What's Your Lead, Walter?
Friday, December 19, 2003
For more than four decades, Walter Mears covered national politics for the Associated Press. He was famous on many a campaign bus for his speedy writing and his uncanny knack for honing in on the essence of a story. In his new book, "Deadlines Past: 40 Years of Presidential Campaigns, a Reporter's Story," he shares the view from his front seat of presidential history, as well as some secrets of the trade. Here, Mears chews over his career with Bob.