Politicians on Prime-Time Shows, Anti-Elitism?

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No candidate wants to be called "elitist," even if that means they're better than everyone else. When he played the sax for Arsenio Hall's audience in 1992, Bill Clinton established the precedent for presidential candidates to let down their hair on late-night television. This week, White House incumbent George W. Bush made it to prime-time, not with a speech from the oval office, but with some self-deprecating humor on NBC's hit game show, Deal or No Deal. Michael Calderone is media reporter for Politico.com.

Credits

Guest:
Michael Calderone - Huffington Post / New York University - @mlcalderone

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner