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June 26th, 2005

Bono on NBC's Meet The Press @ 06:16 am

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Donald Rumsfeld and Bono will both be on this morning's episode of Meet The Press.

NBC news article

Then, an exclusive interview with Bono, the lead singer of U2, who is also a leading voice fighting poverty in Africa. Bono — the co-founder of DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) — will make his first appearance on "Meet the Press" to discuss the global fight against poverty and the July 2 "Live 8" series of concerts — which seek to encourage the G8 nations to provide the world's poorest nations with complete debt cancellation, increased aid and more trade.

"Meet the Press" is regularly seen from 9-10 a.m. ET, except in Washington D.C. and New York City where the broadcast is seen from 10:30-11:30 a.m ET. Please check local listings or the "Meet the Press" Web site for airtimes in your area.

Also, in case you miss it, the episode will be repeated on MSNBC at 10 p.m. ET tonight, and again at midnight.
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Date:June 26th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
I missed it. :(

Love the icon, btw!
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Date:June 26th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I made it last night =3 I found this picture, and I couldn't resist XD

If you have MSNBC, you'll have two chances to catch the repeat tonight.

If not, the MSNBC website should have the transcript up soon (not sure how long it takes them, but surely within the next few days). When they get it up, it'll be listed at the top of the transcript list, on this page (scroll about halfway down, and look on the left).

Also, if anyone plans on watching it tonight, and doesn't care to listen to Rumsfeld talk for a half an hour, skip the first half of the program.

Anyway, my favourite Bono quote from the program occured after Tim Russert quoted an article in The Guardian (a London newspaper) that suggested Bono and Bob Geldof were being used by Tony Blair and George W. Bush. The quote was this:
"From the point of view of men like Bush and Blair, the deal is straightforward: we let these hairy people share a platform with us, we make a few cost-free gestures, and in return we receive their praise and capture their fans."
Russert then asked Bono if that offended him, Bono's reply was priceless.

Bono: As a hairy person, yes.

<3 Bono and his hairiness.
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Date:June 26th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)

Yes! <3 <3 <3
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Date:June 26th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Date:June 26th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
I live in the wrong country to see this, lol. But in my humble opinion, Blair and Bush do use rock stars and popular people to peddle the myth that they're actually going to do something worthwhile when there is so much more they could be doing, and won't. I think Bono is ace, but there are certain things I just disagree about.

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