WISCONSINREPORT.COM (12/13/07) - SIRIUS Satellite Radio has announced that it will broadcast an in-depth interview conducted by former Democratic presidential candidate and SIRIUS host Senator Bill Bradley with current presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama on Monday, December 17th on SIRIUS Stars channel 102. Obama discusses his relationship with his mother and father; his upbringing; his strong sense of patriotism, and his priorities if elected. Bradley recently interviewed candidate John Edwards, and continues his dialogue with the candidates by talking with Senator Obama.
The interview show featuring Barack Obama has been prerecorded for satellitecasting on December 17th. Here are some Obama quotes from the SIRIUS conversation between Bradley and Obama:
"We have to send a clear signal that we are not going to be an occupying force, that we are not going to be maintaining permanent bases in Iraq, that we are going to initiate diplomatic efforts including with our enemies - countries like Iran," Obama says.
"I would convene a conference within my first year just gathering together Muslim leaders from all around the world, to describe for them what our values and our interests are, to insist that they need to help us to defeat the terrorist threats that are there, but to also recognize that they are bound up with us and that we have an interest in making sure that their societies can prosper and that we're moving forward with them as partners with dignity and respect," Democrat Obama said.
He also elaborated on the need to address the nation's healthcare crisis and develop "an energy policy that is equal to the task of dealing with global warming ... " and added that he would "have my Attorney General review every single executive order that's been issued by the Bush administration and to overturn those executive orders that have undermined our Constitution, undermined our civil liberties ...," Presidential candidate Barack Obama said.
"I think we're in a defining moment right now in our history ... and people are starting to understand both because of Iraq but also because of Katrina, and some of the other things that have happened that ... we are really in this together. ... we are not simply a collection of individuals. And that if we're going to solve big problems ... then we're going to have to have a government that expresses those values [because] ... we can't have a government that is simply a protector of the wealthy and the powerful," Obama said when the program was recorded for airing at a later date.
Senator Bradley's interview with Barack Obama will air December 17th on SIRIUS Stars channel 102 at 5:00 am, 7:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 11:00pm, all times ET.
Barack Obama has had a well-respected and dedicated career in law and politics. Prior to being elected an Illinois Senator, Obama practiced as a civil rights lawyer and taught constitutional law in Chicago. In 2004 Obama was the third African-American since Reconstruction to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
Bill Bradley is an Olympian, NBA champion, former U.S. Senator, and was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000. In addition to conducting one-on-one interviews on SIRIUS with politicians, diplomats and other noteworthy guests he also hosts a weekly SIRIUS show called American Voices.
On American Voices Bradley offers his unique perspective of the American landscape and highlights the remarkable accomplishments of people both famous and unknown. Past guests include singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt and Meet the Press host Tim Russert.