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1948 Debate


Oregon Republican Presidential Primary Debate

Thomas Dewey, New York Governor and
Harold Stassen, Former Minnesota Governor

Date:

May 17, 1948

Location:

KEX-ABC Radio Station

City:

Portland, OR

Sponsor:

KEX-ABC

Listenership:

Between 40 and 80 million

Length:

One hour

Format:

Radio debate with 20 minute opening statements; eight and a half minute rebuttals.

Topic:

Outlawing the Communist party in the U.S. This was the first and last presidential debate limited to a single issue.