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Debate08: A Day in Pictures

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Bob Schieffer and Harry Smith do an outdoor segment of CBS “The Early Show” in front of the Belmont Mansion.
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Moderator Tom Brokaw arrives at the Curb Event Center to conduct final preparations for the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
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Though the rains made for a wet day, nothing could dampen Debate08 spirit.
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Hundreds of visitors came to Belmont’s campus to express their support of the candidates.
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Senator John McCain was the first to arrive at the Curb Event Center Tuesday for his walk-thru of the facility and a brief greeting of President Fisher.
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Senator Barack Obama arrived on campus in early afternoon for his own Debate08 briefing and moment with the university president.
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Chris Matthews kept the crowds entertained with live broadcasts throughout the day of his MSNBC show “Hardball.”
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By early evening all was in place for the debate to begin.
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Joined by executives from the Commission on Presidential Debates, Dr. Fisher welcomes the Town Hall participants to Belmont.
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Media from all over the world watched the debate closely from the Media Filing Center on the soccer field.
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The candidates tackle the issues.
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Click here to view video of students’ perspectives on Debate08 and campus preparations for the event.

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