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United States Presidential Televised Debates of the 20th Century (ICPSR 24302)

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Summary:

This data collection contains the transcripts of United States presidential and vice presidential televised debates of the twentieth century. Face-to-face presidential debates in the twentieth century began their broadcast history in 1948 when Republicans Thomas Dewey and Harold Stassen faced each other in a radio debate during the Oregon Republican presidential primary. Later, on May 21, 1956, Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver, rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, participated in a televised debate during the Florida Democratic primary. This data collection includes general election debates among candidates from 1960 to 1996.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Kennedy-Nixon, 9-26-1960 - Download All Files (3.9 MB)
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DS2:  Kennedy-Nixon, 10-7-1960 - Download All Files (3.9 MB)
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DS3:  Kennedy-Nixon, 10-13-1960 - Download All Files (3.9 MB)
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DS4:  Kennedy-Nixon, 10-21-1960 - Download All Files (3.9 MB)
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DS5:  Carter-Ford, 9-23-1976 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS6:  Carter-Ford, 10-6-1976 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS7:  Carter-Ford, 10-22-1976 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS8:  Dole-Mondale, 10-15-1976 - Download All Files (3.9 MB)
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DS9:  Anderson-Reagan, 9-21-1980 - Download All Files (3.9 MB)
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DS10:  Carter-Reagan, 10-28-1980 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS11:  Reagan-Mondale, 10-7-1984 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS12:  Reagan-Mondale, 10-21-1984 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS13:  Bush-Ferraro, 10-11-1984 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS14:  Bush-Dukakis, 9-25-1988 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS15:  Bush-Dukakis, 10-13-1988 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS16:  Bentson-Quayle, 10-5-1988 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS17:  Clinton-Bush-Perot, 10-11-1992 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS18:  Clinton-Bush-Perot, 10-15-1992 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS19:  Clinton-Bush-Perot, 10-19-1992 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS20:  Gore-Quayle-Stockdale, 10-13-1992 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS21:  Clinton-Dole, 10-6-1996 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS22:  Clinton-Dole, 10-16-1996 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS23:  Gore-Kemp, 10-9-1996 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Janda, Kenneth. United States Presidential Televised Debates of the 20th Century. ICPSR24302-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-01-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24302.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   Anderson, John, Bentsen, Lloyd, Bush, George H.W., Carter, Jimmy, Clinton, Bill, Dole, Bob, Dukakis, Michael, Ferraro, Geraldine, Ford, Gerald, Gore, Al, Kemp, Jack, Kennedy, John F., Mondale, Walter, Nixon, Richard, Perot, Ross, political debate, presidential campaigns, presidential candidates, presidential debates, Quayle, Dan, Reagan, Ronald, Stockdale, James, vice-presidential candidates

Time Period:  

  • 1960--1996

Data Collection Notes:

The transcripts in this data collection were compiled on April 17, 1997, and were drawn mainly from the "Presidential Debate Transcript Library" Web page maintained by Net.Capitol, Inc.

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