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Debating Our Destiny: 40 Years of Presidential Debates
Analyzing pivotal moments from four decades of televised sparring and showmanship, this public broadcasting program explores the presidential debate process through the eyes of those who know it best: the candidates themselves. The NewsHour’s Jim Lehrer presents interviews with contenders in every debate from 1976 to 1996 and sheds light on the prototype of all presidential debates, Nixon vs. Kennedy. Accompanied by footage from the original broadcasts, these intimate conversations produce insights and revelations from Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, John Anderson, Walter Mondale, George H. W. Bush, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, and Bob Dole. Running mates from nearly every campaign are also featured.
Meet the Press Meets the Presidents Series
No easy questions and no simple answers-that's Meet the Press, the longest-running network television program in history. This 13-part series of unrehearsed news conferences shines the uncompromising light of inquiry on the highest office in the land as future Presidents, former Presidents, and even sitting Presidents get grilled.
Spanning 215 years, this epic eight-part series illuminates the legendary leaders and forgotten placeholders who have held the highest office in the land. Filled with visits to presidential archives and commentary from leading scholars, this is an ambitious, encyclopedic look at the men who have molded the nation—for better and for worse. Distributed by A&E Television Networks. 8-part series, 45 minutes each.
US Presidential Election Debates Series
This series includes all televised United States presidential election debates beginning with Kennedy and Nixon in 1960. This would be a primary source.
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