All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

2000 Presidential Debate

2000 Presidential Debate

2000 Presidential Debate

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sunday, October 21, 2012

In October of 2000, Republican Presidential Candidate Governor George W. Bush and Democratic Candidate Vice President Al Gore faced off in the second of three presidential debates. It was held at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the moderator was PBS News Anchor Jim Lehrer.

Updated: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:08am (ET)

Related Events

Second Presidential Debate Between Pres. Bush & Sen. Kerry
Friday, October 8, 2004     

On Friday night, the second of three presidential debates for the 2004 general election took place when Republican nominee Pres. George W. Bush debated Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) at Washington University in St. Louis. The candidates held this debate in a town hall-style format.

Third Presidential Debate Between Pres. Bush & Sen. Kerry
Wednesday, October 13, 2004     

On Wednesday night the last of three presidential debates for the 2004 general election took place when Republican nominee Pres. George W. Bush debated Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry, (D-MA) at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

Vice Presidential Debate From St. Louis, MO
Thursday, October 2, 2008     

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) and his Republican counterpart Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) meet in St. Louis, for their one-and-only debate.

Second Presidential Debate
Tuesday, October 7, 2008     

Precisely four weeks before Election Day, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) & Sen. John McCain met in Nashville, TN, for the second presidential debate. The Town Hall format debate was moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw, with questions from a group of uncommitted voters in the audience and via e-mails.

Third Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 15, 2008     

With Election Day nearing, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) & Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) met for the third and final presidential debate to discuss domestic and economic policy. CBS chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer moderated the event from Hofstra Univ. in Hempstead, NY.

1960 Kennedy - Nixon Presidential Debate
Saturday, September 25, 2010     

On September 26th 1960, presidential candidates Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon participated in the first-ever televised presidential candidates’ debate. Several people who were directly involved, including Don Hewitt, Howard K. Smith, Ted Sorensen and Herbert Klein, describe the historic debate. This discussion was held in the same location, Studio 1 of WBBM TV-Chicago, as the Kennedy-Nixon debate.

1996 Presidential Debate: Bill Clinton vs. Bob Dole
Sunday, October 9, 2011     

Fifteen years ago-- on October 6-- the Democratic and Republican nominees for president debated the economy,  tax cuts, health care, and foreign policy. President Clinton won the general election with 49 percent of the popular vote and went on to serve a second term.

1992 Vice Presidential Debate
Sunday, October 7, 2012     

A look back to October, 1992 when three candidates participated in the only scheduled Vice Presidential debate that year. Vice President Dan Quayle, Democratic Nominee Al Gore, and the running mate of independent presidential candidate Ross Perot, James Stockdale, faced off in Atlanta, Georgia. Hal Bruno of ABC News moderated.

British Burning of Washington
Thursday     

Two hundred years ago on August 24th, 1814, British soldiers routed American troops at the Battle of Bladensburg just outside of Washington, DC. The victory left the nation’s capital wide open to British forces, who marched into the city and burned down the White House and U.S. Capitol building. In this program, learn more about the Burning of Washington during the War of 1812 from author and historian Anthony Pitch at an event hosted by the Smithsonian Associates. 

The Civil War: Remembering the Battle of the Crater
Wednesday     

Author Kevin Levin discusses the role of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Battle of the Crater, and the way their contributions were remembered in the years following the Civil War. The Battle of the Crater took place July 30, 1864, as part of the Union Army’s siege of Petersburg.

Share This Event Via Social Media
C-SPAN Radio
Questions? Comments? Email us at AmericanHistoryTV@c-span.org