Presidential Candidates Debate: Candidate Focus

In the first of three debates between presidential candidates, President Bush and Senator Kerry answered questions from Mr. Lehrer… read more

In the first of three debates between presidential candidates, President Bush and Senator Kerry answered questions from Mr. Lehrer about foreign policy. Among the topics they addressed were operations in Iraq, efforts to combat terrorism, America’s standing with various allies, nuclear weapons proliferation, and which candidate was more qualified to lead the country through war.

The debate was presented in a split-screen format showing candidates as they spoke and reacted to their opponents' remarks. The camera feed for the split screen shots was provided by a television network pool. The debate format featured candidates standing behind podia with lights indicating time limitations for answers to the single moderator’s questions. Additionally candidates gave no opening statements and were not allowed to directly question one another. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Presidential Candidates Debate: Candidate Focus

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183580-4
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White House Event
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Call-In
Location:
Coral Gables, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Sep 30, 2004
Last Aired:
Oct 3, 2004

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