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ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Ford, Carter Rendered Speechless at First Presidential Debate
Sept. 23, 1976: An audio problem interrupts the first debate between presidential candidates Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.
Most-Watched Presidential Debates on Television
Television's most-watched presidential debates since they began regularly in 1976
The Impact of Debates? It's Debatable
With the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debates upon us, the quadrennial question comes begging: Do these showdowns matter? The chances for impact seem ripe this year. The two most unpopular major-party candidates in the history of ABC News/Washington Post polls are facing off. Donald Trump's
America 101: Why Do We Have Presidential Debates?
With the first debate just days away, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau tells us why presidential debates have become so important during elections.
Ex-Nebraska Rep. Bill Barrett, Who Pushed Farm Issues, Dies
Former Nebraska Rep. Bill Barrett, a conservative Republican who helped shape the nation's farm policy in the 1990s, has died
Democratic National Conventions: Past and Present
ABC News' Brad Mielke and Ann Compton tell us what to expect on the final night of the DNC and look back at past conventions.
Memorable Convention Moments on the RNC Floor
ABC News' Cokie Roberts, Ann Compton and Devin Dwyer talk about their most memorable moments from past conventions.
Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Stands By Defense of Melania Trump Over 'Speechgate'
Donald Trump ’s campaign chairman continued to defend Melania Trump today amid nagging criticism over her address at the opening night of the Republican National Convention . In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ “ Good Morning America ,” Paul Manafort downplayed the similarities
The Last Time There Was a Contested Convention
The last time the fight for delegates was nearly as intense as during this year’s Republican presidential primary was back in 1976, when Ronald Reagan was first running for office and then-President Gerald Ford was fighting to hold on to the White House. A contested convention -- where no candidate