Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs" often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections.
As the new year begins, Diane and her guests look ahead to the new presidency and talk about what 2001 may bring for the nation’s capital and the rest of the country.
- Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
- Josette Shiner deputy United States Trade Representative
- Andrew Kohut director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
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