Welcome to "The Choice," a limited-run daily series from The New York Times Opinion section that brings you into the boardroom with presidential candidates interviewing for the biggest job of their careers. In this episode, host Katie Kingsbury introduces you to the Times editorial board, it's members and what a presidential endorsement even means. Every day for two weeks we'll release the board's private interview with a different Democratic candidate, cut down for your podcast feed (read the full unabridged conversations here). We'll also release a daily bonus episode of the board's deliberations after the candidate leaves the room, and go deeper into a different key issue in the 2020 race. In our series finale, you'll hear the board debate all the candidates and make their final decision. We're showing our work in how we came to our choice in order to help you make yours. Our first interview with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops Monday, January 20. Produced by At Will Media.
For over 150 years of elections, The New York Times editorial board has endorsed a presidential candidate. In 2020, we’re bringing you to the table with us as we interview potential nominees, and take you behind the scenes for our internal debates over who should get the endorsement. For the first time in NYT Opinion history, we’re showing our work and sharing how we came to our choice, to help you make yours. For full transcripts of each interview, visit nytimes.com/endorsements.