In taking America's political pulse every Sunday night, Beyond the Beltway frequently originates the program from affiliate cities every year.
From Boston on July 25,
on the eve of the Democratic National
in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This was Beyond the Beltway's
first remote both live on the radio and taped for television,
airing less than three hours later.
Augustine and Young Democrat Kim Phillips, Democrats Lydia
Spottswood and Robert Goldsmith and Professor Art Cyr explored
Wisconsin politics and its impact on the national elections.
From Kansas City on October 17, KCMO talk show host George
Wood, Republican Dwight Sutherland, Democratic Woody
Overton, KMBC-TV Political Reporter Mike Mahoney and
Professor Burdette Loomis of Kansas University explored
Missouri politics and its impact on the national elections.
From Los Angeles on November 14, Republicans Carol Pratt
Liebau and Brian Bennett, Democrat Joseph Cerrell and Leo
Wolinsky of the Los Angeles Times discussed the California
perspective on the recent election.
From New York on November 21,
Conservative commentator Carl
From New York City on May 18, journalist Lucia Moses (Associate Editor of Editor & Publisher magazine), media researcher Joe Lenski (Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Edison Media Research) and Journalism Professor Jonathan Sanders of Columbia University discussed media and politics.
From Salt Lake City on February 17, Governor Michael Leavitt (R-UT), Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT), talkshow host Dan Bammas and Gayle Rosicka of the Eagle Forum discussed Mormonism, Utah's image and if the Olympics would change perceptions about the State.
From New York, New York, on May 20, 2001, Republican consultant Joseph Mercurio, Democrat consultant Hank Shienkopf and former CNN news executive turned author Reese Schoenfeld discussed the Bush Presidency and the state of television political reporting.
From July 30 to August 4, Bruce covered the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. A myriad of guests joined Bruce behind the microphone including former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM), as well as author/commedian Al Franken and ABC's Sam Donaldson.
From New York City, on May 21, political consultants Joe Mercurio and Hank Sheinkopf as well as New York Magazine's Mike Tomasky joined Bruce in taking a bite out of New York's U.S. Senate race on the specific weekend that Mayor Rudy Giuliani dropped out and Rep. Rick Lazio picked up the GOP flag in the race against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
From Los Angeles, CA on March 5, political analyst Sherry Bebich-Jaffe; political consultant Allen Hoffenblum and KMEX-TV (Noticias 34) political reporter Rosa Maria Villalpando joined Bruce in a discussion of the upcoming California Primary and the new role and power of the Hispanic vote in California and the nation.
From Grand Rapids, MI on February 20, during BTB's first hour Jack Naudi, an editorial page writer at the Grand Rapids Press newspaper; Glenn Barkan, a professor of political science at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids; and Terri Land, the Republican Clerk of Kent County discussed the importance of the GOP Primary in Michigan on February 22. During the second hour Bruce was joined in studio by Senator John McCain's national press secretary, Howard Opinsky and Michigan's Republican Governor John Engler, a Governor George W. Bush supporter by phone from Detroit. Gov. Engler had spent the day campaigning with the Texas governor. Mr. Opinsky joined us after just being in attendance at a McCain political rally in Grand Rapids from which WZZM-TV political reporter Peter Ross had given us a live report during BTB's first hour.
From Charleston, South Carolina on February 13, John Kuzenski, professor of political science at The Citadel; Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler, a George W. Bush supporter; and Cindy Mosteller, vice-chair of the GOP of Charleston Co. discussed the issues facing the Republican front-runners in the South Carolina GOP Primary during BTB's first hour. In our second hour, Ms. Mosteller was joined by Jimmy Stuckey the chairman of the Democratic party of Charleston County and Frank Wooten, associate editor of the Charleston Post & Courier newspaper. They along with Bruce discussed the changes occurring in South Carolina and its impact on voters and elections.
From Dover, New Hampshire on January 16, Bill Cahill a Senator John McCain supporter and former member of the state's Governor's Council; Rep. Charles Bass (NH-2nd District), a Governor George W. Bush supporter; Joe Keefe, a Vice-President Al Gore supporter and former chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party; and State Senator Mark Fernald (D-Sharon, NH), a Bill Bradley supporter discussed key issues facing the front-running candidates in the New Hampshire Primary. Bruce was joined in questioning the guests by John Breen, political editor of the Foster daily Democrat Newspaper. The program featured taped interviews with Vice President Al Gore and GOP candidate Alan Keys.
From Austin, Texas on December 6, Bill Miller, Republican Strategist Mark Caesar, Morning Host, KLBJ Radio, Molly Beth Malcolm, Chair of the Texas Democratic Party talked about the potential impeachment hearing of President Clinton, the possibility of Texas Governor George Bush running in 2000, and the continuing saga of Monica Lewinsky.
From Seattle, Washington on October 18, George Bakan, Senior Editor and Publisher of Seattle Gay News, Michael Medved, Conservative Talk Show Host, and Cathy Allen, Campaign Connection President and owner of Campaign connection discussed the brutal murder of the young gay man in Wyoming, the potential impeachment of President Clinton, and the upcoming elections.
From New York City, NY on Sunday May 10, 1998, Ron Nessen, Former Press Secretary to Gerald Ford, Ed Bark, Television Critic for the Dallas Morning News, Tish Durkin, Political Writer for The New York Observer, and Phil Lentz, Political Reporter for Crain's New York, discussed numerous topics ranging from the L.A. Freeway Suicide, President Clinton vs. Ken Starr and the political climate in New York City.
