Debating Our Destiny: Presidential Debate Moments That Shaped History Lee Banville Author
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Updated to include the 2012 election, DEBATING OUR DESTINY: PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE MOMENTS THAT SHAPED HISTORY provides a unique and in-depth look at the history of the presidential debates and their importance to the U.S. election process. This NOOK ebook from MacNeil-Lehrer Productions, producer of the PBS NewsHour, features excerpts of Jim Lehrer's exclusive interviews with nearly every presidential and vice presidential candidate between 1976 and 2004. It is filled with fascinating information for all readers, including students of political science, government, history, civics, journalism and communications. Interviews include: President George H.W. BushPresident George W. BushPresident Jimmy CarterVice President Dick CheneyPresident Bill ClintonSenator Bob DoleGovernor Michael DukakisSenator John EdwardsPresident Gerald FordSenator John KerrySenator Joe LiebermanVice President Walter MondaleVice President Dan QuaylePresident Ronald Reagan The book also includes original interviews with noted historians, debate moderators, and the executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates that were conducted exclusively for this book: Michael BeschlossJanet BrownGwen IfillJim LehrerRichard Norton SmithMargaret WarnerJudy Woodruff Content:Foreword by Jim Lehrer Chapter 1 - Do Debates Matter?Chapter 2 - Style vs. SubstanceChapter 3 - Debates in the Television AgeChapter 4 - Do Debates Change Elections?Chapter 5 - Do Vice-Presidential Debates Matter?Chapter 6 - ModeratorsChapter 7 - Presidential Primary DebatesChapter 8 - The Future of Debates Questions to Consider (by chapter)


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