This week, American music icon Bruce Springsteen along with R.E.M., Pearl Jam, and the Dixie Chicks ended their anti-Bush administration politically-charged "Vote for Change" tour in nine out of seventeen swing states, raising 15 million dollars for the Democratic group, "Americans Coming Together."
Hear from music critics and a musician from the George W. Bush camp about music and politics in 2004.
John Pareles, chief pop music critic, The New York Times;
Sasha Frere-Jones, pop-music critic, The New Yorker
Joe Levy, deputy managing editor, The Rolling Stone
Craig Marks, editor-in-chief, Blender Magazine
Ronnie Dunn, country musician with Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn.
This program aired on October 15, 2004.