Elections 2012

 

 

Election Day is November 6, 2012. Check out the following programs on election issues and resources that will help you make an informed decision.

 

PBS NewsHour Debates 2012: A Special Report

Wednesday, October 3 at 9pm on CET
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Jim Lehrer, executive editor of PBS NEWSHOUR, moderates the first debate. The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.

 

Thursday, October 11 at 9pm on CET
Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
The NEWSHOUR presents live coverage (90 minutes) and analysis (30 minutes) of the vice presidential candidates’ debate. Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent, ABC News, moderates the debate from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

 

Tuesday, October 16 at 9pm on CET
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Candy Crowley CNN chief political correspondent and anchor, CNN’s State of the Union, moderates the second presidential debate, which will take the form of a town meeting. Citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Each candidate will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

 

Monday, October 22 at 9pm on CET
Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent, CBS News, and moderator, “Face the Nation,” moderates the debate. The debate will focus on foreign policy and be divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.
 

Frontline: The Choice 2012
Tuesday, October 9 at 9pm on CET

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have crafted their campaign narratives, telling you who they are, what they’ve done and how they would lead America. But there’s more to their stories. In “The Choice 2012,” acclaimed FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (“Money, Power and Wall Street,” “Top Secret America”) documents the places, people and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency. Hundreds of hours of research and dozens of original interviews reveal new details and fresh insights about the two candidates — and our choice this November.

 

Watch The Choice 2012 on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

 

Focus: "Dirty Politics & Negative Campaigning: A Historical Perspective"
Sunday, October 14 at 12:30pm on CET

On this edition of FOCUS, Gary L. Knepp, local historian, author and an adjunct professor of American history and political science at the University of Cincinnati's Clermont College, will tell our viewers about some of history's most unusual tactics that have been used in an attempt to gain advantages over a political opponent.