Historical Importance of the Presidential Debates NPR's Ken Rudin speaks to NPR's Alex Chadwick about the rules for Thursday night's presidential debate between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, and shares a historical look at the importance of the debates in selecting a commander-in-chief.
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Historical Importance of the Presidential Debates

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Historical Importance of the Presidential Debates

Historical Importance of the Presidential Debates

Historical Importance of the Presidential Debates

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NPR's Ken Rudin speaks to NPR's Alex Chadwick about the rules for Thursday night's presidential debate between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, and shares a historical look at the importance of the debates in selecting a commander-in-chief.

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