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Bush vs. Kerry: The third 2004 presidential debate

PBS, 26 Sep 2020
The 2004 presidential election cycle featured incumbent President George W. Bush, a Republican, and Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee. The first debate featured a 90-minute discussion of domestic policy, with candidates questioned in-turn, followed by a rebuttal. Moderated by Bob Schieffer of CBS, it took place on October 13, 2004, in Tempe, Arizona.

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