Podcast: Chilean Rescue, Chilly Debate

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Everyone remembers where they were when the Towers collapsed, when the Wall came down, when Lennon/Kennedy/King was killed.

One day, when asked, "Where were you when the 33 Chilean miners were rescued?" I'll be able to say I was watching...

the third and final gubernatorial debate.

This week's Capital Notes Podcast looks back at a political event where even the reporters who showed up to cover it were glued to nearby TV sets to check on the Chilean rescue, instead of the faceoff between Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman.

Capitol Weekly's Anthony York and I chat about the highlights and lowlights, and the state of the race with only 18 days to go.

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About John Myers

John Myers is senior editor of KQED's new multimedia California Politics & Government Desk.  He has covered California politics for most of the past two decades -- serving previously as Sacramento bureau chief for KQED News and, most recently, as political editor for KXTV News10 (ABC) in Sacramento. He moderated the only gubernatorial debate of 2014, and was named one of the nation's top statehouse reporters by The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @johnmyers.
  • http://www.youtube.com/user/MrKenCooley Ken Cooley

    I share the thought watching those rescues was a frozen in time moment. Not so the videos on the indicated website but they are getting a lot of traffic. They are from a 9/27 Town Hall I organized in my community. I’ve done these for a dozen years in many regional venues using the Official Voter Info Guide as my source. This year Sect’y Bowen urged me to get them online for broader audiences. That’s what you’ll see here. No mention of SD 1.