Meet the Press, NBC, TranscriptNovember 9, 2008
MR. TOM BROKAW: Our issues this Sunday: The nation elects Barack Obama its 44th president.(Videotape)PRES.-ELECT BARACK OBAMA: It's been a long time coming but tonight, because of whatwe did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.(End videotape)MR. BROKAW: And the transfer of power now begins. How will this new administrationtackle the many challenges facing this country? We'll ask our exclusive guest, a close, longtimefriend of President-elect Obama and the co-chair of his transition team, Valerie Jarrett. Then:(Videotape)SEN. JOHN McCAIN: I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not justcongratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find waysto come together.(End videotape)MR. BROKAW: After a long, hard-fought election, can the two parties come together on thecommon challenges? Joining us, the House Democratic whip, Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina, and former chairman of the Republican Party, Senator Mel Martinez of Florida.Plus, we'll have the insights and analysis from presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; Newsweek editor and author of the new book "American Lion: Andrew Jackson and the WhiteHouse," Jon Meacham; and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell.But first, the transition is under way, of course, and with us for an exclusive interview, the co-chair of the transition team, Valerie Jarrett.