Media Talk: Countdown to November 4th

Talk Wednesday 1st October, 2008

The upcoming US election has been dubbed the most important in a generation. Will we see the first female vice-President in the White House, or will Barack Obama become the first African-American President? What are the major issues that will decide the American vote, and what can we expect to see in the final month of the campaign?

Join us as we discuss all this and more with our panel of journalists, who have been watching, following and reporting closely on these elections from the US.

Chris Morris is an award-winning photojournalist from the VII agency. Best known as a war photographer, he has spent the last eight years documenting the Presidency of George W. Bush for Time magazine, much of which is documented in his book My America (2006). He has been shooting John McCain since 2000 and on the campaign trail for the past 12 months.

Harriet Sherwood is foreign editor of The Guardian.

Stryker McGuire is now contributing editor to Newsweek and was previously its London bureau chief from August 1996 until April 2008.