One Hit Wonders: Will Celeb Videos Yield High Turnout?

11/15/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tonight's the big final debate, so before John McCain's major cram session on economics 101, how can he reclaim some of that maverick magic? Can he say anything to make voters like him again? Would it help if he winks?

As early voting starts across the nation, Ted, Teresa, and Maegan speak with Erika Johansson, the Program Coordinator at the youth voter registration organization Declare Yourself. Why all those the celebrity-driven ads, asking us to vote early? Can anyone relate to celebrities, or is it just young people who think of themselves as celebrities already? Will these young voters actually turn out this time?

Also, today, we have an exclusive review of Oliver Stone's new Bush bio-pic, W. Ted gives us the lowdown: Is it fair? Is it entertaining? Who will get upset (hopefully everybody)? And how does our Dear Mr. President come off?

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Wilshire & Washington, the weekly Blog Talk Radio program that explores the intersection of politics, entertainment, and new media, features co-hosts Ted Johnson, Managing Editor of Variety; conservative blogger Teresa Valdez Klein (, and liberal blogger Maegan Carberry ( The show airs every Wednesday at 7:30am PST on