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McCain Stars in New GOP, Democratic Ads

Both the Democratic National Committee and the Bush campaign have created new ads about Kerry's choice for a running mate. But neither ad actually mentions Sen. John Edwards. In fact, the ads are about someone who was once thought to be Kerry's first choice -- Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.

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Ari Shapiro has been one of the hosts of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine, since 2015. During his first two years on the program, listenership to All Things Considered grew at an unprecedented rate, with more people tuning in during a typical quarter-hour than any other program on the radio.