Monday, October 17, 2005

Better than Monday Night Football- Obama grilled by Berkowitz

Tonight’s "Public Affairs," program in the City features U. S. Senator Barack Obama, interviewed by show host and producer, Jeff Berkowitz. The program was recorded fifteen months ago, a week before the now junior U. S. Senator from Illinois became a national Barock Star [he was already a local one] with his Keynote speech at the Democratic Convention.

The show with Obama is airing tonight at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV] through-out the City of Chicago. [See here to view the show as a webcast from this site, for more about the show and for a link to partial transcripts of the show with Senator Obama].

Although the show is more than a year old, as the French say: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The enduring issues then and now: Healthcare, Education, Jobs and the War. Seems like just yesterday. As with the old Ph.D. prelims in economics at the University of Chicago, the questions stay the same from year to year—just the answers change.

On the other hand, we discuss some of then Senate Candidate Obama’s potential initiatives. Has he followed through over the last year? Were they the right initiatives? Is Obama on the right track? We discuss, you decide.
Jeff Berkowitz, Host and Producer of Public Affairs and an Executive Recruiter doing Legal Search, can be reached at