Rick and Kay Warren at Saddleback
August 21, 2008

In this program we revisit a 2007 conversation with evangelical leaders Rick and Kay Warren — exploring where they came from and what motivates them. Rick Warren hosted the first post-primary joint appearance of Barack Obama and John McCain at his Saddleback Church in southern California, one of the largest churches in the U.S. This two hour event, broadcast live on CNN, is just one sign of the cross-cultural authority he and Kay have achieved in a handful of years.

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SoundSeen: Video - Krista's Interview with Rick and Kay Warren

Krista flew to LAX and drove south to Orange County to visit the Warrens at the offices of Saddleback Church. We filmed the entire conversation (except for the last two minutes when we ran out of tape) to include you in the process.

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Presumptive U.S. Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama greet the crowd alongside Rick Warren before the start of the "Civil Forum on the Presidency."

(photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Rick Warren

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Rick Warren is pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California and the best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life. Kay Warren is the executive director of the Saddleback HIV/AIDS Initiative and author of Dangerous Surrender.

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Host/Producer: Krista Tippett

Managing Producer: Kate Moos

Producer: Colleen Scheck

Associate Producer: Shiraz Janjua

Associate Producer: Rob McGinley Myers

Online Editor: Trent Gilliss

Associate Web Producer: Andrew Dayton

Production Intern: Alda Balthrop-Lewis