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Rollin’ Like It’s 1845


Friday, December 14th, 2007

This week we arrived in Johnston, Iowa to cover the Des Moines Register presidential debates by horse-drawn carriage. This is first in a series of videos we’ll be putting up from the debate. Why did we show up in these 19th century wheels? Watch the video for the answer.

Stay tuned for more video from Iowa, including our attempt at getting the final two candidates to respond to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge.

On the way to Iowa
Welcome, Brian Lehrer Listeners!
Day 2: Iowa by Horse & Buggy
Blogging from the Debate
Debate Photo Essay

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