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John Edwards grew up in a Carolina milltown, made a killing as a trial attorney, lost a son, won a US Senate seat, ran for president (and came closer than you might recall in the Democratic primaries), and ran on the '04 White House ticket with John Kerry — all before he was out of his forties.

Now, John Edwards is 53. He's road-tested in presidential campaign politics. And he's back: running for the US presidency, again, in the '08 battle.

If last time he was the Democrat's smiling centrist, this time John Edwards is talking tougher as the fed-up populist. He's fed up with poverty and what he calls the "two Americas," the Iraq war, and saying "get out".

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John Edwards, presidential candidate in 2008. He ran for president and was the Democrats vice-presidential nominee in 2004. He served one term in the senate, representing North Carolina

This program aired on February 26, 2007.

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