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The Presidential Candidates First Debate #656747

ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, PBS Special for Sunday, Oct 06, 1996

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  • Live ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and PBS coverage and analysis of the first of two presidential candidates debates between Bill Clinton and Robert Dole, moderated by Jim Lehrer.
  • ABC analysis includes interviews with Republican vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp, VP Al Gore, David Hall of the "Cleveland (Ohio) Plain Dealer", Sue O'Brien of the "Denver (Colorado) Post", and Doug Clifton of the "Miami (Florida) Herald".
  • CBS analysis includes interviews with Gore, Kemp, Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, and CBS News consultant Kevin Phillips.
  • CNN coverage includes "Larry King Live" with Larry King (CNN), Reform Party presidential candidate Ross Perot, US Taxpayers Party presidential candidate Howard Phillips, Natural Law Party presidential candidate John Hagelin, Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader, and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Harry Browne.
  • NBC analysis includes interviews with First Lady Hillary Clinton, Gore, Dole's wife Elizabeth, Kemp, and unidentified others.
  • PBS analysis includes the participation of Paul Gigot of the "Wall Street Journal", syndicated columnist Mark Shields, William Kristol of "The Weekly Standard", author/journalist Haynes Johnson, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian Michael Beschloss, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Sen. Barbara Boxer.

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