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Extensive Rules Govern the Presidential Debates

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Extensive Rules Govern the Presidential Debates

Extensive Rules Govern the Presidential Debates

Extensive Rules Govern the Presidential Debates

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The two campaigns have agreed on a 32-page document of rules for tomorrow's debate between President Bush and Sen. Kerry. We consider the restrictions and how the networks covering the debates will work around them.

Guests:

Marvin Kalb, veteran reporter. Senior fellow at Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.

Christopher Buckley, Wrote article called "Rules Of Engagement," a humorous addendum to the 32-pages of debate rules agreed upon by the candidates. The article appears in the latest issue of The New Yorker