COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES
The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure, for the benefit of the American electorate, that general election debates between or among the leading candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States are a permanent part of the electoral process. CPD’s primary purpose is to sponsor and produce the quadrennial general election debates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates. The organization, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) corporation, sponsored all the presidential debates in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.
2000 Presidential Debates Venues
October 3, 2000 First Presidential Debate, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA | Viewership: 46.6 million | Al Gore (D), Vice President and George W. Bush (R), Texas Governor
October 5, 2000 Vice Presidential Debate, Centre College, Danville, KY | Viewership: 28.5 million | Joseph Lieberman (D), Senator of Connecticut and Dick Cheney (R), Former Defense Secretary
October 11, 2000 Second Presidential Debate, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC | Viewership: 37.5 million | Al Gore (D), Vice President and George W. Bush (R), Texas Governor
October 17, 2000 Third Presidential Debate, Washington University, St. Louis, MO | Viewership: 37.7 million | Al Gore (D), Vice President and George W. Bush (R), Texas Governor