Presidential Candidates Debate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) met at the University of Mississippi for the first of three presidential debates… read more

Presidential Candidates Debate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) met at the University of Mississippi for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 2008 presidential election. Jim Lehrer moderated the debate which focused on foreign policy but began by addressing the current financial crisis and proposals for a federal rescue plan for U.S. financial markets. Foreign policy questions highlighted military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, relations with Russia, efforts to combat terrorism, and other areas of U.S. interest abroad.

The debate was presented in a full-screen format provided by the network pool showing candidates as they spoke with few shots as they reacted to their opponents' remarks. Questions posed by the moderator were also summarized in the lower third of the screen. close

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Presidential Candidates Debate

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Program ID:
281312-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
Oxford, Mississippi, United States
First Aired:
Sep 26, 2008 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 28, 2008 | 10:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Sep 26, 2008 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 26, 2008 | 9:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 26, 2008 | 11:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 2008 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 2008 | 3:39am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 2008 | 5:19am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 28, 2008 | 10:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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