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DEBATING OUR DESTINY

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE MOMENTS THAT SHAPED HISTORY.

A new line of Books and Videos about the presidential debates from MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

DEBATING OUR DESTINY: PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE MOMENTS THAT SHAPED HISTORY.

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DEBATING OUR DESTINY: PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE MOMENTS THAT SHAPED HISTORY.

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  • Hear what presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush thought about the debate process and the critical moments that played out in the press for weeks after their performances.
  • Did President Ford’s gaffe about the Soviet influence in Eastern Europe cost him the presidency?
  • Why did President Clinton love debates, but his predecessor hated them?
  • Why was Dick Cheney’s vice presidential debate with Joe Lieberman more civilized than his debate with John Edwards?

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, producer of the PBS NewsHour, is proud to announce DEBATING OUR DESTINY: PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE MOMENTS THAT SHAPED HISTORY, an exclusive line of Books and Videos providing a unique and in-depth look at the history of debates and their importance to the U.S. election process.

Available on the iBookstoreA new enhanced eBook for the iPad featuring video clips of Jim Lehrer’s exclusive interviews with nearly every presidential and vice presidential candidate between 1976 and 2004. Click here for details and to purchase.

DVD (four-disc set)The DVD set features the re-release of documentaries Debating Our Destiny I (2000) and Debating Our Destiny II (2008), as well the never-before-released extended interviews with the nearly every presidential and vice presidential candidate between 1976 and 2004.  Over 10 hours of video. Click here for details and to purchase.  (For bulk orders please contact amiller@macneil-lehrer.com)

 

 

 

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eBook for the Kindle (text version). Click here for details and to purchase.

 

 

 

nook bookseBook for the Nook (text version). Click here for details and to purchase.

 

 

Lee Banville Forward by Jim LehrerPaperback book. Click here for details and to purchase. (For bulk orders please contact amiller@macneil-lehrer.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon Instant VideoAmazon Instant Video. Digital Download-to-Own version on Amazon Instant Video. The set features the re-release of documentaries Debating Our Destiny I (2000) and Debating Our Destiny II (2008), as well the never-before-released extended interviews with the candidates.

 

These Books and Videos feature interviews with over a dozen participants in the debates, as well as the head of the commission that plans them and journalists who had the honor of moderating.  Historical perspectives from Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith explore the moments that mattered and the role debates play in the democratic process.

Interviews include:

President George H.W. Bush

President George W. Bush

President Jimmy Carter

Vice President Dick Cheney

President Bill Clinton

Senator Bob Dole

Governor Michael Dukakis

Senator John Edwards

President Gerald Ford

Senator John Kerry

Senator Joe Lieberman

Vice President Walter Mondale

Vice President Dan Quayle

President Ronald Reagan

The book also includes original interviews with noted historians, debate moderators, and the executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates that were conducted exclusively for this product line.

Michael Beschloss

Janet Brown

Gwen Ifill

Jim Lehrer

Richard Norton Smith

Margaret Warner

Judy Woodruff