Amanda Carpenter

Part of her argument relies on Obama’s relationship with his longtime friend and controversial pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who was exposed making anti-American and racist statements in videos sold by his church.

The debate will be held at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center. ABC Anchors Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos will moderate.

ABC News is restricting other networks from airing video of the debate in the hours after it concludes. Other networks will only be permitted to air a single 30-second clip of the debate on their stations and websites in the hours between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday.

An ABC spokesman told the New York Times, “We have an obligation to our West Coast affiliates to not make chunks of the debate available until their viewers have had a chance to see them.”

Amanda Carpenter

Amanda Carpenter is the author of “The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton,” published in October 2006.
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