From Greenville, SC on March 29, Russ Cassell and Ralph Bristol, personalities from WORD-AM, Perry Eichor, Dir. of Dept. of Community Services, Doug Dent, Field Organizer for Gov. Ernest Holling's U.S. Senate campaign in 1966, Dr. Charles Dunn, Thurmond Professor of Political Science at Clemson University, and Johnnie Fulton, Chairperson of the Greenville County Democratic Party discuss The President's trip to Africa, the future of our children, "Paula, Kathleen & Monica," and the future of the President.
From Monterey/Santa Cruz, CA on January 25, Eric Scheck, talk show host for KOMY, Charlie Friedman, member of the Republican Central Committee for Santa Cruz County, and Rebecca Anderson, self-described "Soccer Mom," and professional writer on sports, discussed the President and the freshly released news of his alleged relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky.
From Cooperstown, New York, on August 3rd, Gary Miller of ESPN's Baseball Tonight, former White Sox lefthander Billy Pierce, and Bill Bartholomay, Chairman of the Atlanta Braves and Vice President of Turner Broadcast System, discussed the state of baseball and heroes in America "live" from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
From San Diego on June 22nd, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Lynne Harper, talk show host for KOGO/San Diego, and Larry Remer, Democratic political strategist, talked about the future of the Republican Party and immigration issues.
From New York on May 11th, Phil Lenz, political reporter for Crain's New York Business, Jacqueline Salit, Editor of The Patriot News, and Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, talked about crime, the media and New York politics.
From Kansas City, Missouri on September 16, Mayor Emanuel Cleaver II,
Kansas State Representative Phill Kline of Shawnee and Steve Kraske, political
reporter for The Kansas City Star explored the causes of America's drug
epidemic and government efforts to stem the tide. The differing values
and concerns of suburban and urban voters were also explored.
From San Diego, on August 11th, Bob Dole's first and only exclusive broadcast interview was done live on Beyond the Beltway. Other guests included Representative Henry Hyde, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; Arizona Senator John McCain; Donald Rumsfeld, Chief Policy Advisor to the Dole for President Campaign; Anne Stone, Founder of Republicans for Choice; nationally syndicated columnist Eleanor Clift; Ellen Warren, columnist for the Chicago Tribune and Herb Klein, Editor-in-Chief of Copley Newspapers.
From Washington, D.C., on June 23rd, former White House Chief of Staff Ken Duberstein, Kevin Sabo, Chief Counsel of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, CNN Political Analyst William Schneider and Billy Dale, former Director of the White House Travel Office, discussed charges of White House mishandling of confidential FBI files.
From New York City, on May 5th, DuMont led a discussion of media fairness with Steve Rendell, analyst of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, New York media critic Edwin Diamond, WABC talk show host Curtis Sliwa and Lawrence McGill, Research Director of the Freedom Forum's survey of public perceptions concerning media fairness.
From Hanover, New Hampshire, on February 18th, he travelled to Dartmouth College to test political sentiment in New Hampshire and reported on the Buchanan surge in the Granite State.
From Iowa City, Iowa, on February 11th, DuMont interviewed students at the University of Iowa about Hawkeye state issues and interviewed the state's leading pollster, who predicted a close Dole/Buchanan race.
From Dallas on August 13th, Beyond the Beltway offered the first
national response to the Ross Perot issues convention, featuring Republican,
Democrat and United We Stand representatives.
From Boston, on June 11th, he reported on his weekend in New Hampshire covering Speaker Newt Gingrich's first visit to the "Granite State." The program, which originated from WRKO, the 50,000 watt New England powerhouse, offered listeners the first opportunity to respond to the historic meeting earlier in the day between President Clinton and the Speaker.
From Manchester, New Hampshire, on February 19th, the program originated from the site of the first gathering of Republican Presidential candidates. Lamar Alexander, Arlen Specter, Patrick Buchanan, Robert Dornan, Alan Keyes and Lynn Martin all shared their vision for the future of the country with callers across America.
From Spokane, Washington, on September 18th, the program featured a live Presidential address from the Oval Office and the first national reaction to President Clinton's decision to send troops to Haiti. The program also examined the political vulnerability of House Speaker Tom Foley and included an interview with the city's police chief, who had attended the White House signing of the Crime Bill despite opposing the bill's ban of assault weapons. A police ride-along brought DuMont face-to-face with Spokane's crack cocaine and domestic violence problem. A trip to rural Wallace, Idaho, discovered growing mistrust of the FBI.
From Youngstown, Ohio, on Labor Day weekend, September 4th, the program
explored the city's economic devastation following the mine closures of
the mid-70s and the growing lack of job security in America.
From Boston for the National Governor's Conference on July 17th, the program featured Governors Terry Branstad (R-Iowa), Mel Carnahan (D-Missouri), Bruce King (D-New Mexico), as well as an examination of Ted Kennedy's political future on the 25th anniversary of the Chappaquiddick incident.
From Washington, DC, on May 22nd, the bitter political/media climate in the city was discussed by a panel of reporters, including CNN's William Schneider and bureau chiefs for the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times and St. Louis Post Dispatch.
From New York City on May 15th, the program featured a discussion of media bias with media critics Jonathan Alter of Newsweek, Edwin Diamond of New York Magazine, and Nancy Woodhull of The Freedom Forum. Also, fear of street crime in New York was explored following DuM