Wednesday, October 4, 2000

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  • Debate Lite: Joint Press Appearance #1

    The first Presidential debate took place at the University of Massachusetts, Boston last night. As the press packed into the Anheiser-Busch tent to watch from afar—with plenty of Bud Lite on tap— the identically suited George W Bush and Al Gore took opposite podiums, if not opposite stands on the issues. Meanwhile police threatened Green party presidential candidate Ralph Nader with arrest if he did not leave the auditorium even though he had a ticket to the event. Outside thousands gathered in the streets of Boston in protest.

  • Gore and Bush On Yugoslavia

    While Vice President Al Gore vaguely said he would spend more on the military than Governor George W Bush, on most foreign policy issues, the two presidential contenders did not express much disagreement. We go now to their discussion of Yugoslavia

  • The Debate–Joint Press Appearance Number One!

    While Ralph Nader was threatened with arrest if he entered the debate auditorium, his presence was felt in a roundabout way in some of the questions. We go now to some of the often heard concerns raised by those voters deciding between Al Gore and Ralph Nader.

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