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CNN's Shaw Will Moderate Cheney-Lieberman Debate

September 20, 2000|From Associated Press

WASHINGTON — CNN anchor Bernard Shaw will moderate the Oct. 5 talk show-style debate between vice presidential candidates Joseph I. Lieberman and Dick Cheney.

Shaw, a longtime CNN anchor and host of "Inside Politics," has been with the network since 1980.

"I accept the responsibility knowing that the candidates are the story, not the moderator," he said Tuesday on "Inside Politics." "The candidates are what matter and their views so that Americans can make judgments about their positions on issues."

The bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced its selection of Shaw on Tuesday. PBS' Jim Lehrer has been named sole moderator of the three presidential debates between Republican nominee George W. Bush and Democratic nominee Al Gore in October.

Republican Cheney and Democrat Lieberman will debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky. The 90-minute debate will begin at 6 p.m. PDT and be broadcast by all major networks.

Shaw was moderator of the second 1988 presidential debate in Los Angeles between then-Vice President George Bush and Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis.

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