Lieberman Profile Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman was regarded as a bold and risky choice for a vice presidential candidate, the first Jew to appear on a major party's national ticket. Since he was named in August, Lieberman has clearly helped the man who picked him, Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore. But while Lieberman's strong emphasis on his religion and ethnicity has been a plus, it has also generated controversy in some unexpected ways. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.

Lieberman Profile

Lieberman Profile

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Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman was regarded as a bold and risky choice for a vice presidential candidate, the first Jew to appear on a major party's national ticket. Since he was named in August, Lieberman has clearly helped the man who picked him, Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore. But while Lieberman's strong emphasis on his religion and ethnicity has been a plus, it has also generated controversy in some unexpected ways. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.