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John Harwood Interviews with President Joe Biden, Former Congresswoman Liz Cheney, and Former White House Aide Cassidy Hutchinson on Bedeviled: A Podcast about American Democracy from Duke University

Polis: Center for Politics is pleased to announce new episodes of Bedeviled: A Podcast about American Democracy from Duke University by Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. Award winning journalist and Polis Distinguished Fellow John Harwood interviews key political figures, discussing a range of topics including the 2024 election and threats to American Democracy.  In the most recently released episode, Harwood and former Congresswoman Liz Cheney discuss the upcoming presidential election, the bounds of party loyalty, and Cheney’s thoughts on the most pressing threats to our democracy.  Previous guests include President Joe Biden and former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson. All three episodes are available here on the Polis website

Host: John Harwood has more than three decades of journalism experience. Harwood has covered the White House, Congress, national politics, and the economy for America’s most prestigious news organizations. He has interviewed every president from George H.W. Bush to Joe Biden and received an Emmy nomination for his hour-long live CNBC town hall with President Barack Obama. 

Steeped in public affairs since childhood, when his father was among the nation’s top journalists of the last half of the 20th century, he graduated from Duke University with degrees in history and economics. He spent a year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. 

For the Wall Street Journal, Harwood covered the first Bush White House, President Bill Clinton’s agenda in Congress, and four presidential campaigns. He was part of the Journal’s team covering the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, which won the Pulitzer Prize. For the New York Times and CNBC, he chronicled the financial crisis and Great Recession, including the first 2009 television interview of Obama as he prepared to enter the presidency that January. He moderated Republican presidential debates during the 2012 and 2016 campaigns. For CNN, Harwood covered the tumultuous final year of Donald Trump’s presidency and his 2020 election battle with Biden. He subsequently tracked the new chief executive’s attempt to fashion and navigate a post-Trump era. 

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