Season 27, Episode 4 Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

First Aired: November 11, 2008

A profile of influential political strategist Lee Atwater (1951-91), who helped mastermind George H.W. Bush's defeat of Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential election. Included: insights from GOP strategists Tucker Eskew, Mary Matalin and Ed Rollins, journalists Joe Conason, Sam Donaldson, Howard Fineman and Robert Novak, and Michael and Kitty Dukakis.

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