The Inside Story of Campaign 04

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photoGeorge W. Bush and John Kerry just ended a grueling presidential contest that took them and America on a heady, exhausting rollercoaster ride to November 2nd.

But most Americans only glimpsed the behind-the-scenes story: the private emotions, the campaign crises, the secret battles fought by both men on their way to Election Day 2004.

Hear from two reporters who were there with Bush and Kerry in the most intimate moments of their campaigns.


Jonathan Darman and Kevin Periano, reporters for Newsweek Magazine, both part of Newsweek's "Election Project" team

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly magazine.

This program aired on November 10, 2004.


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