Q&A with Mark Shields

Mark Shields, syndicated columnist and political analyst for PBS, talked about his early days in politics and shared stories of his role as… read more

Mark Shields, syndicated columnist and political analyst for PBS, talked about his early days in politics and shared stories of his role as a legislative assistant to Senator William Proxmire (D-WI) and his work on the presidential campaigns of Senator Robert Kennedy (D-NY) in 1968 and Senator Edmund Muskie (D-ME) in 1972. He talked about the impact the assassination of Robert Kennedy had on his life and his eventual transition into journalism as a columnist for the Washington Post. He reflected on the use of humor in his writing and suggested that 2012 was the worst presidential campaign he covered because candidates Obama and Romney both appeared “not to like politics” very much. He says that John McCain’s 2000 presidential primary campaign was his favorite because of the candidate’s openness and willingness to speak with voters. Mr. Shields also reacted to video clips of from 1983, 1992, and 2012. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 3, 2013
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Feb 4, 2013

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  • Feb 03, 2013 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
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  • Feb 04, 2013 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
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