Presidential Candidates Debate

The two major party candidates and Ross Perot participated in the first presidential debate. The debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer… read more

The two major party candidates and Ross Perot participated in the first presidential debate. The debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer and questions were asked by three journalists. The three candidates, standing at separate podia, responded to the questions and rebutted their opponent’s statements. Following the debate, they shook hands and mingled with the correspondents, their families, and members of the selected audience. The audience applauded a number of times throughout the debate. President Bush began his statement by criticizing Gov. Clinton’s participation in demonstrations abroad when he was a student at Oxford 23 years ago. Gov. Clinton responded that this was a “questioning of his patriotism.” He compared it to “McCarthyism” and referred to how President Bush’s father, Sen. Prescott Bush, opposed McCarthy’s tactics. Ross Perot responded that one’s actions as a “senior official in the federal government” were more important than one’s actions in “formative years.” close

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Program ID:
33071-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Oct 11, 1992
Last Aired:
Sep 30, 2012

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  • Oct 11, 1992 | 6:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 11, 1992 | 9:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 11, 1992 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 12, 1992 | 2:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 12, 1992 | 3:46am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 12, 1992 | 5:26am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 12, 1992 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 17, 1992 | 10:20am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 17, 1992 | 2:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 03, 1992 | 11:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 21, 1999 | 5:20am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 25, 2007 | 9:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 29, 2012 | 8:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 30, 2012 | 3:03am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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