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Clinton cites Bush’s father as Joe McCarthy foe in first presidential debate 20 years ago this hour (1992)


Video: 'Presidential Debate 1992 #1'

(Sunday, October 11, 1992, 7:00 p.m. EDT) — Gov. Bill Clinton, President Bush and Ross Perot clashed over familiar economic and character issues tonight in their first presidential debate of the general election campaign at Washington University in St. Louis.

The confrontation over Clinton’s participation in protests against the Vietnam War was the emotional high point of the 90-minute debate. Continue reading Clinton cites Bush’s father as Joe McCarthy foe in first presidential debate 20 years ago this hour (1992)