Exchanges Focus on Iraq, War on Terror
September 30, 2004
George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry traded barbs over the war
in Iraq and homeland security during the first presidential debate
of the 2004 election season on Thursday night in Miami, Fla. NewsHour
analysts and veteran political operatives assess each candidate's
Debates Offer Clues to Bush and Kerry Debating Styles
September 29, 2004
President Bush and Senator Kerry have performed well in past debates.
Two experts who have researched the candidates' past efforts discuss
what they expect to see and how each man can be expected to handle
Role, Impact of Debates Weighed
September 28, 2004
of Thursday's first presidential debate, the NewsHour examines
some of the debate advice and thoughts of former presidents. Additionally,
Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Center for the People and the
Press, offers a historical analysis of the impact presidential
debates have had in past campaigns.
Becomes Top Campaign Issue
September 24, 2004
columnist Mark Shields and Richard Lowry of the National Review
discuss the shifting campaign strategies of President Bush and
Senator Kerry, and the outlook on Iraq.
a Presidential Winner
September 24, 2004
less-than-scientific way to look at the election campaign, business
correspondent Paul Solman of WGBH-Boston has fun with some unusual
Debate Divergent Tax Cut Plans
September 23, 2004
considers making current middle-class tax cuts permanent, the
presidential nominees are involved in a larger debate over taxes.
Representatives of the two campaigns debate their plans.
Pledge to Save Social Security
September 22, 2004
presidential candidates have taken to the stump presenting different visions and
ideas about what to do for of the future of the social security system, which
government reports show could face a major financial shortfall in about 40 years.
Give President Slight Advantage
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks assess
the latest public opinion polls in the presidential race, CBS's sourcing of its
reporting on the president's National Guard Service and this week's death of the
assault weapons ban.
Candidates Pledge to Save Medicare
September 17, 2004
President Bush and Senator Kerry have both made the case that their policies will
protect the future finances of Medicare, while their opponent threatens the stability
of the giant health care entitlement.
Health Correspondent Susan Dentzer reports on the debate and the underlying policies
being put forward by the two campaigns.
Bruce Vladeck, former Medicare official and Kerry Campaign adviser
Colin Roskey, former Senate Medicare expert and Bush Campaign adviser
Patricia Neuman, Director of the Kaiser Family Foundation Medicare Policy Project
Report: Health Care
Embroiled in Controversy Over Disputed National Guard Memos
Several document experts have raised questions about the authenticity of memos
CBS News anchor Dan Rather cited in a 60 Minutes report last week about President
Bush's Vietnam-era service in the Texas Air National Guard. Terence Smith speaks
with two media experts about the investigation into the documents' authenticity,
the network's handling of the controversy and potential fallout for CBS News.
Veterans at Work for Both Campaigns
Many U.S. troops who served in Iraq have returned home to join the campaign fight
for either President Bush or Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. Margaret Warner speaks with
two Iraq war veterans about which candidate would make a better Commander- in-Chief.
Dominate Coverage, Spark Criticism
Two polls out in early September showed a substantial change in direction in the
presidential race that had long been called a statistical dead heat, with numbers
pointing in President Bush's favor. But other polls conducted around the same
time depicted a presidential race that still remains very close.
Consider Guard Documents, 9-11
Jim Lehrer speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist
David Brooks about the controversy over recently released documents detailing
President Bush's National Guard service, the debate over the renewal of the assault-weapons
ban and the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Secretaries of State Debate Iraq Policy
Former secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, who served during the Nixon administration,
and Madeleine Albright, who served during the Clinton administration, join Jim
Lehrer for a discussion of each candidate's proposals on Iraq.
Offer Views on the Politics of Job Growth
Jeffrey Brown discusses the presidential candidates' differing viewpoints
of the American economy and workforce with two political economists.
Rhetoric Heats Up
With the rhetoric intensifying and the candidates fully engaged in the debate,
syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks assess
where the campaign stands less than two months from Election Day.
2004 Republican National Convention
a speech that outlined a litany of domestic projects he would focus on in a second
term, and plans to continue the war on terrorism, President Bush made the case
for his reelection on Thursday night, drawing chants of "Four more years" from
analysts and historians discuss
President Bush's renomination acceptance speech Thursday night and the
conclusion of the Republican National Convention.
Combining a positive assessment of George Bush's
leadership and stinging criticism of Sen. John Kerry's record, Vice President
Cheney told Republican National Convention delegates President Bush was the right
man to lead the war on terrorism.
NewsHour analysts and historians offer a final assessment of day three of the