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January 4, 2008
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Professor Dennis Goldford discusses the Iowa caucuses with CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric.

From National Public Radio to the BBC, media outlets covering the Iowa caucuses sought expertise and political analysis from faculty members in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Dennis Goldford, professor of politics, started out the day Thursday by providing historical context and political analysis for "On Point," a nationally syndicated NPR program that featured an hour-long discussion involving Democratic caucus-goers and a second hour with Republican caucus-goers. The entire program, which was broadcast live on Iowa Public Radio, can be heard via on-demand audio on the NPR
Web site

Goldford then did a couple of phone interviews before heading downtown to the Polk County Convention Complex, where he did an on-camera interview with Al Jazeera English before heading to the KCCI-TV studio, where he chatted with CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric. He

The nationally syndicated NPR program "On Point" devoted two hours
of programming to the Iowa caucuses on Thursday, Jan. 3, with Drake
Professor of Politics Dennis Goldford providing historical context and
political analysis.

National and international media outlets also have conducted myriad
interviews about the Iowa caucuses with Arthur Sanders, professor of
politics and chair of the Department of Politics and International
Relations; and Rachel Paine Caufield, associate professor of politics
and coordinator of Drake's Iowa Caucus Project.

The nationally syndicated NPR program "On Point" devoted two hours
of programming to the Iowa caucuses on Thursday, Jan. 3, with Drake
Professor of Politics Dennis Goldford providing historical context and
political analysis.

The entire program, which was broadcast live on Iowa Public Radio, can be heard via on-demand audio on the NPR
Web site

The first hour focused on the Democratic presidential candidates
and the second hour turned to the Republican presidential hopefuls.
Each hour started with the debriefing of a political reporter
followed by a roundtable discussion among caucus-goers.

Professor Goldford has given hundreds of interviews about the 2008
Iowa caucuses to national and international media outlets. He recently
was featured in a program about politics and religion on C-SPAN.

National and international media outlets also have conducted myriad
interviews about the Iowa caucuses with Arthur Sanders, professor of
politics and chair of the Department of Politics and International
Relations; and Rachel Paine Caufield, associate professor of politics
and coordinator of Drake's Iowa Caucus Project.