Anchorage Edition: September 19, 2008
Each week, host Michael Carey gathers journalists and commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics this week include:
- All Sarah Palin, all the time in the national media frenzy
- “Troopergate” story continues; legislators falling all over themselves to take positions; nothing resolution expected prior to the election
- Who’s in charge in Juneau these days? What does it mean when a State agency refers policy questions to the McCain campaign?
- What happens after the election if McCain/Palin loses? The disarray and realignments in Juneau have changed the playing field dramatically.
- There’s a clear conflict of interest between Palin as Governor and Palin as VP candidate in the Troopergate matter
- Palin has turned over several state matters to the McCain campaign, possibly tarnishing her image in Alaska
- How do you cover all this mess effectively on television?
- What are Palin’s prospects as a national figure if she either wins or loses the VP bid?
- How is Palin’s image holding up in the national media as she makes appearances?
- What will Palin do in two years if she’s not in Washington, DC?
- Given the economic situation, what are the chances of an in-power administration staying in power?
- The Ted Stevens trial opens in Washington, DC next week; Stevens opens a new community-based office in south Anchorage to help with PR
- Alaska is in the national spotlight all over the place — Stevens on trial, Palin on the trail
- Political corruption in Alaska and the turmoil around it isn’t anything new, although the scale of the issues are bigger this time around
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HOST: Michael Carey, independent journalist
- Paul Jenkins, voiceofthetimes.net
- Larry Persily, independent journalist
- Gregg Erickson, economic consultant and reporter
- Steve MacDonald, KTUU Channel 2
KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, Septmeber 19, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
KAKM (TV) BROADCAST: Friday, September 19, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. / Repeats Saturday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m.
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