Presidential Candidates Debate

The two major party candidates participated in the first of two presidential debates. The debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer who… read more

The two major party candidates participated in the first of two presidential debates. The debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer who questioned the candidates. He asked the candidates questions in the following manner: the candidate had 90 seconds to respond, the opponent had 60 seconds to rebut and the candidate had 30 seconds to respond to the rebuttal. There were two minute opening and closing statements. Following the debate, the candidates shook hands with their families and friends and members of the selected audience. The audience in the Bushell theater remained quiet throughout the debate.

The debate focused on domestic issues, especially the role of the federal government in citizens' lives, who should get a tax cut and for what reason and the drug problem, especially among young people. close

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Program ID:
74271-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
Oct 6, 1996
Last Aired:
Oct 16, 2011

Airing Details

  • Oct 06, 1996 | 8:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 06, 1996 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 07, 1996 | 2:25am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 07, 1996 | 5:26am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 07, 1996 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 31, 2000 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 31, 2000 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 04, 2000 | 4:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 05, 2000 | 4:27am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 28, 2004 | 5:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 12, 2004 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 13, 2004 | 1:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 13, 2004 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 17, 2004 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 17, 2004 | 1:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 17, 2004 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 09, 2011 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 09, 2011 | 9:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 10, 2011 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 15, 2011 | 5:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2011 | 4:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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