Friday Oct. 22, 1999 at New Hampshire Public Television studio in Durham, NH. 7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST).
|Sponsored by: The New Hampshire Primary
Debate Partnership, a joint effort of New Hampshire Public Television,
New England Cable News and The Union Leader.1
Candidates: Gary Bauer, Steve Forbes, Orrin Hatch, Alan Keyes and John McCain.2
Moderator: Cokie Roberts.
Format: Three 20-minute segments on economy and health care, foreign affairs, and social issues and education. Candidates seated in a semi-circle: from left to right Bauer, Hatch, Forbes, McCain and Keyes (order determined by a drawing). In each segment Roberts posed a question and each candidate had approximately 90 seconds to detail his position, proceeding left to right in a roundtable format, before an open discussion began. This was repeated in the second and third segments. No opening or closing statements.
Simulcast on NHPTV,
New England Cable News and C-SPAN.
1. Associate sponsors include: NBC News, ABC News, C-SPAN, the Associated Press, the University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Public Radio and WNDS-TV.
2. Texas Gov. George W. Bush
had actually campaigned in New Hampshire on Oct. 22 during the day, but
in the evening he attended a fundraising dinner in Sugarbush, Vermont for
the Vermont Republican Party, honoring a commitment he had made back in