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Advocates; Should We Vote For President Nixon Or Senator McGovern?

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Should We Vote For President Nixon Or Senator McGovern?
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A SERIES OF DEBATES with a moderator facilitating the discussion of national and international issues - using advocates who would introduce witnesses to support their point of view. Debates recorded at Boston's Faneuil Hall. Moderators included: Michael Dukakis; Marilyn Berger; Michael Harrington, Robert Maynard. (Premiered October, 1969; conceived by Prof. Roger Fisher.) Other participants included Barney Frank, Avi Nelson, Antonin Scalia, S.I. Hayakawa, Paul Simon, Albert Shankar, Richard Bolling, Pete McCloskey, Chester Crocker, John Anderson, Elmo Zumwalt, George Ball, John Kenneth Galbraith, William Colby, Eleanor Smeal, Phyllis Schlafly, Sam Ervin, Laurence Tribe, Daniel Schorr, Orrin Hatch, Morris Udall, Edward Kennedy, George McGovern, Jake Garn, Paul Tsongas, Alan Dershowitz. Series release date: 1969

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Moderator: Michael Dukakis Advocate for Richard Nixon: John Marshall, Attorney, Atlanta, GA Advocate for George McGovern: Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Witnesses: Sen. Robert Dole, Republican, Kansas; Chairman, Republican National Committee Kevin Phililps, political analyst; author, “The Emerging Republican Majority” Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, Democrat, Illinois Lawrence O’Brien, former Chairman, Democratic National Committee; Chariman, McGovern - Shriver Campaign

Recorded live at George Washington University.

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Public Affairs
Social Issues
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