Pioneering Political Podcaster Interviews President Carter

Jul 21st, 2006 | By | Category: Podcast Quickies

Jimmy Carter John Edwards

Senator John Edwards, a podcaster and advocate for citizen’s media, talks with President Jimmy Carter about his book, Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis, in the latest episode of his podcast (MP3).

“President Carter is an amazing person, and I was excited to have the opportunity to talk with him,” said Edwards.

“Our country’s history is full of examples of how books sparked political organizing and massive social change,” said Edwards. “Think about how Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin provided a compelling — and widely discussed — argument against slavery. Or how Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring started a national debate about pesticides and gave birth to the environmental movement.”

“In Our Endangered Values, President Carter draws upon his life experience as a president and as a Nobel Peace Prize winner to reflect on what’s gone wrong over the past six years,” adds Edwards. “President Carter and I agree that the current administration has made a radical break from the basic values that past presidents, both Democrats and Republicans, embraced as core governing principles — equality, opportunity and justice.”

Carter’s book is the subject of discussion through the end of July at the One America site.

via Rob Walch

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