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2004 Debates

There were three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate during the 2004 general election.


Courtesy of Reuters

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September 30, 2004

October 5, 2004(vice presidential)

October 8, 2004

October 13, 2004


General Election Presidential Debate

George W. Bush (R), President and
John F. Kerry (D), United States Senator (MA)

Date:

September 30, 2004

Location:

University of Miami

City:

Coral Gables, FL

Time:

9:00 - 10:30 p.m. Eastern

Sponsor:

Commission on Presidential Debates

Moderator:

Jim Lehrer, PBS

Topic:

Foreign Policy

Viewership:

62.4 million (Data provided by Nielsen Media Research)

Format:

90-minute debate with candidates standing at podiums. Candidates questioned in turn with two-minute responses, 90-second rebuttals and, at moderator's discretion, discussion extensions of one minute.

Pool coverage provided by:  FOX

Transcript

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Courtesy William Archer

Vice Presidential Debate

Dick Cheney (R), Vice President and
John Edwards (D), United States Senator (NC)

Date:

October 5, 2004

Location:

Case Western Reserve University

City:

Cleveland, OH

Time:

9:00 - 10:30 p.m. Eastern

Sponsor:

Commission on Presidential Debates

Moderator:

Gwen Ifill, PBS

Topic:

Domestic and Foreign Policy

Viewership:

43.5 million (Data provided by Nielsen Media Research)

Format:

90-minute debate with candidates seated at a table with the moderator. Candidates questioned in turn with two-minute responses, 90-second rebuttals and, at moderator's discretion, discussion extensions of one minute.

Pool coverage provided by:  ABC

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General Election Presidential Debate

George W. Bush (R), President and
John F. Kerry (D), United States Senator (MA)

Date:

October 8, 2004

Location:

Washington University in St. Louis

City:

St. Louis, MO

Time:

9:00 - 10:30 p.m. Eastern

Sponsor:

Commission on Presidential Debates

Moderator:

Charles Gibson, ABC

Topic:

Domestic and Foreign Policy

Viewership:

46.7 million (Data provided by Nielsen Media Research)

Format:

90-minute town hall meeting debate. Candidates questioned by uncommitted voters identified by the Gallup Organization. Two-minute responses, 90-second rebuttals and, at moderator's discretion, discussion extensions of one minute.

Pool coverage provided by:  NBC

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General Election Presidential Debate

George W. Bush (R), President and
John F. Kerry (D), United States Senator (MA)

Date:

October 13, 2004

Location:

Arizona State University

City:

Tempe, AZ

Time:

9:00 - 10:30 p.m. Eastern

Sponsor:

Commission on Presidential Debates

Moderator:

Bob Schieffer, CBS

Topic:

Domestic Policy

Viewership:

51.1 million (Data provided by Nielsen Media Research)

Format:

90-minute debate with candidates standing at podiums. Candidates questioned in turn with two-minute responses, 90-second rebuttals and, at moderator's discretion, discussion extensions of one minute.

Pool coverage provided by:  ABC

Transcript

Video

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