Chris Matthews and John Edwards in Onawa – 10-14-04

On January 22, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Hardball Host Chris Matthews and
Sen. John Edwards

Onawa, IA ~ October 14, 2004

 
On October 14, 2004, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Sen. John Edwards visited Onawa, IA, where Edwards would meet with Monona County activists and where Matthews would interview Edwards before taping an episode for his renowned cable TV program, Hardball with Chris Matthews.

As part of his show, Chris interviewed Jody Ewing (Presidential candidate John Kerry’s county chair) and Dennis Ryan of Onawa. (See a partial of the video here.)

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Hardball in Onawa 10-14-04

On January 19, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

Hardball’s Chris Matthews in Onawa, IA

October 14, 2004

 

On October 14, 2004, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Sen. John Edwards visited Onawa, IA, where Edwards would meet with Monona County activists and where Matthews would interview Edwards and then tape an episode for his renowned cable TV program, Hardball with Chris Matthews.

As county chair for Sen. John Kerry’s presidential bid, I was asked — along with a few family members — to provide somewhat of a casual backdrop behind Matthews’ traveling anchor table, and then, later, Dennis and I joined Matthews and two others at the well-reputed desk where we played ‘Hardball’ with the candid host. (Okay, so the questions weren’t really that hard, but it was invigorating just the same.)

Above is a short clip from that episode. It has been a while now since I tried to extract more than just a few minutes from the recorded DVD a friend kindly sent me, but I will try again soon. Dennis and the others “did” have something to say.

P.S. In the beginning, what may look like a “smirk” is in no way my being smug; it’s actually what nervousness looks like. I’m fairly certain I inherited that trait from my mother. In fact, I know I did. :-)

Enjoy.