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Politics of Fear Marks Latest Campaign Ads

The Bush and Kerry presidential campaigns are saturating the television airwaves in swing states with a new wave of attack ads. Fear is the prevailing message from both camps. NPR's John McChesney reports.

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John McChesney
Since 1979 senior correspondent John McChesney has been with NPR, where he has served as national editor (responsible for domestic news) and senior foreign editor. Over the course of his career with NPR, McChesney covered a variety of beats and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and newscasts.