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Tuesday, October 17, 2000
Third Presidential Debate, Washington University, St. Louis.
Moderated by Jim Lehrer from PBS's NewsHour, this debate was a town hall format and citizens asked the questions.
Read NPR Online coverage of Al Gore and George W Bush's
third debate.
Read the transcript from the debate.

  • Listen to the entire debate and analysis, uncut.
  • Listen to George W. Bush and Al Gore talk about health care.
  • Listen to the debate on education.
  • Listen to the candidates discuss their approach to Middle East peace.
  • Listen as they compare their positions on guns.
  • Listen as Gore and Bush discuss morality in America.
  • Listen to the two presidential contenders discuss voter apathy.
  • Listen to the debate on race and diversity.
  • Listen as they talk about capital punishment.
  • Listen to the conversation on credibility.
  • Listen to Al Gore's closing remarks.
  • Listen to George W. Bush's closing remarks.
  • Listen to NPR analysis hosted by Neal Conan.

    Flashbacks
    We dig through the archives and bring you the audio of key moments during presidential and vice presidential debates. Clips include the Kennedy-Nixon debate, several debates with Jimmy Carter and one with Bill Clinton, George Bush and Ross Perot are included in this section.

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    Wednesday, October 11, 2000
    Second Presidential Debate, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.
    Read NPR Online coverage of the
    second debate between George W. Bush and Al Gore.
    Read the transcript from the debate.

  • Listen to the entire debate and analysis.
  • Listen as Bush and Gore discuss their positions on the Middle East.
  • Listen as the talk turns to Yugoslavia.
  • Listen to the candidates talk about racial profiling.
  • Listen to the gay rights discussion.
  • Listen as they talk about guns.
  • Listen to the debate on health care.
  • Listen as Gore and Bush compare notes on the environment.
  • Listen to the two candidates discuss credibility.
  • Listen to NPR analysis of the debate, hosted by Neal Conan.

    Thursday, October 5, 2000
    Vice Presidential Debate, Centre College, Danville, KY.
    Read NPR Online coverage of the
    Dick Cheney- Joe Lieberman debate.
    Read the transcript from the debate.

  • Listen to the discussion on abortion.
  • Listen to the debate on the revolt in Yugoslavia.
  • Listen as the vice presidential candidates talk about the Middle East.
  • Listen to the talk about U.S. policy toward Iraq.
  • Listen to the discussion on oil.
  • Listen as the candidates focus on partisanship.
  • Listen to the gay rights portion of the debate.
  • Listen to NPR analysis of the Cheney-Lieberman debate, hosted by Scott Simon.

    Tuesday, October 3, 2000
    First Presidential Debate, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
    Read NPR Online coverage of the
    first debate between Al Gore and George W. Bush.
    Read NPR Online post-debate coverage.
    Read the transcript from the debate.

  • Listen to the entire debate.
  • Listen to the discussion on prescription drugs.
  • Listen to the talk on oil.
  • Listen to the exchange on abortion.
  • Listen to the debate on Yugoslavia.
  • Listen to the candidates talk about foreign policy.
  • Listen to the character debate.
  • Listen to Bush's closing remarks.
  • Listen to Gore's closing remarks.
  • Listen to NPR analysis of the debate, with host Scott Simon.
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