Bill Clinton and his 1996 presidential opponent Bob Dole have signed on to do ten "point/counterpoint" segments on CBS's stalwart newsmagazine 60 Minutes. How will the brief format affect their debate style — not to mention the fact that the two are out of office and their wives are U.S. senators? Host Neal Conan discusses the debate-show format with former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich and former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY). The two co-hosted The Long and Short of It on PBS in 1997.
*Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1997
*Professor of Economic and Social Policy at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.
*Co-host of PBS program The Long and Short of It (ran 17 weeks Jan. -May 1997)
*Former Republican senator from Wyoming
*Spent 18 years in office (1978-1996)
*Co-host of PBS program The Long and Short of It (ran 17 weeks Jan. - May 1997)