Meet the Press   |  March 18, 2012

John McCain surpasses Bob Dole’s record with 64 MTP appearances

With his 64th appearance on Meet the Press, John McCain reflects as he surpasses Bob Dole’s record for most appearances on the program. “I've been frankly privileged to be on this program as may times as I have, because it's my opportunity to talk to the American people,” he said.

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>> before you go --

>> covered a lot of territory.

>> this is your 64th appearance on this program. i was joking. you have been on this show more than i have over the years, and we have some of the pictures of you over the years where you have come here and you talked about politics and national security , and you have done it on this platform, which we appreciate very much. i wonder as you reflect and you think about, you have run for president and been in the senate a long time and served in the house, how do you think you have evolved in your public life ? what is most important to you now?

>> well, without getting into cycle session, i hope that i have become more informed and i hope i have become more tolerant and have become a person more respectful of the views of others, and especially on issues such as this, what we were just talking about, about life and death . i have been frankly privileged to be on this program as many times as i have because it's my opportunity to talk to the american people and i am grateful.