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Advocates; Election ‘80: Who’s Best For America: The Economy


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Election ‘80: Who’s Best For America: The Economy
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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 John Anderson: Mitchell Rogovin Advocate for Jimmy Carter: Charles Nesson Advocate for Ronald Reagan: Avi Nelson Witnesses: Charls Walker – Reagan Advisor Alfred E. Kahn – Chairman, Council on Wage & Price Stability Robert J. Walker – Anderson Advisor Co-produced with the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Bears WGBH copyright.



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Social Issues
Public Affairs
Chicago: “Advocates; Election ‘80: Who’s Best For America: The Economy,” 09/23/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_71AFDDF910B64C8A82F4C87614A33C09.
MLA: “Advocates; Election ‘80: Who’s Best For America: The Economy.” 09/23/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_71AFDDF910B64C8A82F4C87614A33C09>.
APA: Advocates; Election ‘80: Who’s Best For America: The Economy. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_71AFDDF910B64C8A82F4C87614A33C09
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