May 7, 2003 |
The "point-counterpoint" face-off between former President Bill Clinton and former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole on CBS News' "60 Minutes" was announced as a 10-week deal, and it's looking like the deal may end there. The two-minute segments, which are unusual in bringing a former U.S. president to a regular slot on television, launched to great media attention March 9.
March 11, 2003 |
The revival of a "Point-Counterpoint"-style debate featuring 1996 presidential rivals Bill Clinton and Bob Dole yielded "60 Minutes' " second-biggest audience this season, based on preliminary viewing estimates for Sunday. The venerable newsmagazine clocked in at nearly 17 million viewers, 17% above the program's average this season. Clinton and Dole's widely publicized appearance aired in the middle of the broadcast, with the two-minute segments scheduled to run at least 10 weeks.
March 10, 2003 |
Former President Clinton, in his first televised mini-debate with Republican Bob Dole, said Sunday that a tax cut at a time when war is looming in Iraq is "bad economics." Dole, Clinton's opponent in the 1996 election, said the Bush administration has started a global war to protect the American way of life, "which means, among other things, the freedom to save or invest our own money."
March 7, 2003 |
Former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan and former California Democratic party leader Bill Press usually argue opposite points of view on their midday show on MSNBC. But Thursday they were in agreement: It is a bad idea for President Bill Clinton to join their politician-turned-pundit ranks.
May 26, 2000 |
Vice President Al Gore will visit the U.S. Military Academy this weekend to preside over commencement ceremonies and remind listeners of his commitment to defense with a speech on military preparedness. But one Army veteran will not be cheering. Former Sen. Bob Dole, who fought with the 10th Mountain Division in World War II, was informally invited to speak at the academy five years ago--and then the invitation was withdrawn by the Pentagon on grounds that such an appearance would be political.
September 16, 1999 |
Bob Dole got in hot water this year when he questioned whether his wife, GOP presidential hopeful Elizabeth Hanford Dole, could raise enough money to be viable in the 2000 race. Now, it seems, he's at it again. The former Kansas senator, in Wednesday's Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, said the lead that Texas Gov. George W. Bush holds over his rivals for the GOP nomination might be insurmountable.