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Bush and Kerry Negotiate Debate Format

With the first planned presidential debate just 10 days away, the two campaigns continue negotiations over participating in the three debates proposed by the Debate Commission. The Kerry campaign has long said they would like three debates. It is now up to the Bush campaign to weigh in. Hear NPR's Don Gonyea.

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You're most likely to find NPR's Don Gonyea on the road, in some battleground state looking for voters to sit with him at the local lunch spot, the VFW or union hall, at a campaign rally, or at their kitchen tables to tell him what's on their minds. Through countless such conversations over the course of the year, he gets a ground-level view of American elections. Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at NPR.org. To hear his sound-rich stories is akin to riding in the passenger seat of his rental car, traveling through Iowa or South Carolina or Michigan or wherever, right along with him.
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