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OverviewIn this Sunday Edition: Former United States Senator Bob Bennett on the 2012 campaign. His take on the Presidential race, the influence of the Tea Party, and a forecast for Utah elections. Bruce Lindsay will pass the torch to the new host of Sunday Edition. And Bruce Lindsay, Carole Mikita, Keith McCord will take a few steps down memory lane.
Our guest today is former United States Senator Bob Bennett, who represented Utah in Washington for 18 years. His name has appeared in newspapers all over the country in the last 10 days, as writers compared Senator Dick Lugar's defeat in an Indiana Primary to Bennett's rejection by Utah state delegates two years ago along with a subtext of "the Tea Party strikes again!" Bruce Lindsay asked Bennett if that is a fair comparison. They also discussed Sen. Orrin Hatch's campaign strategy.
The first time Bruce Lindsay sat at the anchor desk for a state political convention and then election night coverage was in 1976 — the same year Utah sent Orrin Hatch to the Senate.
"I sat next to news director Spence Kinard, and didn't say very much, because I didn't know very much. And the only real change over the years has been that I've managed to say a bit more. As I leave KSL this week, one of the things I'll miss the most — this year, especially — after the people, will be the experience of prepping to moderate campaign debates on Sunday Edition, and especially the adrenalin rush that accompanies the coverage of election night when we go on the air without a script, without a net, and do our best to advance the developing stories that shape our government and shape our lives.
But I couldn't be happier, to bequeath those roles to an extraordinary reporter, who knows a great deal about politics, and who has been named the new host of Sunday Edition, effective in about two minutes.
Please welcome my friend Richard Piatt, who was my personal choice to take this program to a new level."
Bruce Lindsay, Keith McCord and Carole Mikita have been covering news at KSL for more than 30 years. They've been an integral part of this news organization, both together, and in their own right. Now Bruce is the first to move on to a life outside of TV news. Richard Piatt asked all three about their favorite TV moments.