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Debate Videos

Transcripts of most presidential and vice presidential debates are available on this site. Several media and academic organizations also maintain tapes and transcripts of historic presidential debates.


Videos can be viewed at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/topic/PresidentialDebates.

To obtain permission for re-broadcast, please contact the network that provided pool coverage. Information for debates sponsored by the CPD appears below. For debates prior to 1988, you will need to contact the sponsors of those debates (see “Debate History” tab).

2012

1st Presidential Debate – October 3, 2012: ABC
Vice Presidential Debate – October 11, 2012: CNN
2nd Presidential Debate (Town Hall) – October 16, 2012:  FOX
3rd Presidential Debate – October 22, 2012:  ABC
2008
1st Presidential Debate – September 26, 2008:  CBS
Vice Presidential Debate – October 2, 2008:  CNN
2nd Presidential Debate (Town Hall) – October 7, 2008:  CBS
3rd Presidential Debate – October 13, 2008:  ABC
2004
1st Presidential Debate – September 30, 2004:  FOX
Vice Presidential Debate – October 5, 2004:  ABC
2nd Presidential Debate (Town Hall) – October 8, 2004:  NBC
3rd Presidential Debate – October 13, 2004:  ABC
2000
1st Presidential Debate – October 3, 2000:  ABC
Vice Presidential Debate – October 5, 2000:  CNN
2nd Presidential Debate – October 11, 2000:  NBC
3rd Presidenttial Debate (Town Hall) – October 17, 2000:  ABC
1996
1st Presidential Debate – October 6, 1996:  CNN
Vice Presidentail Debate – October 9, 1996: ABC
2nd Presidential Debate (Town Hall) – October 16, 1996: CBS
1992
1st Presidential Debate – October 11, 1992:  ABC
Vice Presidential Debate – October 13, 1992: pending
2nd Presidential Debate (Town Hall) – October 15, 1992: NBC
3rd Presidential Debate – October 19, 1992: pending
1988
1st Presidential Debate – September 25, 1988: CBS
Vice Presidential Debate – October 5, 1988: pending
2nd Presidential Debate – October 13, 1988:  pending