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Clinton and Dole to Face Off Again, This Time on '60 Minutes'

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Clinton and Dole to Face Off Again, This Time on '60 Minutes'

Clinton and Dole to Face Off Again, This Time on '60 Minutes'

Clinton and Dole to Face Off Again, This Time on '60 Minutes'

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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.

Guests:

Robert Reich
*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)

Alan Simpson
*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)