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History of televised presidential debates sets example for 2012 candidates

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By Andrew Boven

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
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Previous televised presidential debates show that appearance and likability of candidates have the swung polls in their favors. Political analysts say this year's candidates need to appear both presidential and personable while avoiding major gaffes. Cronkite News reporter Andrew Boven takes a look at some historic moments in presidential debates.

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