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25 September - 16 October 08
US Election: Vice Presidential/Presidential Debates
The candidates from the Democratic and Republican conventions will face each other, before a television audience of tens of millions of viewers in a series of debates.
They will answer tough questions on foreign and domestic policy from members of the press and audience during three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate. Stakes are high as debates can reveal the candidates' differences and ability to think on their feet or it can look more like a scripted exercise.
The 2008 election is the first presidential and vice presidential election lacking incumbents in over half a century.
26 September 2008: Presidential Debate (Domestic policy focus)
University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
2 October 2008: Vice Presidential Debate (Domestic and foreign policy focus)
Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
7 October 2008: Presidential Debate (Town Hall format)
Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee
15 October 2008: Presidential Debate (Foreign policy focus)
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Each session will begin 2100 ET/0100 GMT and will last 90 minutes.
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