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February 1, 2008

On the CBS EVENING NEWS, Katie Couric asks candidates from both parties which book, other than the Bible, they would bring with them to the White House.

Couric: It's true you can't judge a book by its cover, but you can tell a lot about a person by what he or she reads.

What do you think?

Find out what the candidates said on the CBS Web site, then head over to the Moyers Blog and weigh in. Do you agree that you can tell a lot about a person from what he or she reads? Were you surprised by what the candidates picked? What one book do you want your next President to read?

Bill Moyers Pick

Be sure to watch BILL MOYERS JOURNAL next week, when Bill suggests the book he'd like the next President to read (if he can pick just one).

Published on February 1, 2008.

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