The Diane Rehm Show (WAMU)

The 2004 Presidential Debates

Thomas E. Mann spoke about the upcoming 2004 presidential debates on the "Diane Rehm Show." What are the ground rules in place? How will the rules of the debates affect their outcome? Are both campaigns in agreement? Which issues come first and estimations as to why? What was the extent of negotiations between the Kerry and Bush campaigns?

Thomas E. Mann discussed these and other questions with Alan Schroeder, Associate Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University, and Alexis Simendinger of the National Journal.

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