'Political Junkie' On Debates And Bailouts

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In this week's edition of the Political Junkie, listeners and guests weigh in on the first presidential debate on Friday, and a former debate moderator discusses what really matters for candidates in debates. Also: a closer look at the political implications of the proposed financial bailout.

Guests:

Ken Rudin is NPR's political editor, writes the "Political Junkie" column, and has a weekly podcast called "It's All Politics".

Bernard Shaw is a former news anchor for CNN, and was a moderator for a 1988 presidential debate between George H. W. Bush and Michael Dukakis.

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