The Des Moines Register Presidential Candidates Debate (Republicans)
Saturday Jan. 15, 2000 at Iowa Public Television in Johnston.  1:00-2:30 p.m. (CST). 
Courtesy: Iowa Public Television.
Media Sponsored by: The Des Moines Register.

Candidates: Gary Bauer, George W. Bush, Steve Forbes, Orrin Hatch, Alan Keyes, John McCain. 

Moderator: Dennis Ryerson, editor of the Register.

Audience: Guests of the newspaper including members of the Register's Reader Advisory Council.  A limited number of tickets distributed to the campaigns. 

Format: Introduction by moderator Dennis Ryerson.  Opening statements. Moderator Dennis Ryerson asks questions selected from more than 200 questions e-mailed, faxed and mailed to the newspaper by Iowa residents.  Community college students pose a couple of questions.  Candidates question each other.  Closing statements.

Broadcast: Televised live on Iowa Public Television, CNN, C-SPAN and Fox News. 


Copyright 1999, 2000  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.