The nine Democratic candidates were:
Gov. Howard Dean
Sen. John Edwards
Rep. Dick Gephardt
Sen. Bob Graham
Sen. John Kerry
Rep. Dennis Kucinich
Sen. Joe Lieberman
Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun
Rev. Al Sharpton
The debate highlighted deep differences among the candidates, with some of them questioning whether the Democrats are endangering the party's chances to win back the White House next year.
Click the "Listen" link above to hear an add-up of the political scorecard from top political watchers who were present at the debate.
Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for Time magazine
John Harwood, political editor The Wall Street Journal
Jack Beatty, news analyst for On Point and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly magazine
This program aired on May 5, 2003.