out frequent interviews with interlocutors from across the political spectrum in settings – like talk radio – that allow for more than a minute’s response.
Our political conversation has entered a zone of toxicity I haven’t seen since I began my broadcast career in 1990. Long-form interviews, marked with civility and honest debate, is one part of the renewal in public discourse that we need.
So, hey: Democrats running for president, go in harm’s way. Find someone to talk to at length today.
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