Hugely Historic Night with Jimmy Carter

  • Aired:  03/25/14
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Stephen prepares to go head-to-head and knee-to-knee with former president Jimmy Carter. (3:05)

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>> WELCOME TO THE REPORT, THANK

YOU FOR JOINING US.

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IF YOU'RE JUST TUNING IN TO OURPROGRAM ALREADY IN PROGRESS, YOU

ARE HERE ON AN HISTORIC NIGHTBECAUSE

I AM ABOUT TO GO HEAD-TO-HEADKNEE-TO-KNEE, AND IF THINGS GO

WELL, HAND-TO-KNEE, WITH THE39TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES.

JIMMY CARTER.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]OF COURSE, THIS IS NOT MY FIRST

PRESIDENTIAL RODEO.

I SAT DOWN FOR A ONE-ON-ONE WITHPRESIDENT OBAMA AND 500 GUESTS

AT A STATE DINNER.

I MADE A SCIENCE PROJECT WITHBILL CLINTON.

ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, I PUTGEORGE WASHINGTON INTO A VENDING

MACHINE.

AND WHILE TOURING THE NATION'SCAPITAL, I EVEN SAT DOWN WITH

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

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SADLY, HE DID NOT BRING THEGIFTS I WANTED THAT CHRISTMAS.

BUT I CANNOT OVERSTATE HOW HUGETONIGHT IS.

THE SIZE OF THE HUGENESS --LARGE.

THIS NIGHT WILL GO DOWN IN THEANNALS OF EPIC CLASHES BETWEEN

JOURNALIST AND LEADER.

FROST NIXON.

WALLACE-KHOMEINI.

ASTEROID-FREEMAN.

BUT TONIGHT IS HISTORIC FORANOTHER REASON, BECAUSE

FOLLOWING OUR BROADCAST, THISEPISODE IS GOING TO BE PLAYED IN

PERPETUITY FOR VISITORS AT THECARTER PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND

MUSEUM IN PLAINS, GEORGIA.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]SO, RIGHT NOW, NOT ONLY AM I

SPEAKING TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLEWATCHING TV, I'M ALSO

SPEAKING TO SEVERAL DOZENTOURISTS SITTING ON BENCHES.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]HI, Y'ALL!

IF YOU NEED THE BATHROOM, GODOWN THE HALL, TURN RIGHT, AND

ASK SOMEONE.

I'VE NEVER BEEN THERE.

I ASSUME THEY HAVE BATHROOMS.

OF COURSE, AS A CONSERVATIVEPUNDIT, TONIGHT'S INTERVIEW HAS

TREMENDOUS PERSONAL SIGNIFICANCETO ME.

AS A BOY COMING OF AGE IN THE1970'S, JIMMY CARTER WAS THE

VERY FIRST LIBERAL WHO MADE MYBLOOD BOIL.

SO IN SOME WAYS, I HAVE BEENPREPARING FOR TONIGHT'S

INTERVIEW MY ENTIRE LIFE, BUTSPECIFICALLY STARTING ABOUT

THREE HOURS AGO.

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