Presidential Debates

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talked about methods of improving presidential debates so that they offer thoughtful focus on the… read more

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talked about methods of improving presidential debates so that they offer thoughtful focus on the issues. He was introduced by Marvin Kalb, who had promoted the idea many years ago. Mr. Gingrich talked about a debate he had with former Governor Mario Cuomo at The Cooper Union in New York City on February 28, 2007, that was inspired by Harold Holzer and his scholarship on the debates of Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Gingrich gave examples from historical and contemporary campaigns. He answered questions submitted by members of the audience.

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Program ID:
200330-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 7, 2007
Last Aired:
Aug 12, 2007

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  • Aug 07, 2007 | 12:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 07, 2007 | 5:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 07, 2007 | 8:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 08, 2007 | 12:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 12, 2007 | 3:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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