Presidential Candidates Debate

Vice President George Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis met in the second of the two debates in the 1988 campaign. It was… read more

Vice President George Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis met in the second of the two debates in the 1988 campaign. It was best-remembered for the first question, about the death penalty, asked by moderator Bernard Shaw of CNN. Other panelists were Margaret Warner (Newseek), Andrea Mitchell (NBC) and Ann Compton (ABC).

The debate was held in the Pauley Pavilion of the University of California, Los Angeles. Each candidate was questioned in turn with two minutes to respond and a one-minute rebuttal. The panelists were allowed to ask follow-up questions. Each candidate had two minutes for a closing statement. close

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

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Program ID:
4256-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
First Aired:
Oct 13, 1988
Last Aired:
Oct 22, 2012

Airing Details

  • Oct 13, 1988 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 14, 1988 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 14, 1988 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 14, 1988 | 3:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 14, 1988 | 5:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 16, 1988 | 12:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 14, 1992 | 8:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 15, 1992 | 9:16am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 23, 1992 | 11:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 25, 1992 | 3:53pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 14, 1996 | 9:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 15, 1996 | 12:04am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 18, 1999 | 2:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 29, 2000 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 29, 2000 | 11:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 04, 2000 | 11:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 04, 2000 | 11:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 14, 2000 | 9:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 09, 2004 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 10, 2004 | 12:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 15, 2008 | 3:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 03, 2012 | 5:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 14, 2012 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 20, 2012 | 9:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 21, 2012 | 2:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 22, 2012 | 4:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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