April 29, 2007

FOX News Sunday launches our “Choosing the President” series with an exclusive interview with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and his wife Cindy.

In his first Sunday interview since officially announcing his candidacy for president, Senator John McCain sits down with me on the campaign trail to answer the tough questions and lay out his vision for America.

While he began the 2008 campaign as the man to beat in the Republican race, McCain is re-launching his bid this week after trailing in the polls and fundraising in recent months. Campaigning as the candidate with the most experience, will the four-term Senator and Vietnam war hero be able to recapture the magic of his 2000 presidential bid and overcome his slow start to win his party’s nomination?

In a FOX News Sunday exclusive, we discuss McCain’s vision for America abroad and on the homefront. How will his support for President Bush’s Iraq strategy impact him with voters and how would President McCain prosecute the war on terrorism? Campaigning as the candidate willing to take on the tough issues and bring both parties together, how would he strike compromises on issues like Social Security, taxes and energy? And, can the self-described “maverick” win over his party’s conservative base despite his stances on immigration, campaign finance reform and global warming? We’ll also take a look at a more personal side of the candidate through the eyes of his wife Cindy.

Our panel will then grade the Democratic candidates’ performances during their first debate in South Carolina on Thursday. Our FNS Power Panel joins us for an always lively discussion:

Brit Hume of FOX News,
Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard,
Juan Williams of National Public Radio,
• and Mara Liasson of National Public Radio.

Finally, we pay tribute to a friend of Washington and Hollywood, former Motion Picture Association of America president Jack Valenti. Our first ever FNS Power Player, Valenti died this week at age 85.

So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,
Chris Wallace