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George H.W. Bush vs Michael Dukakis 

Vice President Bush fights off the Iran Contra scandal in his campaign against Democrat Michael Dukakis, attacking him in a series of devastating TV attack ads that sunk Dukakis's campaign.

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David Bartlett

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David Bartlett

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Episode credited cast:
Lee Atwater ... Self (archive footage)
Matthew Bennett Matthew Bennett ... Self (as Matt Bennett)
Lloyd Bentsen ... Self (archive footage)
Jill Biden ... Self (archive footage)
Joe Biden ... Self (archive footage)
Todd Blood Todd Blood ... Chief of Staff
Barbara Bush ... Self (archive footage)
George Bush ... Self (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Rob Cardno Rob Cardno ... Lee Atwater
Andrew Di Rosa ... Ed Rogers
Bob Dole ... Self (archive footage)
Elizabeth Dole ... Self (archive footage)
Sam Donaldson ... Self (archive footage)
John Dukakis ... Self
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Not only did the 1960 election see the first televised debate, it also redefined how image as well as substance could win you the White House as young and inexperienced candidate John F Kennedy battled across America to win his party's nomination.

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John Dukakis: We thought that he was in a good place to be running, having served as governor for quite a few years. What he had done in Massachusetts was something that would resonate across the country.
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20 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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