29 July 19, 1996 Bob Dole Unusual perspectives on the presumptive Republican nominee. Download Share a clip Transcript Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Prologue ByIra Glass Ira wonders what the Dole campaign is thinking. Does this campaign really have the will to live? (4 minutes) Act One Campaign Diaries ByMichael Lewis We hear campaign diaries from author Michael Lewis, who is on the campaign trail for the New Republic magazine. (29 minutes) Act Two How You Can Be Bob Dole ByIra Glass Former Saturday Night Live writer Robert Smigel — who impersonates Dole on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the deceased Dana Carvey Show — gives step-by-step instructions on how to imitate the Republican nominee. (13 minutes) Act Three TV Politics ByDanny Drennan We give Danny Drennan, the writer behind the website Inquisitor Mediarama, a little assignment. (11 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 272: Big Tent Sept. 10, 2004 Act Two: Right And Righter A visit to one of the many states where the GOP has been picking up strength, to see why and how. This American Life producer Alex Blumberg spends some time with the Alabama Republican Party. 176: Two Nations, One President Jan. 26, 2001 Act One: You're Not The President Of Me Jonathan Chait of The New Republic and David Horowitz of Slate magazine each tell the story of the Florida recount. 61: Fiasco! (1997) Apr. 25, 1997 Act Four: Fiascos As A Force For Good Journalist Margy Rochlin on her first big assignment to do a celebrity interview. Staff RecommendationsView all 492 Apr. 12, 2013 Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde Did a beloved family doctor with no criminal history suddenly up and strangle his own father? 192 Aug. 31, 2001 Meet the Pros The story of one man's journey from obscurity to international professional celebrity.