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Anchorage Edition: October 31, 2008

By | October 31, 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:

  • Ted Stevens: Guilty
  • Sarah Palin and John McCain call for Ted Stevens to resign in the wake of the conviction (among other national Republicans)
  • Stevens is appealing to voters, asking for their vote on Tuesday, saying he can be effective in the Senate — but will his message turn into voter action, and can he really be effective in the Senate while under such a substantial legal cloud?
  • How will bush Alaska vote, with respect to Stevens?
  • Stevens returns to Alaska to a throng of supporters at his eponymous airport
  • Stevens was surprised that Bill Allen was dishonest?
  • Debate for the State: How did Ted Stevens do?
  • Debate for the State: How did Don Young and Ethan Berkowitz do?
  • Don Young is being nice, and isn’t being overconfident in this campaign
  • How has Mark Begich handled the Ted Stevens trial and conviction?
  • What is Begich’s plan for the remainder of his campaign?
  • For Senator Stevens, what is his potential “road to victory?”
  • With so much early and absentee voting combined with normal voting, how can we figure out the results?
  • The national presidential race will likely be decided early toward the east coast — will that depress west coast voting?

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HOST: Michael Carey, independent journalist


KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, October 31, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

KAKM (TV) BROADCAST: Friday, October 31, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. / Repeats Saturday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m.


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