The Edwards "Poverty Tour"
Broadcast: Midmorning, 07/19/2007, 9:06 a.m.
Presidential candidate John Edwards hopes his tour of places in poverty will bring the issue home to more people. But polls suggest that not even low-income voters favor Edwards as a result.
- Lawrence Mead: Professor of politics at New York University. He has written extensively and testified on welfare reform. He's the author of "New Politics of Poverty: The Nonworking Poor in America."
- Peter Dreier: Professor of politics at Occidental College.
- Robert Dallek: Presidential historian and author most recently of "Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power." He's also written several books on LBJ's presidency including, "Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President."
- John Edwards: Road to One America Tour
- About Lawrence Mead
- 40th Anniversary of LBJ's 'War on Poverty', Interview with Robert Dallek
- About Peter Dreier
- "John Edwards and the Politics of Poverty" by John Atlas and Peter Dreier