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The Bay Area's Vice Presidential Debate

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It was October 9th, 1996, when Vice Presidential candidates Al Gore and Jack Kemp met for a debate in St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater.  

The debate was moderated by PBS Newshour host Jim Lehrer, and was broadcast live ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, C-SPAN, and MSNBC.

WUSF Public Media will offer live coverage of this week's debate between Vice Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan from Danville, Kentucky, this Thursday evening beginning at 8:00.

- WATCH the debate!
- 1996 Kemp-Gore debate transcript
- What the Bay Area was hoping for that year!
- WUSF's 2012 Election Coverage

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