Oct. 2 VP debate: Biden, Palin square off on economy, Iraq and taxes
The eyes of the world were on Washington University Oct. 2 as it hosted the most anticipated vice presidential debate in U.S. history. Millions in the United States and around the world watched as Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska and Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware squared off on stage at the Field House in the University's Athletic Complex.
The inside view
Go inside the debate hall for what you didn't see on television.
WUSTL poised for historic debate
"Media will swarm campus" is the headline this week in the student newspaper at Washington University in St. Louis where Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Sarah Palin are scheduled to kick off their much-anticipated vice presidential debate at 8 p.m. (CDT) Oct. 2, in the University's Athletic Complex.
Gwen Ifill of PBS NewsHour to moderate VP debate at WUSTL
Gwen Ifill, a longtime correspondent and moderator for public broadcasting programs The NewsHour and Washington Week, has been selected to moderate the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, the CPD has announced.
C-SPAN's Campaign 2008 Bus visiting WUSTL for vice presidential debate
Image courtesy of C-SPAN
Campaign 2008 Bus
C-SPAN's "Campaign 2008 Bus," a 45-foot long traveling television production studio that is used for political coverage and educational purposes, will be making stops in St. Louis Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 as Washington University in St. Louis hosts the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate between Republican Gov. Sarah Palin and Democrat Sen. Joe Biden.
Red vs. Blue post-debate event
The Red vs. Blue post-debate event will be held at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in Graham Chapel. Sponsored by Congress of the South 40 and Student Union, the event will focus on debate reaction by two political opinion-makers - Jonah Goldberg, syndicated columnist and author, and Peter Beinart, journalist and editor-at-large for The New Republic.
Rock 'em, sock 'em robots
When the approximately 3,000 media swarm to the Field House for the 2008 vice presidential debate, they may notice two robotic boxers, one blue, the other red, duking it out near the Danforth University Center.
History of debates at WUSTL
WUSTL has hosted more debates than any other institution in history. View images and historical information from past debates.