PublicationsJanuary 24, 2007

Campaign 2008 Emerges as a Major Talk Show Topic

It may come as no surprise that the president’s Iraq strategy was the hottest topic on cable and radio talk shows last week. But the second edition of the PEJ Talk Show Index also reveals that the idea of a Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton battle for Democratic hearts and minds got tongues wagging and pundits pontificating.

PublicationsJanuary 17, 2007

Talk Shows Battle it Out Over the “Surge” Strategy

While the President’s plan to commit 22,000 more troops to Iraq dominated the media agenda last week, it was an even bigger story in the radio and cable talk show universe, according to the first edition of the new PEJ Talk Show Index. From Rush Limbaugh to Keith Olbermann, talk hosts across the political spectrum weighed in on the surge, mirroring the raging debate in Washington and throughout the country.