Vice Presidential Candidates Debate Senators Walter Mondale (D-MN) and Bob Dole (R-KS) debate met in Huston Texas for the 1976 vice presidential debate. This was the first nationally televised vice… read more

Vice Presidential Candidates Debate Senators Walter Mondale (D-MN) and Bob Dole (R-KS) debate met in Huston Texas for the 1976 vice presidential debate. This was the first nationally televised vice presidential debate. Topics included domestic and foreign policy issues. Senator Mondale labeled Senator Dole as a “hatchet man” after Senator Dole called all the 20th century U.S. wars “Democrat wars” because Democrats were president when the U.S. became involved. The debate was moderated by James Hoge. Other panelists included Hal Bruno, Marilyn Berger, and Walter Mears.

Each candidate had two minutes and fifteen seconds to answer and rebut and one minute to respond. Each candidate was given three minutes for a closing statement. close

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Vice Presidential Candidates Debate

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Program ID:
75693-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Oct 04, 1996 | 8:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Oct 06, 1996 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Oct 04, 1996 | 8:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 04, 1996 | 11:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 06, 1996 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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