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UNITED STATES 22 Oct 2012 Third of presidential debates to focus on Foreign Policy

Bob Schieffer, Host of Face the Nation on CBS, will be the moderator. The format will be the same as the first debat

October 22, 2012 - NULL

UNITED STATES 22 Oct 2012 Third of presidential debates to focus on Foreign Policy

Bob Schieffer, Host of Face the Nation on CBS, will be the moderator. The format will be the same as the first debate -- six segments of 15 minutes each -- but the candidates might be seated at a table next to the moderator instead of standing at lecterns. The plan for the debates is similar to the schedule during the 2008 election. Four years ago, there were also separate debates on domestic and foreign policy and a third in a town hall format.

A defining moment in

UNITED STATES 22 Oct 2012 Third of presidential debates to focus on Foreign Policy

Bob Schieffer, Host of Face the Nation on CBS, will be the moderator. The format will be the same as the first debate -- six segments of 15 minutes each -- but the candidates might be seated at a table next to the moderator instead of standing at lecterns. The plan for the debates is similar to the schedule during the 2008 election. Four years ago, there were also separate debates on domestic and foreign policy and a third in a town hall format.

A defining moment in the United States presidency of John F. Kennedy was a standoff 50 years ago in October with Cuban leader Fidel Castro over Soviet missiles. For 13 days in Oct 1962 the world waited--seemingly on the brink of nuclear war--and hoped for a peaceful resolution. The anniversary is a reminder that 50 years on, the United States remains at odds with the Kremlin over missiles and with Cuba, much of the bitterness relating to the Bay of Pigs fiasco. (WRITTEN AUG 2012)

RELATED READING:

2012 Election Central
http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule/

Face The Facts USA (George Washington University)
http://www.facethefactsusa.org/

Fact Check (Annenburg Public Policy Center)
http://www.factcheck.org/

GOP memo: 'Don't say entitlement reform' (Politico 13 Aug 2012)
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79673.html

Date written/update: 2012-10-22