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photoPresident George Bush and his challenger, Senator John Kerry, will meet on the campus of Arizona State University for their third and final debate.

On the stump and in the first two debates the two combatants have stated their positions on everything, ranging from the war in Iraq to abortion to tax cuts and the deficit.

Hear three of the country's top writers, Gail Sheehy, Buzz Bissinger, and Sue Miller talk about how Bush and Kerry 's personas have evolved on the stump, on television, and during the debates.

Guests:

Anne Kornblut, national political editor for The Boston Globe

Walter Shapiro, political columnist for USA Today

Gail Sheehy, journalist and author

Buzz Bissinger, journalist and author, his book "Friday Night Lights" is now a major motion picture

Sue Miller, writer and novelist

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on October 13, 2004.

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