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Bush, Kerry Agree to Three Debates

The campaign teams of President Bush and Sen. John Kerry have agreed to three presidential debates before the election with the first scheduled next week. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Don Gonyea.

The presidential debates are scheduled for Sept. 30, Oct. 8 and Oct. 13. Vice President Dick Cheney and Kerry running mate Sen. John Edwards are scheduled to hold their debate Oct. 5.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.
You're most likely to find NPR's Don Gonyea on the road, in some battleground state looking for voters to sit with him at the local lunch spot, the VFW or union hall, at a campaign rally, or at their kitchen tables to tell him what's on their minds. Through countless such conversations over the course of the year, he gets a ground-level view of American elections. Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at NPR.org. To hear his sound-rich stories is akin to riding in the passenger seat of his rental car, traveling through Iowa or South Carolina or Michigan or wherever, right along with him.