Street Journal Presidential Democratic Candidate Debate
Thursday, September 25, 2003 at Pace University's downtown campus, New York, NY 4:00-6:00 p.m. ET.
Candidates: Carol Moseley Braun, Wesley Clark, Howard Dean, John Edwards, Dick Gephardt, Bob Graham, John Kerry, Dennis Kucinich, Joseph Lieberman, and Al Sharpton.
Moderator: NBC News' Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of CNBC's "The News with Brian Williams."
Audience: The debate took place at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts which seats approximately 650 people; free tickets were distributed between the presidential campaigns, the DNC, Pace University, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and NBC.
Format: No opening and closing statements. 60 seconds for each answer and rebuttals of 30 seconds may be allowed at the moderator's request and/or a candidate's. There were three commercial breaks.
Notes and Observations: This was the first debate in which Wesley Clark participated so much of the media's attention focused on him. However, the other candidates steered away from criticisms of Clark.