Democratic Presidential Debate"
Saturday, May 3, 2003 at Drayton Hall on the University of South Carolina Campus, Columbia, SC. 9:00-10:30 p.m. (EDT).
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|Overview: Held in conjunction with
the South Carolina Democratic Party's Dem Weekend 2003, this was the first
debate of the 2004 candidates.
Candidates: Carol Moseley Braun, Howard Dean, John Edwards, Dick Gephardt, Bob Graham, John Kerry, Dennis Kucinich, Joseph Lieberman, Al Sharpton.
Moderator: ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos.
Audience: Tickets distributed by the South Carolina Democratic Party, ABC News, the campaigns, and the University of South Carolina.
Format: Four parts -- (i) 45 minutes of open discussion directed by Stephanopoulos; (ii) each candidate asks a question of one of the other candidates; (iii) Stephanopoulos asks a question of each candidate; (iv) closing statements.
C-SPAN; South Carolina Educational Television; about 59 ABC network affiliates,
following late local news.
Jon Banner (executive producer of "This Week"). Moderator:
George Stephanopoulos. ABC News Political Director: Mark Halperin.
Roger Goodman. Also, Mike McCurry, who served as press secretary
to President Clinton, helped work out the arrangement for ABC News to do